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  • Volvo S60 in-dash project

    Just wanted some feedback (good or bad) before proceeding and putting a new Xenarc (the one in the pictures is fried by now, ) in there.

    The computer will be in the trunk, DVD player and USB connections in the glovebox or center console, near the handbrake.

    Pic 1: This is my car
    Pic 2: The interior before (yes that IS a volvo hu-803)
    Pic 3: Test-install of the screen (that's when I fried it)
    Pic 4: This is how I drive around now

    The Xenarc is mounted in a 2din adaptor for the volvo that I bought at my garage for 25 € (30 $, I guess). Lots of sanding and painting went into that If anyone is interested, I have a lot of pictures of the process...

    edit: here is more info http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=43399
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  • #2
    SEXY. plain sexy
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    • #3
      Looks great. Good job!!!

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      • #4
        Thanks guys!

        This gives me the courage to go on...
        btw, the clima-control panel isn't mounted as it should in the pic, so the gap will go away
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        • #5
          That looks really good. I think you shoulda centered it. Nice job though!


          Rich
          http://www.mybimmer.net

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          • #6
            Centering was not possible, considering the construction of the panel... but I will put a volume-knob to the left of the screen, as I like the control of it
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            • #7
              I like your temp dash the best. Seriously, neat.

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              • #8
                I actually connect a simple mp3man mp3-player to the stock 300w amplifier with my custom-made cable.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JC-S60
                  Centering was not possible, considering the construction of the panel... but I will put a volume-knob to the left of the screen, as I like the control of it

                  You have a huge hole in this pic...


                  How is it not possible? Maybe more work but it's possible.
                  http://www.mybimmer.net

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                  • #10
                    Yeah, a lot more work

                    In fact, there was a 2 din hole in the panel I bought from volvo, and I made the xenarc front fit in there. I would have had to make a coplete new opening and reposition the mount brackets for the panel.

                    Too much more work for me...
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                    • #11
                      Nice!

                      Very nice!

                      I'm about to do my first install in my Volvo S80, but I’m not going to do an "in dash" installation at this moment.

                      I'm wondering how you have mounted the PC in the trunk (Since S60 and S80 are basically the same design) Do you have any pictures?

                      /Niklas, Sweden
                      Niklas Hörnfeldt, Sweden
                      Carputer installed and kickin

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                      • #12
                        Hey S80,

                        I haven't mounted the 'puter yet, but I will make a small case (mini-itx) that has only one connector on the outside (old scsi 50p connector). That way I will be able to take it out very easely.

                        When I have some results, I will post pics here.

                        Joa

                        P.S. Nice car, the S80 btw
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JC-S60
                          Hey S80,

                          I haven't mounted the 'puter yet, but I will make a small case (mini-itx) that has only one connector on the outside (old scsi 50p connector). That way I will be able to take it out very easely.

                          When I have some results, I will post pics here.
                          Ok. That sounds like a clever solution... I have to think about something similar!

                          Originally posted by JC-S60
                          P.S. Nice car, the S80 btw
                          indeed! But the S60 is kind of sportier

                          /Niklas
                          Niklas Hörnfeldt, Sweden
                          Carputer installed and kickin

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                          • #14
                            Your installation so far looks awesome S60!

                            I'm about to install the Puter in my C70. I'm still waiting for some parts for it. I haven't decided if I should go for an "in dash" installation yet either. But I just got to go to my dealer and see if I can get that 2din Panel for my C70 aswell.

                            /Kalle
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                            I Need: USB Fm Radio, USB 2.0 Hubb, Wiring

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                            • #15
                              That C70 certainly is a nice car too!

                              I hope you can find the panel, as it is really helpful if you want to keep it simple and still have a factory look.

                              To all VOLVO drivers: what audio-system do you use now/going to use with the 'puter ?

                              I will be using the factory amp (4x 75w) + speakers (4x 3 way + 1 center in the dash) + an amp for the center speaker (30w max, I guess) and one for an additional sub. This way I can have 5.1 sound
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