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Arduino Volvo Display Thread

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Re: Arduino Volvo Display Thread

Post by BlackBart » Thu May 02, 2019 4:23 pm

Ahh, I see. The "Volvo Driver Distraction Display" is funny!....and true...

But if it does these things (many of which should be on gauges in the first place) that's good....

Boost
Coolant temperature
ATF temperature
Battery voltage
Fuel rail pressure
Short-term fuel trim (STFT)
Throttle plate angle
VVT angles, intake and exhaust
Ignition timing (BTDC)
Misfire counter


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Re: Arduino Volvo Display Thread

Post by E Showell » Fri May 03, 2019 3:15 am

The sad reality for me is that with what I know about electricity (the lights go on when the switch gets flipped up) and programming (that's how you find out what's on TV), the only way this would be doable for me would be as a prepackaged kit with detailed, step-by-step instructions.


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Re: Arduino Volvo Display Thread

Post by E Showell » Fri May 03, 2019 5:24 am

Steve -- we ought to put a couple of these together for our respective rides.


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Re: Arduino Volvo Display Thread

Post by IslandV70 » Fri May 03, 2019 6:04 am

E Showell wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 3:15 am
The sad reality for me is that with what I know about electricity (the lights go on when the switch gets flipped up) and programming (that's how you find out what's on TV), the only way this would be doable for me would be as a prepackaged kit with detailed, step-by-step instructions.
There are any number of kits and factory built displays that work on the OBD2 port. I didn't realize at first that this device reads the Volvo codes like a mini VIDA/DICE unit. This is way cool 8) , but perhaps overkill if you just want to see your coolant temp or other stuff that shows up on the standard data set.
I love experiments and have some IT and electronics skills, so I think I will have fun with this :D



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Re: Arduino Volvo Display Thread

Post by vtl » Sun May 12, 2019 11:38 am

Replaced my old 2.4" Picaso display with a bigger/newer one (gen4 Diablo 2.8"):

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The one I bought about 5 months ago developed a crack in the flat display cable, it is a FUBAR :( Had to buy another one.

Also my other project: third-party navigation in Volvo RTI:

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Not so long ago I had a Garmin nuvi 65LMT installed there, but its battery went dead, the unit was not able to power up. I accidentally had cut the ribbon cable while carving it out of the frame, effectively destroying the unit :) Oh well, didn't like that Garmin anyway, and it did not work in Canada, though I paid for the maps... Here LG Stylo 3 goes.

Now I have a GPS navigation of my choice (Copilot) and so much desired topographic maps for my wilderness trips (Garmin Earthmate paired to the DeLorne/Garmin inReach Explorer+).
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