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    Quote Originally Posted by farnandj View Post
    Quick question for you f-body guys !

    Is there a known problem with a faulty defrost on a firebird ? The wires look good, but there is no power at the window.

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    i saw some guys did move the a/c controls to the glove box? how was that done? where they just long enough? those who did not move the a/c controls in a trans am, what's the biggest size screen you got to fit? thx guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddielb View Post
    i saw some guys did move the a/c controls to the glove box? how was that done? where they just long enough? those who did not move the a/c controls in a trans am, what's the biggest size screen you got to fit? thx guys
    The vacuum lines and electrical wires are easy to extend, but the cable is quite difficult. Most don't attempt to lengthen it so this makes glove box installs pretty easy. The cable is long enough for it to fit there.

    With the A/c controls in place you can just fit a 7" widescreen in there. Check out Curious's install as it's a good example.
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    if the cable is long enough to fit in the glove box, wouldn't they be long enough to fit in a triple gauge pod type thing on top of the dash like i've seen some photoshops of? I notice most of you stuff the pc in the spare tire well, is this the best place? thx guys i was thinking of stuffing it behind the screen but there might not be enough space + heat..

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddielb View Post
    if the cable is long enough to fit in the glove box, wouldn't they be long enough to fit in a triple gauge pod type thing on top of the dash like i've seen some photoshops of?
    No, the cable is stretched to the max as is. You can only move the controls to the right or down. You can't raise it higher. I did a PS of it on top of the dash, but that would require a longer cable.

    Quote Originally Posted by eddielb View Post
    I notice most of you stuff the pc in the spare tire well, is this the best place? thx guys i was thinking of stuffing it behind the screen but there might not be enough space + heat..
    I don't really agree with you. Maybe one or 2 guys put it in the passenger tire well if I remember right. If you keep the spare tire (I am) there is not much room. There is more room on the drivers side cubby hole. There is no best place. You can put it behind the screen if you use a VIA Epia mobo like Snootch did. They have some that run cool enough that they don't use a fan. Some have small fans, but still run very cool. The down side is that the mobo's are not very powerful and are not easily upgraded. There are some that use a Pentium 4 or M, but they cost more.

    If you have a camaro you can get a thin PC, like a notebook mobo and slide it under the passenger seat. Or put an Epia in the glove box. Small mobo's can be found here:
    http://store.mp3car.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=50

    I'm using a full size mobo and will highlight the thing in my new amp rack. A big PC under glass with plenty of power, cool running, cheap and very upgradable.

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    Does anyone care about the cable parts and how to make it longer? With no screen, I'm doing other things right now, but I can whip one up and take pics just to show how it's done.
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    you found a way to make the cable longer then? Are you going to be using FM at all or just MP3s? What other things did you impliment on your system? Is there a way to use an aftermarket headunit just as the FM receiver but be able to change the stasions with the touch screen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddielb View Post
    you found a way to make the cable longer then? Are you going to be using FM at all or just MP3s? What other things did you impliment on your system? Is there a way to use an aftermarket headunit just as the FM receiver but be able to change the stasions with the touch screen?
    Yeah, I can make a longer cable. Whatever length, really.

    I don't like FM. I'll get a XM receiver eventually.

    As far as I know there is no way to integrate a PC with an aftermarket HU. You could probably run the output from a HU into the sound cards input or mic connector and have the music go through the PC. That's how an Ipod or XM reciever works, but you can't control a regular radio with the PC. EDIT: You might do something with a Universal Infrared Receiver/Transmitter.
    http://store.mp3car.com/ProductDetai...Code=COM%2D018
    I have a different type of reciver for my steering wheel controls and I use Girder program to map the buttons to the functions. The above device is also a transmitter. If your aftermarket HU has an IR receiver for a remote, then you might be able to get the PC to send a IR signal to the radio. It may be tricky, but might work.

    If your hooked on local FM, you can get a radio tuner card. Most are PCI cards, but there may be a USB one as well. I think I remeber a really good one with AM as well, but I can't say for sure. Stuff like that you can search the forums.
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    oh wow - awesome, ill try working on everything and see what kind of screen I end up using - if I end up deciding on relocating to somewhere other than the glove box, ill let you know, where are you putting your controls? Got a pic of your install?

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    My install is nothing special. I have a weak little 7" screen in the dash cavity. A/C controls are still in stock location. If I can find a good 10.4" screen to fill that location I'll probably put the controls in the center console. I'll make a little trim piece to fit around it to make it look nice when you open the lid.
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