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  • MKIV VW Jetta Install v2.0

    Some of you may remember my previous carputers. This is my third and version 2.0 in the Jetta.



    Quick List:

    PC Specs:
    [s]Gateway E-1400[/s]
    [s]600Mhz PIII / 100[/s]
    [s]512MB[/s]
    [s]60GB 3.5" HDD[/s]

    *Hardware Update* - 6-5-06 post 75


    Handles all digital media formats without any problems. I typically have Network Stumbler and iGuidance running in the background while playing MP3s or playing DivX or DVD.

    Other Hardware:
    Opus 150w PSU (powers [almost] everything)
    7" Xenarc Touch Screen.
    In-Dash Slot-Load Slimline DVD/CD-R Drive.
    Turtle Beach SantaCruz sound card.
    3-port USB 2.0 PCI card.
    4 Port USB 2.0 powered hub.
    DVD-RW Drive (in trunk)
    Netgear 802.11g PCI wifi w/external antenna
    Orinoco Gold WiFi PCMCIA card w/ external 7.5dB antenna.
    Gryration RF mini keyboard + mouse.
    BU-303 GPS Receiver
    7-in-1 Card Reader

    Audio:
    2 Kenwood Excelon 6.5" Woofers
    2 Kenwood Excelon 1" Tweeters
    2 MB Quart 3/4" Discus Tweeters
    2 Blaupunkt 6.5" Mid-Range Woofers
    1 Pheonix Gold 50x4rms Ampilifer

    -- UPDATE-- 8/06 --
    1 10" Pheonix Gold OCTANE-ZR Sub-woofer
    1 Audiobahn A4002T Amplifier
    1 Audiobahn AEQQD6Q Line Driver
    1 Optimus "Yellow" Deep-cycle battery.

    I notice I'm a little late in posting this update but I replaced my power supply yesterday and thought I'd check out this thread.

    --UPDATE-- 7/07 --
    1 Opus 250w DCX-6 DC-DC PSU














    I will post new photos soon. Thanks for checking it out. I appreciate all the comments and help!
    My Install Thread
    digitaljetta.com

    MKIV VW Jetta
    How do I get sound to my car?

  • #2
    Very nice indeed
    EPoX mATX SocketA w/onboard Geforce4MX / 512MB PC2700 / AthlonXP 1600
    Lilliput / DVDrom / Opus 150W / WD 3.5" 160GB / SB Audigy NX
    XP home / Road Runner / iGuidance 4.0

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    • #3
      Very nice! Go and get Febsperanza's VW skin for complete OEM look.

      Cheers!

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      • #4
        looking good! I like how clean that screen install looks. Love the Icons!
        Status: [|||||||||-] 90% finished
        My 2000 Chevy Monte Carlo SS Install

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Alric
          Very nice! Go and get Febsperanza's VW skin for complete OEM look.

          Cheers!
          Thanks. I used to use his skin but there's not a Media Engine version. There's one for Media Car but I ME has more features. Feb has a skin for FP but it's not for 800x600 "stretched"
          My Install Thread
          digitaljetta.com

          MKIV VW Jetta
          How do I get sound to my car?

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          • #6
            How did you get the icons to look like that?
            Check out the progress of my carputer at http://www.monkeytails.net

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            • #7
              Originally posted by foreal429
              How did you get the icons to look like that?
              Registry entries. They are 128x128. Let me know if you want the .reg file.
              My Install Thread
              digitaljetta.com

              MKIV VW Jetta
              How do I get sound to my car?

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              • #8
                nicee... i have a jetta as well and your install looks awesome! Did you by any chance have a monosoon sound system in your car and where is the headunit now?
                2003 Jetta GLI
                1.8 ghz intel pentium 4
                256 mb ram
                dvdrom
                xenarc 700tsv

                Status - 90% - need to finish bondoing

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mp3mike05
                  nicee... i have a jetta as well and your install looks awesome! Did you by any chance have a monosoon sound system in your car and where is the headunit now?

                  Yes I did have a monsoon system. I got rid of the HU and Monsoon "amp" (it's really just a crossover). I replaced them with a 4 channel amp. The speakers are aftermarket components as well.

                  Here's a pic of the carputer, amp, and soldered leads fo the speaker leads on the monsoon harness.

                  My Install Thread
                  digitaljetta.com

                  MKIV VW Jetta
                  How do I get sound to my car?

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                  • #10
                    nice, looks very oem.

                    one question. How did you hook up your amp from the computer?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Luderboy
                      nice, looks very oem.

                      one question. How did you hook up your amp from the computer?
                      I pluged out output from my sound card to the inputs on the amplifier.
                      My Install Thread
                      digitaljetta.com

                      MKIV VW Jetta
                      How do I get sound to my car?

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                      • #12
                        did you have to purchase a VGA extender to reach the monitor in the front dash? What about the USB for the touchscreen (did you hook that up to your USB hub)? Also, for the cd-rom drive, did you have to use a IDE to USB converter? I am also thinking about placing my computer in the back, but I'm just not sure what would be the best way to connect everything from the front. This will be my first carPC, and don't have the experience.

                        any help would be appreciated. thanks.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by suprthug8d
                          did you have to purchase a VGA extender to reach the monitor in the front dash? What about the USB for the touchscreen (did you hook that up to your USB hub)? Also, for the cd-rom drive, did you have to use a IDE to USB converter? I am also thinking about placing my computer in the back, but I'm just not sure what would be the best way to connect everything from the front. This will be my first carPC, and don't have the experience.

                          any help would be appreciated. thanks.
                          I ran most of wires and cable almost two years ago so I don't remember the exact lengths. I bought a VGA extender cable it's 10' or 12'. I also ran a 10' USB extension cable and a single 10' USB cable that goes into a 4-port powered USB hub. I ripped a IDE -> USB 2.0 Adapter from a external case and used that for the in-dash front slot-load DVD/CDR combo drive. I don't have any signal issues with the long runs. Go for it.
                          My Install Thread
                          digitaljetta.com

                          MKIV VW Jetta
                          How do I get sound to my car?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ppgt94
                            Registry entries. They are 128x128. Let me know if you want the .reg file.
                            I would like a copy of the .reg file, if you don't mind.
                            And oooh sh#@! I just notice the DVD under the screen. very nice bro!
                            Status: [|||||||||-] 90% finished
                            My 2000 Chevy Monte Carlo SS Install

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by snmnetwork
                              I would like a copy of the .reg file, if you don't mind.
                              And oooh sh#@! I just notice the DVD under the screen. very nice bro!
                              I just uploaded it: http://www.geocities.com/ppgt1994/128x12832-bitIcon.zip
                              My Install Thread
                              digitaljetta.com

                              MKIV VW Jetta
                              How do I get sound to my car?

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