Mid step update:
It's been a little while since I last updated and there has been an interesting "lessons learned" experience. I ended up having a battery that was at the end of its life and when I went for a trial run I must have drained the battery too much because I attempted to start the car and nothing. Wouldn't even charge on the charger after that and replaced the battery. Side note issue is I ended up bricking the Raspberry Pi due to under voltage (won't show SD card activity anymore) also corrupted the SD card...
Anyway, replacement battery, Raspberry Pi and Micro SD card.... plus redeveloping some of the scripts I had put together because I built them on the Pi and didn't save them
and I'm back to where I was 2 weeks ago. Installed the setup in the car and.... it works!
- Finalizing Mic position, I currently have it clipped to the left side of the center console near my right thigh but haven't settled on that yet. (I haven't went through the mic placement post I've seen on here yet)
- Have not started routing or mouting the backup camera
- Setting up the usb hub in the glove box cleanly which will possibly route to the "cigarette lighter" plug in a near future update for passenger phone connection
Below is a picture of the unit in place, the AC controls aren't full snapped back into place but you get the idea
***Anyone know why no matter what I do my picture attaches sideways?***