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Re: C5 X7 2-in-1 navigation tutorial

Post by vborovic » 14 Dec 2014, 14:33

The latest RT6 (emyway) firmware is available to those who are interested, FW2.85 (both CAN versions) ... the update is now lot quicker than the previous versions (roughly 15 min), and it should be more stable ... haven't seen any visible changes so far (all the menus and options are still in place, still no BT phone music streaming details)
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Re: C5 X7 2-in-1 navigation tutorial

Post by vborovic » 31 Dec 2014, 18:39

I've finally decided to bite the bullet, and start cutting one of the headrests to fit the Alpine monitor ... it isn't a pretty picture, and the end result won't be as pretty as on the more wider headrests (with extra room and material to cover the process), but all in all won't be that ugly to be honest (me being a perfectionist at these things ... :D ) ... to all the others, 7" monitors (with the mounting bracket of course) can't fit nicely on the genuine headrests, but if you're willing to give it a try, you'll get that much of a larger picture ... I saw some examples on the net, where people managed to mount the 5.8" screens on the headrests with room around ...
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Re: C5 X7 2-in-1 navigation tutorial

Post by Stickyfinger » 01 Jan 2015, 02:58

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Re: C5 X7 2-in-1 navigation tutorial

Post by vborovic » 01 Jan 2015, 23:01

Here's two pictures of a work in progress ...

One headrest finished, ready to be installed in the car

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Screen testing rig ... the green plant in the back is there to pick up any excess EM waves ... :D

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Post by KP » 06 Jan 2015, 15:37

If anyone comes across an RT4 or RT6 setup for sale please let me know :)
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Re: C5 X7 2-in-1 navigation tutorial

Post by Stickyfinger » 06 Jan 2015, 22:13

Hey Vborovic mate, have you got a photo (if you have been there) of what is under the dash windscreen air vent cover. ?

No need....got the image....some good space in there :)
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Post by vborovic » 07 Jan 2015, 07:24

No, I haven't had the chance (or the need) to dig under that ... so far ... but if you're curious to see the Tourer stripped bare, see the image below ... :D

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Re: C5 X7 2-in-1 navigation tutorial

Post by Stickyfinger » 07 Jan 2015, 09:45

LOL

A Weekends work and some gaffer tape will sort that mate ........why do you do that to your car ? :)
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you did not take the dash out.....typical !
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Post by vborovic » 07 Jan 2015, 09:58

That's just some random image I found on the net, not my car (luckily for it) ... :D ...
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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 07 Jan 2015, 11:12

At least it has proper suspension.
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Re: C5 X7 2-in-1 navigation tutorial

Post by vborovic » 15 Jan 2015, 09:31

The dvb-t tuner arrived, very happy with the way it works (if only I could change its boot screen - currently an orange Lambo Diablo is on it), I've arranged for the complete required wiring to be done in the Citroen Service (my usual mechanic), so I'll be installing the Alpine Headrest Monitors system, the dvb-t tuner, and hopefully something extra in a single go (still waiting for some parts, hopefully by the end of the month) ... and after that, I'll take a break, and add something more ... after that, I think the car will be a media center on par with the West Coast Customs tuned cars (those of you who watched Pimp My Ride by Xibit will know what I'm talking about) ... after that, back to standard parts once again ... :D ... obviously, no pictures yet, to keep the suspense high ...
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Re: C5 X7 2-in-1 navigation tutorial

Post by vborovic » 28 Jan 2015, 23:36

Long story short, this is the current situation in my car (the only thing that was Photoshopped was the image size, nothing else ... :D ... the images were taken in pitch black, sorry for lower quality):

Yes, I now have headrest monitors (up to 3 sources, 1 currently):

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Yes, I now watch up to 2 sources on the main screen (1 currently):

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Yes, I now have the reverse camera image on the main screen (no guide-lines at this time):

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Any questions?

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Re: C5 X7 2-in-1 navigation tutorial

Post by vborovic » 31 Jan 2015, 16:33

A 300-mile road trip tested the DVB-T tuner and the video setup in the car, works flawlessly ... the reversing camera is also a great safety bonus while reversing, so in conclusion, it was a great investment ... not cheap, but great ... :D
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Re: C5 X7 2-in-1 navigation tutorial

Post by mooseshaver » 31 Jan 2015, 20:01

Missiles next then? Take out the traffic.
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Re: C5 X7 2-in-1 navigation tutorial

Post by vborovic » 31 Jan 2015, 20:07

If I were James Bond, maybe ... but I'd still like to retain the road-legal classification of my everyday vehicle ... :D ... I still have some ideas, so keep an eye on this topic from time to time ...
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