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  1. Got one, yet to try it.... Life got a bit...

    Got one, yet to try it....

    Life got a bit screwed up for a while for me but should be back on course soon. I will update when I get there.

    Rick
  2. Thread: BU353 S4 Issues?

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    OK... I ordered one... so now I will have that...

    OK... I ordered one... so now I will have that and the other one that I ordered to play with to replace my dead BU353. One of the two simply HAS to work well. (?)
  3. Thread: BU353 S4 Issues?

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    SNo, does that development board also include...

    SNo, does that development board also include WAAS?

    Rick
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    I just noticed the thread on the internal...

    I just noticed the thread on the internal battery.

    While I only used my BU-353 for a week in the truck, I actually bought it close to 2 years ago.

    I wonder if that might be the problem. The...
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    If the coil is energized in the ACC position, you...

    If the coil is energized in the ACC position, you will be drawing not only from the auxiliary battery with the engine off, but also from the main battery, which you said in your first post you don't...
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    -connect your droid to the backup battery. Use a...

    -connect your droid to the backup battery. Use a fuse right at the battery for safety.
    -Connect the two batteries together with the normally open contacts (30 + 87).
    -Connect one side of the coil...
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    Connect the relay coil to something that is on...

    Connect the relay coil to something that is on when the engine is running.

    A wiring diagram for your vehicle will be your best friend to figure that out.

    I know in most vehicles the fan circuit...
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    Dunno... maybe I got a bad one... I do see a...

    Dunno... maybe I got a bad one... I do see a thread here with others complaining about them dying as well. It may have been the heat opening up a crappy solder joint.

    I would think they would make...
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    Weeding out crappy equipment I guess is part of...

    Weeding out crappy equipment I guess is part of this whole game.

    BU-353 GPS receiver lasted about it week before it stopped locking on to satellites.

    Alfa AWUS 036 NHR wifi lasted about a week...
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    BU-353 lasted about a week

    My BU-353 lasted about a week. I think sitting in a somewhat warm car in the sun killed it.

    It locked up instantly when I first got it.

    After a few days it took several minutes to lock up.
    ...
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    Replaced the offending Normally Closed Push...

    Replaced the offending Normally Closed Push Button with a Spring loaded Normally Open toggle switch. All better now.

    I have a wired ODB2 to usb cable someplace but decided I didn't want a wire...
  12. GNS 5860 is a GPS-RDS/TMC receiver SOLD BY MApfactor

    Has anyone tried the GNS 5860 is a GPS-RDS/TMC receiver SOLD BY Mapfactor?

    Does it do what it is supposed to do? Does it integrate well with Mapfactor and show traffic without hassles?

    I was...
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    Another minor problem figured out... The...

    Another minor problem figured out...

    The Anderson power control module has an "override" input. If you momentarily connect 12 volts to a terminal, it turns on for 15 minutes or adds 15 minutes to...
  14. I spent the last 24 hours messing with mine...

    I spent the last 24 hours messing with mine before I cant to the same conclusion.

    It would start, then a few seconds later it would shut down. I didn't time it, but it seemed like it would retry...
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    Got up at sunrise (6-ish) and continued. I...

    Got up at sunrise (6-ish) and continued. I cleaned up some wiring that was annoying me every time I pulled the console out... to make things a bit less aggravating.

    Then I set out to figure out...
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    I looked thru my notes, and also looked at my...

    I looked thru my notes, and also looked at my pictures. I left all the jumpers out (dumb mode). I am using the "IGN" wire. In that mode, hooked up that way, weird things can happen I think.

    Per...
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    I got it to boot (for a while). It is not set up...

    I got it to boot (for a while). It is not set up to hibernate... then it suddenly did a "Windows is shutting down" and it wont come back up... staying in the "flashing light" mode.

    There is a...
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    Next problem... weird how they follow one after...

    Next problem... weird how they follow one after the other...

    PC wants to stay in sleep mode all of a sudden. White light on the box is slowly flashing and it isn't running... I looked at my...
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    Beer helps I guess... After many of them, and...

    Beer helps I guess...

    After many of them, and many random things, the touch screen was recognized by Windows and is now working. I am not 100% sure why that happened.

    I got a nice 90 degree...
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    Getting frustrated... I have 4 of the HDMI to...

    Getting frustrated... I have 4 of the HDMI to HDMI+USB cables (besides the first one that I thought was bad).

    None of them work. None of them cause my PC to recognize the USB cable... no touch...
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    I got some replacement cables last night but got...

    I got some replacement cables last night but got sidetracked.. I will try them tonight.

    I had also ordered some 90 degree HDMI adapters so that I can possibly route wires in a manner that will...
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    A fully USB solution would be nice for...

    A fully USB solution would be nice for installation. USB monitor, USB audio devices (even amplifiers), USB ODB2, everything USB. A box with several USB 3.0 ports and also the availability of say a 4...
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    Some things might make more sense if they were...

    Some things might make more sense if they were located somewhere other than where the "box" is located and connected via USB. For instance, a GPS receiver tucked under the seat might not work well. ...
  24. Computer Cable reliability in an automotive environment

    I have been trying to get my new fully 'puter running... having some cable issues.

    In this case... video cable issues. These are touchscreen cables, with integral USB connections as well.

    I...
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    DVI cable lasted four days before it developed a...

    DVI cable lasted four days before it developed a short...

    Frustrating
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