Buzz,BeeYouZeeZee said:I would also like to know whatever you come up with.
What I know about the coupe/spyder....
The navigation/radio/GSM phone/speech recognition, etc is a Magneti-Marelli unit stuffed in the center console. It's a single unit known as an infotelematic system. It communicates with the nav screen via a proprietary CAN bus and RGB interface. M-M chose the very simple Blaupunkt control interface for the trunk-mounted CD changer (nothing else in the car uses this protocol). The Dennison Ipod converter connects to the CDC connector and emulates the CDC. There is no way to display text via this interface so CD/track numbers is all you get. This sucks for satellite radio integration as all you would get is channel number (but you'd still get the dash controls and direct audio connection). There are companies that integrate to the QP units as posted elsewhere on the board but none for the coupe/spyder that I know of. I would very much like to design a fully integrated unit that connects directly to the CAN bus and can display text on the NAV screen. Rather than totally reinventing the wheel, I would like to build a protocol converter that connects to an Alpine Vehicle Hub. IF ANYONE KNOWS THAT THIS ALREADY EXISTS PLEASE STOP ME!!!!!
rwtri said:I'll grab my notes when I'm back in my office.
The amp itself is located behind the battery. Just remove the battery and you can't miss it. I tapped into the system downstream of the amp (before it splits in to the speaker runs. It doesn't appear to be x'd over from the amp, but I used a LC6i from Audio control with internal channel summing to make sure I was pulling a full range signal. It's a bit of overkill, but if I decide to continue to upgrade, the LC6i provides a solid platform.
Your idea for the fully integrated unit w/ the Alpine VH Pro sounds like a solid ticket. Would then be able to pull in Sat, Alpine's nav, ipod, etc.
Ed,Troesma said:Some of the Italian suppliers...
or some of the guys who offer gadgets on e-bay
(the 147 is not quite the same unit as in our Masers... even though its a MM Connect+)