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    Advice on how to mount screen on / in this dash

    Below is a pic of my cars dash. I have a nice 8 inch touchscreen monitor I want to add right in the middle where the old radio and empty socket currently are but the monitor is too big.

    I`ve checked the screen and if I can find a way of mounting the monitor on a stand that would fit at the bottom of the empty space it would not obscure my existing switches such as hazard lights etcetera so would not fail an MOT.

    However I am unsure of how to mount it there, any advice would be appreciated as its the best place to have it in my car (2001 Kia Shuma 1.6). I`m thinking maybe clamping a homemade stand in somehow at the moment but maybe someone here has had this issue and found a good way of solving it?

    The gap available is 9.8 cm high and 9 cm wide, I wonder if there is a simple way to attach some sort of stand perhaps?
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    Maybe you should change the screen to a 7 inch..... i had two 9 inch visors, but they were composite (bad for a PC), so i threw away the screens but kept the casing and the EBY701s' fit perfectly. Im sure if you take them out of the case, they will fit in that space.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by mentalmummy View Post
    Below is a pic of my cars dash. I have a nice 8 inch touchscreen monitor I want to add right in the middle where the old radio and empty socket currently are but the monitor is too big.

    I`ve checked the screen and if I can find a way of mounting the monitor on a stand that would fit at the bottom of the empty space it would not obscure my existing switches such as hazard lights etcetera so would not fail an MOT.

    However I am unsure of how to mount it there, any advice would be appreciated as its the best place to have it in my car (2001 Kia Shuma 1.6). I`m thinking maybe clamping a homemade stand in somehow at the moment but maybe someone here has had this issue and found a good way of solving it?

    The gap available is 9.8 cm high and 9 cm wide, I wonder if there is a simple way to attach some sort of stand perhaps?
    If you don't mind not having the monitor permanently mounted in the dash, then why not just attach a rectangular piece of material shaped to fit in the cubby below the radio to the back of the screen, and then slide the mounting block combo into the cubby. A bit of foam tape or adhesive rubber strips on the mounting block would ensure a tight, stable fit. I think that would be far easier/less expensive/better looking than a separate stand with the screen mounted to it...and would have the additional benefit of being more stable if you are using a touchscreen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parksgm View Post
    If you don't mind not having the monitor permanently mounted in the dash, then why not just attach a rectangular piece of material shaped to fit in the cubby below the radio to the back of the screen, and then slide the mounting block combo into the cubby. A bit of foam tape or adhesive rubber strips on the mounting block would ensure a tight, stable fit. I think that would be far easier/less expensive/better looking than a separate stand with the screen mounted to it...and would have the additional benefit of being more stable if you are using a touchscreen.
    That would make sense as I don`t really wish to remove te screen from the casing if I can help it. Any recommendations for a suitable material?

    It would be easier than changing to a smaller screen as am on a tight budget so this would be a great solution!

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