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    Quote Originally Posted by lesterine View Post
    slip ring? whats that? who said i was using a slip ring?
    How are you planning to get the monitor to work otherwise? You can't connect it with a cable because then you can't turn your steering wheel anymore.

    A slipring is the thing inside your steering wheel that connects the steering wheel electronics to a connector in the dash. It rolls on and off when you turn the steering wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bimmerstyle View Post
    How are you planning to get the monitor to work otherwise? You can't connect it with a cable because then you can't turn your steering wheel anymore.

    A slipring is the thing inside your steering wheel that connects the steering wheel electronics to a connector in the dash. It rolls on and off when you turn the steering wheel.
    i was confused by this term slipring. its actually called an srs cable reel. and yes thats what i used. i drive an rsx and the cable reel for that only has 8 wires and i need 11 (vga+touch+power line). so i actually got 1 from honda for a honda civic si. that has about 19~ wires on it. had to take it apart and do alot of work to solve to magnetic interference/ cross talk between the wires that was causing a very blurry image. lol after about 11 hours of anger i figured that part out with a very simple solution. but all is well
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    Aside from the safety issue, this is turning into a very interesting project. I'd love to have a keyboard (with IBM-style TrackPoint stick, if possible) set into the steering wheel, probably above -- but on a level with -- the airbag. I won't give up the airbag, but I've assumed previously that adding a keyboard meant, in a collision, that I'd get a faceful of keyboard delivered with the airbag. If I survived, those would be interesting scars to explain; I might even have to change my name to Letter-man.

    This gives me some hope I could get that keyboard in there safely so it wouldn't interfere with the airbag's operation. Hmmmm. A wireless keyboard there might be very interesting.

    Now I'm pondering whether I could mount a fixed keyboard independent of the wheel. On the Scion xB, that wouldn't obscure any controls or instruments. Hmmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lesterine View Post
    i was confused by this term slipring. its actually called an srs cable reel. and yes thats what i used.

    Next time you don't know what something is, either search or ask before summarily dismissing it.

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    I'll jump in on the "I'd rather have an airbag than a chest full of electronics" bandwagon, but to each his own. Cool project otherwise though...

    Actually, I thought it was called a clock spring, not slip ring?

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    The name slipring comes from older cars that had it. Back then it was a ball bearing or a brush that rolled over a metal ring. Hence the name slipring.

    In Dutch it's still called that and Enforcer used this name too so I assumed the name slipring was a common name in English.

    But whatever, I'm looking forward to pics of how you managed to do it. Nice project.
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    i believe the term for them now in the uk is clock spring

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    all DONE! works like a DREAM

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