Today I added the power lines in the car. The Dodge Charger has the battery in the trunk along with a fuse box. I went to "The Shack" to get some ring terminals, wire, fuse, and fuse holder.
Here is a picture of the fuse box in the trunk with my additional wiring included
I purchased an extra set of power cables for the case from Mo-Co-So so I could power the system in the house and in the car. I put all the necessary cables together and tried out the power in the car. The case also includes a set of cable and connectors to power the screen.
I connected a serial port to the motherboard header so I wouldn't have to have a USB to serial adapter. Using Mitch's cable, I connected my HDRadio unit to the system leaving all audio and the head unit in place. The radio clicked like it should. I configured RR and the DigitalFX 4.0 skin to use the radio... Tuned a couple of stations in HD on both AM and FM.
Oh and here are some pictures of the steering wheel and OEM head unit/cluster.
I've got a couple of questions..... The Shack's fuse holder selection was bad. The fuse holder that I went with was a mini blade type that can handle 30 amps. It only has 12 gauge wire. I thought most people used bigger wire than that... I went ahead and used 12 gauge wire because it seemed like even the M2-ATX power supply came with even smaller wire... What's up with that?
Separately, where does everybody get various LONG cables? audio, video, usb?