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#1 techboy

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 01:24 PM

This is sorta interesting and fun .... I got a friend who was recently at a junkyard and found an 85 Technica.  He pulled the center console and downloaded some wiring diagrams from here.  He's building, just for fun, a box to mount it in and running power to it and basically creating an interface that will allow it to light up, talk, show, gauges, etc.  He knows I restored one of these things, so he's been picking my brain a bit.  That's the back story ... what we want to know is what all does a Technica "say".  So far he got to say something about engaging the parking brake and then a little jingle.  Is there more?

There's gotta be a few of you with Technica's out there that have the "conversation" memorized.  TIA.
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Posted 22 February 2018 - 03:21 PM

I know it says to fasten the seatbelt. Other than that I dont know. I had a short under the dash and have not had time to work on it. Have a new job at work and it takes up way more time than Im used to
I got blisters on my fingers!!!

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 03:25 PM

I pulled the box out of a technica I parted out.  I dont know if I can hook it up in my SHP but if I can I would try and get the sounds recorded for you. Or bench test it if anyone knows how.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:07 PM

It would play the voice from the drivers side dash speaker, if that helps
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Posted 22 February 2018 - 09:25 PM

Its been a while, but i believe it tells you that:

your lights are on
door ajar
keys in ignition

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 12:24 AM

Cool. Thanks guys. That's a start.
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Posted 23 February 2018 - 12:51 AM

Are you referring to a Velnas Unit?
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Posted 23 February 2018 - 01:08 PM

I'm actually the one who is working on this project, my account finally got activated. Yay!

Anyways, I've been able to make it say
"Please put shift lever in part"
"Please remove ignition key"
"Please fasten your seatbelt"
and then the little jingle.

According to the service manual, it seems that there is an alarm if you leave your lights on, if your parking brake is on and if your door is open. Still need to figure those 3 out and ill report back when I can.

Also once I get everything working, I'm going to make a digital recording of all the audio so if anyone wants that file once its made, let me know.

UPDATE:
Got it to say
"Please turn off your headlights"
"Please Close Door"
and "Please release parking brake"

I believe that is all the phrases according to the manual. So thanks to everyone who helped. So if anyone needs the list. There you go!

Edited by cam2363, 23 February 2018 - 04:43 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 06:02 PM

You can get a talk unit from a 300ZX Z31 style and wire it in.

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 07:01 PM

Going through the trouble to get this thing working and then sharing the results  is awesome of you! I'd love to hear it!

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 07:04 PM

View PostSA22C, on 23 February 2018 - 07:01 PM, said:

Going through the trouble to get this thing working and then sharing the results  is awesome of you! I'd love to hear it!

Currently working on getting the audio to a digital format. Once I get it, Ill attach the file.

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:59 AM

I plan to do this to my flatty but will be using the entire chassis harness along with Velnas.

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 10:58 AM

Velnas would be nice on a fatty...but too much wiring lol

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:08 PM

Did this ever happen?

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 02:06 AM

I had one of these in my 84 Plymouth Lazer...aka Dodge Daytona, which I also had 88 later on, but without the talking dash.  

Also said something about the "Engine" is the service light came on...overheating would trigger it IIRC, but that never really happened thank gawd.


"Door is ajar"...to which I'm like, "it's a door not a jar" :P
"Your headlamps are on"
"Your keys are in the ignition"

Parking brake would be a good one to have active.


A vid of your newfound verbal abilities would be really cool...

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