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    Relocating Buttons

    Ok.. So i did some searches and i couldnt' find what i was looking for... Tried my search and browsed a many worklogs as well with no results... I have to believe someone has attempted this...

    I want to pop a 10" lilli in the dash of my C5 vette. I currently have a pioneer HU.... Posting pictures of either doesnt' do much good for what i'm wanting...

    What i want to do is hide my HU... Not just the box and relocate the faceplate... I don't want to see the faceplate at all... So i want to relocate the whole thing either to the back or somewhere in my dash....

    I want to run my Carpc though the HU so thats why i'm keeping it... Now... if i have a 10" lilli and no access to my headunit (hidden)... how do i control it? A remote is not an option for my install ( not because my HU won't accept a remote, but because of the sleek look i'm trying to obtain)...

    So I want relocate the bottons on my HU into my dash... either on the sides or below my TS. is it possible to tap into my face plate to relocate the bottons else where?

    If there is a thread on this already i'm sorry for the post ... but i really did try searching and couldn't find anything like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConvertedWS9 View Post
    Ok.. So i did some searches and i couldnt' find what i was looking for... Tried my search and browsed a many worklogs as well with no results... I have to believe someone has attempted this...

    I want to pop a 10" lilli in the dash of my C5 vette. I currently have a pioneer HU.... Posting pictures of either doesnt' do much good for what i'm wanting...

    What i want to do is hide my HU... Not just the box and relocate the faceplate... I don't want to see the faceplate at all... So i want to relocate the whole thing either to the back or somewhere in my dash....

    I want to run my Carpc though the HU so thats why i'm keeping it... Now... if i have a 10" lilli and no access to my headunit (hidden)... how do i control it? A remote is not an option for my install ( not because my HU won't accept a remote, but because of the sleek look i'm trying to obtain)...

    So I want relocate the bottons on my HU into my dash... either on the sides or below my TS. is it possible to tap into my face plate to relocate the bottons else where?

    If there is a thread on this already i'm sorry for the post ... but i really did try searching and couldn't find anything like this.
    Your best bet would be to relocate teh faceplate somewhere you have access to it. This is mose feasable for a removable faceplate type of headunit.
    Another option is steering-wheel controls, if they will work with your headunit.
    Another option is the remote for the headunit, assuming there is one. Getting the remote to aim at the IR sensor for the headunit could be tricky, depeding on where you relocate the HU.


    There is no single, easy answer to your dilemma.

    Good luck.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    So... i'm going into the unknown on this one

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    if your faceplate has buttons, you should be able to solder onto the buttons, then put them around ur screen if u wanted to go that way

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    Quote Originally Posted by FC3S View Post
    if your faceplate has buttons, you should be able to solder onto the buttons, then put them around ur screen if u wanted to go that way


    YES Thats what i wanna do... is the "button" more of a switch? press it down to complete the circuit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConvertedWS9 View Post
    YES Thats what i wanna do... is the "button" more of a switch? press it down to complete the circuit?
    Depends on the unit. Gott open it ip and look.

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    yeah, there are many ways a headunit can control itself, from logic controls, to simple switches... the easiest way to do what your after would be to burry the head, & then hack into the remote for it with your own buttons...

    you HAVE to have some way of controlling it, unless you want to start developing a mind control unit this can do nicely...

    if you really wanted to get nutz, you could hack into the radio & build an interface through a microcontroller, then build software for it, & use this directly from your pc screen, either as a pluggin for your favorite frontend, or through stand alone program that you would have to develop... this is the hardest way

    inbetween would be the possibility of extending the actual switches from the head, depending on the way the headunit is built, this can be from anywhere from easy, to extremely difficult, depending....

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6 View Post
    inbetween would be the possibility of extending the actual switches from the head, depending on the way the headunit is built, this can be from anywhere from easy, to extremely difficult, depending....
    if its anything like my old headunit, the buttons were just simple little buttons (forget what theyre called at the moment..) but i could get them for like 10 cents each from my work, lol

    then u just make a little cover for them and VOILA, lol

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    that would be easy

    guess you've really gotta start digging into the unit itself to find out, like's already been said...

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