Nice, keep up the good work! I hope you get better weather soon.
Do you already have experience with dashcommand? Becaus i'm looking a list of sensors/codes it can read from 350z.
Hey Lorr not yet, I used it before with a Mazda Protege and really enjoyed it. Have not played with it for a while. Ill let you know how things go once I get to that point. It should support the normal ODBII codes. I do realize there can be issues with the 350z and some readers. Seems the major complaints are around non-North American Versions ie Auzzie 350s. I will know more once I play around with it.
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The car is almost done now. I had to abandon 2 cool features for now in order to finish on time.
1. the Nav buttons, there were just to many wires this go around to install it properly. Even with Cat 5 22 gauge wire, I could not get it to fit. There is very little room to maneuver wires behind the dash after trying for several hours I nixed it for now until I can find a better way. I really think ribbon cable would be the answer, but its too late now. Will have to try it next year.
2. I had a really cool information location with LEDs for power etc and more importantly the remote sensor for the Xenarc. I have it set to Auto on, so I dont need it, but if I ever get into a situation where the screen does not come on, I will have to re-connect it, for now I am leaving it as I was short on time.
For anyone doing this in the future, be prepared for the challenge of paths needed to feed wiring. The Xenarc is another fat wire with HDMI, VGA, 2 RCAs and audio. I managed to feed from the bottom of console up to a hole in the side of the console which ends up just below the Xenarc connector on the LCD. For power I did almost the same thing but with a square hole behind the LCD area. It took forever to figure how to get these wires connected and have the console put together without any gaps. I finally did it, seams are prefect to I had to give up the 2 features for now.
The backup cam on demand and carputer cut off switch works perfectly. I have installed most of the cabin panels, but will be leaving the trunk as my sub is due to arrive next week. Adding the seats and the final panels tomorrow.
I have one final issue to solve tomorrow. Using 0/1 gauge wire, the quarter panel which is beside the cubby with the carputer will not close. I only spent 2-3 mins looking at it, but I know its gonna difficult to do as most of the wire is now bolted down inside the cubby whole where the car battery is located.
Yay its all working but there were some delays...
First, I had to call Opus to troubleshoot why the power supply was not coming on. It worked all during testing in the car, then when I reassembled, the PC would not power up. Using a meter I was showing 14.1 volts after the week of the install, I never charged the battery during that week. Opus informed me the threshold was 14.5 with the pin I had on J1. I removed the pin, voila power!
So I had power, next issue was no sound.
I am using a couple of devices to maintain the bluetooth/XM Radio/FM Radio/steering controls. Both device are from PAC Audio check out NIS1 and AOEM under 2007 350z. If you have a 2008 no problem I can verifty they work even though the AOEM is NOT on the list.
The AOEM is a line driver which gives you RCA outs for your Amp and the NIS1 allows 2 aux ports, one is for my iphone, which also charges it, plays music, GPS audio etc. The other Aux hooks up into my Xonar Sound card .This is a GREAT device.
So how it works is this, for XM/FM/AM/Phone its native factory Bose Radio to Amp. For Iphone, its Aux 1 and for Carputer its Aux 2 to amp. This can also be controlled by the steering wheel controls or Radio.... very cool.
After driving around for 2-3 weeks with no sound from the carputer I gave PAC a call, the wirirng all clips togeither so you really cant mess it up. I called tech support 2-3 times finally I mentioned that I had one of the devices last year.
Bottom line is you need to drain a capacitor to reset the device (NIS1). You should do this on the origninal install as well.
It now works perfectly.
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I can also confirm that Dashcommand works beautifully with Scantools ODBLink on a 2008 350z. I am using the GTR skin. The stock location for the OBD connector is nice and out of the way. I left it connected while racing and it did not get in the way at all. Will take screenshots when I have a chance. ODB2007 also works great in this enviroment.
Touch Pad, LEDs and custom Sub enclosure
Inside the armrest is the Iphone cable, gain adjust for sub, keyboard, reset switch (the red dot)
looks really good! great work!
Thanks soundman and thank you for all your help!
Amazing work! I'm planning for the same project. Unfortunately i have a none-bose stock radio and it is not able for AUX even with the "PAC" hardware.
How did the "Joycon" go was it easy to connect with the standard navigation controls?
Enjoy your system! ;)