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So i installed an N64 in my car the other day

N64 hooked up to the stock navigation screen in my car and it actually worked with minimal tweaking using an undocumented feature.

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I believe the NAV is just a rebadged Kenwood unit. In the back of it there is a regular composite video input (yellow plug) as well as a molex connector for a reverse camera. For whatever reason Subaru never decided to tell/advertise this to the car owners (that I've seen anyway). But sure enough, they can be used. The video jack on the back can take just about any standard video feed set to a 'normal' (ie NTSC TV) resolution. Most DVD players / video game consoles have a composite video out. The N64 just happened to be lying around so I used it.

For the audio plugs I just used an adapter to feed the audio cables (Red & White) into a headphone jack plug. Its pictured above. Once that was done, i just plugged it into the AUX jack in the armrest. Since all this was temporary, it was really the easiest way to do it with things I already had. As it is a temporary setup, it was connected to a 1 plug inverter in the arm rest cubby.

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Adam Vadala-Roth wrote 03/01/2018 at 16:23 point

is it bad that I was like "thats a subaru" when I saw just the picture of the dash. Very nice legacy GT man!!!

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TrashyMG wrote 03/02/2018 at 20:04 point

Having a 2005 Legacy GT myself, I knew instantly what car he had.  I went with completely more expensive route to get N64 games in mine. I put in an Android based Double DIN stereo, but to do this I had to buy a double DIN Dash kit that also included the Japanese market only Dual Climate zone HVAC controller. That controller was needed because here in the US and North America the HVAC controls were built into the radio, this kit cost more than double the price of the radio I put into it. 

This mod is more cost effective for sure. 

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Ian Hunn wrote 02/28/2018 at 22:10 point

This is cool! I've always thought how cool it would be to have a video game system in a Car!!! :)

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Lutetium wrote 02/28/2018 at 21:43 point

I love how the game you are playing is Mario Cart. So you can drive a car while you are driving your car!

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Jarrett wrote 02/28/2018 at 19:46 point

Somehow I find this really really funny

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rohonepiri wrote 03/01/2018 at 13:21 point

Why because of the title? Because its weird? Because the "i" isn't capitalized? Because it's unusual for a title to be a sentence?

Yeah, that's really funny. No one has ever done that before.

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