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    Question Insurance?

    I have came pretty far along with getting my computer into my car, but, I stopped and thought about it, and I have a question.

    There is no way this could raise your insurance, is there? Since it is a distraction (I am putting in a 4x40 lcd)?
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    probably not with a text-only LCD. Big ol' screens like my 10.4" might, especially if you DON'T have GPS
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    1. most inshurence providers will not cover it in case of damage / theft. if they will, they will require heavy documentation, and up your premium.

    2. If you get in a wreck, and they come out to do an accident investigation, they might refuse to pay your calim on grounds of the distraction caused by your display. I dont know about your state, but In GA, it is illeagle to have a non-gps display in view of the driver while the vehicle is in motion.

    None of that really applies to a character lcd.
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    im not an american, but my guess would be that a txtlcd would be handled the same way as an ordinary carstereo.

    Think of it this wya, how many of the never headunits dont have all kinds of "disco" effects. i cant see that there should be any major difference.

    With a normal lcd the case is probertbly a bit different. then i guess they will relate to the nongps screen thing

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    Originally posted by gizmomkr:
    <STRONG>I dont know about your state, but In GA, it is illeagle to have a non-gps display in view of the driver while the vehicle is in motion.
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    That might actually be federal, but im not sure. I know its the same way in TN, MS, and AL, which is why I am putting the cheap-and-easy GPS in my truck to get around that little technicality
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    So, your saying I should have no problem with my 4x40 LCD?
    I wanted to put in a 6" LCD, but I guess I won't now.
    Maybe I should call my insurance company?
    But then, they may raise my rates.
    All it will be is a 4x40 LCD put into my Second DIN slot. (I am so lucky to have a double din dash.)
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    dont call yourr insurance company and tell them youve got it unless you've spent more on the system than your current deductible. Even then, I wouldnt tell them you had it because they might raise your rates
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    Originally posted by wizardPC:
    <STRONG>dont call yourr insurance company and tell them youve got it unless you've spent more on the system than your current deductible. Even then, I wouldnt tell them you had it because they might raise your rates</STRONG>
    I have never really given this much thought in the past but to be honest, with my text LCD display wired up with a plug/socket connector I would be most likely be pulling the display straight out of the dash the second after I got into a crash. Most of you you will know first hand or have friends who have been screwed by insurance companies... so why give em more reason to not pay out on a claim?

    I agree with wizardPC 110%, dont tell the insurance.... firsly you will most likey confuse the hell out of the person on the other end of the phone! and they may raise your rates?

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    I don't quit know how you would make it removable,
    All I am going to do is attach it to a piece of Plexiglass, and basically screw it in to my extra din slot.
    How would you make it removable?
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    Man, you all have me worried no, as I don't even have my license yet, (I'm just 15), and I was doing this for just something to do.
    What can I do to make my Text LCD go under my insurance?
    And I don't even pay the insurance, my parents do, since they have it under there home business, and they would be really PO'd
    at me if I got it raised.
    There is a Tape Compartment in my dash that would probably hold a 2x32 LCD, if I put it inside of this, do you think there would be any problems, like the same as the guy putting the LCD in his Glove Box?
    Would an insurance company have there info on this on there website?

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