2004 Accord navigation with carPC
This is my first post and my first carPC.
What I am trying to do is add a carPC to my Honda navigation sysem. I know it's possible but I would like some advice on the long painful process of doing this. So far I think I got it figured out.
1) Check the connection to the lcd/touchscreen.
2) Find the pin config. for it. (video signals / touch screen data)
3) Create a 3way type of switch to change from carPC to Nav.
4) Put it all together.
If possible I would prefer to change the screen with a liliput but keep it recessed in the dash with all my nav functions still working properly. Why keep the nav and not just put a nav on the carPC? Because the nav controls the A/C and CD changer and some radio functions.
Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated. THANKS!!
Did you ever complete this project?
I'm just getting started studying CarPC installations in Honda Accord's with Navis. Definitely want to do it, but haven't found anyone else who has. I've seen folks with Acura TL's (which is a higher end Honda) do it successfully, but unfortunately, ours is too different. I know becuase I'm currently looking at the disassembled NAVI from my car. Sooo many pieces. whoo hoo! :peace:
Installed my Car2PC adapter tonight..
The Car2PC unit from indashpc.com is in. I had to use the y cable they sell so I could plug in their unit AND my OEM XM unit. The audio from the PC sounds superb, but now XM sounds really yucky. Unplugging the Car2PC unit returns it to its full glory so I know its not the Y adapter. Also, I couldn't control my playlists via the HU. I've sent an email to their support.
I bought a Scan Do 800 off eBay for $28 to send video from my PC to the Navi screen and created a USB power supply for it. This will convert the VGA to RGBs at the necessary 15.7Khz frequency. However, I'm a bit reluctant to cut into the wires in the back of my Navi in my trunk. Hoping I can find someone that has made an adapter or just some plugs that I can make my own with.
Angrycamel and Met152 are leaders in the area of OEM touchscreen control. Their propellers are much bigger than mine. I just read the Angrycamel thread below and know that you will find it interesting too.
Looks like Angrycamel has some plugs for tapping into the Navi too! :peace:
Hey ashtray I need to catch up!
As soon as I finish this post I'm gonna hit ebay and look for a scan converter. I believe the 2 white and 2 red wires coming off the screen are the 4 needed to connect to the usb controller. I cannot find anywhere the location of rgb&s wires. The only response I have got is to check the service manual. Which I don't have and really don't wanna buy. So i guess i'm just gonna start cutting wires :) If you get hold of a service manual please share. I'll post as soon as I get the USB tscontroller or my Scan do.
BTW yeah I do have the same unit. same car.