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    After a few setbacks with messing up the ribbon cable in my lilliput, and after over comming my lazyness to actually post, my carPC is up and running!

    I'm thinking of replacing my switch later on with the OEM heat warmer switch. That way it'll look really stealthly, but the problem is the diagram for the switch looks complicated and I havn't really taken the time to decifer it.

    Many thanks goes to zip (http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...8&page=1&pp=15). I first saw his project and I borrowed alot of ideas from him. Thanks also goto Patrick(http://www.mechatroniks.com/wrx/installs.htm). I got the bezel and chassis for the lilliput from him and it made the installation of LCD much easier.

    Jason








  • #2
    hahahahahaha, that switch is awesome, saw it at advance auto parts, but couldnt convince myself to buy it. i mounted my pc under the driver seat too, theres ALOT of room under there .

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    • #3
      I thought that switch was awesome when I first saw it. I just had to have it. But I was surprised at how big it was when I got it in the mail. I thought it would be about half the size it is. It's pretty cool to show off in the meantime, but I'd really like to make it more steathly so that it won't attract too much attention.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Udonboy
        I thought that switch was awesome when I first saw it. I just had to have it. But I was surprised at how big it was when I got it in the mail. I thought it would be about half the size it is. It's pretty cool to show off in the meantime, but I'd really like to make it more steathly so that it won't attract too much attention.
        Just label it "Nitros"

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        • #5
          i have a plan for my carpc. to make a fullscreen flash animation that has one BIG red button on it labeled "NAWZ" and when you push it it either links to a pfft noise, or some sort of sound clip of vin diesel.

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          • #6
            Question...

            What did you do with the buttons for the Lilliput? Having a tough time figuring out where to put them.
            2004 WRX Carputer

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            • #7
              I just put that little control pannel behind the LCD screen. I actually tie-wrapped it to the top of the main control board and I have it hanging behind the LCD.

              I used a tie-wrap to keep the button pushed down so that it'll power up automatically. I didn't feel comfortable soldering resistors and capacitors onto my lilliput. I have the LCD powered thru my cigarette lighter.

              Sorry I don't have any pics. I was so excited about putting everything in that I forgot to take pics of it. But next time I take it apart I'll be sure to do so.

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              • #8
                Hmm, I'll have to try that out. Thanks!
                2004 WRX Carputer

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                • #9
                  Very cool. I see you're planning on running Delta Dash. That will be a very slick setup. I just picked up a bezel, and the gauge pack to go with a similar setup. It's gonna rock.
                  2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi WRB
                  1994 Mazda RX-7 LS1/T56 powered - Boost coming soon

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                  • #10
                    Great Job. Install looks fantastic. I'm with you on the switch. I'm still looking for the right one for that spot. I just can't bring myself to spend $40 for the stock seat heater switch that would be perfect...

                    I love to see more WRX projects comming along too.

                    Here's mine
                    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...&highlight=wrx

                    any others out there?

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                    • #11
                      Yea, I was thinking about using the stock heater switches too, but I looked at the switch diagram and I got all confused. Do you know to wire things up to use the stock heater switch?

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                      • #12
                        i haven't looked but i'm sure i can figure it out. I have a pdf copy of the factory service manuals which has a complete wiring diagram for the car.

                        I will try (read 20% likley) to find some time to take a look at it over the next week or so.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by StationRocket
                          Great Job. Install looks fantastic. I'm with you on the switch. I'm still looking for the right one for that spot. I just can't bring myself to spend $40 for the stock seat heater switch that would be perfect...

                          I love to see more WRX projects comming along too.

                          Here's mine
                          http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...&highlight=wrx

                          any others out there?
                          http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=39025

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by StationRocket
                            Great Job. Install looks fantastic. I'm with you on the switch. I'm still looking for the right one for that spot. I just can't bring myself to spend $40 for the stock seat heater switch that would be perfect...

                            I love to see more WRX projects comming along too.

                            Here's mine
                            http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...&highlight=wrx

                            any others out there?
                            I'm getting there. i'll post pictures of course.
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                            • #15
                              Dude, where did you get that switch !
                              I want to put a computer in my '05 STi and I want a switch like that for my install. It looks like it would fit that space right next to my intercooler spray switch. I've seen switches like that before... Are they all a standard size or did you have to find one that particularly fit?
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