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1st July 2014, 10:16 AM |#451  
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Op or anyone with a nexus 7 in dash is extending the GPS and WiFi antennas absolutely necessary? Is there any guides showing how to do it?
 
 
1st July 2014, 11:30 AM |#452  
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Op or anyone with a nexus 7 in dash is extending the GPS and WiFi antennas absolutely necessary? Is there any guides showing how to do it?

I didn't have to extend mine. I had GPS problems at first but it ended up being a connection problem from the spring clips in the main board to the pads in the back cover for the antenna. Others may have a different experience though.
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1st July 2014, 11:37 AM |#453  
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I didn't have to extend mine. I had GPS problems at first but it ended up being a connection problem from the spring clips in the main board to the pads in the back cover for the antenna. Others may have a different experience though.

Thanks for the info would be a bonus if I didn't have to open the tab and modify the tab. Also for anyone whos interested I found an active project a front end for android car pc find it here http://www.mp3car.com/android/155941...-frontend.html
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15th July 2014, 06:52 AM |#454  
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Backup Camera
Which is better/easier:

A) Wireless 2.4 Ghz camera with Easycap
B) WiFi camera?

Both options are around $40
21st July 2014, 02:19 PM |#455  
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Is there a chance Android Auto will run on the n7 2012?
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@kuchar,
I don't know how much of a difference it makes between your vehicle and my 07 Silverado, but I was able to get my steering wheel controls to work with joycon exr perfectly. With the engine running or not, they always work.

The dvb-t adapter. I couldn't justify spending more money on adapters than the receiver. I pryed the case open, stripped back a piece of rg6 and soldered it in. I had to knotch the plastic and hot glue it to get it back together. Then I put a female moto connector on the other end of the rg6. I have mixed results. In my Chevy I have a metra adapter between the stock antenna and the cable I made. Why gm did this I don't know. I think I'm going to try soldering the metra adapter directly to the dvb-t.
I say I have mixed results because I before I installed the n7 in my pickup I was testing it in my Honda. I took a 6” piece of 26awg wire and wrapped it around the tip of the honda's moto antenna plug and poked the other end onto the mcx connector on the dvbt; it works really well. Not as good as stock, but close.
3rd August 2014, 10:45 PM |#457  
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Dvb- t antenna works better now.
So I had a GM adapter for my pickup that looked like this.

I cut the moto end off and found that the copper fit nicely into the mcx female connector. So I soldered the braided part to ground and used some hot glue to hold it together. So if you have a newer gm this may work for you. Before today the antenna worked, but it was horrible.

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4th August 2014, 08:26 AM |#458  
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Excellent tut, and videos.
Great job!!
I'll have to subscribe because this is similar to what i am doing in my mustang.

I'm not trying to high-jack your thread, but help for your subscribers.
A tip for others installing an AMP, some Amps come with a remote you can purchase extra. Here is the AMP i have which has 6 channels.
This one is no longer made, but there are others like it, or you can one on line.
http://www.jlaudio.com/xd600-6-car-a...plifiers-98262

Here is the remote.
http://www.amazon.com/JL-Audio-HD-RL.../dp/B0025ZT1IK

The volume control in action.
http://youtu.be/P89paX9fcYw
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4th August 2014, 11:33 PM |#459  
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Excellent tut, and videos.
Great job!!
I'll have to subscribe because this is similar to what i am doing in my mustang.

I'm not trying to high-jack your thread, but help for your subscribers.
A tip for others installing an AMP, some Amps come with a remote you can purchase extra. Here is the AMP i have which has 6 channels.
This one is no longer made, but there are others like it, or you can one on line.
http://www.jlaudio.com/xd600-6-car-a...plifiers-98262

Here is the remote.
http://www.amazon.com/JL-Audio-HD-RL.../dp/B0025ZT1IK

The volume control in action.
http://youtu.be/P89paX9fcYw

How did you wire up your on off switch nice job by the way
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8th August 2014, 12:55 AM |#460  
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How did you wire up your on off switch nice job by the way

It's not so much as a on/off which, but a way to turn off the charging.
Tablets and phones alike, wake when power is put to them or removed.
So i bought a secondary cigarette lighter and wired it up with the original cigarette lighter. Then put a toggle switch between the hot wire and the hot wire on the new cigarette lighter.
So when the button is pressed it will turn on or off the power to the secondary cigarette lighter.

This is the cig lighter i got , but any would work. (if needed, i can take out my tablet and show the wiring in a video)
http://www.walmart.com/ip/16351019?w...643150&veh=sem

Here is the toggle switch i used. I'll post the wiring of the switch below.
12V Aluminum Metal Car Boat Power LED Start Latching Push On Button Switch 16mm
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25th August 2014, 12:23 AM |#461  
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For install reference, this is another great clean install!!
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=50526799

We should have a vehicle install *stickier* There are a lot of talented people to learn from on this subject
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