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  • VW Passat 2.3 V5 2002 [Lots of pictures]

    It took me almost 4 months to get all done, but itīs all worth it.
    Car specs:
    - Volkswagen Passat Variant 2002
    - 2.3 V5 original 125kW now upgraded to 140kW and +30Nm by Racimax.com
    - 18" alloy wheels with 225/45 rims
    - Hiltrac coilover
    - Foliatec Chromolux window films

    CarPuter
    - Jetway J7F2WE1G5D motherboard
    - 512mb ram
    - 100gb SATA disc
    - M2-ATX psu
    - BT dongle
    - WLAN dongle
    - 20 channel Navibe GPS
    - 2 x camera (1 in front, 1 back)
    - 7" wide touchscreen

    ICE
    - Stock speakers in front/back doors
    - 2 x 10" BM Z10-SL subwoofers
    - 1 Farad B52 Capacitor
    - SSS2000 amplifier for subs
    - Shark SHG-4500

    Software
    - Windows XP Pro SP2
    - Roadrunner
    - Mapfactor 6.4
    - XPort
    - ShowGPS
    - Winamp
    - Classic mediaplayer
    - Vag-Com

    I wanted to make my CarPuter setup looking OEM, so I decided to make the single DIN hole in my dashboard to a double.

    Some before and after pictures.

    As original as it can be, this is how it looked when I bought the car in september 2006


    Hiltrac coilover in red, yellow and blue, the black parts are original (this is to the rear)


    Coilover installed


    Single DIN before I took out the Dremel


    Using the Dremel to cut out parts of the dash that are in the way of the double DIN kit


    Double DIN installed


    CarPuter testbench setup


    Dremel once again to make a custom frontpanel for the LCD


    Original vs custom made frontpanel


    Testing the monitor in the custom panel


    Testing LCD in dash


    CarPuter from top



    Fitted IR receiver for LCD panel inside Climatronic (sharpeyed can see the receiver in the middle right just above the "ECON" button
    // Tom

    Gallery of my cars (current and old ones)

    Nissan 200SX project @ mp3car

    My old car, VW Passat Variant V5 @ mp3car

    My modified Kuo skin, named Kuo Blue

    Speedtest result

  • #2
    More pictures...

    CarPuter Installed in dash




    Sound System 2x10" BM subwoofers, 1F capacitor and a SSS2200 amplifier


    Subwoofer box


    Some leather glued to the box


    Subwoofer box done


    Subwoofer box installed in car


    Capacitor and amplifier visible through backseat


    Circuitboard for the servocontroller used to motorize the LCD, this so that the viewing angle is correct when sitting normally in front seats.


    Video of the motorized LCD, when the power is turned on to the LCD it automatically comes out and vice versa

    Control panel, little James Bond feeling


    New frontspoiler testing


    Windows tinted and spoilers fitted




    // Tom

    Gallery of my cars (current and old ones)

    Nissan 200SX project @ mp3car

    My old car, VW Passat Variant V5 @ mp3car

    My modified Kuo skin, named Kuo Blue

    Speedtest result

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    • #3
      More pictures...

      CarPuter up and running
      // Tom

      Gallery of my cars (current and old ones)

      Nissan 200SX project @ mp3car

      My old car, VW Passat Variant V5 @ mp3car

      My modified Kuo skin, named Kuo Blue

      Speedtest result

      Comment


      • #4
        where are the pictures, i don't see any pictures?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by helllordkb View Post
          where are the pictures, i don't see any pictures?
          pictures are all there. maybe you browser is blocking them.
          Never let the truth get in the way of a good story

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          • #6
            Yeah, that was it, LOL, was trying out a new browser.

            DAMN thats a sweet install. You got everything in there. I love the stock/factory look. everything from the sub box, control switches under the armrest, the servo for monitor tilt are incredibly well done.

            Im curious, did you completely cut out the back end of the radio cage to get the moterboard plate to fit in there?

            What did you use for the monitor to create the pivot point inside the radio cage/trim? I didnt see any mount hole on your bezel for a hinge or pivot point. what is the servo controller actually doing to move the servo, jumping the voltage applied to it between two levels? in or out? any schematics for that unit?

            What monitor did you use for your install? any problems with glare?

            What alternator do you have in there? 120 amp stock? Was that with the capacitor enough for your electrical draw?

            Did you keep the stock OEM speakers in the car? I didn't see any after market amp for your speakers.

            Know of any good how to or guide on pulling out that radio cage like you did? whats involved?

            Thanks, Awesome! install.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by helllordkb View Post
              Yeah, that was it, LOL, was trying out a new browser.

              DAMN thats a sweet install. You got everything in there. I love the stock/factory look. everything from the sub box, control switches under the armrest, the servo for monitor tilt are incredibly well done.

              Im curious, did you completely cut out the back end of the radio cage to get the moterboard plate to fit in there?
              Yes thatīs what I did, I bought a double DIN conversion kit from Fullspeed and replaced all of the radio cage with that.

              This is the part (from Fullspeed) that goes into the dash after all the cutting


              Before cutting anything


              All cutting done


              Originally posted by helllordkb View Post
              What did you use for the monitor to create the pivot point inside the radio cage/trim? I didnt see any mount hole on your bezel for a hinge or pivot point. what is the servo controller actually doing to move the servo, jumping the voltage applied to it between two levels? in or out? any schematics for that unit?
              You can see the hinge marked with the two red circles


              The servocontroller doesnīt "jump" the voltage level but it jumps the frequency of the signal to the servo, and by this it moves from one end to the other. There are two switches, one for the outer position and one for the inner so that the servo will stop in the correct position.

              Here is the schematic that I have drawn for the servocontroller unit. I have it connected so that when I have the switch in the control panel for the monitor in ON position it automatically moves the monitor to the outer position when I switch ACC on and when I switch off the ACC or the monitor switch it moves in.



              Originally posted by helllordkb View Post
              What monitor did you use for your install? any problems with glare?
              Itīs a normal 7 inch wide touchscreen. Well yes the sun isnīt itīs best friend, but I think I will manage...It turned out that the tinting of the windows helped out pretty much...

              Originally posted by helllordkb View Post
              What alternator do you have in there? 120 amp stock? Was that with the capacitor enough for your electrical draw?
              The alternator is stock, but I have not checked up the amps on it...I have not noticed any problems that it would too small...

              Originally posted by helllordkb View Post
              Did you keep the stock OEM speakers in the car? I didn't see any after market amp for your speakers.
              All the speakers in the doors are stock OEM (8 of them) I have placed the amplifier for the stock speakers under the glove compartment. (Will post a picture of it as soon as I get one )

              Originally posted by helllordkb View Post
              Know of any good how to or guide on pulling out that radio cage like you did? whats involved?

              Thanks, Awesome! install.
              A Dremel, a vacuumcleaner and patience is all that is needed I used this guide (in german) with some modifications.
              // Tom

              Gallery of my cars (current and old ones)

              Nissan 200SX project @ mp3car

              My old car, VW Passat Variant V5 @ mp3car

              My modified Kuo skin, named Kuo Blue

              Speedtest result

              Comment


              • #8
                Wow - Really nice man - that's tight!!
                VER. 3.0- Check out below:
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                車コンピュータ 3.0
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                • #10
                  Here is a picture of the amplifier under the glove compartment for the stock speakers.


                  In the glove compartment I have made an USB plug (in the upper left corner next to the light)
                  // Tom

                  Gallery of my cars (current and old ones)

                  Nissan 200SX project @ mp3car

                  My old car, VW Passat Variant V5 @ mp3car

                  My modified Kuo skin, named Kuo Blue

                  Speedtest result

                  Comment


                  • #11
                    Great JOB.. Did you come up with the whol servo thing?? or did you buy it?? what kind of servo are they?

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by kickercivic1 View Post
                      Great JOB.. Did you come up with the whol servo thing?? or did you buy it?? what kind of servo are they?
                      Thanx!! I figured the whole servocontroller thing out myself from scratch (drawed the schematics, the PCB and made the circuitboard). The servos are regular RC servos, the one I have used is a Hitec HS-311. If anyone interested I can give the schematics and PCB drawing. I can also make the circuitboards if someone wants, by the way I live in Finland...
                      // Tom

                      Gallery of my cars (current and old ones)

                      Nissan 200SX project @ mp3car

                      My old car, VW Passat Variant V5 @ mp3car

                      My modified Kuo skin, named Kuo Blue

                      Speedtest result

                      Comment


                      • #13
                        Very nice! Inspiration!

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                        • #14
                          nice dub, all you need tow is to deBADGE
                          R. T. F. M

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                          • #15
                            I have now put up a zip file with a modified Kuo skin that suits a VW.

                            Here is the main menu, I have made space in the lower right corner for the RR GPS speed, so if any one wants to use this with mph you have to modify the menu.skin file


                            And here is the audioplayer


                            I have also made all the other screens in the blue theme but you get the point with these.

                            Here is the skin to download: Kuo Blue
                            // Tom

                            Gallery of my cars (current and old ones)

                            Nissan 200SX project @ mp3car

                            My old car, VW Passat Variant V5 @ mp3car

                            My modified Kuo skin, named Kuo Blue

                            Speedtest result

                            Comment

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