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  • 2006 Accord Sedan - New Dads Car

    So, The convertible RX-7 is gone, as is my fun little Impreza. The autocrossing may be over for now, but I now have a great little baby girl! She is the best, but I still have needs. Needs to do something with this car.

    I am not a car audio guy, In the past I bought what works well enough. In this carpc install I am looking for a decent install and to add funtionallity, but learn something new.

    I will post some pics of what I have so far when I find my card reader.
    Mike M
    2006 Accord VP Sedan

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

  • #2
    Screen to Bezel

    Here is the match up of the screen to the Honda attachment kit.
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    Mike M
    2006 Accord VP Sedan

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

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    • #3
      Hardware List

      -Used Dell Inspiron 5100 (already had this) dell.com 4 years ago
      -New Lilliput 7 in touchscreen lcd ($190) ebay
      -New 7 port usb hub ($20) amazon
      -New laptop power controler, so it starts when the car is turned on ($41) www.w3bma5t3r.com/
      -New MS streets and trips with GPS ($80) amazon
      -New Extension cables for VGA and USB ($25) newegg
      -Used Center dash piece ($20) ebay
      -Kensington DC power adapter ($25)
      Mike M
      2006 Accord VP Sedan

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

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      • #4
        I took out the cubby area tried a fit. It looks like the space is too tight so I am going to have to shave back the plastic parts to get a fit. It looks like it is tight enough that I wont be able to put mounting tabs on the bezel I may just run two bars in back to mount the monitor to.
        Mike M
        2006 Accord VP Sedan

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

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        • #5
          Shaved back

          I shaved the sides back using a dremel. The stock cubby fits back in fine in case I need to take it out.
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          Mike M
          2006 Accord VP Sedan

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

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          • #6
            Here is the monitor fitting now.
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            Mike M
            2006 Accord VP Sedan

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

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            • #7
              Right now, I am waiting for the epoxy to dry to the front bezel. I cant wait. Got a trip coming up in a few weeks and want to have it pretty operational.
              Mike M
              2006 Accord VP Sedan

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

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              • #8
                So, tonight I worked on bezel installation. The epoxy was dry and so I thought we'd see how to make it fit. The bezel requires 2 posts to be stuck into something, so I took a bar that came with this accessory bezel (this one for the hybrid installation (although my car is not a hybrid) and cut two ends of it off and bent it, and then screwed it into the sides of the plastic. I placed the holes far enough back that I could take it all out and no one would know when I went to sell it.


                Anyway here are some pictures of that.
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                Mike M
                2006 Accord VP Sedan

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

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                • #9
                  A couple pictures of the bar.
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                  Mike M
                  2006 Accord VP Sedan

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

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                  • #10
                    And after I cut one end off, getting ready to do the other.
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                    Mike M
                    2006 Accord VP Sedan

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

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                    • #11
                      Here it is with one installed on the left side. I used a few leftover screws from the RX-7 (it lives on!)
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                      Mike M
                      2006 Accord VP Sedan

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

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                      • #12
                        Here is what it looks like installed.
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                        Mike M
                        2006 Accord VP Sedan

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

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                        • #13
                          By the end of the hours of fitting this stuff, the epoxy was starting to come undone (where it looks whiter). This time I roughed up the top with sandpaper and now it is sitting for the night with more epoxy on it. Hopefully it will do.
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                          Mike M
                          2006 Accord VP Sedan

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

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                          • #14
                            Hopefully this will give others a better taste of what it looks like to do this job. I cant wait to move this out of worklogs, but I still have a laptop to install and some cabling to run. Thanks for checking out the progress.
                            Mike M
                            2006 Accord VP Sedan

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

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                            • #15
                              Here, I have taken out the back seat to run the cables.
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                              Mike M
                              2006 Accord VP Sedan

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

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