alternative to HQCT, its for the American market (tunning steps)
HD Radio Cables READY!
alright I am sure this has been asked before, but I dont know what search for as to key word. But my question would be, is there any chance I can hack a double din pre made unit that has everything, such as
to run linux or xp?
So if i am understanding your previous reply correctly
The Volvo amp is not inside the HU headunit right? I can just take audio cable out of a computer and hook it up directly to the wires when I disconnect from the headunit?The head is out of the car, radio = HQCT, cpc is directly connected to 2 amps
one for the 4 speakers and one for the sub. Take an externaal soundcard, the onboard doesn't sound good (mine was 7.1)
I looked at the alternative you had posted as to HQCT, I dont really understand how the HD radio cables work? Do I take the antenna and connect it to that and then connect to the serial port on a laptop?
Btw I decided to go with an eeepc, its small enough to fit everything inside a double din with some hacking and its fairly cheap.
Heres a list I compiled as to cost of this project
EEE PC $299
Touch Screen $40
PCI Soundcard $20
SlimDVD Drive $30
GPS Dongle $40
Power Supply $80
XM Radio ???
Bluetooth Dongle $10
USB Hub $5
Backup Camera $30
Radar Detector ???
SlimLine Drive Adapter $10
??? - Dont know if I am gonna put in yet.
Good site that I found for EEE mods.
Maybe I should start a work log. Where do I post one?
the cable is made for the alternative radio, the Hd-Radio Visteon
I don't have a volvo amp, i have pioneer. Most heads have an internal amp. But if tour car has an optional volvo amp the most likely place to find it is under the front passengerseat.
Any idea where I can find out what kind of power the OEM 2002 volvo s80 radio head unit is cranking out? So I can find a comprable amp. I dont need anything crazy, so I dont want to over do it, but I also want to take full advantage of the pretty nice speakers that comes with the car.
the dealer wil know, but most heads don,t do more than 50 watt max rms wil be about 25 watts
do you have the manual of the volvo, i know that in the manual of the s40 the head's of volvo were included in the manual of the car.
I just wanted to show that it could be done with a little bit of skill.
what you could do to tackle most of your problems is:
1st: use a usaspec or imiv adaptor to add ipod connection to your original head unit. these will also add an 'aux in' for the pc.
2nd: in order to best keep the possibilty to return back to original, you could easily remove and cut the two vents above the centre console and put a 7" motorised flip out monitor in there (as i have in my s60).
hsvolvo, nice install