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Thread: Indash monitor housing help... 7" in dash VGA conversion

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    Question Indash monitor housing help... 7" in dash VGA conversion

    Hi, I have been into carputing for a few years now... and have a digitalww 7" in dash monitor (composite input only) and 2 7" Xenrac touchscreen monitors (1VGA, 1 composite).

    Now, I was feeling ambitious the other day, and moved the xenrac VGA touchscreen parts into the digitalww in dash housing....

    My problem is now, how do I get the cables to fit properly in the in-dash housing? There does not seem to be enough room for the cables when I push the monitor in. Any suggestions?

    Has anyone in this group done anything similar?
    If so, would you mind giving me some ideas / showing me pictures the monitor (specifically how the cable enters / folds in the in dash part of the housing)?

    Thanks

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    I am also interested in this.

    I purchased the housing for the DWW-7VGA in dash monitor from digitalww (just the housing, NO panel) and installed my xenarc VGA in it and added a touchscreen kit to it. It all works beautiful, which is great, but like vwaddict, I cannot figure out how to route the power + thick signal cable and make the monitor push all the way in the indash housing. Infact I nicked some of the insulation off the signal cable trying to close it... it apperiantly got caught in the internal latch.


    If I can't get this to work right, I may just take it all apart, take a loss selling it, and eventually buy a fully assembled one from Armen. I hope I don't have to... since I have everything I need already.

    I am open for any suggestions and advice.

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    Start with this and I will add more pictures to show the ending: http://digitalww.com/VGA_Controller_howto.htm

    Armen

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    Thanks Armen, This information was really helpful sofar... I was having a tough time with the signal cable routing.

    BTW... has anyone had difficulties with the latch in the in-dash housing? Sometimes the monitor just won't latch when I push it into the housing. I checked, nothing seems to be interfering with it.

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    Does Armen still have the housings on his web site, I can't seem to find it, if not then Armen are you still selling them and if so for how much

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    he doesnt state them on his website but you can email him for a pricing quote.
    just ordered one from him, waiting for it to arrive
    time for the sig:

    '00 VW golf TDI upped to 130 HP - 18" RS 6 wheels - liliput 7" tft in indash housing - epia 10K - SB audigy - caliber 1 fahrad CAP - RF punch amp - hollywood 1.6K mono amp - boston acoustics pro - RF 10" DVD sub

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    If I'm understanding this correctly, we can buy an empty in-dash housing that would fit a 7" screen? Is it motorized? Even if it's not, I guess this would be a good buy

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    I bought one, it works great for the monitor.

    Unfortunately, I haven't figured how to mount it into my dash yet. It doesn't fit into a single din sleeve and there is nothing in my dash to attach the box to.
    Peter

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    I am lucky.. My 7" housing fits perfectly into 1/2 of my double-din VW radio opening.

    I guess I was lucky.

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    I have a double din too, so this might work.
    Would it be possible to get the motorized case of the GA700YY? I guess I should ask Armen directly, but if he replies here directly, people will know if it's possible or not.

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