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    ANy general tips for mounting a hu in the glove box?

    i have a toyota mr2 (91 NA) and well the touchscreen will take up the double din space and currently my profile ap1200 takes most of the space in my front trunk (i can still fit a 10x8 amp in there but ya) and i am getting a via epia m10000.

    Well with that mobo, if i didnt run a hu but just the carputer, i would not be able to connect a ps2 or anything of the sort correct? There would be no connector (unless i get an audio capture card) to plug in the audio cables right? so ill probly just stick with the hu, so i can plug in both a ps2 and my carputer and have a good reliable radio.

    So anyone have any good tips on how to mount a hu in the glove compartment? i know it will depend on the shape of the compartment but ya just ideas and tips in general (such as mounting brackets or using the DIN slot thing)

    but ya correct me if im wrong, on the via epia m10000, yo could not hook up a ps2 or anything to the sound ports to play through your speakers right?

    also, since ill be getting a rearview camera, and maybe hooking up a ps2, id just need to use a AV selector switch such as this

    http://www.smarthome.com/8288M41.html

    and just plug in the main input to the touchscreen and hu, and the camera, ps2, and carputer audio stuff into it?

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    Here's how I did mine. Two 'L' brackets from Home Depot and a couple of wood and metal screws.

    BTW, the Epia has a line input you can run audio into. Many people play their XM or Sirius through it. Also, several touchscreens have aux video in ports that will switch to that input automatically if they sense a signal on the line. If you power your camera when your backup lights go on, you can automatically switch the inputs.
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    ahh, theres a line out, in and the mic

    hmmm dammit, well i still have the reason of having a good radio signal (not that i ever listen to it but still)

    so are the screws just short enough to not stick out of the glove box?

    did you predrill?

    seems pretty simple

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    Hi, i've just bought a 1991 NA MR2 as well! I'm going to be moving the Carputer into it over the weekend. I also am going to be getting an 8" monitor in the DIN slots, and replacing my A/C controls with a PIC interface from my puter so my HU can go there. At the moment i'm stcking with my 7" motorized as money and time is tight!

    Why not see if you can relocate the HU facia to the center console?

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    im sure i can fit it in the vents (if i take em out, but i dont wanna) and i dont wanna relocate the ac controls

    i think itll fit in the glove box, but do you know how to unscrew the glove box? itll make it easier

    so your doing it this weekend? get alot of pics man

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    Hi jon. Good to see you found your way to mp3car.

    Good luck with your project Seems everyone's putting puters in their deuces lately

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    heh ive been here for the passed few weeks

    ya do you know how to detach the glove box? i think i can fit it fine, but ya it would be easier if i could take it out of the car, that way i can make some holes for the wires easier

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bboy_jon
    ahh, theres a line out, in and the mic

    hmmm dammit, well i still have the reason of having a good radio signal (not that i ever listen to it but still)

    so are the screws just short enough to not stick out of the glove box?

    did you predrill?

    seems pretty simple
    The door to the glovebox is thick. I just used short screws. Pre-drilled them.

    It really was simple.
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    ya i dont think my door is all that thick i may just use machine screws and nuts, (and umm color them black with permanent marker or somethin)

    my stuff is gonna be such a tight fit, where you get all the different color wire? and what gauge did you use?

    what size for the acc, power and stuff?

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    The wires are the harness that came with my head unit. I had to extend them all. I used red wire from Radio Shack and labeled them all with wire labels I got there, too. I think it was 14 gauge but don't go by me. It's only a 50 watt radio and I don't turn it up very loud.
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