Suzuki tablet install v2 is coming!
September 29, 2013 — 10:30

After some hard thinking, I’ve decided to make a tablet install v2.
Main reason for doing it all over again, is so i can use FM radio on my new tablet, which isn’t possible with the Galaxy Tab 2 as far as I know.

This is what I have ordered as of now:

nexsus_2013Google Nexus 7 (2013 version) 32GB WiFi.

The release date of the Nexus 7 in Norway is October 4. so I have to wait a few more days before i can start playing with it.I bought the WiFi version mainly because I don’t need the cellular one. Every time I’m in my car, I also have my phone with me, so with some configuration, I will make my phone automatically set up as a hotspot for my tablet, so my tablet get internet connection through my phone. Another good thing with the Nexus 7 is that it supports OTG (On the Go), which means I can connect most common USB devices to it (even a USB hub).
Will get back to how i set this up, in the upcoming build log.




 NewUSB DVB-T RTL-SDR Realtek RTL2832U

 Since the Nexus 7 supports OTG, I can now use FM-Radio through this USB Device. That was also one of my main reasons for upgrading.
If possible, I will be using the car radio antenna instead of the one that is in this package, I also won’t be needing the remote control.




41zbHly77yL._SL500_AA300_PowerGen 3.6Amps / 18W Dual USB Car Charger

So, with the new tablet, and USB hub and probably a few other things that require USB Power, I decided to buy a high quality power charger.
So hopefully this one will do the job.






RCA - JackJack (right angled) to RCA Female

I’m not sure if there’s enough room for this cable when it’s mounted, but most likely I will be using this adapter to get sound over to my amplifier, then over to the car speakers. If not, i can also get sound out of the USB port, using a USB DAC.




otgcableUSB OTG Y

So this is the cable that will make most of the things work inside the car after everything is connected.
This cable let’s you connect to your tablet, then over to a USB Hub. And since this is the “Y” version, you can connect the third plug into the car charger.




double_dinn_frameDouble Din

This is the frame i will be installing my tablet behind. Double Din is almost perfect size for a 7″ tablet.
The reason why i bougth a new double din, mainly because I didn’t want to disassemble my other one, in case this project fails, I can always go back to how I have it now, and the double din frame only cost about $12 or something.



1293620901_7CarPC JoyCon Exr

Since this is the «version 2» of my tablet installs, I didn’t just wanna connect everything together and have an almost identical setup as my previous build. This time i will be able to use my steering wheel controls to control volume(up\down), songs(?) ++.
Or if i put my car in reverse, it will automatically start the rear camera and show it on my tablet. All this and a lot more is possible with this controller. Can’t wait to show you all of this as soon as I’m ready to start the build log!


That is all for now. If you have any suggestions, please let me know! :-)

  • William

    Sounds great!
    Will be following with real interest.
    Have you thought about getting TV on the nexus via the dvb-t adapter?

    November 18, 2013 — 2:12
    • Merko

      Not sure if that is possible here in Norway.

      I will however most likely be able to use internet TV through 3G or 4G internet connection (through my phone).

      November 18, 2013 — 7:17
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