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  • 99 Nissan Pathfinder

    I don't have specific config planned, but just build as the project goes. Here is what I have at this moment:

    - Will use DC-DC power
    - Xenarc 7" LCD
    - Clarion HU as amplifier
    - P4 with 512MB RAM, need customize chassis
    - RoadRunner (most likely)
    - GPS antenna, reverse camera, bluetooth adapter

    Update on 01/04/2008

    Here is my current spec:
    - Opus 320W DC-DC power supply
    - Xenarc 700TSV
    - Clarion DXZ465MP with AUX-in.
    - Integrated adapter for Bose system and antenna adapter
    - Old Dell 2.4GHz Pentium 4 with 512MB RAM
    - nVidia MX400 AGP
    - 2x 30GB 2.5" notebook HD
    - DLink BT-120 bluetooth USB adapter
    - Slot-in slim DVD-ROM in external USB enclosure
    - Sony 3rd-gen waterproof camera (no IR though)
    - Holux USB GPS receiver
    - RoadRunner + DFX2.5
    - PhoneControl, iG4
    - Lots of wires...

    PIC#1
    Just started, spent one day install the power/ground cable first. I took off wheel well and saw the windshield wiper water pipe, so decided to route the power/ground cable the same way by drilling a hole in wheel well.

    PIC#2
    The wires are coming out from passenger foot rest area. Red and white 8ga cables shown in picture.

    PIC#3
    Center console removed.

    PIC#4
    Looking from the front of engine bay, there's already a hole for the windshield wiper fluid pipe, so that's easy. Also the battery is on the left so I figured that's the best place to keep the wire short.

    PCI#5
    Another shot of the cable routing.
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  • #2
    Connect the fuse holder on the battery end.
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    • #3
      Bend a metal bracket to mount the fuse holder since I don't really find a good place to mount the fuse holder that's closer enough to the battery.
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      • #4
        Test fit the bracket to the fuse box.
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        • #5
          Mount the fuse holder to the bracket, connect the other end of power cable.
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          • #6
            Fuse holder in place.
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            • #7
              Test fit the monitor, I'm using Xenarc in my build. Note that I cut out the bottom part of the console panel where the cigarette lighter and other buttons used to be. Also cut off a horizontal bar inside the console in order to fit the stereo HU at the bottom.

              Just from the test fit the monitor is too tall, so either tilting the monitor or I'll have to take the monitor apart, still can't decided... If I tilt the monitor I'll also need to cut the two sides for the monitor to stick out.
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              • #8
                Closer look to the center console, you can see one piece was removed between the bracket so the edge looks white.
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                • #9
                  Bottom piece. Notice the bottom has a small platform that I plan to rest the HU on it, but in that case the console panel need to cut the opening a little bit lower so HU can sit flat.
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                  • #10
                    Decided to keep the monitor intact in case it needs replacement, since this is the first carpc I've ever tried. Compare to post #7 the two sides of the screen location were also cut so the screen can stick out.
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                    • #11
                      Test to see if opening is wide enough.
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                      • #12
                        Bracket for stereo HU, made from aluminum plate.
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                        • #13
                          Fits perfectly in the center console.
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                          • #14
                            Starting to make bracket for the Xenarc LCD. The idea is not to modify the LCD anyway possible, just in case it needs replacement. Use two cross strips secure into the original Bose system screw holes.
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                            • #15
                              Use the same aluminum strip again to bend the supporting frames.
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