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My Mazda 2 Radio Mod - 7" Android Tablet Fitting....
Take one of these ( needs to have blue tooth if your going to connect to a bluetooth OBDII dongle...
I got the one with wifi & GPS so that I can use it as a satnav ( google maps & navigation ) & load
stuff on from the web when Iam at home or wifi hotspot or use the 3G on my HTC.... )



Running this....



Put the following app on.... use this on my HTC android phone aswell....



Gives you all the ECU OBD information in user selectable guages graphs etc....



Pair it up with one of these plugged into your diagnostic port.....



( be careful where you get it from, some of the cheap ones available don't work as well as others mines
a firmware rev 1.5a )

Get one of these.....



mod it ( hack it around like mad ) ::) to get this...... need to build up a back piece out of plastic
to sit the tablet in & hold the connectors to allow it to be angled & slid in to the dash like a phone
craddle.....



then you can run this.....



now you can enjoy large guages & readouts of all your useful ECU data....









Build a pocket in the modded facia out of PVC...

















Glued together & .....



Slip the tablet in...







Needs the plugs mounting, a bit of filling & rubbing down, coat of paint then fitting time ;)



Got the Mazda 2 to ISO lead.... fitted it to the amp & jack plug....







The right angle power plug finnaly arrived... the pair sit snuglgy in the side of the case....







Need the psu ( 12v to 9v adaptor ) & paint the facia....

Been looking at the OBDII adapter...





Sticking out like that its definately going to get knocked off.....
Time to abuse the adapter & probably void the warranty.... ;D



Four screws under the sticker.....







Some boards are better than others, not a bad design, usb adapter board fits where the bluetooth
board is....

You can see the adapter details in the software.....





The transformation is complete.....

From this.....



To this.....



The process if your interested in the following link......

http://s1082.photobucket.com/albums/j372/cosh68/Torque/

Instead of stuck out its now nice & snug......





The regulator for the 12v - 9v tablet power has arrived.....



A bit of wiring & soldering then we will have power from the radio feed to the tablet....



Was going to have a poll on the forum, but decided on RED.....



Thanx to Cal Locke Mazda 2 forum UK for his post on how to take the dash apart...

Now we have this....





The amp wouldn't fit in the gap behind the facia, so its in the glove box for now, there is space behind
it next to the bulkhead.... but the leads weren't long enough to go there... will make a new set & fit
properly when i get chance..... The electronic regulator seemed like a good idea at the time instead of
the old analog LM series regulator's.... the switch mode chip whistles like a "pig on heat" & comes over
the audio to the amp, so left that disconnected till I get an analog module.

Link for all the Torque pics....

http://s1082.photobucket.com/albums/j372/cosh68/Torque/

Tried the new analog regulator...... still buzzing & crackling....
think there is an ground loop problem or the internal electronics
of the MID charge circuit.... some more investigation needed....

Changed the theme on torque to suit the dials in the car....







Hope this gives a few ideas.... would be good to hear from similar modders... ;-)
 
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