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Thread: Mazda 02+ vehicles CAR2PC interface beta testing !

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    Thumbs up Mazda 02+ vehicles CAR2PC interface beta testing !

    Guys,
    Now I've finished interface for the Mazda 02+ vehicles. The cables will be here in about 4 weeks ( mid March due to Chenese NY ) and I'd like to ask you to participate in beta testing for this "must have" car pc accessory !

    What is it ?
    CAR2PC interface allows PC to "communicate" with the stock headunit.
    It will play sound through the stock speakers, you will get control over your digital data and can display track information on your stock display.
    You will be able to assign any program/action on your PC when HU buttons are pressed.

    Why ?
    CAR2PC allows you to use your CarPC in a blind fashion without even using the touchscreen saving you time and money for installation. You still can have touchscreen but just use it for visual things like GPS or search only.
    You can place PC anywhere you want and "talk" to it from the very ergonomic and slick headunit keybord.

    Can I see the demo ?
    See the demo for VW Car2PC adapter: movie on my test bench (3Mb).

    Which frontend can use it ?
    Car2PC adapter has support for WinAmp, Windows Media Player, MWI and RR
    Here you can download these plugins/links:

    For all interested the CAR2PC interface library for Windows/Linux available in sf.net CVS. Just askk me if you're interested.

    Which HU it supports ?
    B- Series pickup 2003-2006
    Mazda 3 2004-2006
    Mazda 5 2005-2006
    Mazda 6 2003-2006*
    Miata / MX5 2003-2005*
    MPV 2002-2006*
    Protege 2002-2003*
    RX-8 2004-2006*
    Tribute 2002-2006*
    * Radio must have firmware version v9.55 or later
    It may fit other years/vehicles, post a pic of the stereo so i can tell if it is compatible.

    How to install ?
    3 steps only:
    1. Place laptop, car PC or even Mac anywhere in a car. Secure and power it.
    2. Attach the adapter to your stock headunit (or CD changer cable in the trunk) and PC. Most original harness are included !
    3. Run the PC and get the sound from it on your speakers instantly after you switch you HU in CD changer mode !

    Can it serve as a AUX adapter ?
    Yes it can. You can connect your favourite MP3 player directly to your car's HU !

    What it look like ?
    I decided to make board looking good along with the enсlosure. Pics here:


    How to get it ?
    It is available only for beta testing purpose. Please sign up here:
    http://car2pc.com/maz_beta.html
    It is only for US testers. Sorry for inconvenience
    Units will be $39 for US testers (includes $20 refund)

    Current status ?
    Beta testing is just started.
    Get your hands on one here: http://car2pc.com/maz_beta.html

    Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
    Hope you gonna like it !
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    Here I come. Is there anyway to find out the firmware without going to the dealer?

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    Also will it allow me to use steering wheel controls like some of the other vehicles?

    Added: Ordered anyway. I am assuming since it works on 02+ and mine is an 06 I should have newer firmware due to model year. Plus this didn't seem to work for this guy:

    http://forum.mazda6club.com/index.ph...rmware+version

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    Can you post the picture of the stereo ? It will be much easier to say...
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    Best way to integrate Mazda 6 dash controls-opinions needed

    There are other pictures like that in my thread that show the backside of the radio, but it was from my 04 Mazda6.

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    I see. It should be compatible.
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    Excellent. Thanks. I already sent paypal so I'll be waiting eagerly until March.

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    Sure. I hope we can get cables sooner than the announced date.
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    First beta units will be sent on Monday March 19.
    Hope you'll like it
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    This is exciting. I'm anxiously awaiting the release of the adapter that will connect with the 06 GMC Sierra 1500. Still on target for April I hope?
    Its not the cards you're dealt, its how you play the hand!

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    I been looking for that all over the net, but I can't find it.
    Please help.

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