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  • '87 audi 80 CarPC

    The install has been removed from the car and has been transfered, to here.

    In '99 I bought myself an '87 Audi 80 from an old couple my parents knew.
    Being a student at that time, I was looking for a rather cheap car.
    The car was rather old, but still looking very good. It had only 88.000km (+/- 55.000 miles).
    The couple had bought this car brand new and had owned it for 12 years.
    All this made me decide to buy the car.

    For over 4 years I had driven the car with the '87 orginal stock HU. I really got sick of it! I started searching for a new HU but stumbled on this site...
    After a lot of reading I decided to give it a try myself.

    The result :

    - Via Epia M10000
    - 256MB RAM
    - 40GB HD
    - PW70A + ITPS
    - Matrix Orbital MX2 (char LCD)

    The pics aren't always that good and I still need to tidy it up a bit.
    Attached Files
    Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users?

    Currently : Audi A6 - no install

    Second install : VW Passat '97 CarPC
    First install : '87 Audi 80 CarPC

  • #2
    Very clean, very nice
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    mykolJay
    99 Accord coupe
    http://www.geocities.com/accordpc
    My Project Thread on mp3car.com

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    • #3
      simple and to the point. when you install the xenarc, you going to add things like gps and dvd?
      "I'm going back to Cali(Iraq), Cali(Iraq), Cali(Iraq), I'm going back to Cali(Iraq), Cali(Iraq), Cali(Iraq), I know so!!!!" Now I'm here!!

      By "ToneRiddle"

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      • #4
        Toolboxes woot woot

        Toolboxes woot woot

        http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=30304
        check me out.
        http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?
        t=30304

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        • #5
          Originally posted by criterzzz
          Actually it wasn't a toolbox. It was a box for a car-starter kit.
          And well, now it starts my MP3's
          Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users?

          Currently : Audi A6 - no install

          Second install : VW Passat '97 CarPC
          First install : '87 Audi 80 CarPC

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          • #6
            very nice...you should get a lcd screen from ebay m10000 does a good job with rca out
            DICE Los Angeles
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            • #7
              Good one! I also wanted to get one of those serial LCDs but they appear to be quite expensive and my carputer already has its serial port occupied by an IR receiver
              00 Saturn SL2, boosted @ 8 psi - CarDomain
              Newest install - my quickest ever
              My 2nd carputer - b4 I broke the touchscreen
              My very first carputer - voted the most ghetto

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              • #8
                Well they are quite expensive indeed, but there is a USB version as wel. I myself have the USB. Works nice, it creates a virtual com-port. So the programming will not be different for the USB version.

                Maybe in the future I'm going to use GPO's of the display to control some neons or leds or something. Don't know yet.
                Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users?

                Currently : Audi A6 - no install

                Second install : VW Passat '97 CarPC
                First install : '87 Audi 80 CarPC

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by yunusyu
                  very nice...you should get a lcd screen from ebay m10000 does a good job with rca out
                  That RCA does quite a good job, certainly worth the money spend on that little wire

                  I already have the Xenarc 700TSV.
                  I tested it few days ago, and boy do i love it
                  Wiring for the LCD is already in place and tucked away properly. Just have to mount it.

                  But i'm still thinking on how to build some kind of bracket. It must have quick release for the LCD, must be sturdy and as stealth as possible. Because, to be honest, besides a lock, there is no hightech antitheft mechanism on a '87 Audi 80.
                  Maybe some of you got an idea?
                  Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users?

                  Currently : Audi A6 - no install

                  Second install : VW Passat '97 CarPC
                  First install : '87 Audi 80 CarPC

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                  • #10
                    Does the Matrix Orbital need just the USB cable? Or does it need a separate power cable run?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jalper
                      Does the Matrix Orbital need just the USB cable? Or does it need a separate power cable run?
                      The display itself only needs the USB, so no external power needed.
                      But if you want to use the General Purpose Outputs - which can be used to control fans, leds and other devices - in most cases you will need an external power source. USB can only handle about 500mA.
                      Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users?

                      Currently : Audi A6 - no install

                      Second install : VW Passat '97 CarPC
                      First install : '87 Audi 80 CarPC

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                      • #12
                        I like the character LCD.......
                        1999 Olds Bravada
                        15" In-Dash/7"headrests/AMD 2500+/768/160G/DVD
                        Extigy Platinum/GeForce Ti/Opus 150w/GPS/WiFi Bluetooth/Sony Ericsson T610
                        Soundstream Amps/RF Components/Subs

                        2002 Jetta VRoom6
                        *Work In Progress*

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                        • #13
                          I know somewhere on mp3car there is someone who took an ordinary notepad, the old kind that you use a pen on, and put some hooks on the back. Then when they left the car, they just hooked it over the screen and it looks like there is just the notepad rather than a nice lcd screen. I tried to find the thread with no avail.
                          My 95' Saturn Project

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                          • #14
                            I know which one you mean. I have seen it as well.
                            But this setup has been "demolished" and rebuilt in my VW Passat.

                            I am thinking of molding my screen in my dash with my new install.
                            Because it looks cleaner and if done properly, it doesn't draw any attention.
                            At the moment I am still looking at what is the best way to do this.
                            Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users?

                            Currently : Audi A6 - no install

                            Second install : VW Passat '97 CarPC
                            First install : '87 Audi 80 CarPC

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