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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonWW
    It's up to you. Can you leave it that size or does it block the bottom of the screen?
    I'm thinking you should leave it as is or make it a bit smaller depending on the above answer.
    yeah, the divider blocks the bottom of the screen. otherwise I would leave it there.

    Bonding the controls to the big bezel doesn't seem like a good idea to me. It looks OK, but how could you blend in the seam between the two?
    I dont have much experience but it seems like it would be easy to stick the two together. Once I get them glued together cant I just bondo the seam then sand and paint the whole thing? Would have to redo the hvac graphics but I dont like them anyways.
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    The AC controls have a plastic film overlay which would make it hard. Plus, that would be harder to remove the screen when (not if) you need to. I think you should notch out the divider some so that it's showing more of the screen and out further. That would mean more filling on the sides. Probably as far out as the divider goes, but all the way up to the vents.

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    Quick question for you f-body guys. Just got done putting the capputer in my 02 WS6. I'm now looking for a good spot to put the GPS receiver. Its the magnetic waterproof one, but I don't really want to put it outside the vehicle. My PC is in the back of the car, mounted on my amp rack along the back wall. The subs are taking up the entire "flat spot" behind the rear seats, and I want to leave room for the t-tops. Any suggestions? Where are you guys putting yours?

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    Im not sure how strong of a signal it would pull but I know some guys put there satellite radio recievers in the hatch. If you take that panel off that covers the hatch then u place it in there. Just not sure how much the hatch metal would interfere with the signal. Or depending on how long the cord is you could possible put in under the trim piece at the front window. The black piece that the windsheild wipers are on. Just make sure its not under that mesh. There is two options that you could try. If you were wantin it out of the way an hidden. Or you could try on the dash if you dont mind it bein out in the open.

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    Some of those suggestions seem a bit extreme. The signal can go through plastic and fiberglass without much trouble, just not metal. Try mounting it under the plastic side covers next to the spare tire or anywhere in the rear hatch. The only thing that can create problems is the defroster grid. Another spot would be inside the rear wing. Take out the 3rd brake light and velcro it down in there. If you want to mount it up front, pop off the dash cover and mount it under there. The signal should go through the plastic cover and through the window glass.
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    I mounted my bu303 beneath my rear bumper, above my license plate...
    It works perfectly through the fiberglass bumper.
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    I used to run it on my front dash, but on various days the unit would stop getting a signal... my best guess was overheating, due to direct sunlight (in tx...) In any case, since moving it to under the rear bumper, I haven't had any problems.

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    The front and rear bumper covers are ABS plastic. Signal has no problems going through it.

    Here is a pic of one mounted under the front bumper cover by the window washer reservoir. You can do the same in the rear.
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    How is it extreme are you do is remove a trim panel an place it in there. The only thing that would be time comsumin would be running wire.

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    Extreme as in leaving it out in the open, visable. There are so many places that can completely hide it. That's what I meant.
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