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  • Is there a website that shows how to take apart dashboards?

    Well, My cousin has a g35 and my dad a mercedes E , I am not touching those cars untill I know how to take the dash apart. I know of one website: www.installdr.com , but it is mostly for import cars and is not updated for 2004 cars. At work I have a friend who used to set up cars for celeberties; and he says that car shop like AL&Eds have access to websites that have instructions. He is trying to get me the info for that, but it will take a week or two... I was wondering if anyone knows any way i can find the way to take these dashes apart.
    Thanks
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    You will have to do some google searches for performace or modding forums for your particular car since all dashes are different.

    BTW you gots to share that info if your friend comes through
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    • #3
      ok as soon as i get it i will and I hope sharing i wont create a problem
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      • #4
        yun: your best bet is to goto autozone or o'rieleys (sp) and get a book for your car. It tells you how to pretty much take your car apart from interior, to exterior. They are like 25$ and well worth the investment. Besides, itll tell you how to do your own coolant flushes, oil changes, change spark plugs, ect, etc, etc etc. WELL WORTH IT. That was the first thing i ever bought for both my cars
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        • #5
          For the g35, check out http://www.g35driver.com and http://www.g-owners.com you should be able to get almost all of what you need from there. In particular, this is a great article for taking out the radio and the whole front dash:
          http://www.g-owners.com/article_read.asp?id=33

          Also, I highly recommend you spend $20 and download the whole service manual from infiniti. It gives detailed instructions on how to take a part absolutly everything:
          http://g35driver.com/forums/showflat...sed&sb=5&part=

          If you are looking to put a Xenarc VGA screen in a non-NAV g35, I am currently in the process of mass producing the housing I made for my own g35 and I will be selling them sometime in September once they are manufactured. Pictures of the prototype housing can be found here https://filebox.vt.edu/users/cholbroo/g35/ E-mail me at [email protected] if you want more information and pricing on it.
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          • #6
            I know, but I dont really want to go out and spend money for these two cars, and just was in general wondering...god_of_cpu , thanks for the info, that could really come in handy keep us updated whenever you start selling them. Thanks
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            • #7
              The guy keeps stalling..when am I going to get access to the places al and eds uses (for example)..sorry frustrated

              Also God_of_CPU ...did you get you g35 enclosures in production?
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              • #8
                Most install shops just guess.
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                • #9
                  Most cars can be taken apart with just a little intuition and inquisitiveness.... But yeah if you don't want to pay for something like a Haynes manual or U.S. equivalent then you really need to search around. Try sites like owners clubs etc - I'm sure asking around on those sorts of sites will get a lot of answers. It used to be easy to take dashes apart, but with newer cars you need to take into consideration all the new stuff like airbags etc
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                  • #10
                    yeah, I know...
                    I have now people coming in asking for me to set this up, and they want to pay me.
                    AND GOD I NEED THE MONEY RIGHT NOW! College is such a *****, they charge for everything (even for being in harder classes.) So I am trying to establish a business where I can set up carputers. for people who want it and I can do i for. But since these cars wont be "my friends car" I cant makea mistake, and I do not want to buy a haynes for all of them...I guess I am stuck with searching the net to info...tahnks guys

                    BTW: going to work to the gym right now and will drilling the guy to give me info....maybe he will
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                    • #11
                      Haynes manuals are worthless. They will not go into detail about what is needed to take out a dashboard. They are good for general reference.

                      You need the manuals that the dealer techs use, like a Helms manual. Much more in depth, but also more expensive.
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                      • #12
                        I have found that the Haynes manuals give you enough of an idea as to where screws, clips and suchlike are, to get most bits of the dash out. Anyway I would think most people have a book for there own car, so why don't you ask them. Also Haynes manuals over here are about 10 which is $6, surely you can stretch to that, just add it to their final bill.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by yunusyu
                          The guy keeps stalling..when am I going to get access to the places al and eds uses (for example)..sorry frustrated

                          Also God_of_CPU ...did you get you g35 enclosures in production?
                          The screen housings went off to production a couple weeks ago and I have been told that the design is workable so its just a matter of time now. I'm estimating another 2 weeks and I should have them ready to sell.

                          I just finished the design for a single DIN converter for the upper glovebox too, will be about a month before I start selling these. Its not specifically designed for mounting a carputer there, but it will fit a mini ITX board and give you a starting point. http://g35driver.com/forums/showflat...=5&part=1&vc=1 I will be selling a version without any cutouts in the face plate specifically for carputers that will allow you to cutout areas for a slimline slot loading dvd or whatever buttons you want then just mount in place. I should have pictures up before I start selling them with 1 way to mount an ITX board in place.
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                          • #14
                            There are installation programs out there like Omega that have all kinds of stuff in them.
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                            • #15
                              I've got a friend in the custom car biz, and he has all kinds of Cd's and stuff on install, I'll check with him.
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