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Mating headrest monitors with aftermarket player

Post by vtl » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:06 pm

So I bought a couple of nice stock RSE (rear seat entertainment) headrests with monitors from 2007 XC70 and put them into my 2005 XC70. I don't have the rest of RSE system, but have Kenwood 2DIN head unit with RCA video output. The monitors didn't turn on on their own, they are controlled by the DVD player via separate per-monitor CAN-bus'es. I had to buy Arduino Due + dual CAN-bus shield, DVD player from 2008 XC90 to snoop CAN traffic and implement it in Arduino. Here you go, kids are absolutely quiet for at least first hour or two of a long ride :)
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Picture is excellent, cheap infraread headphones work too.

Source code: https://github.com/vtl/volvo-rse


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Re: Mating headrest monitors with aftermarket player

Post by abscate » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:20 am

Great! A season of Patriots and Red Sox videos can teach them that’s important lesson about losing gracefully.


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Re: Mating headrest monitors with aftermarket player

Post by oragex » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:19 am

It sounds a bit complicated to install these, but certainly worth it. Looks like an Airplane seat!


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Re: Mating headrest monitors with aftermarket player

Post by vtl » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:41 am

With fresh Nivomats setup and V70R rear antisway bar it actually feels like an airplane =)


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