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    Nice work, so far it looks like you have literally stripped it down and rebuilt your ride from the ground up. That's serious patience and skill!

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    its starting to feel like the real goals here are to not leave a single factory piece or part in place. the interior color change has really been a pain. to do it right I am systematically changing every piece inside the car to go from tan to gray. it is the long way around but when it is complete it will last, and as it wears, it will stay gray. here is a pic where I was swapping the dash. took advantage of a good chance to run some wires while I was back there, too. this car is my daily driver. and I have over 10k miles since I swapped in f20b engine and converted from auto to manual transmission. only a couple oil changes on the AEM setup, though.
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    Dynamat is awesome , did the same thing to my car. after first install of dynamat I started playing find where the slightest noise is coming from . I would drive around with no audio on , listen for noise then add dynamat to the area. After 4 rounds of this it came down to the glass sunroof was the last place for noise but it was very low so I was satisfied. actually had to turn down my bass settings thru my door speakers because the dynamat worked so well

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    Cool job

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    I am not done with dynamat. when I aquire my grey door panels, I will line the inside of the door skin, and when I am recovering or replacing the headliner I will line inside of roof. aside from just noise, I am also seeking insulation for temp. I live in south florida and it gets real hot. especially in a black car. so I have been planning on getting my car to monitor interior temps, and start car and run a/c to make car more comfortable to get in. the better the car's insulation is the easier it will achieve this goal. the real beauty of my AEM EMS-4 is in it's 8 General Purpose Input/Ouptuts aka g.p.i.o.s I already have a/c controlled by the aem ecu so the car can shut it down over 75% throttle to free up hp for wot pulls. and the real time tuning software, aemtuner, runs from a windows environment. so there is nothing to wire or no extra controller or special software needed for the car temp monitoring I want. just maybe setting 1 gpio to interior temp switch and making carpc start car 5-15 mins before I get out of work.

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    here I took an arduino nano board, two 5v relays on a board, a few leds, a 150 ohm resistor, a photocell, and a project box from radio shack and built an intelligent, programmable autolamp control module for my AEM accord...
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    A PICAXE 08M2 would be much smaller, cheaper, etc...
    (Just an FYI for next time.)

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    Cool, so is it designed for interior light control (domelight and footwell lights) or other?

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    at the moment, its purpose it so turn on parking lamps at dusk, headlamps at dark, and turn them off at sunrise. when the ignition is on. like most of todays cars do. the courtesy lamps are driven via my aftermarket alarm, and work splendidly. when I disarm the alarm, it holds dome light on for 1 min. I will be adding to this. this nano board will enevtually become my body control module, or bcm. and when the board gets busy enough I will swap it for this mega board I have. idk about a controller with 6 pins. in my car, i'd end up with 52 controllers by the time I was done, lol. the next ckt I will attach to this controller is a fuel pressure sensor, and a pwm fuel pump so I can start enjoying better control over my fuel system. then I will probably make it drive a few pwm cooling fans. it can also run a/c functions, door locks or windows, or evap emissions stuff I had to disable when I went with the aftermarket ecu and strange motor swap. I mean, this project is constantly evolving, and just putting the controller in the car wired into carpc makes all future integrations so much easier. from this point forward it will be as simple as plugging a sensor in, and adding to my sketch from carpc. as the need arises I will get an 8 or a 16 5v relay board and a bigger project box from radio shack. also all successful automotive control units have a 3 letter acronym (pcm, vcm, tcm, srs, tpm, ddm, pdm, bcm, rtd, esc, and so on), I have done the same for my Auto Lamp Module. here it is programmed and ready for install....
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    another cool thing about these arduino boards in the environment I have created is diagnostics. ya know, when somethings not working right, you can just pull up the serial monitor right there on the carpc screen and see what your sensors are doing. the same or equivelant as connecting a scantool to a car. and more times than not this connectivity will help pinpoint faults without time consuming teardown and testing.

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