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I'd like to see if he would/could speak to someone over on the Phathack forums to see if they could re-write the code to allow the Phatbox to be controlled via the CANbus.
 

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It's more than that. Besides having an interface which converts CAN signals to analogue signal for the Pahtbox, you will also need to have an audio in on the head unit which allows using the head unit controls. The TV tuner and the US SAT receiver are the only devices controlled via CAN. The SAT option is only available in the US software and the TV screen turns blank when in motion. Until Audi offers more CAN enabled audio devies, adding non-OEM audio devices may be more difficult than expected. Leaves the question why it's so diffcult for Audi to develop a USB (or similar) CAN controlled audio in with hooks like the US SAT receiver.
 

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what about a USB box that communicates CANbus? If that makes sense?
 

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NSX JR said:
I think Todd is working towards a solution to display track text on the headunit from the Phat.
Since that is not a feature of the Phatbox (i.e., it doesn't have text info output), I don't see how any CAN modifications would be able to achieve that.
 
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