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    Has anyone molded a screen in a 00-05 Nissan Sentra?

    Hi all,

    I'm gettin my CarPC project under way. I've got most of the components I need, and I'm about to start looking into molding the screen into my dash.

    The is the exact interior I have:


    As you can see, it's not the friendliest dash to mould in a screen. There are 2 DIN openings, but they are seperate and the lower one (which is empty in this pic, a CD changer can optionnally go there) is recessed quite a bit. In my case, I will be removing the entire head unit, so I have some extra room, but it seems that the moulding job will require modification of the center air vents.

    I was wondering if anyone else has ever sone something like this in a Sentra.

    At least the top part of the center consolt with the vents and the little storage is removable without any tools, so I can work on it out of the car, and make a completely new piece to go in its place.
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    use the top storage bin and design a flip out monitor. It would look factory

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    I actually just posted pics of how I made mine out of the top storage compartment in my worklog thread here: 02 Nissan Sentra (Black Dragon) Journal.

    I highly considered making a flip out design, but the way I would have wanted to do it was gonna cost a lot more money then I was willing to invent in an area that I'm not too familiar with (gears, serial servo controllers, etc). I really didn't want to have to "flip" it up everytime I got in the car if I did it manually.
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    I'd use the flip up storage compartment, so wish my dash was better to work with!

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    I like your design gizak. I'll probably do like you if my plan to redo the entire top part ends up being impractical.

    thanks for the info!
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    Until I saw gizak's install, I was going to go w/ the attached design...It would basically block the front vents & the hazard button would have to be relocated, but the guy who did that install, did it nicely
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    Also, I'm not sure if any of the 00+ Sentra owners visit www.b15sentra.net, but it is a great resource for our cars...Just giving a heads up
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    Yup, that's pretty much what I had on mind, but with slots on the sides of the screen for vents and a center channel speaker on top.
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    This is what I have been working on. But after a month of riding around with it in I think I'm going to change it a little bit.
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