Nexus 7 (Android) in a 2001 Audi S4
So about a year ago this stereo died.
so having no money to replace the original 2000 stereo I rigged up an old audio control 2 way x-over to the rca's that go to the amp (they used to go to the radio) and then just plugged in a 1/8th" to dual rca stereo cable and have just been playing music, podcasts, Pandora, ect from my iphone.
So I've been looking into replacing the old broken touch screen with what ever other top of the line nav touch-screen the auto industry has to offer ($1300.00-$2000.00) and got to thinking. Hell I'm not even using HD radio, cd or dvd player and the nav sucks! I'm spoiled on internet streaming audio and I miss my android google maps so lets check out these android 7" pads.
Long story longer, I researched all the current 7" tablets and decided to pre-order the upcoming Google Nexus 7.
It has the fastest quad cord processor and highest resolution of any 7" pad on the market and it's only $200.00 (8 gig) ans $250.00 (16 gig) It should be in my mail box tomorrow.
Also while researching I found this website, hence this post.
So far what I've done:
Got the exact dimension of the tablet, made a cardboard template and test fitted it in the old opening for the radio.
Can it be this easy?!?!? I was fully expecting it to involve a lot of ABS, Super glue and bondo , But I might get away with just trimming down the old bezel with the dremel and just snapping it in.
Here is a picture of the bezel turned around and snapped in over the top of the carboard Nexus 7.
I have also ordered a few toys after reading some of the other builds on this site.
I'm getting this odbII bluetoooth to monitor the various engine parameters.
This blue tooth receiver, so I don't have to plug in the tablet to the stereo just get it in the car and it will sync up.
And also, because right now I'm adjusting the volume of the system with the volume up/down buttons on the iPhone, I got this in-line RCA volume control so I can just pot the volume down with an actual knob and not have to fumble through the touch screen menus to turn the system down.
I'll update as I make progress. I would eventually like to make the bezel hinge out for easy swapping out of the touch screen. And after that figure out a way to keep the unit charges when mounted in the car.
And also I would like a way to use my phone hands free like I did with the old pioneer. Something clean and simple. The best case scenario would to some how use the iphone through the nexus somehow.