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    Well this weekend it all begins.
    This is a project I have been DYING to do with my car.
    If you are reading this im sure you are aware of the problems my car presents with the installation of a screen...

    The climate, radio, and clock controls are all built into the same unit and all share the same screen. Removing this functionality is not an option for this install due to the fact that I love the readout for the dual climate controls and such.

    This weekend is dissasembly time. We will be removing the dash and stock radio and everything that goes with it so we can start measuring for maximum screen sizes and options. Then during the week I will use my position as an it channel marketing executive to acquire (cheaply) the parts for the build then next weekend installation begins.

    If anyone has any ideas for where in the world I can fit a 7'' lilliput screen i would GREATLY appreciate it.

    Im hoping that this is what i will be sticking to without too much details

    1.) 7'' Lilliput touchscreen VGA
    2.) The shuttle PC will be in the trunk
    Wireless as way of 802.11G which will also serve as a WAP
    Bluetooth for my T-Mobile IPAQ phone
    GPS
    Media Server (DVD as well as MP3)
    3.) All mounting MUST keep the stock look as much as possible
    4.) PDA and wireless mouse docking station in the center console
    5.) QUICK start up times... (hibernate? windows boot off CF?)
    There are alot of options here just trying to pick the best one for this application
    6.) Centrafuge front end


    Thats all for now... I will take pictures during this weekend of dissasembly to help anyone else that plans an install like this in their Honda.
    2003 Honda Accord EXL-V6
    *MY INSTALL THREAD*

  • #2
    This might help: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...ht=accord+dash
    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
      Thanks pip, i saw that last night and was reading through it. all the ones i have seen have looked very aftermarket... im looking for as close to stock looking as i can possibly get. I'm very determined though so keep an eye out on this thread as I WILL get this to look as good as it can possibly look.

      found out im getting off early today so im starting to take things apart at ~3pm. should get interesting....
      2003 Honda Accord EXL-V6
      *MY INSTALL THREAD*

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      • #4
        Started taking my baby apart to find out where i can put what... heres some pics if your curious... and for the record I do not endorse taking apart your vehicle after drinking as much as i did... *reference pictures...*





        2003 Honda Accord EXL-V6
        *MY INSTALL THREAD*

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        • #5
          Don't drink too many of those beers or your screen cutout will be crooked
          Jim
          2012 Honda Pilot (In Progress)
          2010 Honda Accord (After the Pilot)
          2008 Honda VTX1800N

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          • #6
            Looks like a decent amount of space. How are you mounting it?
            Progress - VIA EPIA SP8000 | 120 Opus Power Supply & Case | 1GB Ram | 120GB 2.5" Hard Drive | Bluetooth 2.0 | GPRS/3G | Wifi | Road Runner/LSX 2.0 (waiting for a day skin for 3.0) | iGuidance 4.0 | Lilliput 7"

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            • #7
              here's what i did with my fiance's accord
              www.kuo.freakstylehosting.com/car.html
              if i could do it over again, and i think i might, i would get an aftermarket stereo kit for the lower console and install an aftermarket stereo there. i would then get an aftermarket stereo kit for the upper console (~ $200) and fab the screen in up there, recessed to avoid glare. her car doesn't have dual climate control so i wouldn't be losing any functionality by replacing the stock hu. it would be expensive though.
              my car: 2003 g35 coupe, 2.5ghz c2d cpu, gigabyte micro atx mb, dsatx
              wife's car: 2004 honda accord coupe 2.4ghz p4 cpu, asus micro atx mb, opus 150
              company car: 2006 chevy avalanche 2.0ghz p4 laptop, cnx p1900

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              • #8
                As far as drinking too much and mounting it crooked.... hey at least it would have character right

                Now to the mounting question....
                I have a new stock faceplate on order from Honda. Once it gets here I will be cutting and hacking and bondoing and then some sanding until i get the lilliput faceplate fitted in there as perfect as i can get it.

                The only issue i didnt consider and might have to put the project on hold is when my connector will get here to plug rcas into the aux in port on the bottom of the stock head unit.... its also 99$ that i didnt factor into the project but whats a project that doesnt end up being twice what you hoped for anyways...
                2003 Honda Accord EXL-V6
                *MY INSTALL THREAD*

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kuo
                  here's what i did with my fiance's accord
                  www.kuo.freakstylehosting.com/car.html
                  if i could do it over again, and i think i might, i would get an aftermarket stereo kit for the lower console and install an aftermarket stereo there. i would then get an aftermarket stereo kit for the upper console (~ $200) and fab the screen in up there, recessed to avoid glare. her car doesn't have dual climate control so i wouldn't be losing any functionality by replacing the stock hu. it would be expensive though.
                  yeah, i saw this http://www.crutchfield.com/S-z9nlIgk...sp?i=120997864 but its only single DIN. I wonder if there is a double DIN version of it. then this http://www.crutchfield.com/S-z9nlIgk...sp?i=120997862 would work to put a cd player down below.
                  Progress - VIA EPIA SP8000 | 120 Opus Power Supply & Case | 1GB Ram | 120GB 2.5" Hard Drive | Bluetooth 2.0 | GPRS/3G | Wifi | Road Runner/LSX 2.0 (waiting for a day skin for 3.0) | iGuidance 4.0 | Lilliput 7"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kuo
                    here's what i did with my fiance's accord
                    www.kuo.freakstylehosting.com/car.html
                    if i could do it over again, and i think i might, i would get an aftermarket stereo kit for the lower console and install an aftermarket stereo there. i would then get an aftermarket stereo kit for the upper console (~ $200) and fab the screen in up there, recessed to avoid glare. her car doesn't have dual climate control so i wouldn't be losing any functionality by replacing the stock hu. it would be expensive though.


                    That's so nice. Really stealth.
                    Renault Megane...the OEM look

                    The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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                    • #11
                      yeah i have dual climate control so replacing the upper screen isnt an option. i dont want to lose the functionality of that or the a/c in general for that matter.
                      2003 Honda Accord EXL-V6
                      *MY INSTALL THREAD*

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                      • #12
                        A couple updated pictures.....


                        the screen is all chopped up and mounted (sort of) into the stock harness... i just need to tape it up, Bondo the gapson the top and sides, sand, paint and install...



                        2003 Honda Accord EXL-V6
                        *MY INSTALL THREAD*

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                        • #13
                          nice. looks like a good fit.

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                          • #14
                            well i just finished cutting the hole into the bottom of the stock bezel so i can squeeze in the lilliput buttons and IR receiver and its all glued it.... in 10 minutes when the glue dries and i can remove the tape i will get some pictures of it.... i think it came out alright... had some clearence issues and had to dremel a bit more then i would like but you guys will see... :-/
                            2003 Honda Accord EXL-V6
                            *MY INSTALL THREAD*

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                            • #15
                              Update

                              Ok well I ran all the power wires and RCAs through the car...

                              I fiberglassed the bezel and sanded the hell out of it, but i need to bondo around the buttons. once the bezel is done and the screen is mounted it will be time to add the computer to the trunk! heres pictures in chronological order...















                              2003 Honda Accord EXL-V6
                              *MY INSTALL THREAD*

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