i'm using the stock hu i just relocated it, i waned to be able to use my steering wheel controls and if i removed the stock hu i would loose those.
i haven't been able to find a diode big enough to handle the amperage that flows through the cap at start up
So you only had to order the Mechatroniks kit, and use http://retailer.installationexcellen...productid=8563 to install the LCD in your dash?
Did you have to fab anything on the dash, or just bolt on those two to make it work?
power resister in series with the diode to slow down the capacitor charging rate. During normal operation, if sized properly, the resister would have no effect.
When the cap is fully charged and you are starting the diode would prevent the starter motor from robbing voltage and charge from your capacitor needed to keep the computer in hybernate until the alternator pulls the system back up to 14.7 volts.