Cleaning out the trunk and installing a wood bracket support so I can mount hinges above the spare tire.
Location of the 150A power line filter
Installing the base board
Picture of the baseboard installed
I still want to organize the wiring and routing so it is all cleaned up even under the base board. I will need to get some adel clamps for this, but that is for another time
I ve a Civic but with only one battery :-(
nice to see a budding project... and that's one huge trunk!!
Thanks to you I've changed my power setup to something a little more stable.
I figured out how to get the adapterID to work along with the carnetix... similar to you, but different.
I don't mean to hijack or anything, but in case someone searches and gets here. I'm also going to update my worklog too.
I was using 2 adapters for my testing, one for the power and the other for the ID. This weekend I'll put the setup in the car. I had to run the power back to the adapter or else I wouldn't get any ID signal.
Now back to your build!
I got an error when I entered the actual OS (Vista 32 Ultimate).
The pop up error was produced by the QuickSet application written by dell, so when I upgrade to Windows 7 Pro, I will not be reinstalling that application.
I finally got all of the wiring into the car and had a chance to do an in car test.
I am also upgrading the computer with a full install of Windows 7 Pro.
After upgrading to windows 7 Pro 64 bit I now have an issue with the CNX-P2140 PSU. The Power supply turns on with ignition but the 2 second ACPI pulse is too soon after the initial power up. The laptop power light turns on and the HD spins but then the HD turns off and the power lap goes out. So I wanted to attach the PSU to the USB port and upgrade the firmware. When I installed the PSUmoni2140 v1.8.3 software, the software seemed to load ok, but if i check the drivers in the Device manager it says the driver has not been loaded.
So off I go to search for a 64 bit driver for the CNX-P2140...
I came up with this:
In the directory "C:\Program Files (x86)\P2140 Monitor\Microchip USB Device Driver" there is the appropriate files to load for the device driver under 64 bit systems.
When I try to launch the original PSUmoni2140 application I get "The program has stopped
So I can not upgrade the firmware on the CNX-P2140 or adjust the sliders in the software to change the timing sequences for the start up.
The only other conclusion I can come up with is downgrading my software to 32 bit and try everything all over again.
What I did to accomplish the firmware upgrade for the CNX-P2140 PSU:
Acquired a computer with Windows XP Professional 32 bit installed
Removed the CNX-P2140 from the car
Installed PSUmoni2140 v1.8.03
Plugged in the CNX-P2140 via USB to the windows XP 32 bit computer
Ran the PSUmoni2140 to verify connection.
Unplugged the CNX-P2140
Set the programming jumper on the PSU
Plugged the CNX-P2140 to the computer.
The firmware upgrade window popped up
selected the v1.8.03 firmware file
Push the upgrade button
when the pop up window appears remove the jumper and click OK
push the restart button on the PSUmoni2140 application
Unplug the USB plug from the CNX-P2140
Plug the USB into the CNX-P2140
change the sliders to what you want, and make sure you save!!!
Now that the PSU is all set up I can move on to the HD radio module,BU-353 GPS Receiver, and the X-Fi module.
Also need to implement multiple logins for windows 7 so I can remote in to the car from the house while the car has been remote started.
I will not be running PSUmoni2140 at all as I do not have the need to monitor the voltages in the PSU. I uninstalled the PSUmoni2140 application completely from my computer. Since this application depends on 32 bit OS for functionality and XP as well I felt there is no need to ever deal with it again once I get the correct settings in the PSU.
Time to do a remote start up test with the new PSU timing settings.
Success! System starts up, and shuts down correctly and plays audio through the amp :P
Now it's time to tackle the other peripherals!
BoomzBox HD radio install complete!
Sound Blaster X-Fi 5.1 surround complete!
Garmin Mobil PC w/ BU-353 GPS receiver complete!
Remote Admin account, and concurrent sessions enabled.
With all these peripherals attached I think it is time to find a permanent place to mount them all!
More pictures to come!
Just received my 7" Sunlight readable 629GL-70NP/C/T touchscreen monitor, and now its time to assemble it into a black double DIN ABS frame.
Removed and re-sodered the infrared so I can use the remote if I choose later.
Then I assembled the LCD-TFT screen into the frame
I had to butcher the connector to get it to fit, but hey no one looks inside the dash
Picture is the fully assembled screen
Here is a picture of the front, notice the reddish coloring on the LCD face
Finally a test of the screen and USB touch function
Now that the monitor is all assembled and functioning, I need to get some VGA / USB extension cables, as the stock cable is NOT long enough to reach all the way from my dash to the trunk.
Gecko, I got my cables from www.monoprice.com. We order from them at work too, I've never had a problem with cables I've purchased from them (aside from losing them and having to rebuy the cable, D'OH!)