[V8] radio display
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.
90 V8, not just a car, an ADVENTURE!
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