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Bit of an odd question maybe but I'm struggling to figure this out. If this isn't the right sub-forum, please let me know.

So I'm going to get the LinkG4+ ECU and I would like to have all data visible through a Double Din headunit. I was told by my mechanic who will do the installation that it can basically show all relevant data and I won't need any additional gauges. If possible, I'd prefer not to have additional gauges and use the data from LinkG4+.

Now, the "problem" is that I need a headunit that can play music in the background as well as show the data from the Link ECU. I was thinking to use an Android based one but before I buy the wrong one, I'd highly appreciate your advise.

Thank you very much.
 

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Have you looked at "Real Dash"? You might be able to get this app on an android based head unit.

Introducing RealDash - A Dashboard App for Android & Windows - G4+ - Link Engine Management
Yeah, I saw that. Pretty awesome! :)
Still the question remained, is there a head unit that can play music in the background and at the same time display data. I am not sure so I asked Link directly. Here the answer:
-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Cole
Sent: 19/4/2019
Subject: Tech Inquiry From Website

Hello
Thanks for your message.

I can't give examples or model numbers of head units but I can advise that any Link ecu can transmit OBD data via CAN so any head unit that would allow the installation of an app like Torque could receive the OBD data from Link.

You'd simply wire the CAN from Link to your OBD port, install a bluetooth dongle and transmit to your head unit/phone/tablet - whatever you want.

Hope that helps.
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Does an Mr2 have an OBD port?
 

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Yeah, I must admit, this is way over my head. I have a 91 Turbo. ToyOBD1 works on mine. Does that mean I can do what LinkECU is speaking about?
 

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You need to look at the interface program Link uses to display data and its requirements. Ideally they provide an App and it’s simply connecting a USB port to the EMS. That’s how the Megasquirt works running Shadow dash. Can have personalised gauge display while playing music. I did have to install an overlay program so I could skip songs and control basic music server control without exiting Shadow dash.
 
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