Just a prod needed... CAN BUS, one node > vehicle

Brief background... I've been using a couple of arduino mega for quite some time now, all dealing with simple input / output routines.

If the temperature is X do Y, switch pressed, interupt this... basic stuff.

So I'm trying to make a foray into more advanced use of my resources. I have a very specific goal in mind (a motivation) and that is to interface an Arduino processor with my car to make changes to canbus controlled entertainment equipment installed in the car.

My prod needed? The interface required and libraries that are available. I'd rather not have a massive stack of equipment if possible (space is limited)

I've tried to find information on this standalone board to wire into one of the smaller arduino setups available (probably a 5v pro mini)

Could any fine person guide me towards info / a resource / a thread that covers implementation of this particular canbus board?

I have tried searching the forum, but honestly, this is where my difficulty starts as I'm getting confused with the different threads and directions that some of them are taking.

yoh-there: Allow me a quick update and some "bootstrap" help for beginners.

Hardware: The Due (or the Taijiuino that I have) is a wonderful thing. You only need to add a CAN tranceiver (something like this http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/131537907713 ) and hardware-wise, you're done. The 13.8 volt from any ODB2 can go directly into VIN and the board will supply the 3.3V for the tranceiver(s). I added a picture of my quick-build.

CAN interface: I got a CAN breakout, tossed the box and used the T-cable, to give me super flexibility, i.e. log while the pro's are working on my car! Something like this http://www.aliexpress.com/item/OBDSHOP-OBDII-Breakout-Box-Tester-Pin-Out-Diagnostic-Pinout-OBD2-Pin-Out-BOX-Auto-Diagnostic/32267320483.html

IDE: You have to tweak the 1.6 IDE a bit to make it understand the DUE board. Here is a good generic guide https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/ArduinoDue and this is to install the support https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Cores

From here

Would that be about right?

Yes it is.

Thank you =)