[V8] radio display

Mike Arman armanmik at earthlink.net
Tue Sep 20 12:37:04 EDT 2005

>dsaad at icehouse.net
>Subject: Re: [V8] radio display
>I don't think you will ever get an after market unit to use this 
>display. It is
>a very propriatary unit for Audi only.
>However, it seems to use a very simple communication scheme (one 
>data line, one
>clock - I did look at it once :-).
>If the right fella (meaning a electronics geek with lots of time on his hands)
>were properly inclined, this could be a fun microcontroller project.
>Also cool would be a diagnostic code display. Believe it or not, I don't think
>the aforementioned geek would have all that much trouble with that one. There
>are off the shelf chips out there already that convert the diagnostic bus to
>RS-232. I believe the codes for this ECU are also known.

Now *that* is a good and useful idea!

No more rooting around under the carpet for crud-filled connectors, 
then standing on your head trying to count the blinks - I really like 
the idea of the car TELLING me what's wrong, right on the dash panel!

I'd be interested in exploring this further.

Best Regards,

Mike Arman
90 V8, not just a car, an ADVENTURE!

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