Metra Dash Kit for 2010 Mustang
Ok so I recently purchased a 2010 Mustang GT Coupe (w/o the shaker or navigation system) and ever since I found this site a couple years ago, I've been dying to build my own carpc!
Then the 2010 Mustangs came along, and out went the old radio set up which allowed for just swapping the double-din unit for some crazy lcd touchscreen sexiness, and in came the new radio layout which insisted that you fabricate your *** off in order to even think about starting a project like a carpc.
But I knew it would only be a matter of time before some aftermarket company came up with a dash kit for this car... and lo and behold.. the Metra (99-5823CH) single/double din install kit for the 2010 Mustang!
Problem is, this thing is so damned new that nobody seems to have any reviews of it aside from the standard "here comes Metra with this new product blah blah blah.." blurbs.
So what I want to know, is have any of you guys seen/used this thing? Or do any of you know anyone who has? For those of you who have experience in the carpc building arena, do you think you would want to work with this product?
My goals for this would be to purchase one of the pre-built LCD double-din inserts from the mp3car store and drop it in this thing, and if possible, to connect the included LCD screen to my carputer and display whatever I want to display on it, not just the outside temperature (imagine RSS feeds scrolling on this bad boy lol)...
So... this dash kit looks like it has a "universal" style set up.. the included side panels seem to be designed to hold any brand of aftermarket double-din head.. do you guys think that's a fair statement? Could I potentially buy any of the LCD dd inserts from the mp3car store and toss it in here?
And as far as the LCD screen goes, does anyone have any ideas on how i would hack the wires up to connect to my carpc (via usb i'm guessing would be the easiest) and what software I would need to power it?
God I'm long winded! For those of you who survive the wall of text above and can answer some of my questions, I thank you in advance. And for those of you who were 'crit' by the wall o' text and have died... I'm sorry =0(