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    Need some suggestions on a GPS reciever and an FM tuner.

    I have been looking at the HQCT,

    Also the GPS reciever, it would need to be USB and have an external antenna input. The only ones I can find are the OEM ones, or a Bluetooth one with a USB aswell?

    Any Ideas? Cheers!

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    Check out the BU-353 sold by MP3Car.com. It's externally-mountable and has a USB interface. Or did you want one that can be remotely located with a wireless connection?
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    I ideally wanted one that I could plug in an antenna, I was going to get one of those all in one antennas, so I don't have all of these antennas and things everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dilmahay View Post
    Yeah it does. Need some suggestions on a GPS reciever and an FM tuner.

    I have been looking at the HQCT, but I'm not sure on how one would connect it to an amp, and will it be supported in Centrafuse 2.0?

    Also the GPS reciever, it would need to be USB and have an external antenna input. The only ones I can find are the OEM ones, or a Bluetooth one with a USB aswell?

    Any Ideas? Cheers!
    I answered some of your questions in the pm I sent you.

    A bluetooth dongle gets around the GPS having wires / external antenna.
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    The problem with the Bluetooth GPS is that you have to turn it on and off separately all the time, and you have to leave it sitting on your dash. I just want something that just comes on and off with the car, and something that you don't see.

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    fair enough. looks like you are stuck with a usb one then.
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    yea usb is the best choice that you can get. but then you could cut the usb leads from the wire and then rewire them to any of the electronic things that turn on with the car. but then remember to cut the wires that go inside your pc. as far as i can remember, red and black are the positive and negative and the white and green are data cables. not sure of the polarities of red and black wires though. but i think you could use the bluetooth one in the same way. just solder wires inside so it turns itself on and off with the car

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    I ended up buying a BU-353. I think I will stick it on the rear parcel shelf. Shouldn't stick out too much there.

    Well I've been busy doing some more work. Feel free to ask any questions. I won't bite.
    I was inspired by this article written by turbocad6

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    This was the closest stuff I could find in Australia to that dynatron stuff turbocad6 used. It seemed to do the job okay. It cost me about AUD $10. I will see how it goes, if it is no good I will have to import some dynatron and start again.



    I masked up my dash piece so I know where the climate control unit is and so it does not foul the screen when I mould it in.



    I also masked up the screen bezel. The unmasked bit is where I had to chop it off.



    I can't believe I butchered a $600 screen.



    I used some hot melt glue to temporarily hold the screen bezel in place so it doesn't move while the plasti-bond sets.



    I applied the plasti-bond with an old butter knife. Doesn't look to good at the moment, but not to worry it will be sanded down later.



    Just a quick sand with some fairly rough paper. It is much quicker to use a rough paper at the start. I filled in the low spots with some more plasti-bond. It was much easier to get it smooth the second time around.



    I used an off-cut of some PCB I had laying around, with some double-sided tape to secure the LCD in place. I also filled in the void on the rear of the dash piece with some plasti-bond so I could tap a screw in there without it coming through the face. I also cut some grooves in the PCB to clear the cables from the screen.



    I used some more double sided tape and cable ties to hold in the rest of the boards. I think I will fab up a cover for this later.



    View of the screen moulded in. Ahhh damn finger prints.



    View from the back showing the mounted boards.



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    I wrapped the piece of MDF with some car carpet I got from bunnings.
    I used contact adhesive and stapled the carpet on the back.


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    I am going to mount my GPS in the 3rd brake light housing under the back window. That's the benifit of having a boot spoiler with a brake light in it.
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