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    LCD TouchScreen in Audi TT

    Hallo !
    I'm italian, so sorry for my bad english.
    I would realize a carputer for my car, an Audi TT 225HP Quattro, but before do it I would have some your impressions. In order to obtain a simple idea of this project I have posted 2 pics of the dash.

    The first is a comparison among :

    a) 8,4" touchscreen display (carTFT.com)
    b) 8" wide touchscreen display (carTFT.com)
    c) 7" wide touchscreen display (carTFT.com)



    Which of them do you prefer ?

    The second is a comparison of the position of the 8,4" ( my love :-) )
    in case of I completely erase the upper cdradio slot or If I mantain that,
    but the screen is in a lower position



    Another time ...Which of them do you prefer ?

    Sorry for bad quality photos but my camera is out of order, today.

    Thank you for kind answer.
    Colpito

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    I really want to get my hands on a TT. The biggest problem that I have with it though is exactly what you're working to fix right now. I like options B and C the most. How do you plan on mounting it? Where will you put the A/C controls? Keep us posted

    Dan

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    Thanks for you reply, I'm very very doubtful for the choice.
    I never see this monitor (8,4") in action but I think it's very
    interesting. Maybe, at the end, this will be my choice.
    In a car, large display is best, because you have may
    focus, in less time, your eyes on it.
    The TFTLCD I'm speaking is this

    These are the additional info:

    Specifications
    Screen size 8.4" digital
    Aspect Ratio 4:3 TFT screen
    Dot Resolution 2400x600= 1,440,000 dots
    Physical Resolution 800x600
    Supported Resolutions 640x480-1600x1200
    Color configuration RGB stripe
    Power input DC 11-24V
    Power consumption max. 8W
    Video system 2x Video inputs (PAL/NTSC)
    1x VGA input

    Display Case : 221 mm width x 161 mm height x 37 mm depth
    Display : 172 mm width x 129 mm height
    Video input signal: 1.0Vp-p, composite video
    Full function OSD control (englisch)

    What is included ? - 8.4" VGA Touchscreen TFT with Video-support
    - Infrared Remote Control
    - Car dash mounting bracket
    - Video-cable
    - Computer-cable
    - Power Adapter f. EU 230V
    - Cigarette Lighter Adapter
    - Touchscreen Driver-CD
    - Manual

    What do you think about it ?

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    To mount this screen I have to cut the radio middle dash section
    of my car. To avoid some problem last week I bought a second hand
    radio middle dash on ebay. So if at the end of all the work goes wrong
    I haven't any problem with the original item of my car
    I will cut the plastic dash with a dremel like little cutter, I will glue the
    case of the TFT but I'm not so sure for the filling process, I don' know
    if it's better using bondo like filler or acetone + ABS powder
    (as lego blocks, or a tube).

    Before fill the dash I will make some experience with another
    object.

    What do you think about filling product?

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    You're right about the screen being a little bit bigger, but the drawback is that you really can't keep an OEM appeareance with an 8" screen. I for one, would rather have the 7", simply because it looks better in the car.

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    Take a look at my attached picture. This is what I have in mind for when I get my TT. I talked to the guys at the Audi Dealership, and they seem to think it wouldn't be any trouble since there's nothing really mechanical about the HVAC controls...they said I'd probably only have to lengthen the wiring.

    Upon talking to an installer at Tweeter, he said the trouble would lie in matching the texture when filling in the gaps that this design would leave from the wider stock headunit and the HVAC. Of course the little ridge below the HU will be a challenge as well.

    Is there a way to remove and reattach the outer layer (the textured stuff)? I suppose that would make it pretty easy if I bought a second center piece as well...

    Dan

    EDIT: That's a 7" screen, by the way.
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    I can't really tell if there's any textures on the panel. But if it's smooth enough you can get it from paint. The are a few texture paints out there.
    I don't think lenghening the cable will be necesary as the distanse is fairly small, but you'll know that when you'll pull the panel out.
    If you haven't done this before, get another panel, and work on that. That way, in the end if you don't like it, you don't have to put it on. Also, this is a pretty time consuming operation, so it would be useful if you don't want to drive around without your dash...

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    Searched google and ebay for a replacement dash, but couldn't find anything. Can you point me in the right direction colpito? What exactly did you search for?

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    For chronot150 :

    I don't understand what do you mean for "the outer layer (the textured stuff)"
    The center dash is made of a whole plastic material, isn't a plastic base coved by a leather-like tissue. The only way to adapt a new redesigned center dash is to spray all with a color that match as soon as possible to the oem one.

    If you want find a good and cheap auction for a center dash you have to look for in ebay.de. Remember that Audi TT is a german car so it's more popular there than in other country as in Italy is more popular FIAT cars

    For Cris

    You are right ! The best way to make some experiments is on another dash,
    If the piece you find is old and scratched it's not so important because at the end of all modifying work you have to sand and paint it.

    Thanks

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    Some pics of center dash ... I hope it can help you.


    Center dash (front) -------------->



    Center dash (3/4) --------------------->



    Center dash (side) ----------->



    Center dash (rear) ----------------->



    AC connector ---------------->



    Outer structure (up-front) ----------->



    Outer structure (side) -------->



    Outer structure (up-rear) ------------>



    Inner structure (front)---------->



    Inner structure (side) ---------------->



    Inner structure (rear)---------->



    Inner structure (up)------------------>



    Inner structure (alu-flip)------->



    Inner structure (alu-flip)-------------->

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