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  • 2001 Honda Accord | Advice wanted on Screen location\model\etc.

    Hey. I'm thinking about putting a carputer in my 01 honda accord ex. I currently have a alpine IVA-W200 in my dash, which I really like. I don't want to get rid of the unit, but I will part with it if there are other suggestions. I don't want to be dependant upon the pc to provide my audio. I will try to hookup the pc to the stereo via optical (I've got the PXA-H701 or something like that) in the trunk. The real question is where should I put the LCD? I think it'd be dope to throw it up where the sunglass holder\personal lights are. I saw a pic on here where some guy put his stock double din unit in the little cubby in the center. Any ideas on PC location or monitor locations? I could only find a ****ty 700TR display that's discontinued. Btw, I have just around 8.5" of width in between the visors. Thanks in advance.
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    I have almost the exact same year Honda Accord. If you do want to keep your existing Alpine unit, you can buy a third din attachment kit and put a flip up monitor in there.



    There are a few other people on this forum, that I have seen, that has the same generation Accord and they usually fabricate the bezel to fit a 7" monitor in there. IMO, I think that way looks the best. A little cutting and bondoing is all that is needed; nothing major.



    As for PC locations.......I think that the trunk is one of the best places to put it. It allows for almost any type design to be implemented without the hassle of trying to save space. Cooling would probably be mush easier to achieve in the trunk since it is in a more open area. Others have put the actual PC components in-dash too.

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    • #3
      Hey. Thanks for the advice of the 3rd din attatchment. I might just order it to see how much clearance it allows for and that sort of thing. I really want to keep a deck so I don't have to use the PC all the time and for XM. Maybe I could go with an alpine single DIN DVD in the third DIN and put a 7" screen in the dash.. I could keep my signal processor that way, which allows for the use of optical, nice crossover and 31 band graphical or 5 band parametric for every channel.

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      • #4
        For the attachment, check ebay, some of the honda kits can be found cheaper through a seller called ballwin auto supply (or something similar)
        Mike M
        2006 Accord VP Sedan

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        • #5
          I used the 3rd DIN relocation kit as well

          Honda Accord Audio and Electronic Accessories - Genuine Factory Honda Accessories, made by Honda for your Honda.

          (EX relocation kit)

          Although, it's only available under the 1998-2000, 2001-2002 doesn't offer it. I don't know how much difference is there




          Search the fabrication forum for some screen fabs.

          I have a Xenarc 700tsv, that or the 7 inch lilli would be the best

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          • #6


            You can purchase it on handaccesories.com. From what I've seen, the third din attachment works in the 2001-2002 Accords also.

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            • #7
              I wanna get my hand on one of those 3rd DIN attachment kit too. I look it up and doesn't seem to cost a lot.
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              • #8
                I purchased the 3rd DIN attachment kit from HandA-Accessories like the one below

                The first one they send me had one tab broken. I think that was due to the heavy brackets and stuff inside cause during transportation. I email them and they send me a new kit. This time they pack a little better with stuffing inside the factory box to prevent the bracket moving around. Got it in perfect condition.
                Seem to be a very nice place. Total cost about 30 bucks including s/h and tax. I went to local Honda auto salvage (they do have new parts as well). They want 58+tax. Stealership want 75+tax. I told them HandA sale it for 30 bucks shipped to my door. They said it must be an aftermarket kit (Metra ...). I told them nop, there is no aftermaket for that part, it's 110% Honda part. They said go ahead and get it from HandA, and I did. Normally, I want to give local shop business if the price isn't that much different. in this case, it is almost double. Shipping isn't an issue, from NorCal to SoCal only take 2 -3 days ground. Regardless, I won't be able to touch it for another month or 2.
                2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
                89 Supra Turbo P3 [email protected]/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
                Y2K Accord Dell GX150
                RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
                EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

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                • #9
                  what are you putting in it?
                  Mike M
                  2006 Accord VP Sedan

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mwmcginn View Post
                    what are you putting in it?
                    Currently, the car (2K) has a single DIN HU with a pocket. The 3rd DIN kit will house the HU leaving the top double DIN for a 7" TS .
                    BTW, it's my wife car so I try to keep everything as factory as possible and ease to use. The important thing is ease of reverse back to original.
                    2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
                    89 Supra Turbo P3 [email protected]/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
                    Y2K Accord Dell GX150
                    RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
                    EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

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                    • #11
                      Ahh, one of those wives. Only kidding, mine feels the same way.
                      Mike M
                      2006 Accord VP Sedan

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

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