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by Stephen Davies
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Aftermarket
Topic: After market alarm
Replies: 39
Views: 1484

Re: After market alarm

Not had one nicked, just curios, trying to think of a way to stop it, if they sawed it off security bolts wouldn’t stop em


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by Stephen Davies
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Aftermarket
Topic: After market alarm
Replies: 39
Views: 1484

Re: After market alarm

When your car got nicked did they unbolt out or cut it off ?
by Stephen Davies
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: RX8 Hints and Tips
Topic: Be Careful out there
Replies: 87
Views: 10869

Re: Be Careful out there

When I got caught doing 80 I was offered a speed course, I was glad not to get the points or fine, although £86 for the course...when I got there I realised they had two sessions a day with 26 people on it, quite a little moneymaker for two ex coppers...[edited] masons
by Stephen Davies
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Enabling Cruise Control on the S1 - As-Built Data Mod
Replies: 141
Views: 14094

Re: Enabling Cruise Control on the S1 - As-Built Data Mod

Does this also need a clutch switch, what’s to stop the engine revving wildly if the clutch is pressed
by Stephen Davies
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: subframe rust how to treat
Replies: 64
Views: 5742

Re: subframe rust how to treat

Don’t get POR 15 on yer hands, takes ages to get off, I’d use por 15 then topcoat black
by Stephen Davies
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Replacement Tablet for Sat Nav conversion
Replies: 45
Views: 2451

Re: Replacement Tablet for Sat Nav conversion

The one thing that niggles me is there is no micro usb so augmenting the ram is not easy, but I’m working on using a usb stick reformatted to provide system memory, should be possible, the android 10.1 heads are much faster so I’m gunning more apps concurrently, but I want more power
by Stephen Davies
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Replacement Tablet for Sat Nav conversion
Replies: 45
Views: 2451

Re: Replacement Tablet for Sat Nav conversion

I use the head through the mazda head unit, I too use a grom and I like the sock head unit, don’t get any steering control for my new head unit, but that’s ok by me, I use the android head units steering control to dim the screen when it’s lowered and a remote reboot switch may also be possible on t...
by Stephen Davies
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Replacement Tablet for Sat Nav conversion
Replies: 45
Views: 2451

Re: Replacement Tablet for Sat Nav conversion

Need to do some pretty extensive destruction to it to fit it in, I’m getting much better at it now and know where to cut it up, the latest ones have the gps connector at the bottom of the back so it will fit easier into the sat nav head, remove the metal case and cut it up to fit in, the trick is ge...
by Stephen Davies
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Replacement Tablet for Sat Nav conversion
Replies: 45
Views: 2451

Re: Replacement Tablet for Sat Nav conversion

It’s not a tablet it’s an android head unit, had to butcher it to fit it in, but it’s possible, they are going for about £50 on eBay...ace piece of kit for the money https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-DIN-7-GPS-Navi-Car-Stereo-Android10-1-MP5-WiFi-FM-Radio-USB-Head-Unit-Camera/383709550671?hash=item5956df...
by Stephen Davies
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Replacement Tablet for Sat Nav conversion
Replies: 45
Views: 2451

Re: Replacement Tablet for Sat Nav conversion

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by Stephen Davies
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Replacement Tablet for Sat Nav conversion
Replies: 45
Views: 2451

Re: Replacement Tablet for Sat Nav conversion

Update, it’s all in the car and working fine, I’m working on a much more refined version using android 10, also want to improve the wiring, make the arduino black out the screen on tilt down and add better external controls. Oh and a reset switch and it works great but I have a slight problem with t...
by Stephen Davies
Sun May 03, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Sat Nav hood with Android head
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Sat Nav hood with Android head

Stephen Davies wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:20 am
Anyone else had a crack at this, I'm making progress with this £85 unit from Gearbest running Android 8 go
by Stephen Davies
Sun May 03, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Replacement Tablet for Sat Nav conversion
Replies: 45
Views: 2451

Re: Replacement Tablet for Sat Nav conversion

All now fitted into the car, had to rejig the arduino control unit, it was too big to fit into the console so I have put it in a box in the footwell with a 9 pin din cable connecting it up, better for usb access to arduino, still got to get the reversing camera set up but it’s working well through t...
by Stephen Davies
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Replacement Tablet for Sat Nav conversion
Replies: 45
Views: 2451

Re: Replacement Tablet for Sat Nav conversion

Going to have to desolder the gps connector from the main board and lay it flat, it sticks out too much to get the cover on, yet to do that and it looks a bit tricky to do without wrecking the main board, the unit was only $85 from gearbest, I’ve seen them on eBay for about £80
by Stephen Davies
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Replacement Tablet for Sat Nav conversion
Replies: 45
Views: 2451

Re: Replacement Tablet for Sat Nav conversion

It’s got power amp for the music player, the one from google is ok but go to his web site and he has the new version which is not on google play store but it’s lots better, great with a big SSD connected to it, the front end is agama, from google store, found that to be really good too. The OS is an...
by Stephen Davies
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Replacement Tablet for Sat Nav conversion
Replies: 45
Views: 2451

Re: Replacement Tablet for Sat Nav conversion

I’ve just put an android head in the sat nav, still working on it but it looks good
by Stephen Davies
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Sat Nav hood with Android head
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Sat Nav hood with Android head

Trying to figure out how to get the old sat nav control to do skip mute pause display off/on via the steering control input but don't want to butcher it and pick up the switches, anyone know about the comms interface between the buttons and old sat nav, is it can bus, rs232, what .....? Had a scope ...
by Stephen Davies
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Sat Nav hood with Android head
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Sat Nav hood with Android head

got a reed switch and magnet in the hood to turn off the display via the steering control on the android head unit, having a small problem wit its GPS connector its a little too long to fit in the hood cover...might have cut it off as I can't seem to desolder it and don't want to damage the PCB.
by Stephen Davies
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Sat Nav hood with Android head
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Sat Nav hood with Android head

Anyone else had a crack at this, I'm making progress with this £85 unit from Gearbest running Android 8 go
by Stephen Davies
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: New D585 coils
Replies: 13
Views: 1076

Re: New D585 coils

Has anyone used Lucas coils, are they any good ?
by Stephen Davies
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: subframe rust how to treat
Replies: 64
Views: 5742

Re: subframe rust how to treat

Dazza44 wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 10:15 pm
thanks for all the advice, much appreciated [emoji106]

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