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Old 02-08-2014, 12:51 AM
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That's a lot of folding and unfolding. Don't you think you'll wear out the motors and the henge/spring?
that is true... i did not think about the wear and tear, but come to think about it, it boils down to personal preference... I put over 30K miles on the car a year, and it is not a museum piece, so this will go with the rest of wear and tear i am putting on this beast... i worry more about the drivetrain than some mirror pieces...

On the other hand, for somebody who is driving a car moderately, this mod might not be a good idea...
So, you are right, before doing this mod, one should take into consideration that the mirrors will be folding/unfolding everytime you start/stop engine...

the way i was thinking doing it, instead of tying it up to the ignition hot lead, i would tie to my power-on-LAN power, so the mirrors will fold only when the car goes to sleep - thus, short stops, like filling gas, or running into shop for a cup of coffee or a doughnut should not fold the mirrors... this is just a thought...
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:11 PM
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Term. on Post #36 you show the use of the OEM TV button.

I was interested in using this OE button to control the VOD function for my upcoming video on nav integration mod.

I would like to mount it in the front console button area by the seat heater buttons. Are you aware if this is possible? it the TV button the same size as the others from the up front area?

I/m also interested in the P/N's for the harness or molex plug into the tv switch and the pin assignments?

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Old 02-09-2014, 04:24 PM
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The TV button, when pressed, selects a next available channel in the channel line-up... it does so sequentially, you press the button and it jumps to next avaialble channel... in absence of any channels, the only choice that you have is the AV input. The TV button just grounds the pin 9 of the white plug of the TV module to do so, no complicated electronics involved...

the TV Switch (S228) can not be incorporated into the central console Switching Centre (A169), and the A169 is an integral unit, with different part numbers for different options in the car. The S228 will however just snap into the one of the 4 slots in the rear of the center console - there are 4 slots, 2 for rear seat heaters, one for the AV module and one for the TV module...

you can rig up the TV switch up at the front but i am not sure if it will look good or OE...

TV switch - 61 31 8 368 345
connector - 61 13 8 373 666
shroud for connector - 61 13 8 373 662

AV module - 61 31 8 368 346
connector - 61 13 6 909 008


i use pins from Digi-Key, part # A28327-ND,
you can use OE - 61130005197 or 61130006663 - both parts come with pre-crimped wires.

TV switch pinout

pin 2 - goes to pin 5 on connector X322 from the radio
pin 6 - goes to pin 9 on connector X18806 on TV module

pin 4 - ground
pin 5 - ground


pinout for the connector x18806, white plug on the TV module

pin 13 - reverse camera (+)
pin 14 - reverse camera (-)

pin 1 - audio out
pin 2 - TV out
pin 10 - ground
pin 4 - audio in
pin 11 - ground
pin 6 - TV in
pin 5 - ground
pin 15 - ground
pin 9 - to pin 6 of TV search button
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:28 AM
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Item 35 from the list - the AV selector for the various audio/visual sources to play on the nav headunit.

initially I was going to use a 3 source selector with wired remote buttons, but I could not fit the remote anywhere to make it look decent...

so, I went for this unit:

4 Port 4x1 RCA Composite Video Audio Manual Control Selector Switch Switcher Way | eBay

it is a black box with 4 inputs and one output.

Since most of my AV wiring is happening in the center console, I decided to fit the AV selector in there... I removed the box that held the CDs, opened up the cover of the selector, ground a little bit the edges of the selector's box, and fitted the open selector into the gutted CD box.

The only modification to the CD box is a drilled hole to allow passage of the AV cables into the cavity (not on the pictures yet, I will be doing it tomorrow). The hole does not affect the factory designed operation of the CD box, and the entire set up can be reversed back to the original, factory specs without any sacrifice or any seriously modified parts...

On these pictures the box is not fully snapped into the storage bin yet, as I need to re-install the spring that pushes out the CD "cassette" - since the front fascia of the selector was a bit too narrow, it did not fill the available opening of the CD box, so reinstalled one of the CD cassettes, and it still did not cover the gap that can be seen there - i will be thinking about this gap and what i can use to cover it up...

I will be drilling a hole for the AUX input, into the metal fascia of the AV input, this way I will not put any hole onto the plastic of the car and will have an option to re-route the AUX in the future, if I care to do so...

Once I snap the wires together and put the storage bin into the central console, drill a hole and install AUX, I will update this post...

to skip some of the reading, here is the link to finished product - http://www.xoutpost.com/987166-post98.html
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:46 AM
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Term,

That is pretty neat, It is better that what I have been using. I am going to order me one. Now, did you had to make the hole in the console and is there enough room there?

This is the what I am using, but with a remote.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:55 AM
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Refresh my memory, what nav unit do you have? Does this switch replace the source selection on the radio or is it in addition to?
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:07 PM
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I have a factory navigation, not affected by this AV selector. The AV selector is obviously for 4 inputs, so one of the inputs will be used for phone screen to go to main screen, the other input will be used for the in-car DVR (I am working on that one), the remaining two inputs can be used for anything else... Since I have headrest DVDs, I was thinking running them into the selector...

I just added the AUX input to the front panel of the selector...
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:13 PM
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That is pretty neat, It is better that what I have been using. I am going to order me one. Now, did you had to make the hole in the console and is there enough room there?

This is the what I am using, but with a remote.
there are no extra holes anywhere in the console, but I am in the process of drilling a hole in the CD holder box, that houses the selector - the hole will be at the bottom, in the center, thus it will clear the springs inside the box, and at the same time, once the box returned to original state, the hole will be consealed by the CD cartridges...
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:23 PM
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Today was a little bit of sunshine, so i spent couple of hours making a mock up of how the thing would look like ( i still need to adjust the length of the cables, properly route them, general clean up) and here are some pictures...

On the first picture, the "Wire Craken" consists of 4 hardwired 5V miniUSB and microUSB power supplies and the BT receiver, ibolt unit made for HTC wired video out gadget (I went with wired, as OE wireless HTC unit was glitching) and HDMI-to-RCA converter.

on the 2nd picture you see the power supplies up-close

on the 3rd picture are the AV components up-close

on the 4th picture is the close-up of the 12V wires going to the power supplies

then you see the spilled guts of the setup,

and there is the setup put together (but not zipped up, as I am not finished with it).

on the last picture, I have the smart phone connected to the video out cable and the image is on the main nav screen

I also have a video that i will upload and post a link...
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:58 PM
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I uploaded a 7 1/2 minute long boring video of me showcasing the setup in operation... if you care to spend 10 minutes of your time, you can watch it... I find my moviemaking abilities less than adequate... lol...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSQhvhU-PhM
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