Slimming concealed display....

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  1. hammerdown

    hammerdown No half measures.... Advanced User

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    I've done a search on here and I've read everything from at @CJR238 's Poor Man's concealed display where you just take off the back and tape it up to a member who would even change out the colors of the LEDs....

    I'm not interested in changing the colors of the LEDs what I am interested in is slimming down the display to install in the dash.

    I get the taking out of the two screws and the outer case and all your left is a very small thin circuit board with a faceplate....

    But...

    A. How do I get the connector off the back without destroying the circuit board?

    B. There are 6 wires on the connector port, but only 4 on the cable. What wires connect to where?

    I am somewhat decent at soldering... If I could get the connector off the back and knew what wires connect to where, I could do this.
     
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  2. CJR238

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    I took off the back and left the connector so it was easy. It actually worked really well and provided the angle for where i needed to place it.

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    If you absolutely must take the connector off i would assume you would just connect/solder the wires direct to the board following the same placement. I think the side plastic part comes off just leaving the connector and pins.
     
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  4. hammerdown

    hammerdown No half measures.... Advanced User

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    yeah, I was actually wanting to take the dash apart and fit the slim display in between the clear glass and gauges in a spot. That connector would need to bow out for that to happen though.

    Since there are six pins on the board and only 4 wires im not sure what would go to what. And im not sure how to get the connector off without breaking the board. Maybe heat up the points of connection with a soldering iron to undo them... but not completely sure.

    --- Double Post Merged, Feb 15, 2018, Original Post Date: Feb 15, 2018 ---
    yes sir. I run JBV1 on my S8 when im in the truck. The CD is for the wife, she isnt gonna mess with running something on her phone in the car (she has iphone anyway). I was wanting to stealth the CD more, because.... thats just how I roll... :p
     
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    Take a few photos of the connector to the board. I no longer have mine.

    As for the wiering if there are 6 wires on the power cord like below but only 4 on the board/connector just connect them straight through. Like the 2 outside would not be used since 2,3,4,5 are the ones used. Just follow the wires in the connector.

    [​IMG]

    Taken from my LIVE thread here: www.rdforum.org: Escort LIVE hidden/hard wired install
     
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    its actually the opposite. 6 on the board. only 4 on the wire. so there will be 2 pins on the board that are not going to be connected. Im thinking its both the outer ones, but.....
     
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    Right, you got the idea. Its pretty straight forward, and i am sure a call to VR would be productive in confirming or another member here that did it.
     
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    Screenshot_20180215-105426. Screenshot_20180215-105405.

    @CJR238 - on that second picture see the little metal tabs on the side of the connector that looks like what's holding it on to the board I just didn't know how to get those off if I should put a soldering gun on those to see if it melts them....
     
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    Yeah, that's interesting. I would think the plastic body of the connector would pop off to show the internals. Guess you could just cut off the majority of the connector top leaving only the bottom part so you don't have to remove it from the board. But you don't want to risk destroying it ether.

    PM Languy99 if hes still around, i recall he used to do stuff like this and may know better how to remove.
     
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    benzr Been there done that !! Original V1 user !! Advanced User

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    SickMods2009 003. Tell ya what I'll search my CD Install w many pics and its in the gauges too :p

    If I can find em they will probably help you.

    3 Things -

    When pulling apart you gauges console they use plastic tabs as well as screws CAREFULLY pry them Gentley w Tiny Std Flat Point screwdriver.
    as you remove the different plastic shields be very careful not to damage stress solder joints. SOMETIMES they use ground solder joints and you will need to unsolder them.
    Be careful as you drill/dremel your gauge assembly and dont rattle lose your components. Carefully remove the plugs and don't FORCE anything !!
    Dont touch the bulbs as they will burn out sooner from skin oils. Use a microfiber cloth to remove any fingerprints. If you have to drill metal be d@mn careful you clean them out Blowing with your breath works well.
    Use a Black magic marker to repair any scuffs on black surfaces. Be careful to do minimal marker marks cause it will show.

    That's it lemme see if i can find my pics btw: it was done on my benz so it can be done and look professional and OEM !!
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    Notes on how to do this ..

    Shave edges As you will notice on my ALL WHITE gauge shot LOOK SUPER CLOSELY at the LEFT SIDE .... Yes tyhat is the Full size Rj11 barely visible.

    Dont need to remove it

    Keep in mind ANY mods to OEM I make so I can return to OEM if sell the car !
    I still have the MB infobox and Barely shaved the Left white side where the Phone plug connects .

    I LEARNED THE HARD WAY do NOT use Super glue if it is close to the CLEAR PLASTIC it as it heats to cure makes any area around it the spot milky Tiny but bothersome. JB WELD works well Orig formula only let the JB weld sit for 20 mins so it can "goo up" Yes YOU can thank me later !! :)

    I had to shave flat file both top and bottom edges the board will support that w?o damaging solder traces!!

    Take a look a fire off questions !! :p

    benzr
     

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    Sweet. Thanks!
     
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    Really Nice!
     
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    Thx guys !! Why I want V2 to get released !!


    Posted from my iPhone using the RDF Mobile App!
     
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    Imho, it's a safe bet this vehicle will be pushing 350,000 miles before we see any major upgrades. In fact, the polar icecaps might be gone as well.
     
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    wirelessandy It's a very exciting time Advanced User Premium Member

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    v1-series-valentine-one-remote-radar-display-. Benzr, I love how your V1 remote display is as colorful as your posts!
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    Also: For those of you who want to run gauges:

    V1 Series Valentine One Remote Radar Display - VEI Systems

    Not the most logical display but hey, some folks...
     
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    benzr Been there done that !! Original V1 user !! Advanced User

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    Smile ... L0L. ... Hey I REPRESENT ....ehhrr resent that !!
    Haha L0L


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    benzr Been there done that !! Original V1 user !! Advanced User

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    ACTUALLY that is quite easy to do !!

    Albeit I DID NOT ATTEMPT THAT ON MY MAIN UNIT !!

    That takes SERIOUS Gonads !!

    Benzr


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    Where the $#@% is the arrows?! :confused:

    No arrows....thats no bueno.... and no deal.... might as well just buy an Escort product at that point...:coffee2:
     
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    That display has hash marks for arrows. Hard to explain but I think on their website or instructions.
     

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