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    Yeah, Its a little frustrating. I read that decent bluetooth support is difficult to do well, that's why android G1 just added bluetooth last week. hopefully apple will fix it in a update soon.

    In the preferences for BPE you can tell it to download updates for pre-releases.

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    Nice! I had a lot of trouble getting everything setup again in the beta, but eventually got it. It was kind of buggy, was unable to reroute the audio once, worked fine after - but the phonebook and power/signal levels is nice! Now if only SMS and proper dialing could go through... Thanks for the tip on the updates.

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    I found these in a thread the other day. I'm going to try to use one of those to put a usb port on my dash. It will be nice to have a place where i can plug in a flash drive or wired mouse or keyboard.

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    I got the mini, the screen, and some wiring in today. I temporarily mounted the screen in the dash, but the bracket is a little too big and I need to figure out how to modify it to fit flush. It looks alright but the bezel isn't completely flush.

    I also ran some wires from under the seat to the monitor. It all works, but the P1900 power supply won't come in until next week. I tried using an inverter I had, but it's only 90w versus the mini's need for 110w. I'm going to borrow a more powerful inverter from a friend tomorrow, and the amp will come in, so I should get the mini up and running soon.

    I have been installing software and configuring settings on the mini and will hopefully get some pictures up soon.

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    WOW! That went a lot faster than I expected!

    I have most of the install done, and im typing this from my car. Everything seemed to go in pretty good.

    I am still waiting on my P1900 to come in, so I'm temporarily using an inverter. It powers the computer well, but it is causing a buzz in the audio. If I plug the mini into my house ac power, the buzz is gone, so I hope the P1900 will fix that.

    My screen looks and works good, but it sees the signal as 640x480, even though it is really 800x480. I might play with displayconfigx a little more and see if I can get it perfect.

    Hopefully I will get some pictures up soon. It's hard to take pictures when actually doing the install.

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    Sorry, still no pictures. Everything has been going really well. I have the P1900 installed and it is working perfect, and it fixed the buzz in the audio! I installed a powered usb hub, but I need to modify the cable so it turns off when the power is disconnected. I still haven't decided how I'm going to make the bezel flush to the screen, but it works for know. I have been having problems with roadnav and I haven't had the time to mess with it much, but hopefully this weekend I can get it working and take some pictures.

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    Pictures???

    I'm really anxious to see any pictures you might have. I'm looking to begin a project like yours on my own xB and it would really be helpful to see how yours came out and even some of your process if possible. So if you've got anything and can post it I would be most grateful. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrispin View Post
    I'm really anxious to see any pictures you might have. I'm looking to begin a project like yours on my own xB and it would really be helpful to see how yours came out and even some of your process if possible. So if you've got anything and can post it I would be most grateful. Thanks.
    Welcome to the forum!

    The xb is a great car for this. If you need any tips or anything I would love to share what I have learned. I will try to get some pictures up tomorrow so you can get an idea of how it turned out.

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    Thumbs up

    Wow! I was actually entertained by a bunch of cardboard placards! Very unique build! One of a kind!




    Just kiddin' bro...I can't wait to see the actual parts!!

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    I wanted to get a few pictures up for you guys. They were taken on my phone, so dont be surprised by the amazing quality. Hopefully I will get some better pictures up tomorrow.







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