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    Computer Controlled Guages

    Hey guys I've been searching to see if anyone has made some external usb/another external source car gauges such as a tach, speed, and fuel. The computer could use the GPS to find the speed and have some input devices for fuel and tach.

    Has anyone heard of such a thing?
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    you'd need a 5Hz GPS, but even then still wont be exact.

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    Dead recking GPS would be good. Plus, dead reckining GPS adjust themselves based on the speed sensors in your car.

    OBDII for tach and other stuff (temps). I don't know if OBDII supports fuel % left.

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    I did. My pic-based circuit is measuring the rpm, speed, accu, distance, temp in/out and so...then passitng the results to the PC via parallel port.
    I use the digital signal that goes to the instruments, eg: speedometer or tachometer.

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    confused, then what are you asking?

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    or u could just tap into the ecu and display it on your screen......

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmoL View Post
    or u could just tap into the ecu and display it on your screen......
    Just think about how cluttered that would be. And plus gauges look better.
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    well you could write a program to get the signal from the ECU and output it into a "gauge"

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    Ya, it's called a stack display, and it AINT CHEAP, and not really a straight OBD.

    With a car, you have evertything you need IN YOUR DASH. Why would you need a speedometer, or tach, or fuel when that is already there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiredwrx View Post
    Ya, it's called a stack display, and it AINT CHEAP, and not really a straight OBD.

    With a car, you have evertything you need IN YOUR DASH. Why would you need a speedometer, or tach, or fuel when that is already there.

    Michael
    because some people want to replace stock gauges with a display driven by a pc
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