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    How are you listening to your audio? It only ever...

    How are you listening to your audio? It only ever occurred through the headphone port on boot (and I believe only if you had some amplified speakers/amp connected) - I believe its a common problem...
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    Nice little device! So much so I have one in my...

    Nice little device! So much so I have one in my car too :-)

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1438196/2012-08-02%2017.41.26.jpg

    If you search my posts you might find some useful info (or not!) - there's...
  3. Mimicing a power button press (Bluetooth GPS)

    Hey guys,

    I have a TomTom Bluetooth GPS which has a push to make power button. You hold it down for approx 2 seconds to turn it on and then the same to turn it off. If you hold it down...
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    Wired in my current amplifier - i'm not driving a...

    Wired in my current amplifier - i'm not driving a sub with it which I believe may be why it's not drawing anything more than 3A. I've fused it at the battery at 20A and at the amplifier (built-in...
  5. Google Chrome/Chromium reporting MP3Car.com as malicious

    Mp3car is showing up as a reported attack site in firefox (and google) - and Avast alerts me there is a virus/malware/trojan/etc if I come in from google


    Edit: I see I managed to miss another...
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    Reported attack site

    Mp3car is showing up as a reported attack site in firefox (and google) - and Avast alerts me there is a virus/malware/trojan/etc if I come in from google


    Edit: I see I managed to miss another...
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    I'm toying with the idea of using this shark amp....

    I'm toying with the idea of using this shark amp. I am assuming i'm measuring the current correctly, so would it be suitable to fuse it at a lower value at both ends of the cable (3-5A), and then use...
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    The DMM was placed between the positive lead and...

    The DMM was placed between the positive lead and the B+ input of the amp, using the 10A mode of my DMM with the probe in the 10A socket. I didn't measure the voltage (I meant to but forgot!). I did...
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    Car PC Audio / Amp setup

    Hey guys,

    Looking into amps now I have my car pc kind of sorted hardware/software wise (I.e. I know what I want it to do, and have most of the components up and running and wired in). Bear in mind...
  10. So bought a relay and some crimp terminals, wired...

    So bought a relay and some crimp terminals, wired everything up and works a treat apart from one minor problem!

    I don't seem to have an ignition cable in the radio harness - and the accessory...
  11. I'm replacing the OEM radio, my Joggler uses a 5V...

    I'm replacing the OEM radio, my Joggler uses a 5V 4A wall wart. I looked to use the relay because i'm pretty sure I can't pull high currents off the ACC/IGN lines. The ISO connector just has the...
  12. I'm going to be connecting off the radio harness...

    I'm going to be connecting off the radio harness (I have an ISO connector cut off an old radio), my OEM radio has a 5A fuse on the back, and a 20A fuse in the fuse box (Powers a text display and the...
  13. Powering 5V 5A DC/DC converter with accessory relay

    Hey guys,

    Getting my project on the go, I have another hurdle. I need to power the 5V 5A DC/DC converter, so I was thinking along the lines of switching a relay from the accessory line - instant...
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    Got hold of a center console dash piece from a...

    Got hold of a center console dash piece from a donor car so I can cut out the appropriate hole so I can get the screen to actually fit. I've also found a source of some florists foam, hopefully this...
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    Fitting a Joggler to my dash

    Hey guys, if this is the wrong place then feel free to move it.

    Got my Joggler a few days ago, unfortunately i've found out that the screen is part of the front bezel and won't come away without...
  16. Thread: Cutting plastic

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    It's ABS-PA, I was basically thinking along the...

    It's ABS-PA, I was basically thinking along the lines of getting an old double-din head unit and cutting out a screen shaped hole (so there were still the release pins present), rather than getting a...
  17. Thread: Cutting plastic

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    Cutting plastic

    What's the best way to neatly cut plastics?

    Would it be better to warm the surface then cut with a stanley knife/cutting tool/hacksaw and then file to the correct size, or cut directly to the...
  18. If you're in the UK then you can still send it...

    If you're in the UK then you can still send it back under the Sale of Goods Act - it matters not that you have installed it into anything else, as you have not removed the auto switch wire (which it...
  19. You could potentially install linux on it, but...

    You could potentially install linux on it, but you need to work round the hardware restrictions and find a way to boot a disc / store the os. Various linux distros have arm images and packages.
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    Cheers for all the advice. It looks like (from...

    Cheers for all the advice.

    It looks like (from the spec sheet), that my car has a 70A alternator (as it doesn't have air conditioning), so I doubt (Going off 30A+10A=40A) i'm going to be able to...
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    I did think about this, but as it's going to...

    I did think about this, but as it's going to require me to cut through a rubber grommet to route the cable into the cabin i want to get it done with some expansion available - wire isn't too cheap...
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    DCDC-USB and power wiring.

    With it being one of the cheapest PSU's available to me, and because I need regulated 12V output into a jack, i'm looking at the dcdc-usb PSU.

    Looking up the wiring, it appears to have 2 Vouts and...
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    Vauxhall/Opel Corsa C project

    What I want from my car pc:

    Maps/Navigation (I have a BT GPS receiver)
    Music
    Video (when stopped obviously)
    OBDII - eventually
    Phone control - Bluetooth
    Internet access (through bluetooth or...
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