Jul 102015

My setup is for sale!

Sadly, my old loyal Accord was in a head on collision and is a write off. Before it’s been towed away I managed to rip out most of the components with idea in mind to re-install this system in a new car. But new car has already all the fancy features build-in so these components are now surplus to the requirement and therefore I’m putting them for sale:

Mausberry 3A Car Supply / Switch
Car Power Converter – DC/DC 12V to 5V 3A Car
DIY 7 inch LCD Screen Display Monitor +Driver Board for Raspberry Pi HDMI/VGA/2A
7 inch Touch Screen Digitizer 7.0″ + USB Controller Card
Double Din Stereo Facia for HONDA Accord
GNS USB GPS Receiver with Antenna
2x LED Light 16mm 12V Metal Momentary Push Button Switch
SD-CARD with KODI preconfigured
Yatour Accord Digital Changer + radio cable and bluetooth module

That’s most of the stuff needed to get you going. It’s a bit messy pile of parts and not a “ready product”, it’s a DYI project in the end so bear that in mind and set expectations accordingly.

Price for all above parts is £189 + cost of the tracked delivery from the UK to your place. Drop me an email to honda [at] mielnet [dot] pl if you’re interested. I can put it through eBay if that makes things easier, just let me know.

Pictures of what you get are here https://imgur.com/a/uJIqn

Note 1, one of the facia attachments is bend – nothing that hot glue can fix I suppose.

Note 2, Yatour microphone for handsfree talk is missing a jack plug. Just soldering 3.5mm jack will fix that.

Finally, what you would also need is USB hub (lost it in the heat of the post-accident chaos) and actual Raspberry Pi2 (I’m keeping mine for Kodi project in the kitchen). Hope this is clear, let me know any questions to honda [at] mielnet [dot] pl




So I had this crazy idea about fitting onboard computer to my 04′ Honda Accord Tourer (Exec trim with premium speaker system – non-navi version).
Been googling this and digesting available information, finally stumbled upon this excellent Engineering(DIY) project, blog and associated forum – and decided to give it a shot.

First sketch


Work in progress


Rear view camera fitted


Final effect


Shopping list





Link to PDF version here



 Accord Radio Plug – source of power

One thing worth noting, in order to power things up we need access the radio plug. To access radio plug I had to remove the whole stereo/disc changer unit. Sounds tricky but this lovely chap has got it covered for you. I didn’t buy any stereo removal tools, simple wide steel spatula/scraper did the job. Once radio removed I could access the radio plug so carefully removed a bit of isolation from three wires and soldered my RPi2 /LCD power cables with fuses.

Was a bit scared of that part but it took less than an hour altogether. Jolly good.

Picture of actual plug, courtesy of http://accordklubpolska.pl/



What’s left on my to do list

  • Adding pyOBD based KODI plugin for engine real-time diagnostic, similar to the one from this page.
  • Rear seats, adding headrest mounted monitors for kids (via HDMI splitter).


Full gallery with pictures is available here http://imgur.com/a/s0X3r

 Video presentation links


Some final thoughts

One note, if you would prefer to mount LCD a bit higher, say right above ventilation ducts, you might be interested in fitting this plastic panel instead of Double DIN fascia I used. Just an interesting alternative that was mentioned on one of the forums, alternative which I wasn’t aware of.

Apart of that, not much left to say as Andrei’s blog has most of the aspects covered.
But obviously if you have any Honda Accord specific question feel free to drop a comment here.

Many thanks to Andrei for publishing all necessary info and for keeping this awesome project alive.


  23 Responses to “Honda Accord Raspberry Pi based onboard computer”

  1. Did you build the center console and have the woodgrain film applied on it? Like the Linux Jetta at dashpc.com?

  2. Hi I just wanted to know what skin/theme you are using with Kodi. Thanks in advance

  3. Istnieje możliwość zaimplementowania w kodi obsługę zastawu głośnomówiącego przez bluetooth?

    • To raczej pytanie na forum Kodi, szczerze to nie eksplorowalem takiej opcji.

      W moim przypadku i tak musialem dodac Yatour zeby miec aux-in do radia – i ten model Yatour ma Bluetooth (zestaw glosnomowiacy czy streaming muzy ze sparowanego telefonu). Link do mojego modelu Yatour jest w Shopping List powyzej.

    • A wonderful job. Super helpful infaomotirn.

  4. Hey man can you list out what GPS dongle, WIFI dongle and BT Dongle you used?

  5. Jestem na etapie kompletowania elementów, mam już wyświetlacz z driverem ale okazał się wadliwy i czekam na drugą przesyłkę z Chin. Mnie najbardziej interesuje, w jaki sposób przymocowałeś wyświetlacz ? Ja wymyśliłem że kupię półkieszeń, dorobię do tego ramkę z polistyrenu. Jak Ty to rozwiązałeś?


    • Właśnie zobaczyłem fotki. Fajnie że do Twojego auta jest dostępna taka kieszeń, ja mam Peugeota 307 i niestety muszę kombinować. Taka ciekawostka – nie wiem czy wiesz, ale chyba na driverze który posiadasz jest możliwość doprowadzenia +12V z lampy wstecznego, nie trzeba ręcznie przełączać kamery cofania.

      • Czesc – ja kupilem LCD “second hand”, bez manuala. Ja myslalem ze wystarczy zapodac sygnal na AV2 i to powoduje juz przelaczenie na to zrodlo – kamerke mam zasilona z lampy cofania. Ale takie podlaczenie nie dziala wiec chyba faktycznie musze zdobyc i sie wczytac w schemat 🙂 Dzieki za info!

        • PIN ACC we wtyczce z AV2 to właśnie zasilanie ze światła cofania. Dostałeś może gdzieś tę 5 pinową wtyczkę? Nie mogę jej namierzyć.

          • Hmmm, kurcze stary ja nawet nie mam pojecia co to jest ten PIN ACC 🙂 I nawet nie wiem gdzie ta 5 pinowa wtyczka idzie? Sorry.

            Ale kombinuj i sie podziel jak to rozgryziesz bo to manualne przelaczanie zrodla to troche jednak faktycznie PITA 🙂

          • Apripceation for this information is over 9000-thank you!

  6. Hey awesome work. I was just curious what GPS module you used. Thanks

  7. […] wanted to enable Bluetooth hands-free talk and music streaming in my Corolla Verso and because I’m very pleased with Yatour interface I use in my other car I decided to go the same […]

  8. Hi man what did you have to do to get around the German language on his Kodi os. I have tried and when I hit the ‘s key to type sudo the system thinks I hit the shutdown key.

  9. Hi there is am busy with a project like this as well did the steering functions work with the raspberry pi

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