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    Remote Faceplate - Detatchable wiring

    I have been wanting to do this ever since I got the screen into my car, and the HU in the glovebox. I saw another thread here, and was just about to get started on it, but stopped.

    I need to find a way to make the wiring detatchable:

    Faceplate - wires - connector - wires - HU "box"

    Ideally, I would have only one set of wires (18) so that it was just a single cable, but I haven't been able to find anything like that.

    I looked at a moniter cable (I believe) and it would work out nicely, if there were more wires. It plugs into itself, so there is no need to worry about wires matching up (I hope, can anyone really say?).

    Any other ideas?
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    there are a lot of standard plugs available that have connections pins or more, just take a pick

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    Thanks for the start.

    You wouldn't happen to know if any of them have cables on the inside that are marked, by color, number, anything? So that there was less of a guess to get them to work, though, I suppose if I chopped it in half, connected both ends, and then used something to test the current, only the correct wires would flow, right?
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    Yes, right.

    Most of these cables are colour-coded, but it depends on the manufacturer, not so much on the standard.

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    I can't imagine it would be too hard at all to figure out which wire goes to which pin. You could just use a multimeter, or just use a battery and a small LED or something.

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    the biggest problem i can see, is that a HU wouldnt need huge amounts of current, so a printercable wire gauge would be an overkill. And as i have found out- the smaller the cable - the easier to wire. Whats the best place to look for 18+ conducter cable with a sheath size the same as cat5?
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    A few people have done this on the site...I'm too lazy to search.

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