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    k301 does not fit b/c vga plug bumps into metal bar in firewall

    Hi guys, thanks for any help you can offer. I just bought a k-301, and the vga plug at the end of the cable bumps into a metal bar in my firewall. i was wondering if anybody knew where i could get an adapter, or if anybody has tried take a part the adapter head. it's about an inch too long (the unit sticks out too far in my dash), so i want to take an inch off the vga plug.

    i read someone else had to do this, but i dont remember who. will i have any problems taking a dremel and break up the plastic?

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    Get a right-angle VGA adapter or cable.

    Perhaps something like this: http://www.extron.com/product/produc...shllf90upvmcac
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Those steel parts in a car are only there to make it heavier, cut it away!

    Seriously, get a right-angle connector or just buy a db15 plug and solder it to your vga-cable. They're tiny. Then just tape it up of use some wax/bondo on it!

    Good luck!

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    hmmm..i tried registering with extron, but they rejected me.

    Unfortunately, this portion of our Web site is for our
    authorized dealers, consultants, and education professionals only. As such,
    we are unable to assign a login to you.


    it looks like radioshack doesn't have anything either.

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    Try RS components (if they exist in your country)...

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    JC-S60: Are you referring to something like this?

    http://www.winfordeng.com/products/cnr15.php

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    Sorry, should have said DB15hd (hd stands for high density, which makes it has 3 rows of pins).

    Also, it looks like those are for pcb-mounting and not cable, which makes it just a little harder to solder, but not much.

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