Yes, it was a massive move, especially from manual to auto - I guess it has semi-sequential paddles, but it is not the same!
I was getting desperate to buy a car and get rid of my old one, especially when it had a few issues already and was offered 5k for it by the dealer lol.
I bought the screen, soon I should have the PC components and start install!
and yes the dollar is doing pretty well, hence i pushed to get the screen. Especially when it was expensive.
and you never know, we might meet one day :)
We might have to compare notes some time. I am starting my project on my Pontiac GTO which is basically a Monaro and very similar inside.
sounds good to me.
I will be updating the thread as I go with full instructions and pictures.
This site's community helped a lot and it is the least I can do in return.
ok update :
I finally got this project on the move.
just purchased the carpc, already have the monitor and other hardware.
I updated the first thread with the new hardware including the new wiring diagram (which is not complete)
Subscribe to this, especially as you are in Vic :)
I am from Vic as well,
Had a full setup in a VX S Pack but just finnished striping it out for a new install in the VE SSV just purchased.
I am sure I can help if you need any!
I will be hopefully finishing the diagram by the weekend and I am open for suggestions and revision.
Basically after the drawing, it's just a matter of making sure I have the hardware and then build build build!
I did some research and I have found that the Joycon module is compatible with the steering wheel buttons :thumb:
some info that might help from another forum:
To ensure you have the right brown wire, with the car off, put one end of a multi meter into the brown wire and the other to ground, and push each button, you should measure:
NOTE FOR VY/VZ: Ensure you have the black/yellow wire earthed or the resistances will be incorrect.
•Mode = 21.78K Ohms
•Next UP = 11.78K Ohms
•Next Down = 7.03K Ohms
•Mute = 3.7K Ohms
•Vol UP = 1.4K Ohms
•Vol Down = 1.9 Ohms
•NOTHING PUSHED = Infinite Ohms
•Mode = 1.47K Ohms
•Next UP = 790 Ohms
•Next Down = 460 Ohms
•Mute = 280 Ohms
•Vol UP = 160 Ohms
•Vol Down = 80 Ohms
•NOTHING PUSHED = 3.66 KOhms
this is the controller which I just purchased : http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CarPC-Joy...item4ab009b682
btw the carpc has left the US and should be with me very soon!
I received the GPS receiver.
Carpc has arrived!
also pic of the GPS receiver and monitor
Hardware gather status: [|||||||| ] 80%
Wiring diagram status: [||||| ] 50%
Testing phase status: [ ] 0%
Installation status: [ ] 0% (starting during the xmas holidays 2011)
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