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Thread: 1986 Fiero GT 6cyl [Work Log]

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    So maybe when you finish the FL meets can come out of retirement? Im getting close to finishing my install too!
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    Well, it's been a while, so I figured I had better post an update.

    I purchased a RcJoyCon to use some of the one wire remotes by Sony and others to control the PC. I intend to use the buttons as labled, except for the "Source" button in the center. That one will be used to trigger the system to listen for voice commands using Jebus's RRVoice Control plugin.



    When I got the remote/input pad, it was illuminated in orange:



    I thought a simple change of colors on the back of the plastic was in order. After taking it appart, I find these VERY tiny SMD LED's surface mounted on the board.



    The entire interior of my car is going to be based on blue backlighting. A friend of mine in Texas, from the Fiero forum, was able to help. He had the know how, tools and SMALL SMD LED's in blue. I shipped it off to him, and in a matter of a couple of days it was done! MUCH better!



    I plan to put this in the center console, right in front of the arm rest, giving easy access while driving.


    On the subject of the interior lighting being blue, I had to change the color of the dash as well. The needles on the gauges lit up in a deep orange from the factory. I took them all off, removed the orange paint, and re-did them in a transparent blue.

    Here are the needles removed, and all orange paint removed except for one of them:



    Now spraying them with the transparent blue. (I rolled over the electrical tape to hold them in place while painting them.... I found out the hard way they are so light, that they moved while spraying them )



    And here they are, all lit up from behind. The gauges are the reverse glow gauges, and the numbers and Fiero logo light up in a bluish white.

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    Jealous... all I have to say.

    I know what I'm doing this summer, though I've got a new dash and door panels to try and install.
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    Nice ride John, I always liked the Fiero GTs and also being a fellow Pontiac owner myself. I managed to install my Sony controller onto my center armrest and also installed the JoyconEx inside the armrest too for my 1989 Firebird Formula 350. Works perfect! So what do 'ya think bud?
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    Wow, that looks great! That is basically what I intend on doing. Mounting the JoyCon somewhere in the console, and just have the USB coming out and going to the computer.

    I love the fact that the Fiero's center console goes from the firewall (behind the seats) all the way to the dash. There is a LOT of room in there to run cables for stuff from the PC behind the seat to the dash. That and the fact that the CarPC will be mounted behind the passenger seat, only inches from the battery under the hood
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    Wow this project is amazing. I cannot wait to see more of it.

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    Hey guys, which remote is that round keypad from? I'm likin' that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanuckMark View Post
    Hey guys, which remote is that round keypad from? I'm likin' that...
    It's the Sony RMX11M, you can find them HERE

    Ok, some progress a couple weekends ago. The guy that made the new front bumper and scoops for my car, came over to help install them. This just about finishes up what needs to be done to get the car into the paint shop in the next month or so. Finances will control that as it will be a couple of grand to get the paint job done right.

    Here is the side scoop being prepped by installing the mesh on the inside of it:
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    Here is the side scoop with the mesh installed, and mounted on the car:
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    Here is the bumper as it is on the car now. I have to install the turning lights, fog lamps, and a grill. (The turn signal lights are just sitting in there for the photo)
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    Here is a PhotoShop of pretty much what it will look like when I get everything installed:
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    Very nice, John !

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    John your ride looks like it's coming together pretty well for 'ya. -----------> If you don't mind I was wondering what you are setting your "Resistor Range, Button Position, S Hold Time, Critical Time and L Hold Time" in the "JoyconEx" preset edit screen? And if you can post it up here, so I can compare your settings to mine and see if I'm setting this right or not. This is for the middle source button on the "Sony RM-X11M" marine controller that you said that you are using also for RRVoice commands. Thanks a bunch.
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