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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliM5 View Post
    Is there a way I can hook everything up outside of the car? I want to test it before everything goes in. Currently have everything running on my desk. Someone post a write up on wiring please. Thanks.
    See post #170 and 172 in this thread.

    I ran it on my bench for a couple of days before putting it in my car.

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    Hi, can someone help me with this please. Can I connect the audio output from an HD Dice to the AUX in on a head unit or aftermarket processor with adjustable sensitivity and 10k Ohm Input Impedance.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtremak View Post
    I just figured out the connections for a BMW just connect everything as you would. The IBUS adapter connected to the PC, connected to the IBUS in the car. The DICE unit connected to the IBUS in the car. I will post a simple diagram showing this.

    Thanks for the reply xtremak - any chance of a picture showing the connections the way you have them in your BMW? I am using the CD IBUS connector to the eedesigns IBUS interface rather than Rolf's, but I assume this shouldn't make any difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewgt2 View Post
    Thanks for the reply xtremak - any chance of a picture showing the connections the way you have them in your BMW? I am using the CD IBUS connector to the eedesigns IBUS interface rather than Rolf's, but I assume this shouldn't make any difference?
    I will try to get a picture tomorrow. Basically just tap into the wires from the 3-pin connector and run them to the IBUS interface, creating a parallel IBUS connection. This way you can use the headunit if you still have it in the car to control the dice unit along with the software.

    I have not used the eedesign's IBUS interface but assuming its similar it should work no probs. Just make sure the CTS line on the serial port works as the software uses this to provide collision detection between IBUS packets.

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    any updates?
    mine is working fairly well...no nasty issues.
    Ron

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    Alright guys hopefully will have an update out this weekend which will add the options of opening the com port automatically on startup, ability to have the software start minimized and also BMW specific options to control RR from the BMW steering buttons.

    I am glad to hear that there are no nasty issues with the software so far. Please post your feature request so that I can add them in. Once the software becomes more user friendly, I will open it up and start writing VB code (will try and work with guino) so this can added into RR as that is my frontend of choice.

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    I will be mailing out the next beta release to all the people on the beta list later tonight. All your contributions are greatly appreciated.

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    I finally installed my dice unit and hooked it up to my factory ant. The reception is very poor. I'm not in a HD area so I can't test the HD but my reception for regular fm is very poor. I used an smb to motorola adapter and Motorola to Chrysler. I only get 2 channels with static. I tried a different adapter that I made and no differance. If I unplug I get nothing. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtremak View Post
    Once the software becomes more user friendly, I will open it up and start writing VB code (will try and work with guino) so this can added into RR as that is my frontend of choice.
    This has been the problem with this project, no movement, seems like an extortion racket, well not quite, but just doesn't feel right with no updates for a few weeks.

    My only request is support for RR, with all the features the hardware supports (aux audio input and iPod support)

    Sorry to rant, as a token I'll be contributing in a larger manner, aka hardware wise, very soon.
    TruckPC - gutted, being used for test setup
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    BlazerPC - Nexus 7 with Timur's USBROM

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    Quote Originally Posted by YellowMater View Post
    I finally installed my dice unit and hooked it up to my factory ant. The reception is very poor. I'm not in a HD area so I can't test the HD but my reception for regular fm is very poor. I used an smb to motorola adapter and Motorola to Chrysler. I only get 2 channels with static. I tried a different adapter that I made and no differance. If I unplug I get nothing. Any suggestions?
    I tried a lot of different ways to hook up mine to my factory antenna. The best method I found was using the Dice antenna before connecting to the car antenna. In other words, attach the Dice antenna (without the tape pigtail thing) to the unit, and then attach that to the car's antenna. The Dice antenna has a ground strap you'll use, and where the screw goes thru the little box is the other connection you'll need.


    Ron

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