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    To answer my own question, no, it does not work

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    Darn it! What other solutions are there?
    I just want a normal amp+fm frontend fully controllable from the nexus tablet.
    Do we have to get into the guts of a sony unit to trick it with some kind of auto switch delay circuit to make it connect?
    That's not clean at all..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlbogdan View Post
    Darn it! What other solutions are there?
    I just want a normal amp+fm frontend fully controllable from the nexus tablet.
    Do we have to get into the guts of a sony unit to trick it with some kind of auto switch delay circuit to make it connect?
    That's not clean at all..
    I "mounted" mine in the glovebox. Far from elegant, but it works. 99% of the time I'm just playing audio from the tablet. BT'd to the head unit. If I ever want to listen to fm, reach over, open glove box, hold button, close box, done. I do wish there was a better solution though.

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    Oh wait.. So you don't need to push the button to listen BT audio streamed? You only need to push it for the App Remote to work?
    Anyway I was thinking about a circuit that at power on to simulate pushing the button for a second.
    I need to know if it's possible to start the HU in the same time with pressing the button and then releasing or if it's important that you first start the car then after a little pause you push the button for a second.
    faheygf87, maybe you can test this..

    This is the draft circuit if it's not important to have a pause after starting the car. If it needs a pause then I'd have to build a pulse sequencer with two chips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by faheygf87 View Post
    I "mounted" mine in the glovebox. Far from elegant, but it works. 99% of the time I'm just playing audio from the tablet. BT'd to the head unit. If I ever want to listen to fm, reach over, open glove box, hold button, close box, done. I do wish there was a better solution though.
    Or do internet tethering from your smartphone and download some online streaming radio apps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alawadhi3000 View Post
    Or do internet tethering from your smartphone and download some online streaming radio apps.
    I've thought about that, but there are a few issues (for me anyways). 1) I have an Iphone 4S, so i've only got 3G(if i'm lucky). 2) I live in a relatively rural area where there isn't always that great of cell service. 3) My girlfriend and I generally use almost all of our cell data every month.

    I probably will do some streaming once my contract is up and I can join the 4G crowd, but until then, i'm kind of SOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alawadhi3000 View Post
    Or do internet tethering from your smartphone and download some online streaming radio apps.
    The idea is to have true FM radio on a tablet, and not rely on a data connection for something that is so simple and free.

    And yea, I second that holding the button does not work. I tried it on the way into work today. Unfortunately the unit has to boot up first, then the button has to be held down. In my setup it is not really a problem, but I completely agree that SONY dropped the ball on this. I just don't get why companies produce things that are so close to perfection, but also so fundamentally flawed.

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    Lankin,
    For how long does it take for the sony unit to boot before you can push the button. Also, for how long do you have to push the button after it boots.
    I'm building a circuit that will automatically do that. I already posted a circuit (that is still awaiting moderation) that unfortunately needs modifying because of the new information with booting time.

    (if my comments would not be moderated anymore, that would be great, thank you!).

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    .. (can't edit what i can't see because my other post is waiting for moderation)

    Also, it will be very nice to know if the button can be accessed through the remote jack (anyone can test this), this way my circuit will be just plug and play on the back of the unit instead of having to tear down the unit to get to the button's electrical points.
    I'm still waiting for my unit so I can't test anything atm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlbogdan View Post
    (if my comments would not be moderated anymore, that would be great, thank you!).
    You need 15 or more posts for that to happen.

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