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    Steering wheel controls working

    For anyone interested, I was finally able to get my steering wheel controls working today after a few false starts. What finally ended up working for me was purchasing a a Pac-Audio SWI-PS unit to plug directly into the Pac-Audio C2R-CHY4.

    I called Pac-Audio before I purchased any of the steering wheel control units they offer, because I wanted to make sure that I bought one that output variable resistance. Once I received the SWI-PS, I just plugged one end of the unit into the plug that comes right off of the C2R-CHY4 and I then cut off the mini stereo plug that comes off of the other side of the SWI-PS unit. I hooked the red wire to the white wire on the CarPC Joycon device and I hooked the copper wire to the black wire on the CarPC Joycon device.

    I couldn't be happier that I finally got this going, as it was probably the last thing that I want to do for now with my CarPC setup. Anyhow, I just wanted to share that information here for anyone who may be looking to connect up their steering wheel controls in a similar vehicle.

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    Hey this is a great build. I am actually looking at using most of the same hardware you used in your build so I'm happy I took a look. How did it all go together? Seems like it all works well together. I was worried because I read a few threads that said the Lilliput monitors sometimes had trouble running with the NVIDIA stuff. Did you face any problems?

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    The build has been really great so far, and the installation itself was fairly easy. I have just a few small problems that I'm hoping to work out now, but these are Windows and/or software specific problems I believe.

    The only problems I can think of as far as the Lilliput and the Nvidia card are concerned is that I do run in an 800x600 resolution, instead of 800x480 (the native Lilliput resolution). There seems to be an easy workaround in Windows to create a custom resolution for the monitor (saw that somewhere in the forums here), but I haven't tried it, as it looks great to me already, and I do a lot of stuff on the desktop right now, so 800x600 is preferable.

    I've had a blast with this project, but I would definitely suggest taking your time and reading a lot. I visited some Dodge Challenger specific forums before I attempted this install, and that helped me get my head wrapped around how the car itself was put together. Anyhow, once you do get started, be sure to take some pictures and post your results, but most importantly, have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Challenged View Post
    The build has been really great so far, and the installation itself was fairly easy. I have just a few small problems that I'm hoping to work out now, but these are Windows and/or software specific problems I believe.

    The only problems I can think of as far as the Lilliput and the Nvidia card are concerned is that I do run in an 800x600 resolution, instead of 800x480 (the native Lilliput resolution). There seems to be an easy workaround in Windows to create a custom resolution for the monitor (saw that somewhere in the forums here), but I haven't tried it, as it looks great to me already, and I do a lot of stuff on the desktop right now, so 800x600 is preferable.

    I've had a blast with this project, but I would definitely suggest taking your time and reading a lot. I visited some Dodge Challenger specific forums before I attempted this install, and that helped me get my head wrapped around how the car itself was put together. Anyhow, once you do get started, be sure to take some pictures and post your results, but most importantly, have fun.
    Yeah I too had that thread about custom resolution saved somewhere but seem to have misplaced it now. Oh well. I guess the resolution should be the least of my worries with getting the PC up and running. I'm on forum for my car as well and I'm very familiar with the car as its not that new to me. I know that my install is difficult because of the complexity of my car. Thats hindering progress now because I have to plan more in the car than the actual pc itself. So much preparation and design to see if I can even fit the screen somewhere. Unfortunately no one on my forum really knows about fiber optic and extending some cables for head unit movement. Anybody know about fiber optics?

    Glad that your stuff is working out. May I ask what snags you hit with the software? Is it just windows itself or hardware stuff?

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    The main issue I'm having currently is when I resume from hibernation (Windows 7) my steering wheel controls no longer work (via the Joycon device). I have ordered the Joycon EX device, which I wanted anyway since it supports two unique button presses per steering wheel button. Also, I had some issues getting Garmin PC correctly embedded in Ride Runner, but that's working pretty well now, after a good bit of tinkering with the Elite Lite skin.

    My car uses a proprietary CAN-Bus network (probably similar to your car's network), and I did buy a CAN-USB adapter to try and interface directly with the car network, but my main motivation for that was to get my steering wheel controls working again, and the Joycon device allowed me to do that without having to directly interface with the CAN-Bus network. Maybe somewhere down the line I'll look into hooking into the car's network again though.

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    Oh ok sounds good. I decided not to utilize my steering wheel buttons just because I'm afraid to fool with them and screw them up for the stock stuff. I don't know which nav to go with yet but I was thinking Iguidance (more research needed for best choice there) but that also has to do with what front end I'd choose which is another tossup. Very difficult to choose what to use. I believe my Saab uses some type of can-bus but I'm not sure. Plus I don't know if I can interface with it. I'd love to be able to but there is no information on that process anywhere now.

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    Challenger

    Love the screen install, in your Challenger. The Zotac is a great Mini-itx board. I used the Zotac Geforce 9300 to build a HTPC. I used a custom billet aluminum case.

    On my 2010 Challenger SRT-8 6-speed, I just finished my hp upgrades ( Procharger D-1SC supercharger taking me from 360hp to 537hp and 502ft-lb at the wheel ) and now it's onto the inside.






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    Quote Originally Posted by xbinnc View Post
    Love the screen install, in your Challenger. The Zotac is a great Mini-itx board. I used the Zotac Geforce 9300 to build a HTPC. I used a custom billet aluminum case.

    On my 2010 Challenger SRT-8 6-speed, I just finished my hp upgrades ( Procharger D-1SC supercharger taking me from 360hp to 537hp and 502ft-lb at the wheel ) and now it's onto the inside.





    OMG, Pornos must look f#*king awesome on that TV!

    I envy you guys with the engines. I have the Durango with the Magnum 4.7. i read that not much can be done to them as far as HP. I think mine puts out 235 HP, which to me is sad for a V8. Do any of you guys have experience with this engine. If I can get it to maybe 280 - 300, i'll be happy!
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    Love the case, love the screen..SRT rocks (wish I could have afforded the upgrade)

    If this is the same engine as you have, this says you can take it from 240hp to 320hp: http://www.kennebell.net/supercharge.../47ramsohc.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Challenged View Post
    Love the case, love the screen..SRT rocks (wish I could have afforded the upgrade)

    If this is the same engine as you have, this says you can take it from 240hp to 320hp: http://www.kennebell.net/supercharge.../47ramsohc.htm
    Yea I meant upgrade without having to supercharge. I think if I go that route I have to replace alot of parts :-(
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