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    Great that you worked out the issue!

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    So after fixing the issues preventing a flush installation, and mounting everything fine, I measured for a Bezel, and a couple 4 laser cut test fit templates later I had one that fit right:


    Next I laser cut some smoke acrylic parts for the Bezel and glued the standoffs in place:


    The Bezel is ready for mounting:


    I cleaned the Bezel and fit it in place. It looks ok, giving a finished appearance:


    And last was fitting the "Factory Ugly Dummy Plate". Now it looks like something I would not bother to steal.



    Now I have to figure out how to do more with the Joycon Steering Wheel Controler than just volume up and down.

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    Whow, I must say your install looks a whole lot better than the stock one...
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    Been working on the software side this past week, and thanks to Clockwork, I now have steering wheel controls operating the music. Lots of other front end features are working with the touchscreen too.




    Next step is to see what can be done with an OBDII reader.

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    I have been detecting some kind of noise that comes and goes. It's kind of scratchy like dust on a phonograph record but lower volume, never the same amplitude, never repeatable, not a hum. I have no idea what it is, or what triggers it to start. Also I have detected another sound, which only happens randomly when I move the trackall on my wireless keyboard. So I suspect I am getting noise through the USB from devices connected to the USB bus.

    I ordered an ADUM4160 based USB isolator board that's supposed to isolate noise:




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    A noise in the speakers when you move your mouse is actually a pretty common issue, especially in laptops. Google "noise when moving mouse" and you'll see plenty of threads about it. Different people had success with different approaches, but it seems that messing with the ground usually works. Because of that, I'd experiment with ground loop isolators if your USB filter doesn't make much of a difference. Another approach I have seen on these boards is to connect the ground from the sound output to the main ground you are using in your setup. Be careful and triple-check everything and make sure you won't burn your whole setup by following that last piece of advice!
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    Thanks for the tip, I did your search, and found that mouse noise is common. I'll play with different ground options this weekend. It looks like it will be Jan 10 before the noise filter arrives from Hong Kong, so I hope I can find a solution before then.

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    I may have found the problem... After reading several "noise when moving mouse" threads, one of them advised to make sure all inputs not used were disabled. I had the "High Definition Digital Mic" enabled, under recording devices. I disabled that, and the "Stereo Speakers" under Playback Devices. I listened for an hour, and did not hear the noise.

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    Oh well that is great news then right.

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    Good news, no audio noise has returned. The audio is the cleanest I have ever had in a car. It's not loud, even though there is over 800 RMS watts, but I did set all the amp gains down for to reduce the hiss my old Android deck made. Satisfied with Audio, today's addition is the Rear View Backup Camera.


    Here I took a black plastic plug where the factory camera kit goes, and mounted my own $20 ebay camera. There's $750 saved! I bolted it and glued with black RTV so no bolts would rust:


    When the RTV had set, I fished the wire through using blue weed wacker line taped to the wires. The weed wacker line fished easy, and was stiff enough to aim it through:


    The camera fits fine, just clearing the license plate frame:


    Next I placed bottles at 12" intervals from the bumper, and temporarily connected the power and video wires, to test out operation before finializing mounting and connections:


    I started the engine, put the car in reverse, and even though the carputer was not booted, the screen switched immediatly, and I had a good view of what's behind me. I cannot see the bottle that is 12" away, but I can see the one 24" away. The bottom of the screen is 2 feet from the bumper, and the lowest blue line is 36" from the bumper. No adjustments needed, as I can live with this just fine:


    I used suitcase crimps, then dressed up the wiring somewhat water tight. I also applied black RTV to the rubber passthrough, to seal the video cable entrance. There is also a plastic cover over this area to keep water off the electrical connections:


    The camera is small enough that you can barely see it above the license plate, making this a stealth install:

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