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    ODB II C# Style

    Ok, so i know how to program against the ODB II port in my Lincoln LS. I am going to use two Lilliput touchscreens running off a Compaq Evo Tablet pc hidden in the dash, as my intrument panel, surrounded by a custom fiberglass dash, which is essentially a full computer (2usb, pcmcia, network, modem, 1gb ram, 80gig, wireless, etc).

    The new LCD intrument cluster system has two modes-

    In the daytime:
    dual vga screen speedometer display. MPH, RPM, Warning messages, etc..

    In the nighttime: single screen speedometer, single screen Night Vision camera.

    There is also an Epia sp13000 that will drive the 8" Lilliput Touchscreen in the center dash, and 2 7" touchscreens in the back center console, all custom interior work.

    The million dollar question

    I removed my intrument cluster to test the system, and the car won't start without it.

    No problem. I have the Ford Master Technician CD.

    I can read the schematics and wiring to the intrument panel, and where all the data for it is coming from (REM, FEM, PCM,) etc. From all the information i gathered, it seems i can do a lot with the information coming from those cables. However, i dont know which wire needs to be grounded in order for the ignition to become active, so i can start the car. I need to move the instrument panel out of the way.

    Has anyone ever experienced this ?
    Anyone programs c# here?
    Thanks for your help.
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    What if your computer dies? your screwed

    Keep your stock intruments.

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    good point. however this is just a show car.
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    do as im planning to do, just that mine is'nt a ford.

    but keep the instruments, but just hide them behind the dash.!

    because most cars today uses the instruments in some sort of application
    Sorry for the english

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    Via Epia MII 12000 \\ 512 Mb Ram \\ 200 GB Western Digital \\ PCmcia asus wi-fi
    Xenarc 7" Touchscreen \\ Usb Bluetooth \\ Carnetix P-1280

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    sounds reasonable... ill try that., just need an extra 3 inches up front.
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    well. if you have a technician inside you just waiting to get out.

    then just use the PCB, and remove everything else, then it would'nt take much room.
    Sorry for the english

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mcnovy
    well. if you have a technician inside you just waiting to get out.

    then just use the PCB, and remove everything else, then it would'nt take much room.

    That was my original question. If i do that i can't start the car. I need an idea of what the intrument panel is doing to allow the car to start, so that i can move it and hardwire it.
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    sorry, but that was not what i ment.

    instead of keeping he instrument panel as it is, then you could take out the PCB from the panel, you dont need to keep the gauges and so on.!
    you only need the PCB.
    so if you keep the PCB, and remove the gauges, then it would'nt take that much extra space.!

    hope that makes sense
    Sorry for the english

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    Our stuff is all C#. What are you looking for?

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    Check out my company

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwhite
    Our stuff is all C#. What are you looking for?

    David White
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    Not looking for anything. I'm writing the same stuff you are selling.

    Thanks anyway.
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