So I've been looking for ways to install a deck with all the bells and whistles that won't break the bank for a while now. I got myself a galaxy tab 3 7.0 for myself for Christmas when they went on sale. after a couple of months, it ended up collecting dust until i realized it was almost the exact same size as a double-din.
I already had a JVC single din with no DIC dash kit. All that needed to be modified on the kit was to cut the back edge of the front trim piece to fit the thickness of the tablet. I then fiber glassed in a piece of Lexan behind the tablet to keep it secured(no pics of the work sorry)
the single din JVC got relocated to behind the driver side dash. I have a XM-FM adapter so the antenna reached with no problem. as for the main radio harness, I used T-Taps on the factory harness to extension wires to the jvc harness. the IR remote for the deck works with it behind the dash, so volume and all that is controllable.
I was originally going to go with a DAC from the tablet to the amps but the galaxy tab 3 7.0 doesn't support usb OTG. so i ended up going with a AUX off the headphone jack of the tablet to the deck. as for power, i used a old phone charger and ran it off my keyed hot that i use for my xm radio, i then wrote a script that turns the tablet on when it gets plugged into a charger.
all in all this project took me a day to get everything mounted up and tweaked. I welcome questions and feedback. Thanks for reading