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Thread: Heavy's ultimate radio modification

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    Re: Is Heavy for real?

    Here is a picture of the modified radio face.

    The three position switch selects: OEM data, ext VGA, force rear camera priority.

    The push switch selects the input: VGA, AV1 (front camera), AV2 (rear camera).

    The led indicates power on (red) and valid data (green).

    The "bellybutton hole" is for the IR sensor for the remote control.

    The remote is for display menus and adjustments you don't need to get at that often if ever so I didn't clutter up the face with a bunch of switches..

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    Re: Is Heavy for real?

    what is the button on the left?

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    Re: Is Heavy for real?

    Quote Originally Posted by OneFast V View Post
    what is the button on the left?
    That is the push button switch.

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    Re: Is Heavy for real?

    That looks VERY goos, heavy. Nice, stock look. Well, except for the glaring red knob...

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    Re: Is Heavy for real?

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    That looks VERY goos, heavy. Nice, stock look. Well, except for the glaring red knob...
    Yeah man, lose the red knob - interesting work you have done, very different.

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    Re: Is Heavy for real?

    This looks badass Heavy!

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    Re: Is Heavy for real?

    Quote Originally Posted by lollygagger8 View Post
    This looks badass Heavy!
    Thanks guys.

    The red knob is a joke sort of as someone complained about it being white (I scrapped all the paint off).

    The radio is installed and the rear camera works.

    I am finishing the hook up to the power supply for the Mini Mac.

    i had to build a voltage regulator to step down 5 volts for the 5.1 decoder.

    Just a sidetrack, but I enclosed it in a small tin box as it runs kinda hot.

    Decoder draws over 400 ma.

    The rear camera draws about 30 ma.

    I still have to install and wire up the front camera and splice into the reverse light switch.

    I added one more feature you are gonna get a kick out of.

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    Re: Is Heavy for real?

    Quote Originally Posted by heavymetals View Post
    Thanks guys.

    I am finishing the hook up to the power supply for the Mini Mac.

    i had to build a voltage regulator to step down 5 volts for the 5.1 decoder.

    I added one more feature you are gonna get a kick out of.
    Zener diodes??? I don't claim to be a circuit expert but just curious of the voltage regulator. So what's the added feature?

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    Re: Is Heavy for real?

    Quote Originally Posted by philistine View Post
    Zener diodes??? I don't claim to be a circuit expert but just curious of the voltage regulator. So what's the added feature?
    I used a 78 series voltage regulator and a couple of capacitors.

    No big deal, but it takes time to mount it all in a little box.

    The "newest feature" you have to see to appreciate.

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    Re: Is Heavy for real?

    DONE!

    I will make a video later this week.

    I am taking a big ass break.

    Frankenradio installed (new knob so no more flaming!), Mini Mac and front camera installed and wired.

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    Re: Is Heavy for real?

    very cool!

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    Re: Is Heavy for real?

    Congrats! Looks great, pioneering the way for the rest of us! What shifter is that I see in the pics?

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    Re: Is Heavy for real?

    Quote Originally Posted by philistine View Post
    Congrats! Looks great, pioneering the way for the rest of us! What shifter is that I see in the pics?
    A MOMO knob.

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    Re: Is Heavy for real?

    I added a bigger screen.

    I can switch between the two.

    Pretty neat huh?

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    Re: Is Heavy for real?

    Ok now you're just showing off, lol! That looks amazing! Is that a tablet or a monitor? Which model is that?

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