MMCS Components - Need some units to reverse engineer

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  1. GavDaniels

    GavDaniels Leaving Skid Marks Lifetime Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I am looking to set up a couple of external MMCS units to see if I can debug and reverse engineer some of the GPS stuff. I have a couple of friends who have written GPS system, and are interested in having a peek at this system.

    I need to set up a couple of external systems complete and running which I can give them to work on (not prepaired to part with my car - obviously)

    I have got some parts coming from NZ, but if anybody on list has removed any, or has cabling or a front cut with components please let me know. I am interested in building a pre98 (4:3 screen) and a post98 (wide screen) serups so I can see the difference in the controllers, and in the software.

    Regards

    Gavin
     
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    Sounds like a fantastic idea, Gav! Unfortunately I can't help with donar parts, but will be very interested to hear the results :D
     
  3. takumi

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    Hey mate, it will be extremely hard to get the MMCS units here in OZ, I'm guessing UK and NZ would be the go. Have u tryed Kempys in NZ ?
    I would be very keen to see how u go with it ... There are a few MMCS guru's around the world that would love to help and see how this goes.
    I have the 16:9 screen in my vr4 with the translated disk, which I received from a guy called Felix in NZ (maybe he can help ?)
    Good luck and be sure to let us know how it goes :)
     
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    Gav check out this link mate. I have a guy in Japan who can bid on gear selling on Yahoo.co.jp who will also post it out for a small fee. Its a bit of a struggle searching through all the listings but well worth the effort as you never know what you might find.
     
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    Hey Guys,

    A little update here.

    I bought a full MMCS unit through trademe.co.nz
    It landed here today, and I have unpacked and had a bit of a look at it. It is the Facelift Widescreen version, so I will transplant this into my car, and pull the earlier one out.
    When I get back from Sydney (Late this month) I will begin chasing connectors and alike to be able to manufacture enough of a wiring harness to hook the screen and GPS units together.
    That is after I open her up and peek inside.

    Regards
    Gavin
     
  6. VR4_Psych

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    If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay/how much do the units usually cost?

    Leigh
     
  7. takumi

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    Excellent work Gavin ... thanx for the update ... This will be fantastic if u can work the dam thing out ... If I can help in anyway let me know as I'm a big fan of the MMCS ...
    Cheers
     
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    Hey There,

    I paid $550NZ ($501AU) including postage for the Screen, CD Stacker, Nav unit and climate control (No Radio Supplied). This is more than I wanted to pay, as it has no wiring harness or alike. In this state, I expect that the system like this should have cost no more than about $300AU.
    If it was fully complete, with Radio, Dash surround and wiring harness then $1000AU would not be an unreasonable price to pay.
    I basically bought it, because after almost 2 months of looking, it was the only one to appear.
    At the end of the day, it falls into the category of R&D expenditure, to be recouped if I can get something working.

    Regards
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  9. Kieran

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    Gavin - PM me your email address... I have something that will help you in your quest, as I too am an MMCS-Fanboy!:D
     
  10. gregp

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    Is there a list or collection of part numbers for these systems.?
    Are there common components between different vehicles?

    I know there are some folk on the Delica forum that are also keen on the MMCS.
    Those that have wandered down the Rev.Eng. path have been able
    to source some components from members who have removed theirs and
    just had it sitting around in the garage. Postage only was the price for some.

    Although, the people that are looking at it don't come across as the types
    that are likely to actually achieve anything usefull. Tinkering mostly.

    Still, could be something to be gained...
    As for me, I'll jump off that bridge when I come to it.
     
  11. Kieran

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    I just purchased another MMCS system off trademe
    Includes touch screen, radio, navi unit, all wires and a wing mirror to play with so I can see what size the glass is.

    I will then play with it externaly and see what I can hook up to it.
     
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    Did we get anywhere with this??
    My car came with the factory stacker, sat nav but after market screen/head unit. I would love to get this up and running.
     

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