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    I have a Collector Edition 2002 Pontiac Trans Am, being that it is a collector edition, I'm not willing to do any noticeable custom fabrication, which is a big limitation. It needs to look as stock and professional as possible without removing any of the stock features such as steering wheel controls, dashboard panels, gauges or a/c vents, etc.

    My original concept was to have a mini laptop plugged into a single din flip out touchscreen. the laptop would be stored in the glove box, and would charge with an ac to dc adapter.

    well, i ran into 2 idea killing problems:

    1. my soundgate remote3 steering wheel control adapter does not work with any single din vga touchscreens i can find, and not having steering wheel controls just won't do for me.

    2. i bought a xenarc mdt x7000 and frankly my stock headunit had better functionality sounded better than this piece of garbage.

    so, can anyone suggest a vga lcd touchscreen product that will fit this space without any custom fabrication. I'm not willing to relocate anything and the opening is about 1.5 din, not double din.

    i bought the x7000 because it had a dvd drive and radio built in, as well as usb ports, but it's just too buggy for normal use. i'm willing to lose the radio and dvd now, but i need a good flipout screen. any suggestions?
    2002 Pontiac Trans Am WS6 Collector Edition

  • #2
    The problem is there are no good flip-out touchscreens.

    I suggest a doubleDIN kit such as those sold by Bybyte.

    But I have to ask....
    If this is a collector's edition, why are you removing anything stock at all? I'd think that would detract from the collectibility of the car.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?

    Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.


    • #3
      Well I don't plan on ever selling it but on the off chance that I do, I'm keeping everything i take out so i can put it back in later. that's why i won't do any permanent modifications.

      and the opening isn't big enough for a double din kit.
      2002 Pontiac Trans Am WS6 Collector Edition