New to the Carloop community but not to mobile electronics and software development.
I'm working on a project where I'm upgrading the interior of my 2003 Ford Excursion with the dash and other interior panels from a 2008-2010 F250. A large majority of the components are just simple wiring diagrams and splicing into the newer harnesses.
The gauge cluster and A/C controls are a different animal though. They are CAN bus devices and as of right now have been widely accepted as incompatible for people doing these swaps.
My plan/goal is to emulate a CAN signal for the gauge cluster and send the proper commands to move the needles. I can retrieve the values I need over the ODB2 port in the vehicle right now.
I know this isn't a small undertaking but I'm pretty determined to figure out how to make it happen. Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.