Need some help on getting a screen into the dash of a 2004 Maxima
Ok...2nd carputer install...and this one is tougher than the 2005 Mustang I helped with a couple years ago :(
The screen is a Lilliput EBY701. Removed from case. dash cutout and some adjustments made to make things fit...although it's very very close and doesn't quite fit right.
So, I need some ideas on how to make this better, while still maintaining a factory look to it.
Here is a pic of the original dash (as if there aren't any pics of a maxima dash out there)
Here is a pic of the cutout installed into the car:
Things to tackle:
screen position - I'd like to have the bottom tilt out more than the top as right now I get a lot of glare from the seats and shifter.
Tilting the screen doesn't seem to be possible due to the depth restrictions. The damned tape deck (who in the f* puts a tape deck in a car anymore anyway?!) is right behind the screen. and although I've removed extra pieces and shaved the front bezel down so it's a lot thinner, I won't be able to tilt the screen out much at all. If I do, I'll have to fabricate something out of fiberglass or some of that resin I read about in one of the how-to's. Then I run into the problem of how to paint it so that it matches the rest of the pieces (or paint it silver and paint the rest of the pieces to match).
I also thought about moving the vga screen up top and moving the info display down below (gotta keep the bucket below)...however it looks like the info display is way too thick as well. - I would prefer this method anyway.
so...I can put more pics up (and I plan to), but I need some suggestions as of what to do and how to go about it because right now... it just looks "ok" leaning toward the side of crap. The mustang install looked much nicer but I made a fiberglass bezel for it and was painted to match the car.