I didn’t have as much time as I hoped at the weekend but I did look at the car again.
The CDM is finally located. It’s tucked right up underneath the glove box (My car is a ’91 and I think that’s the same for ’90-92). There’s a big but though – accessibility. You can just about see the back end of the CDM if you lie down with your head at the narrow end where the door hinges are. I could see some connectors just about but can’t tell if these are the ones I need to pull to connect to.
You can also see the CDM from below. This requires contorting yourself onto your back with your head in the passenger foot-well. That isn’t the end of it though, there’s also a plastic shield of some description that you need to remove or free up to gain access to the box And even that doesn’t help a lot).
Neither of these routes has Continue reading
Originally I planned to install a Sony head unit to replace the dead Bose unit in my ‘vette but after thinking about it I decided to take things a step further and install an Android car computer instead. This is a bigger project but basically gives me a toy for my toy and that’s what Corvettes are about really. There are some practical reasons behind the decision:
- I can carry my entire MP3 collection to hand (I don’t listen to the radio and CDs are just too much of a pain)
- Built-in navigation through android apps
- Access to any number of other apps through the app store
- Ability to connect to OBD monitoring and diagnostic information
- Wireless and/or 3G internet connectivity
- Almost infinite customization possibilities
- Not forgetting the sheer coolness of it!
The unit I chose I found through an online forum and was recommended by several people online. Things being what they are it was only available direct from Continue reading