2003 Nissan Xtrail - Direct DoubleDIN replacement using VIA Pico ITX
Currently the Nissan Xtrail is fitted with a doubleDIN 6-stacker CD/radio/cassette in the centre dash. It does not have MP3 capability nor an aux input for USB devices.
The functionality I wanted to add was
1. Play DVD's
2. Aux input for USB device with MP3 files
4. OBD2 vehicle diagnostics and display
5. Reversing camera
The dream ...
A full carputer being able to
1. Perform all of the above features plus
2. FM / DAB+ radio
3. DVB-T tuner
4. Reversing sensor display integrated from existing 8-sensor unit
5. Display of DVD playing on headrest screens for rearseat passengers
6. Complete fit of all components, including audio amps and powersupply into doubleDIN slot
7. Tire Pressure Remote Monitoring
I have sourced over the previous few months, after many months of research...
1. VIA 1GHz Pico ITX with 1Gb memory
2. Chinese clone M2-ATX intelligent startup/shutdown controller
3. IDE-CF adaptor
4. 8Gb CF card for operating system
5. SATA-CF adaptor
6. 32Gb CF card for MP3 storage
7. Seform 7" LCD touchscreen 800x480 (Lillyput/Xenarc similar)
8. DoubleDIN adaptor mounting plate for Lillyput EBY701
9. 2 x mini 70W/channel stereo amps (one for left/right front + one for left/right rear)
10. USB ELMscan5 OBD2 module
11. Globalsat BU-353 USB GPS Receiver SIRF III
12. Slot-load DVD drive
13. Craig Brass Ultimate DAB+ radio module
I will be loading some pics of the items and space it will be mounted into soon.
Current progress is...
- Fabricated mounting plate for 2 x mini stereo amps
- Fabricated mounting plate for MB, CF adaptors and powersupply
- Loaded operating system onto Pico ITX and setup touchscreen drivers
- Modified bybyte doubleDIN screen mount
- Fabricated fixing brackets for MB/CF/PS and Amps mounting plates
- Fabricated cabling to connect MB/PS and Amps to OEM wiring harness
- Fabricating audio cable for 4.1 connections from MB header
- Modified dash for fitting of slot-load DVD drive
- Loading Navigation software, configuring RR and testing audio, video, dvd, radio functions on bench