New antenna installed.
After much consideration I ran the ground wire to the body and did not run it back to the battery. The was a grounding point right next to the mounting location of the fuse block.
Now I am just waiting for cables and a few misc parts before continuing.
1 antenna does wifi, gps, and gsm? wow nice...
All the cables arrived today along with new guides and screws for my sunroof cover.
Picked up my repaired GLI Recaro seat.
I am ready to run the wire and reassembling the interior.
Spent all day today digging up the yard and installing more drain pipe. It's going to be a wet year in Florida.
Back to the Jetta tomorrow.
I didn't see it mentioned, but will you be running some USB cables from the Mac back up front?
I have one that comes up to a 7 port hub under the dash, where I have the wireless keyboard, OBDII, Andrea USB mic., GPS, touch screen, and two more ports run for charging devices. One to the glove box, and one to the center console area. (Bluetooth is in the trunk, so I can remove/replug it as needed for testing, since it's such a pain to get working.)
I also ran an 5v power cable from the P2140 to the hub, so it had full power available.
On top of the above, I have also run a shielded audio cable to the factory radio, HDMI to the touch-screen, and a cat5e that carries push button and LED signals from the computer.
I've opened up the center pathway though my car 8-10 times already, so wanted to make sure you'd thought of all the above items already.
Nice job on the interior btw-
Awesome build! Very thorough!
I had the same recaro seats in my TDI and they ripped in the same place as yours, but not as bad. I just sewed the seam carefully by hand with black thread and you could barely tell.
Looking forward for more updates.
I am running a USB cable to the front for a USB hub.
I just received a 5 meter cable from Xenarc which will run from the dash to the trunk.
I will run power to the monitor from the P2140.
I will run an HDMI cable for future upgrades. Won't need it for the current LCD but want it there for the future.
4 USB in the trunk for GPS, LCD touch, P2140, USB hub.
4 USB up front for AT&T, Volume knob, OBDII, superdrive.
I might as well run some cat5e since I have plenty around the house.
I will probably be a couple USB connection short but will deal with that later.
Finally back to my car.
Installed a DVR and 8 cameras around the exterior of the house yesterday.
Installed mass loaded vinyl (MLV) on the backside of the sunroof cover and on the ceiling.
Installed the headliner and it looks good.
Ran the power and ground cables to the LCD location and ran the antenna cables to the trunk.
Installed the sunroof and sunroof cover.
Ran the following cables from the trunk to the radio cage:
Xenarc 5M monitor cable
- 2x composite audio/video
Carpet is installed!
Nice writeup, lots of progress in little time. Are you purchasing a new mac mini or the older ones? The new mac mini's only output digitally (HDMI, and mini display port), there is no conversion to vga without an adapter that actually converts digital to analog.
Unless your monitor has HDMI/DVI, I didn't see which specific one it was. I am looking forward to the mac mini work, post lots of pics!