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  • Peugeot 206 GLX - LinITX 8" & Dell Laptop

    Vehicle
    Peugeot 206 1.4 GLX with various mods and SP accessories

    Audio Hardware
    Alpine 9812RB
    Rockford Fosgate Power 551X
    Phase Linear PC165.20 components
    Alpine Type S sub
    A LOT of cables

    Carputer Hardware
    LinITX 8" VGA Touchscreen
    Dell Inspiron 7000

    Current pictures
    Descriptions of pictures are BELOW pictures.

    The screen (looking a bit grubby) mounted where the centre airvents used to be. No obvious cables or mounting brackets I've stuck a bit of insulation tape over the power button to block the bright red LED. (Which is more distracting than the screen at night!!)

    The mounting for the screen. The plate on the rear of the screen slides down that bolt and the bottom of the screen (where there's a large knob) wedges into the dashboard. The whole thing is VERY secure with seemingly no effort!

    Looking into the car

    This horrific mess needs to be sorted out. Hopefully I'll get started on that next week. The laptop power supply sits to the left of the laptop. Above the laptop you can see a ground loop isolator which is actually being used to protect the Aux-In on the headunit (after I blew it up last time). I discovered that the laptop actually puts out a bit of DC on it's headphone socket so the ground loop isolator blocks that. Above the isolator you can see the relay that controls the power supply.


    The other side of the boot. Much neater. The plate that holds the amp to the side of the boot is secured with a single screw. Magic!

    Running Media Engine in MP3 mode.


    How the dash looks with the screen removed. The silver foil and gaffer tape is blocking off the airvents! The screen is easy to remove.

    Finally, a picture of the car.

  • #2
    nice install. Screen look like a monster 8". Looks lot bigger then i thought.

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    • #3
      that screen is huge but the casing does look nice quality. Nice job with such a big screen in a small car with a curvy dash.

      But i was jsut looking and wondered if you could do this: It would incolve cutting the cross piece that the screen is bolted to now and making a new hood coming up from current clock pod and then put the hazard light button in a nice recess on top of the new hood. Quite a bit of work though.

      EDIT: screen is set back a little too and rests ont he shelf above your HU.
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      • #4
        I did think of that, it's a good idea, but I didn't want the hassle! Not when it looks good as it is.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Engram
          I did think of that, it's a good idea, but I didn't want the hassle! Not when it looks good as it is.
          True - you've done well considering you have hardly modded the dash. IT helps that your screen is so close to the dash.

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          • #6
            Yeah, the screen is quite thick so if I hadn't been able to recess it a little at the bottom it would have looked quite odd!

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            • #7
              Nice install, how are you turning on the laptop?
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              • #8
                I took the laptop apart and soldered onto the power switch. I now have a (unpluggable) cable that runs to the front of the car with a push button. All tastefully installed of course!

                I just hold the button for a couple of seconds and it turns on.

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                • #9
                  do your laptop have that Wake on LAN? You should really check into that cause it would suck to have to turn it on manually every time you get into your car.
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                  • #10
                    How would Wake on LAN help?!!

                    I don't think it has that. It's very old.

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                    • #11
                      Hey Engram,

                      Nice install, it's a bit of a source of inspiration for me. I have the similar model car, a 5 door 99 model 1.4 GLX, just wondering wether your bumpers and door strips are factory colour coded, done at a body shop, or done by yourself?

                      I take it that those wheel-arches are aftermarket as well, they look trick, did you have to drill into the bodywork to attach them?

                      One last thing, I presume you have a factory 6 way remote stalk, does it control your Alpine HU?

                      Thanks in advance.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by remixme
                        Hey Engram,

                        Nice install, it's a bit of a source of inspiration for me. I have the similar model car, a 5 door 99 model 1.4 GLX, just wondering wether your bumpers and door strips are factory colour coded, done at a body shop, or done by yourself?

                        I take it that those wheel-arches are aftermarket as well, they look trick, did you have to drill into the bodywork to attach them?

                        One last thing, I presume you have a factory 6 way remote stalk, does it control your Alpine HU?

                        Thanks in advance.
                        Thanks for the praise!

                        The bumpers and door strips were done at a body shop (but by a mate). Peugeot can supply primed bumpers and door strips ready for spraying.

                        The wheel-arches are a Peugeot part, from the Sports Pack. Again, they can be supplied primed and ready to be sprayed. They clip to the body work so there's no need to drill anything. (Mine are also glued).

                        The stalk doesn't control my HU, but it DOES interface with my new incar PC. (via a keyboard module). Basically.. as I move the stick around it's pressing the arrow keys for me.

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