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  • 2004 Acura TL w\ OEM Navi

    This is my friend's acura which already had the navi from the factory...Well the problem was that he still wanted a carputer for MP3s and videos so we had to design and fabricate a location for the 7 inch screen...Another one of my friends is a great fabricator so he helped us on the finishing...The look of the interior is very interesting because the car feels like an airplane from the back seat...I hope this gives ideas to other ppl...Tell me what you think...Im sure he will post the finished project once we put the car back together...BTW the armrest is fully functional too...
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    The screen will be flush mounted into the housing once all the wiring is complete...Should look very similar to a high quality headrest monitor installation
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    • #3
      not one comment!!!! I guess ppl care more about that 19 year old kid who has put 19 inch screens in his dodge magnum than good fabrication work...lol...thats cool keep flaming that poor kid...
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      • #4
        Whoa pimpmode.. Don't expect people to comment on every post. With that said, I just posted to your post :P

        Seriously though, that looks slick.

        *and i edited

        hopefully i can make it to an ATL meetup sometime to see it and yours
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        • #5
          Originally posted by pimpmode
          not one comment!!!! I guess ppl care more about that 19 year old kid who has put 19 inch screens in his dodge magnum than good fabrication work...lol...thats cool keep flaming that poor kid...
          Posting three times in your own thread within 18 hours looking for comments makes you an attention whore.

          That said, the fab-work looks good.
          I wonder how glare affects visibility with the screen at that location and angle.
          Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
          How about the Wiki?



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          • #6
            cool idea, the fab looks good.

            the only drawback would be looking away from the road to see the screen, but once you get used to it you shouldnt have to look for changing volume, ect.
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            • #7
              lol...No im not an attention whore...Just wanted other people's opinions...Yeah im concerned about the glare also...Once we get everything working I will post the results about the glare issue...Im praying that it wont be much of a problem...
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              • #8
                Any chance of tapping into the factory screen (to use it for the carputer) and then being able to flip back and forth?
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                • #9
                  interesting install pimpmode... i just got an 05 Acura with Navi and i have NO idea where i could put my 7" lilliput I would like to have it so that i can take the monitor out if i dont want it (kinda semi permanant) I checked out proclips products and they might be able to do something with the lilli's. What audio adapter are you using to get into the Acura's stock audio system? (im guessing blitzsafe's adapter where you lose the XM radio) thanks bud
                  '05 Acura TL w/ Navi & Bluetooth, JL Audio Cleansweep, JL Audio XR650 CSI, JL Audio XR650 CXI, JL Audio 300/4 Speaker Amp, Eclipse SW6123.4 12" Sub, JL Audio 250/1 Sub Amp, Optima D35 YellowTop Battery http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2184473/1

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                  • #10
                    I think you be able to put legal dvd matching on that 2nd screen because it looks technically out of the drivers view, (peripheral vision)? That would make that mod even more brilliant.

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                    • #11
                      If your worried about glare, (check local laws *cough*) get some 5% Tint. TL's are sweet cars to begin with, 5% all around is even nicer.
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                      • #12
                        I would just get an adapter to display carPC on the stock video screen.
                        As for me, i decided to save the extra $2000+ for the GPS unit and proceeded to tear up the whole car appart to make it look stock + carPC

                        http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=35352
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                        • #13
                          moahdib, i dont think they have a VGA adapter for the Navi screen that comes with our TL's. The resolution on the stock navi screen cant reach 800x600 (at least i dont think) .... correct me if im wrong
                          '05 Acura TL w/ Navi & Bluetooth, JL Audio Cleansweep, JL Audio XR650 CSI, JL Audio XR650 CXI, JL Audio 300/4 Speaker Amp, Eclipse SW6123.4 12" Sub, JL Audio 250/1 Sub Amp, Optima D35 YellowTop Battery http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2184473/1

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                          • #14
                            yeah the picture would be somewhat blurry...they make the mod to add video to the navi screen but you would have to use rca type cables which reduces quality and the screen doesnt have enough horizontal pixels...My friend got the car first then decided to install a pc so we had to go with the two screen setup...I know some ppl chose the car based on the pc install but this wasnt the case in this install...plus you cant have touch screen which make its a pain in the arse to use when driving...chita70, the screen in that TL is completely removable but I suggest buying another armrest which will set you back about 170 bucks...thats what we did and the car can easily be returned to stock form...Goodluck on your installation and if you have anymore questions just message me...
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                            • #15
                              we didnt lose xm because we used a fm modulator...
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