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How to add elements to instrument cluster or main display

Discussion in 'Model S' started by whitex, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. whitex

    whitex Member

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    I know there has been a bunch of reverse engineering happening by different people (wk057 comes to mind, but there are others). I remember reading that Tesla uses X11 for the cluster display. Is there any way to connect to the internal ethernet and send an X-window to the cluster or main display? I am looking into whether I can display radar detector information for example as an overlay over the AP car showing on the instrument cluster. I already know how to talk to the radar detector and could add an ethernet port to my little project to send out X-windows to a known address, but what I'm missing is whether that is possible and if so, how? Any information, links, etc. would be much appreciated.
     
  2. green1

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    Possible, yes. But good luck getting people to tell you how, the secret seems to be guarded more closely than nuclear launch codes.
     

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