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    OEM character LCD

    I was wondering if it is possible to use the OEM character LCD in the UK Vauxhalls. I know that there are a few aftermarket head units that interface with them but you have to buy a separate adapter.

    I have seen posts on the other character LCD displays.


    Anybody had any experience with this or now how it can be done?

    have & but havent found anyhting.


    Thanks

    Mik

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    Been wanting to do this for ages. Think it is a I2C interface or similar, was planning on building a PIC to spy on it and then work out how to drive it, but just never got round to it yet.

    Have also searched and found nothing.
    Old Systems retired due to new car
    New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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    When I get time going to scrap yard and take one out to have a play with, donít know much about electronics but think it is worth the time to see if there is a chip on the board that I can search on the internet form to find a driver or something.

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    This might be worth a look:

    http://www.eelkevisser.nl/display.htm

    Seems to be I2C as I suspected.
    Old Systems retired due to new car
    New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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    Thanks Rob, great link, have decided to go with a seperate lcd screen.

    Looks like to much messing about for me.

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