Hello people, I'm Tamrat from Ethiopia. I'm currently planning to install an iPad in my 2009 Yaris. Because something inside my head has gone terribly wrong, I have ditched the easy route (installing an Android Car or iOS Car Play enabled head unit) :) :)
Anyways, the install will require the removal of the climate controls. Rather than relocating the climate controls into another area (like the glovebox), I'm gonna remove them completely and use an Arduino to control the "climate". On paper, the plan is quite easy. There are about 6 switches related to air conditioning. 3 of them are simple on/off switches that can be replaced easily with relays. The other 3 are mechanical cable operated switches. I am planning to use 3 small servo motors for them. Then I'll be building an app with a cool interface to control everything via Bluetooth. Yeah, that's pretty much it.
What do you think guys? What are some of the 'gotchas' that I might encounter? Is this even feasible?