Sunday, 7-November-2021

KIA Ceed - multimedia/maps update - for LG LAN2060EKJD

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In that topic will show you how I did update my car`s multimedia system to newest maps and software possible for now. In some websites there are offers that for about 40e / 30£ they will send you download link.. Why should I do that?

Before even start, keep in mind two really important things: that will take quite some time (the actual USB to car transfer) . Maybe about 30-35min at least, and also the engine must run or connect some battery charger so that the car will not go into Energy saving mode. Actually, if you have some long trip, plug the flash drive, select until the process start and you do not need to touch anything anymore and drive. The player will continue to play radio station what you left and meanwhile update.

The PLAYER in question is LG LAN2060EKJD , belong to KIA Ceed model `2014, and it look like that (image on right) radio.jpg

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Friday,13-August-2021

Ford S-MAX Cabin fan & controller replacement

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In that case, the car just in one night “sleep” went from full normal operational mode into no fan situation.
The motor control was suspected, and actually cause the malfunction.
In few words, the automatic A/C system control unit drive the fan speed via strong, cooled transistors. Nothing so unusual here. And what might be in the magic box? well… that one:

s_max_blow_12.jpg s_max_blow_11.jpg

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Saturday,24-July-2021

Kia Ceed wipers issue - fix

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The car in that topic is KIA Ceed model 2014 in case I need to be exact. The issue here was related with the wiper`s arm shaft.
And that is how it look:

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Sunday, 6-June-2021

KIA Ceed JD 1.6CRDi - disks and pads replacement

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In this article will present you something really casual. How to replace rear pads and disks on KIA Ceed.
That one is with normal handbrake not electric one. So, for it there isn`t anything special, or GDS used.
The theory starts here:
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Saturday, 9-January-2021

SIM800L GSM module + Arduino, my first test

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In that part, will try to explain my effort to do some primary test with GSM module SIM800L and arduino Nano.
Yes, in fact there are many ready library, ready tutorials or examples over the internet that show similar projects done. I did not discover the fire for everyone.. just small light for myself.

What was my initial intent?
To make some device that I cans send SMS to, with some commands and when it recognize it send some answer(if requested).
Some of the ready projects you can find request weather station data, or sensor`s data. In my test, it follow just base concept that can be made more complex if need.
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Sunday, 3-January-2021

Raspberry Pi - over voltage protection / Raspberry as “notebook”

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Will start with the second part of the title : Raspberry as “notebook”. Well, to be honest it come a bit misleading. It is not close to notebook, or tablet but more as : home DIY pc..
I have some Notebook TFTs at home, and they can be used as screen with proper driver. For that part Aliexpress have quite some offers and I order one HDMI (input) to LDVI driver. It come with control buttons, backlight control board, IR remote and LVDI cable. So far so good. It required 12V power supply of at least 2A. My switchable supply has 12V option with 5A output, and is perfect for the job.
Next in the list was DC-DC step down converter, and again you can buy half kilogram on reasonable price over the internet. When prepare it for mount, the pot I replace with 5.6kOhm resistor and the output was steady 5.1-5.2V, and that is perfect for the Raspberry. [Read More…]