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  • 2005 Scion tC

    Just getting started, but I think I'm doing pretty well.

    2005 Scion tC


    Stereo
    AIWA CD Head Unit -- relocating to glovebox

    Carputer
    IBM T23 laptop in port replicator in trunk under mat, next to spare tire
    Rewired power button, moving to dash
    4 port USB self powered hub
    7" Dynamix 706 touchscreen VGA (Link)
    Garmin GPS18 USB using NRoute Software Link
    MediaCar frontend using Brushed Metal Scion skin
    Using a power inverter for now for the laptop







    Notes
    Was a little nervous about ripping my console apart, but I wound up not having to cut it apart barely at all. Removed the Scion radio door contraption and placed the LCD in it's headrest shroud. Cut off the bottom of the shroud so the top of the screen could be viewed through the existing hole in the console (didn't want to cut the hole bigger). Used picture hanging wire to secure screen to console (it's in there very very tight ) Going to gather the power button wires and probaby put them in some heatshrink tubing to make it easier to work with.

    It's amazing what you can get done when you're bored and it's snowing like hell outside! Going to extend the wires for the headunit and stick it in the glovebox, hope to make some sort of housing for it... anyone know of a "universal" plastic housing that'd encase a double-din stock radio? Comments welcomed!

  • #2
    Good job...it looks like that screen was MADE to fit in there. It's such a tight fit, almost perfect! I did want to ask you, the picture hanging wire was one that I had, also, but I couldn't figure out how to make it hold the screen in. Did you just take it across the rear of the screen and tie it around something on the rear of the radio surround, or did you wrap it around the screen somehow? Does the screen have any play up and down or left and right at all? Thanks! Awesome install!
    2001 Isuzu Rodeo CarPC

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    • #3
      There were 4 screws that held the radio door/cover there and I wrapped the wire around the screws and tightened them into the holes, it basically tightened the wire as I tightened the screws, no play at all!

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      • #4
        Looking good. But didn't scions have a slide cover for the stereo like the 350Z?
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        • #5
          I now cast my vote for the Scion Tc for "easiest LCD installation that still looks good"

          Amazing.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by lebshiff21
            There were 4 screws that held the radio door/cover there and I wrapped the wire around the screws and tightened them into the holes, it basically tightened the wire as I tightened the screws, no play at all!
            Good Deal. Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, I don't have anything like that on my dash, so I'll have to keep thinking about the best way to do it. Thanks anyways, though.
            2001 Isuzu Rodeo CarPC

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            • #7
              Got any closer pics of the wiring you did to the docking station? Am about to do the same thing to a T30 docking station and would like to know how to approach it.
              My install log
              My "selling entire system" thread

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              • #8
                I am in the planning stages of installing a touch panel in my tC and was wondering how easy it is to remove the dash. Is there a certain way i have to do it, or can i just put it straight off without breaking anything?
                Stage: Planning
                Car: 2005 Scion tC

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                • #9
                  how do you like that Dynamix screen? I was just getting started with the purchasing portion of our show, and that price is very tempting. But how is it daylight, with DVD, native resolutions?
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                  Install Meter I-----I: 0%
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                  • #10
                    Thats the only Scion I like...badass car.


                    Im just trying to make a lot of post's so im not a newbie anymore....lol

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                    • #11
                      lebshiff21,
                      any more updates on your project???

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                      • #12
                        any updates????

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                        • #13
                          updates!

                          Updated!

                          Laptop in the trunk:



                          GPS receiver in rear moonroof:



                          Stereo in glovebox (I know it needs work):



                          GPS screen:



                          Video:



                          I have the power button for the laptop relocated to right next to the mirror controls on the driver's side.

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                          • #14
                            I have a t23 port replicator what switch did you use to rewire the power button what kind is it double pole double thow not sure what it is ?Do you have and close up pics of the soldering of that power button thanks
                            mp3car infill g4

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                            • #15
                              it's a momentary switch. I'll see if i can get pics for you when I get home. Basically you desolder the existing switch and I just soldered 4 wires to where the switch was soldered and connected 2 to one side of the momentary switch and 2 to the other.

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