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    Quote Originally Posted by blk02si
    Yes you should be able to build this for any double din. The trick is finding the aftermarket kit that bolts into the car. After that its smooth sailing. Good luck on the mazda! Try www.crutchfield.com if all else fails
    Thanks. The only problem is that the aftermarket kit for the MX-3 is nothing like yours, it's more recessed. But i've actually bought the Metra 99-5807 kit, so in about a week i should know more about how it fits other double din cars. At least the Mazda Mx-3
    Maybe i could have you meassure the outer dimensions of the kit ?

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    nissan maxima double din

    i have a 98 nissan maxima, i have a double din space on my dash, if im correct, double din is a standard unit of measure, every double din should have the same dimensions. in other words that metra kit should work on almost any car with little or no modification. is this true?? the metra kit you have, does it say what other vehicles it can be used for?, or is it specifically for the mustang?

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    actually the metra kit i used is for a f150 and mustang. It is very generic though as you can see in the pictures above that it was 4 bolts that hold it in, and they are little "ears" on the side of the trim. Im sure it could be adopted to fit other cars, but I would look to see if a nissan specific double din kit is made. Then it would bolt right into your car. The real fab work here is gutting the screen housing and molding it into the aftermarket trim kit.
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    You're probably going to have some trouble making that kit work in the Mazda. Mazda radios are based on the Ford style double din, which is quite different than the ones found in most other Japanese cars, like the Maxima. The Ford style uses clip one each side of the radio, and it just clips in, whereas the Japanese double dins (most Nissan, Toyota, some Isuzu and Honda) use factory brackets on each side of the radio to bolt into the dash. This is the same sort of mounting as shown on blko2si's car--it looks like he took the brackets off his factory radio and mounted them on the side of the kit. For the Maxima, you may want to consider the Mechatroniks Subaru kit, I made it work fine in my Toyota, with very minimal modifications.

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    Question, if you have a chance: how big is the double-DIN bay in your Mustang? Is it a strict 7"x4" double-DIN or is it a little bit larger?

    I can't figure out how the sizes add up here. In this thread, they talk about the Super monitor being built around the same Panasonic LCD module as the Xenarc, and in this thread, they claim that the module is 108mm tall. That's 4.25", and in addition to that you appear to have fitted it with a beefy bezel, how does this fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baudi
    That sounds like a great idea! I wonder if there's an amp that would let you control volume, balance, and fade through a USB connection.
    if the sound card he is using is stereo (or even better 5.1) he *should* be able to control volume, and balance at least, from the carputer itself. fade could get a little trickier, but it also can be controled from the carputer. Just set the volume on the amp to always 90% (to be safe) and use built in volume control in the front end (or windows) for the rest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eubey
    if the sound card he is using is stereo (or even better 5.1) he *should* be able to control volume, and balance at least, from the carputer itself. fade could get a little trickier, but it also can be controled from the carputer. Just set the volume on the amp to always 90% (to be safe) and use built in volume control in the front end (or windows) for the rest
    Thanks. I'm new to the audio stuff, so it's still something of a mystery to me. Right now, I'm trying to figure out how to do a Tivo-like capability with live audio (pause, instant replay). Skado says it can do it, but it starts dropping out after a while. I've got lots to learn yet...

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    Took some more pics here is a good one of the GPS running with a destination programmed.
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    This might sound really stupid but I have searched for the super touch screen you stated you used and found nothing. Who makes it? The reason I ask is my 2004 F150 has a dash very similar to the mustangs as far as double din and LOTS of space. My plan is to basically steal your design for my truck.

    Also any problems with hooking into you factory radio harness as of yet? I have read on here that most people are against doing that for one reason or another.

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeus
    Also any problems with hooking into you factory radio harness as of yet? I have read on here that most people are against doing that for one reason or another.
    FWIW I hook into the factory harness for all of the installs I have done. I have one Corvette with an aftermarket setup but the Hummer stuff that I have done is all through the factory wiring. I think the quality is very good. Is it super high end.. no, the goal is to come up with cost effective PC solutions without the cost of all new speakers and amplifiers. That being said.. you do have to use an amp with Vette stuff, but that wiring is from the amp to the factory stereo location.. the wiring to the speakers is still factory. I see no reason you cannot do it.

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