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    Has anyone put their TFT LCD in their glovebox? So basically you just open your glovebox and the LCD folds down?

    I have a 95 Civic and I thought this might be a good place for it if I go tft.

    Plus its a little bit of security... only thing is its a little more angled and a little further away.
    95 Honda Civic DX Coupe - In Progress
    mp3civic site

  • #2
    sounds like too much work for me. maybe it would be cool if somehow you made a custom enclosure around the lcd and glove box so that you fold the glove box down when you want to see it and the lcd would be all you could see.

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    • #3
      I am considering doing that, i will keep u posted as to how it turns out

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Kain101:
        <STRONG>I am considering doing that, i will keep u posted as to how it turns out</STRONG>
        I'm currently implementing this in a 98.5 Audi A4 too. I'll try to post pics when I'm all done. I already have the 6" LCD in the glove box and the MP3 system works, but I'm making an IRMan for remote control and custom buttons to go in the center console too. Then to finish it off I'm gonna make the LCD look all nice in the glove box. Hope yours goes well!

        -Nate

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        • #5
          that should be pretty cool. post pics soon!

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          • #6
            I was also planning to do this, hopefully with a fairly large LCD (10"-12") in my 96 Volvo 850 sedan.

            Still in the planning stages right now, but I hope to start work in the next few weeks.

            Twostep

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            • #7
              Maybe it's just me..but it seems like that would be way too far to see from the drivers seat. Especially when the car is moving, you can't exactly stare at the screen.

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              • #8
                Thats what I was thinking. But I guess it depends on the car and how far away the glove box is. Also if you have a larger screen it wouldnt be soo bad.

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                • #9
                  I'm putting my system together this week, and I'm not mounting my LCD in the glove box, but I'm going to keep it in there when I need to take it off. I've been keeping it in there for the past week to see how it handled the heat. I've seen people living in Arizona, so I wasn't worried about the Norfolk, VA heat ... but I now may have to worry about the humidity. The other day when it was about 84 outside, I checked on the LCD and it was sweating! Anyone have any suggestions?

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                  • #10
                    """"""""Maybe it's just me..but it seems like that would be way too far to see from the drivers seat. Especially when the car is moving, you can't exactly stare at the screen. toxicposion""""""""" um not to sound like anymore of a smart *** than i already am wtf would you be looking at the screen when your drivin anyways. no matter if it was right in the middle an being a 12 inch .. i mean does any one else see where im coming from.. thats what causes wrecks. sorry you may not have ment it that way but i was just bringin up that thougth may save ya life some day. things happen in a split second

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                    • #11
                      you would need to see the screen for GPS, MP3, things like that. You should NOT be watching a DVD while driving down the street!

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                      • #12
                        What I meant was, You have to look at the screen at some point. I look at the screen while im driving all the time. I dont stare at it though. I guess glance is a better term. If you're scrolling through your mp3's and trying to find a song, its normal to look at your screen. I'm sure im not the only one that does it. My screen is mounted just below my headunit so my eyes arent off the road for more then a few seconds.

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                        • #13
                          Also for GPS you may need top glance to see where the next turn is etc. And if ur at a stop sign it won't hurt. You probably wont be able to see road names if it were in the glove box unless ur screen is pretty big and the font is big and bold.

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