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    Trackpad in armrest

    Has anyone tried to embed a trackpad/glidepoint into an center armrest? It seems like a perfect place to have this pointing device, but I want it sunk in flush like a headrest monitor install.
    Any thoughts?

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    its been done before. I did it with my altima and it looks and controls great. Only dislike is i removed the buttons so i no longer have rightclick
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    sonic: how functional is it? it's always seemed like a waste to me because of the degree of concentration it requires to operate that. doesn't seem very practical.
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    naaman did it in his 2007 tahoe.

    Search the worklogs/completed installs section for it.

    apparently it's pretty useable for him...but then again, he's in a tahoe, not a vette.
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    I find them easier to use than the touch screen to be honest. Very relaxed position and not a straight out arm bouncing around trying to hit a screen.
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    i'm just playing devils advocate and was plain curious. :-) i'm not going to put one in my car, if i do anything it'll be a modded spacenavigator.
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    i'm assuming u are talkin about a track PAD and not a track ball.. i have a track pad and its as easy as using it on any laptop. Move your finger where u want the mouse to go and touch the pad to left click
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    Does anyone have any pics, or advice, on how to get the trackpad attached to the armrest? I have the courage to cut the fabric, and remove the foam. I've done a few headrest installs. I just don't know how I'm going to affix the trackpad to the molding of the armrest.

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