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  • 04 Accord Coupe V6 (6 MT) carputer

    When I was in the planning phase, I searched everywhere but there wasn't many 7th gen Accord owners who had successfully integrated a carputer in their Accord coupe. The worklogs that I did see, I did not like the way they **butchered** the interior because I wanted to do something which can be reserveable so hence I decided to go a different route (which I thought might not be achievable, thats why no body else tried it)

    Hardware:
    • VIA C7 Mobo
    • 80 GB laptop HDD
    • 1 GB DD2 RAM
    • M2-ATX
    • Voom PC Black Case
    • BU353 USB GPS
    • DWW-700H Touch Screen
    • 4 port USB Hub
    • USA Spec Hon3 (Ipod to car adaptor)
    • Engenius EUB-862 Wireless USB Adapter (HIGHLY Recommended !!)
    • Philips PSC805 Aurilium USB External 5.1 Sound Card
    • 7 port powered USB Hub
    • SpecResearch Black Wireless Mini Keyboard with Optical Trackball

    Software:
    • Win Xp Pro
    • Road Runner fontend
    • Devil Blue Skin
    • IGuidance 3



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    Carputer - Under the seat....... i know it not the *preferred * place of mp3car members....but it works for me


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    04 Accord Coupe Carputer

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    So what did you do to her?
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    • #3
      very nice. how do you power the screen and pc?
      2003 Honda Accord install Worklog

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      • #4
        Originally posted by alertik View Post
        very nice. how do you power the screen and pc?
        I have a 4 guage wire running from the battery to a distribution block in the back (behind rear seat) and from there, I got a 12 guage wire coming out, which is powering the computer. As for the screen, its been powered by 12v line from a M2-ATX.
        04 Accord Coupe Carputer

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        • #5
          Very Nice!

          Wow that is looking really nice!

          Originally posted by ajamils View Post
          I did not like the way they **butchered** the interior because I wanted to do something which can be reserveable so hence I decided to go a different route (which I thought might not be achievable, thats why no body else tried it)
          So what did you do that you can reverse, that no one else tried?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by JohnWPB View Post
            Wow that is looking really nice!

            So what did you do that you can reverse, that no one else tried?
            I put the screen in the bottom part with a help of a dash kit and I can easily remove that and put the factory part back in and everything will be OEM again .

            Almost all installs that I've seen on 7th generation Accords, people modify the bottom area and install a fixed LCD with a custom build bazel (instead of the retractable LCD that i used) which in most cases is permanent.
            04 Accord Coupe Carputer

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            • #7
              so does your door still close and hide the din???
              if so where'd ya find the din housing? I see the metra one but it doesn't mention anything about still having door functionality.

              Ideally I'd like to keep the car looking as stock as possible with "hidden hotness." lol

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              • #8
                Originally posted by accordsmudge View Post
                so does your door still close and hide the din???
                if so where'd ya find the din housing? I see the metra one but it doesn't mention anything about still having door functionality.

                Ideally I'd like to keep the car looking as stock as possible with "hidden hotness." lol

                Nope door does not close because there is no door. I have completely removed the cubby and in its place installed a Metra kit.
                04 Accord Coupe Carputer

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                • #9
                  so your screen is more tilted forward?? seems like the lcd comes out but the big power buttons in the way so it cannot tilt up to see it easier it kind of has a down pitch..... is that true??
                  thinking about going this route but if its going to be looking down that kind of sucks.
                  thanks.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by accordsmudge View Post
                    so your screen is more tilted forward?? seems like the lcd comes out but the big power buttons in the way so it cannot tilt up to see it easier it kind of has a down pitch..... is that true??
                    thinking about going this route but if its going to be looking down that kind of sucks.
                    thanks.
                    Nopes. Mine is perfectly straight. The big volume button does not interfere with it.
                    04 Accord Coupe Carputer

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                    • #11
                      oh thats hot then. I like how its more accessible being higher up than if it was mounted in the cubby..... real possibility.
                      thanks.

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                      • #12
                        I want the same setup in my accord, but I keep hearing that the screen would be tilted forward a little. I know you say you didn't have that issue, but how did you solve it? I think you really want it to be tilted back a little. I wish they made kits that didn't have the little storage beneath the insertion so that you could just install in the bottom of the cubby instead of the middle.
                        ps. congrats on an extremely clean car

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                        • #13
                          honda has a 2 din kit available, which would allow you to use the lower portion and get more tilt back.

                          It is the one for the accessory tape and mp3 players. It works well.
                          Mike M
                          2006 Accord VP Sedan

                          My worklog
                          http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/work...-dads-car.html

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                          • #14
                            Is that the kind you used for your setup Mike? if not, where did you get your mounting kit?

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                            • #15
                              It is, you can usually get them at a discount on ebay from Ballwin or Baldwin auto supply. I used the Hybrid one which has a little different mounting system than the regular one. The regular one should allow you to mount it up really nice.

                              I think the hybrid one ran about 35 and the regular one ran about 60

                              Oh yeah... they are a tiny bit wider than the regular din, but just a bit.
                              Mike M
                              2006 Accord VP Sedan

                              My worklog
                              http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/work...-dads-car.html

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