The next step was the touchscreen, this was probably the most expensive part of the build and I wanted to make sure I got a picture I was happy with before the investment. A guy on eBay sells a great quality touchscreen to suit this screen size and comes with the driver disc.....installation was pretty straight forward
Up and running!
Also added an ELM327 bluetooth OBDII module.......
To keep the factory appearance I wanted to be able to power up the PC using a factory button, my car has fog light button but then had a blank beneath it. I bought another momentary fog light switch and swapped over the fascia to the blank one.
I pulled the laptop keyboard off and located the power switch, luckily the pins off it were exposed so I was able to solder 2 wires to it. Then I filed a small hole for the new power switch cable to neatly exit the side of the laptop and put it back together.
Temporary plugs fitted to get it going!
I have ordered a BU-353 S4 SiRF USB GPS Receiver and still need to sort out a microphone for the phone side of things. Suggestions for a good noise cancelling microphone?
Still to do......
Fill up HDD with media!