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    where to place carpc?

    i got an honda civic coupé from 94 and i want to install an carpc in it...
    at first i thought i would install it in the trunk, but after i started planning i wonder if i could find a better place...

    the reason why i don't think the trunk is a good place anyway is because of the heavy wiring required:
    4m screen wire
    4m usb wires (for mouse, keyboard, etc.)
    4m audio cable from sound card to headunit and from headunit to amplifier = 2x 4m audio cable

    and maybe more...

    so i wonder if you have a good idea where i can install my carpc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by menthos View Post
    i got an honda civic coupé from 94 and i want to install an carpc in it...
    at first i thought i would install it in the trunk, but after i started planning i wonder if i could find a better place...

    the reason why i don't think the trunk is a good place anyway is because of the heavy wiring required:
    4m screen wire
    4m usb wires (for mouse, keyboard, etc.)
    4m audio cable from sound card to headunit and from headunit to amplifier = 2x 4m audio cable

    and maybe more...

    so i wonder if you have a good idea where i can install my carpc?
    Common places include the glove compartment, and if it's small enough under a seat.

    Personally I have mine in the trunk, but like you said, I've had to run a lot of extra wireing, and also had to overcome some heat issues with it being in the trunk as well.

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    You could also mount it behind the dash if it's small enough.....
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    i'd say behind the dash if you can, glove box if you dont mind loosing the storage space, or under a seat if there is room.

    or if there is enough room in the passenger footwell, make up a false floor to hide it under, will look normal, be safe, and easy to work on

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    I would get over the fact that you need heavy wiring from the trunk. I have mine in my hatchback and ran all my wires from the front to the back in less then half a day. I did this because I didn't want to put it under the seat, in the glove box, or behind the dash taking a chances of over heating. So far it's been about two years and it's running strong!

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