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    Hvac controls

    Hey i'm not sure if this is the right section of the forums or not. I'm having a monitor molded into dash where the hvac controls and a storage pocket normally are. My hvac controls are gonna need relocating and i'm not electronically knowledged so i figured i may need a stereo shop to do this. Its a 1998 gmc Sierra does anyone know how involved this process is or what i can expect to pay to have these relocated so that my 8" monitor will fit? thanks for any help

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    Well, depends on your controls. If they are rotative buttons, it will be a little tricky but certanly not impossible. I can't tell how much it's going to cost you to do it proffesioanaly. Why not use Phidgets instead? If you have climate control, then it's only a matter of extending the wires, which could be a little tricky too.

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    Its just a couple of knobs mounted i'll show a pic http://memimage.cardomain.net/member...90_16_full.jpg i really dunno how it looks in back or how it connects. Whats a phidget? Like i said i'm more into accessories haha i really dont know electronic stuff at all. http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forums/...id=14071&stc=1 thats what the dash looks like so far that a guy is doin for me.

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    Oh, I think that would be fairly easy. This is kind of a long shot, but I think you could use the existing cables without the need to extend them, as the distance is small.

    www.phidgets.com You can use these to automate the HVAC controls though servos and a servo controller, thus controlling it through the PC.

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    I'd be more than willing to write an app during the summer that would control these controls. Most manufacturers have controls that are very similar to these
    But I'd need the hardware

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    0l33l really wants to write the software for this application, apparently..heh.
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    BTW- quick question aobut relocating controls - how hard is it to control a digital pot with a PIC?

    also, do phidgets have controls that can move the wires? solenoids/motors I guess? Might be a nice venture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Question
    0l33l really wants to write the software for this application, apparently..heh.
    Sure... why not? Free hardware
    Quote Originally Posted by KyleYankan
    BTW- quick question aobut relocating controls - how hard is it to control a digital pot with a PIC?

    also, do phidgets have controls that can move the wires? solenoids/motors I guess? Might be a nice venture.
    Well, look at all the things that phidgets offers

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    can you post a pic of your dash? i have a 99 escalade i think we might have the saame dash..i can show you what i did with mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    I'd be more than willing to write an app during the summer that would control these controls. Most manufacturers have controls that are very similar to these
    But I'd need the hardware


    That would be sweet Boris!

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