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Old 11-30-2013, 01:52 PM   #1
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Questions before I dive into iPad dash install

Ive gathered all the parts to install an ipad mini into my dash but had a couple questions before I start cutting.

Ive already worked out how i will get signal optically into my external DSP, ive also found a way to retain steering wheel controls.

What im wondering is the best way to get OBD II info onto the ipad. Ive been looking at the PLX kiwi wifi module mated to the DashCommand app but this is a pretty expensive setup. Has anyone had luck running a cheap amazon OBD II such as these?

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...bd%20ii%20wifi

I noticed a few people that reviewed DashCommand say these work well but wanted some more opinions. Any reason for the $100 difference with the PLX module?



My second question: What is the best way to paint the radio bezel to give it a factory finish? The bezel will be glassed into a frame for the ipad. Ive looked into satin finish paints but nothing that makes the bezel look factory.


also, are there any other vehicle apps yall would recommend i look into?
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:47 AM   #2
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no ones tried a cheap OBD II module versus the PLX?
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:56 AM   #3
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Apr bt dongle?


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Old 12-05-2013, 01:30 AM   #4
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Wow Audience! I don't know the answer to your question but I sure would like to see pics of the job once it's completed!
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:44 PM   #5
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The APR is cool but I'm not running APR software and the goal is to reduce cost. Not double it. The PLX will do way more for half the price.
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:44 PM   #6
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Wow Audience! I don't know the answer to your question but I sure would like to see pics of the job once it's completed!
I'll be starting a build thread later this week
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:10 AM   #7
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no ones tried a cheap OBD II module versus the PLX?
I just bought a elm327 wifi obd2 dongle ($21) and it arrived today.
Also bought the Dashcommand app (now $9.99 down from $50).

Works perfectly. The Dashcommand app is awesome. Only played around with it on a couple of drives. Still some setting up to do. The data logging feature is great and I love how you can play it all back afterwards. Even the gps map view works with the data logging replay and seeing all the gauges and dashboard stuff replay the trip is cool. Glad I went cheap with this, just like the VCDS cable.
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:01 AM   #8
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Which cheap vcds cable?

Also, subscribed to see how the iPad install goes.
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:14 AM   #9
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One from china with v11.11.3 VCDS. $27
Works perfectly well with no issues. Just never use it when connected to the Internet.
I'm sure others and purists here have problems with people buying that but anyway...
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:32 AM   #10
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:37 AM   #11
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This should be interesting. Good luck OP.
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Making progress! Feel free to check out my build log if you want to follow the installation.






http://golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69800
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:26 PM   #13
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There is some paint from SEM that matches pretty well. I used some that is pretty close but not 100% after almost having mine in there for a year I can barely notice anymore. I will be adding the APR Mobile dongle soon as well.

Here's a pic of how mine turned out


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Old 12-13-2013, 07:15 PM   #14
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Damn that looks great! Are you bluetoothing audio to the KDC-X997?
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