So i have wanted to do this for a long time on other vehicles but i didn't plan on keeping them so i put it off. I plan on keeping this truck till it falls apart so decided it was time to try it. I really wanted a NAV unit and i wanted to run torque all the time. This allows both and more. This is my first time doing a build Thread so i will probably leave some stuff out but i haven't seen any other Nexus installs so figured i would make one.
What i ordered
"Sponsored" Timur's Kernel
Ford Wire harness
90 Degree OTG cable
USB Host OTG cable + Charging
Double DIN install kit
5V DC regulater
I also purchaced a 12V relay, some extra wire and a fuse holder.
I had a USB to headset dac already handy so i did not buy one but probably will upgrade to a better one later.
I am still working on a fix for steering wheel controls and backup cam. i believe i have found a fix for those but as i don't have it working yet i will update later when it is.
First i cut/dremeled out a slot on both sides of the double din face plate
i then ensured the tablet would fit properly and be held securely by the frame.
I then ran the all the wiring. here is a diagram of what i installed. Forgive my skills in paint. its what i had
And here is the final product.
The tablet, when configured with Timur's Kernel, powers up when it receives power and goes into a deep sleep when power is lost. The kernel allows USB host mode and charging at the same time. Host mode allows you to run usb accessories like HDDs, webcams, ect. I plan on rerunning the usb that is in the dash to the hub so i can easily load new music or pics via usb drive. Let me know if you have any questions and i will answer to the best of my ability.