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  • 2003 VW GTI 20th AE Work Log

    here is a pic of the car = )





    started this project a few days ago, and this shows what i have done so far, in order

    next week, ill get my hardware, and install it, ill add more pics then.

    the computer setup i have coming, is

    Albatron KI51PV-754
    AMD Athlon 64 3200
    wd scorpio 60g
    dvd rw
    ram 512
    m2-atx

    i alredy have the xenarc screen as u can see from the pics
    i also alredy have some other components, wifi esc.

    im still not sure how exactly im going to do the sound, the monsoon system might have an isue with volume, id like to atealst make it loud and clear.


    after i cut the screen, and was positioning for fitment so i can epoxy it in

    after epoxying it in, and did some bondo work

    back of the screen

    after painting

    after piting trim back on
    VW .:R32

    VW GTI 20th AE BMP

  • #2
    looking good, love the car

    2006 Mazda 3
    Behringer DCX-2496
    JL300/4 Focal 6W4311B Focal TN52
    JL500/1 JL10w6v2

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    • #3
      thread moved to the work logs sub forum.

      once you've inished, follow the sticky at the top and it will be moved back!
      Jan Bennett
      FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

      Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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      • #4
        started putting together all the components, went to Frys and got all the missing parts




        now let the assembly begin
        VW .:R32

        VW GTI 20th AE BMP

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        • #5
          started and just to install windows i put it in an old case, untill i get all parts ready



          and some more assebaly







          and finaly windows installation yay



          VW .:R32

          VW GTI 20th AE BMP

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          • #6
            finished putting the dvd berner into the glove box
            VW .:R32

            VW GTI 20th AE BMP

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            • #7
              finished testing, and installed the mobo into the radio cage behind the screen, its a tight fit, but it works just fine



              VW .:R32

              VW GTI 20th AE BMP

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              • #8
                i got my psu yesterday, but i forgot to get a p4 to p4 connector, and a 20 to 24 pin cable, so ill have to wait till they come to be able to finish.

                i did finish the audio though, i followed the instructions to connect the monsoon, though i dont know if i need a ground loop isolator, with the laptop hooked up i didnt have a problem, though with the psu, it might be differant.

                ill have to see when i get the 2 missing part to continue.

                for those of you who have the monsoon and are thinking of conneting a car pc to it dispite some of the things i have read the sound is fairly good, although it could be louder, but its loud enough. i made my bod with 6 inputs, for a 5.1 system, but i disconnected the center channel, well because it was causing interfearance with the front channels, making them quieter. so im just useing the 4 inputs for now, and the all connect together, with a 5v voltage regualtor on the neg side of the left channel, its bleeding though to the right channel too, but only becase of the damn spliter, and the common ground in the 1/8 connectors. i hope ill be able to get some good grounds, and wont have any interfearance when the computer is on.
                VW .:R32

                VW GTI 20th AE BMP

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                • #9
                  i was able to get one of the parts today, and did most of the instalation, id finish it, but id have to take it apart to install the last missing part, a 20 to 24 pin wire.

                  anyways here are some pics of the progress

                  the dash 1/2 taken apart, so i can run wires, and connect power = )

                  where im sticking the USB wireless card

                  everything but the glove box is install, so i can install critical part tomarrow, and finish up in 10 min = )
                  VW .:R32

                  VW GTI 20th AE BMP

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                  • #10
                    ah yes, the final day, everything is put together and running. there are still some glicthes, but will work them out over time.







                    i hope you guys like it !!


                    tell me what you think !!!!!!
                    VW .:R32

                    VW GTI 20th AE BMP

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                    • #11
                      Moved to SOYP.
                      Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                      How about the Wiki?



                      Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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                      • #12
                        looking good, how do you like it?
                        New System in progress:
                        M10k
                        Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
                        Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
                        Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
                        Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
                        Transflective Xenarc

                        My Car Pc Install
                        My Boat Pc worklog

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                        • #13
                          it works quite well, dispite some glitches, im working on fixing them

                          :glitches
                          - right and left channels cant be on at the same time, ground loop though y ( need something that allows voltage to only go one direction, not sure what its called )

                          -slight fuzzyness, might need a ground loop isloator

                          -posable overheating ( might move computer to trunk )
                          VW .:R32

                          VW GTI 20th AE BMP

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                          • #14
                            i was able to fix the problem with the ground loop causeing interfearance, and the left channel cutting the amp power, all with a ground loop isloator. i didnt need to put in a diod. i saw that other people with the monsoon had the isloator cut in after the 5-6v was indused, but i put it in befor, and i dont have any noise. also didnt have to "cut" anything.
                            VW .:R32

                            VW GTI 20th AE BMP

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                            • #15
                              some new pics just taken a few min ago

                              the monsoon connector and ground loop isloator

                              hidden inside

                              driver seat, car off

                              car on at desktop

                              car on running roadrunner (for music)

                              roadrunner home
                              VW .:R32

                              VW GTI 20th AE BMP

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