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Well after a bit of research about after market double din head units and Car-PC type replacement systems I finally decided to opt for an Android Tablet for use as an add on and not a replacement for my stereo. I still have full functional use of my stereo/XM/setting controls/ETC but when I switch to AUX the fun begins. I have it set to power up when the car is turned on or to AUX power (currently through a usb cig adapter but will be hardwired soon) and by using anyscreentime (app) it prevents the unit from sleeping, although it dims when not in use, and when I turn off the power it sleeps within a minute. Currently have to pause the music before it sleeps or it will run while the car is off, but looking into app killers to pause or stop the music app when it sleeps. I have full GPS routing which mutes the music to tell me when/where to turn. With a bluetooth OSB adapter you can use an app to monitor your tach/speed/etc as well as check your codes. Still getting a few more tweaks but I'm happy with the outcome so far.

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How are you playing music off your Android?
 

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I'm using ProPlayer app. since it works well with iSyncr to allow me to track rating changes, playlists, etc all while syncing with iTunes (previously an iPhone user until recently) and I have the music loaded on a 32GB micro sd. 3.5mm to 3.5mm ran to the AUX port in the console.
 

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You did my vision of what I wanted to do!

Where did you get the dash kit for the infotainment system?

How did you mount the tablet?

Which tablet is that?

Lots of questions I know but I have been itching to do this for a while!
 

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Tablet is a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (smallest one I could find and it's a close fit.

Screen protector on the tablet first then doublesided (permanent) tape. Will require slowly cutting tape then removing screen protector to remove the tablet.

JY Custom CCRUZ-74 2 Piece Navi & Digital Display Housing

Above link is the place I found the display relocation kit and the bezel for the screen... had to make a couple small modifications to it (removing two tabs, trimming one tab, and had to cut a small rectangle in dash to plug in the sync cable (since you have to be able to sync without removing the tablet)
 

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I'm using ProPlayer app. since it works well with iSyncr to allow me to track rating changes, playlists, etc all while syncing with iTunes (previously an iPhone user until recently) and I have the music loaded on a 32GB micro sd. 3.5mm to 3.5mm ran to the AUX port in the console.
I would strongly recommend changing to the Bluetooth PDIM and using the A2DP interface on your tablet. The sound quality is that much better.
 

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Yeah... US... that's why I bought from them. They ship out of CA but the same kit can be found on ebay from Korea for about $100. Shipping ran $15 and received it in 3-4 days.
 

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Screen protector on the tablet first then doublesided (permanent) tape. Will require slowly cutting tape then removing screen protector to remove the tablet.
From this description I'm guessing the tablet is mounted behind the bezel?
 

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Yes it's behind the bezel. I may work on a removable option later by modifying what I have but I'm happy with leaving it in the dash since I purchased it as a replacement to spending the money on a stereo.
 

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Exactly what I wanted to do. Thanks for the link and getting the ball rolling on this.
 

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well too me it seems as if the area where the 7'' screen is at now is bigger then what i have stock. or is the dash kit just make it look bigger
 

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This is an ingenious idea nice job I been thinking of something similar but this seems like it will be worth far more when it comes saving money

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best Idea yet / samsung oushines again found a shinie new dime on the ground
 

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Awesome install, Looks great! Does the housing come with installation instruction?I would like to do this mostly for GPS and music video integration and was just wondering if your tablet is connected using a wireless(3g/4g) connection or if your GPS app has phsyical maps on it.I have a Nexus 7 and am seriously debating doing this install
 
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