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  1. Car Computer Install: Wiring The Car

    by , 11-30-2011 at 04:41 PM

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    Sean Clark, from mp3Car, shows us how the various components in the vehicle are wired. Getting power cables through the firewall is one of the more difficult aspects of any install. In this case, drilling through the firewall of the Altima in the wheel well proves to be the best option. Be sure to use plenty of fire-retardant adhesive on these holes once the wires are fed through. Running the power cables to the trunk can be done along the sill of the driver door. Use care when prying the panel loose. A trim removal tool is recommended to prevent scratching of your OEM parts. The backup camera switching wire and accessory turn on wire are also run along the driver door sill. Wires that aren't associated with powering any device are run along the passenger side sill to prevent interference. These include the front speaker wires, an HDMI video cable, a USB touch cable, a USB iPhone cable, a USB OBD-II cable, a USB cable for an aux input, and a microphone 3.5mm audio cable.
  2. Car Computer Install: Installing Peripherals

    by , 09-20-2011 at 04:03 PM

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    Sean Clark shows us how to run the various cables for each peripheral. Get creative. Wires can be run in more places than you think. Remember to be careful when you're prying against plastic interior panels and use a cloth to protect them. Zip ties work wonders to attach components behind your dash. Make sure to allow enough space for HVAC vents when zip tying your items in tight spaces. Purchasing a wiring harness for your vehicle eliminates the need to splice factory wiring. One can easily tap into each speaker channel and feed to your aftermarket amplifier with a vehicle specific harness.
  3. Lots of Lilliput Monitors are on Sale!

    by , 09-14-2011 at 02:14 PM

    It's been a while so we thought we might put some of them back on sale. Why not, right? Why not offer lower priced items to the customers we like the most; those who read our blog? Well, we love you guys and wanted to say thanks for continuing to read our blog and participate on our forums.

  4. Car Computer Install: Head Unit Removal

    by , 09-14-2011 at 11:52 AM

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    Sean, from mp3Car, shows us how he removes the factory dash panel from his Nissan Altima. It's important to do a little research to see exactly how your specific dash panel is removed. Print instructions found online and bring them to your car for reference as you work. In this specific vehicle, the HVAC controls will be integrated into the mp3Car Direct Fit Kit so they will be removed from the factory dash panel and attached to the replacement kit.
  5. Car Computer Install: Overview Of Install

    by , 09-02-2011 at 01:40 PM

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    Sean Clark, from mp3Car, walks us through what the actual vehicle installation will entail. He illustrates the importance of properly grounding each electronic device to the chassis or to the negative terminal on the battery. The white board diagram provides a visual for most of the cables that will need to be run.
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