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    I have a mark IV Jetta and I've noticed in a lot of these pics the cupholder is taken out...would I have to remove mine in order to install a carputer?

  • #2
    NO, you can keep it.
    This is my Golf the cup holder is still there. You cant really use the screen when the holder is in use tho.

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    • #3
      That's scary. Cup holder directly above LCD = bad idea. I wouldn't risk it.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by ronjon228 View Post
        That's scary. Cup holder directly above LCD = bad idea. I wouldn't risk it.
        Commenting about things you have no 1st hand knowledge = bad idea

        You scare easily, these cupholders don't spill drinks.
        Any condensation drips well infront of the screen. Drinks are held infront of the screen by about 1 inch. The bottom of the cup is just above 1/2 way down the screen.

        The stock radio goes in the same location as the LCD, as would the factory 7inch Sat Nav if you ordered it. I doubt VW would make it this way if there was a problem !

        Go find a VW MK4 and have a look for yourself.

        You would have to crash the car to spill a drink on the screen, then I guess the insurance co would buy you another one !!

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        • #5
          Thanks, yeah the use of the screen isn't too important I'm just gonna use WMP for now as my music interface because i'll be using a wireless keyboard and a wireless mouse to control everything and I just use the search bar to find the music I want (I have over 40 gb of music so I wanna be able to search fast).

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          • #6
            Originally posted by CLUCK View Post
            Commenting about things you have no 1st hand knowledge = bad idea

            You would have to crash the car to spill a drink on the screen, then I guess the insurance co would buy you another one !!
            Take it from someone WITH first hand knowledge, its a bad idea. As a VW technician in the past, i have replaced radios due to liquid damage, stemming from those cupholders. You are not thinking things through enough. What about if you get a drink from a fast food place and they dont put the lid on tight/correctly. You hit the brakes, liquid shifts in the cup, and you 200+$ lili or xenarc is toast. Plus anything else that lives behind or under the screen. Dont even think about it if youve got a transflective setup.

            Why risk all that money and time? Remember, hindsight may be 20/20, but forsight is priceless.
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            • #7
              By removing the cup holders you can actually fit an 8in 4:3 touch screen (I'm using the 809GL Lilliput), itís a tight fit but it fits. Little eerie of the cup holders myself I found removing them to be the best solution. Donít have to worry about liquid damage and you now have room for a larger screen.


              I'm at work otherwise I'd post up some pics of the bezel in its current state.

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              • #8
                I've seen heaps of installs which seem to retain the cup holder. So I guess you can have it but its your choice if you use it to hold leaking cups.
                Personally I don't use mine very often, once every 2 months ths maybe, and I dont frequent fast food places so the loose lid point is mute.
                I had thought about installing a slim DVD in behind the flip up cover.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by CLUCK View Post
                  I've seen heaps of installs which seem to retain the cup holder. So I guess you can have it but its your choice if you use it to hold leaking cups.
                  Personally I don't use mine very often, once every 2 months ths maybe, and I dont frequent fast food places so the loose lid point is mute.
                  I had thought about installing a slim DVD in behind the flip up cover.
                  I thought about hiding the DVD drive there as well, but my current basic install isn't even going to have one... if I decided to install one down the road its probably just going to be a 5.25" one from work that I can hide on the top shelf of the glove box along with some extra USB ports. With flash drives holding 8GBs I can easily transfer everything I need between carPC & homePC, not to mention the 160GB HDD. I'd much rather have an 8in than a 7in (if you know what i mean ).

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