RX8 Stereo Display Override

 

 

Intro

For those of us with Series 2 RX8's (2009-2011) that have replaced our stock stereos, we run the risk of losing some of the OEM functionality of the information display (MID). Once a battery reset happens, S2 owners lose their clock, and their temperature display moves to the far left of their MID. Although this may not be a big deal for some, it really bothered me, especially the fact that it would show no more than 70F. After getting my hands on some schematics, I decided to start coming up with an easy way to go ahead and set the clock. As a side project, I am working on an Arduino based solution that, if it works, I will distribute among members, but for now, this solution does just fine.

Requirements
* Stock stereo
* Open Ended OBD2 Cable
* Telephone wire Butt End Connectors
* 18 Gauge Connectors

Links To Items
* http://www.amazon.com/OBDII-Cable-J1...f=pd_rhf_p_t_1
* http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...LAID=107591898
* http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2103510

What we are trying to resolve

RX8 LCD Display Before

RX8 LCD Display After