Congrats on this mod!!
Thanks for posting the links with photos of how to take the dash apart.....definitely easier than following the instructions in the service manuals that many of us had to rely on.....the color pictures will definitely encourage others to perform this must have mod!!!! I am sure that you are enjoying it quite a bit by now.
I still haven't tried again to make the cameras work at speeds over 7 mph. Did you incorporate this into your mod as per your post from May 8? You mentioned:
"Page 97 of AV.pdf shows the diagram of the AVMCU (around view monitor control unit / connector number M48). Pin 6 is for VSS, and my guess is that pin 7 (reverse signal) wouldn't need to be tampered with, since you can use the around view cameras while going forward at less than 7 MPH. I may be off here, but this wouldn't even require a switch; you just ground the wire coming from pin 6 of the AVMCU to disable the VSS from telling the module that it's going over 7 MPH . Timmbo...any thoughts?[/color]"
I think you are right about just grounding the wire to pin 6 (VSS), and that's it.....curious if you did it and it works????
I have been thinking about pulling things apart and trying this.
FYI - On a Different Note:
I have successfully used 32GB and 64GB usb flash drives in the usb port and there is no limit, that I can see, to the number of mp3 files you can have on the drive, or the size of the drive. The Armadas (2008-2012+) use a compact flash card, and although they can read larger CF flash cards, you are still limited to 512 files/mp3s per card for some reason....I know that Timmbo and I have discussed this some time ago. Fortunately, the QX56, with the new USB port technology, eliminates this restriction. I have thousands of mp3s on a 64gb Partiot rage xt usb 3.0 drive and the qx56 sees and plays them all!! I also pack another 64gb USB drive full with movies (DIVX or AVI format, ripped to less than 2GB each) and they all play great on the QX56....and with the DVD/Nav mods that we have all done, they also play while in motion!!
Some other basic mods:
I also recently hardwired in a radar detector to come on/off with the ignition, (discretely mounted above the rear view mirror with no visible wires), also hardwired some extra usb phone chargers, and a hdmi to av adapter to stream, from my mobile phone, things like youtube, news clips and live tv (CNN) to my screen. My phone outputs HDMI, but the QX56 AUX input needs AV cables. I used this adapter from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008FO ... UTF8&psc=1
This works great if you get a solid 4G signal, which fortunately I do in most of the areas that I regularly drive. The only downside is that Live streaming TV uses quite a bit of data. Fortunately, I am still on a unlimited data plan from Verizon. Watching live news on my way to/from work on my nav screen definitely beats listening to it via XM.
Navigation, Movies, DVD, Cameras, Live TV - All while in motion......what more can you ask for???