Page 7 of 10 FirstFirst 12345678910 LastLast
Results 61 to 70 of 92
Like Tree2Likes

Thread: 2006 Alfa Romeo GT - Removable In-Dash Android Tablet install (Samsung Galaxy Tab 7")

  1. #61
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy
    Posts
    90
    wiring is very simple.. you have PM

  2. #62
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy
    Posts
    90
    Hi all!
    Sorry for the long delay from the last updates.. I'm testing the setup every day and I am having many good times and a few bad times.
    The tab works great! I used it for another long trip (summer vacation to Adriatic Coast.. Rimini!) and all works perfectly, small noises and great music/navigation directions.
    But when we come back home, I got very big audio noises, especially with poor 3g signal. Noises was so loud that we can't hear the music!

    Unfortunately I realize that these noises are generated by the desk dock: it has audio and power components too close each other, and probably poorly shielded. If I disconnect either power or audio connector, noises are gone.

    So I made my decision: I will try to transfer audio to amplifier via bluetooth! I saw some other project that use bluetooth to transfer audio to the car audio system with no issue at all.
    I found on ebay a cheap Bluetooth audio receiver (8 eur) that should work. I'll begin with cheap components to test basic functionality, and if I needed I'll try with more expensive ones.

    This is the receiver I am waiting for
    New Stereo USB Bluetooth Audio Music Receiver Adapter on eBay

    These are the other filters I tried without success:

    two new ground loop isolators
    Name:  Autoradio Galaxy Tab 193 (Custom).jpg
Views: 4060
Size:  56.1 KB

    Name:  Autoradio Galaxy Tab 179 (Custom).jpg
Views: 4074
Size:  66.3 KB

    two power supply filters (I left these installed, but I am sure with no effect)
    Name:  Autoradio Galaxy Tab 190 (Custom).jpg
Views: 4104
Size:  71.7 KB

    Name:  Autoradio Galaxy Tab 176 (Custom).jpg
Views: 4382
Size:  74.9 KB

    I even tried to buy the original Samsung Galaxy Tab Car Adapter (the compatible one stop to works weeks ago...), but noises was always present
    Name:  Autoradio Galaxy Tab 192 (Custom).jpg
Views: 4255
Size:  57.7 KB

    However, 90% of the time I have no problem and enjoy my new install so much!
    Later I'll post the first image of the FINAL install

    I haven't yet described Step 4 (software setup) because I jumped to step 5 (testing), but I'll do it as soon as possible!

  3. #63
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy
    Posts
    90
    During test period I added another great tool: the OBD2 Bluetooth interface!

    Name:  Autoradio Galaxy Tab 123 (Custom).jpg
Views: 4396
Size:  87.7 KB

    The connector in my Alfa is under the steering wheel, behind a cover screwed to the dash

    Name:  Autoradio Galaxy Tab 124 (Custom).jpg
Views: 7295
Size:  88.5 KB

    One more time, the connector seems to be placed perfectly to fit this interface! It fits firmly and can be left in place with cover closed.

    Name:  Autoradio Galaxy Tab 126 (Custom).jpg
Views: 5768
Size:  85.8 KB

    I installed the ELM327 interface many weeks ago and haven't had any issues so far. I'm using Torque with this, as I'll describe later.

  4. #64
    Newbie Diablo2424's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central NJ
    Posts
    52
    Great progress on the install! I love the way it's coming out, can't wait to see it all finished up!

    Do you leave your ELM327 BT Adapter plugged in and turned on all the time? Also, if so, so you leave your car for a few days at a time without using it? Because I have the PLX Kiwi OBD BT Adapter and I keep mine off except for when I'm using it, I noticed if I don't turn it off, it stays on 24/7. I'm worried if I don't use my car for 2-3 days over the weekend it'll kill my battery, or do you think it's drawing too little of power to worry about?

  5. #65
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy
    Posts
    90
    Thanks Diablo2424!

    Yes I leave the ELM327 connected and on all the time, since it has no power switch and, even if it has, I can't reach it inside the dash. I don't mind of power consumption, it's a small device and I think it uses very low power to worry about. I have it installed since my project started (march if I remeber correctly) and have not had any problem so far.

    I am also interested in Hexxamillion comment in your thread, where he writes about connecting the tab to permanent +12. I will be good for using my data connection even when I left the tab in car, and since the tab stops charging when battery it's 100%, don't think there is battery problem. But how about sensig car power on to wake up the tab, and put it to sleep when car is powering off?

  6. #66
    Low Bitrate aziodale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Italy Sicily Palermo
    Posts
    66
    Quote Originally Posted by papinist View Post
    But how about sensig car power on to wake up the tab, and put it to sleep when car is powering off?
    Tasker?
    Huawei Mediapad 7" (1280x800 IPS) | Carnetix P2140

    My last update http://www.mp3car.com/show-off-your-...t-version.html

  7. #67
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy
    Posts
    90
    yes, but monitoring what parameters? Now I'm already using Tasker, monitoring power coming from car charger connected to switched +12v. When I start the car, charger goes on and tab receives power, so Tasker can start a task.
    But if I put the cargher on permanent +12v, how can I monitor car power on?

  8. #68
    Low Bitrate aziodale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Italy Sicily Palermo
    Posts
    66
    i don't think it's possible with permanent 12v
    Huawei Mediapad 7" (1280x800 IPS) | Carnetix P2140

    My last update http://www.mp3car.com/show-off-your-...t-version.html

  9. #69
    Newbie Diablo2424's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central NJ
    Posts
    52
    You would have to figure out something else to monitor. for example, if you connect your phone to the tablet through BT, use that sensor instead of power to start your apps... or maybe you can use the accelerometer to sense the car being moved? (like opening a door would probably set it off, if not, as soon as you put the car in drive and move it will sense motion)

    Just throwing idea's out here for you, lol... I have mine on IGN +12v, and just do the normal sense of charging...

  10. #70
    Low Bitrate
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy
    Posts
    90
    If I understand well Hexxamillion use his tab with permanent +12v, I PM him to ask details..

Similar Threads

  1. Alfa Romeo Specific PID
    By fanl in forum Engine Management, OBD-II, Engine Diagnostics, etc.
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-18-2011, 07:15 AM
  2. Android tablet hovering over the Dash install.
    By RipplingHurst in forum Android Tablet
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 10-31-2011, 04:49 PM
  3. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.4 x 4.7in tablet
    By RipplingHurst in forum Laptops, Netbooks, Tablets, UMPCs, etc.
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-26-2010, 09:54 PM
  4. Alfa Romeo 145 Boxer CPC
    By weirdmeister in forum Show off your project
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 04-09-2008, 09:24 PM
  5. 5.6" Screen in Alfa Romeo 156 Dash (BIG IMAGES)
    By iansalfaproject in forum Fabrication
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-16-2005, 10:52 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •