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    where to mount lcd

    ive been very troubled with deciding where to place an lcd in my car
    i originally wanted in dash via a din slot but came to find out that the shifter obstructs the path for the lcd to slide out when in the park position
    the idea of shortening the shifter was tossed around but i doubt any shop would do it because of liability concerns in the event of malfunction and im not going to attempt to do it myself

    heres a pic of the dash area



    i want to stay away from options where the lcd is clearly visible for security reasons
    i dont want to create a target for theft


    any suggestions? im very stuck

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    Simple solution is to move the radio to the bottom din and put the lcd in the top din. should be ok then.

    Also the gear lever knob / handle just screw on and off on most cars. Just change it to a smaller after market one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foneman
    Simple solution is to move the radio to the bottom din and put the lcd in the top din.
    both din slots are obstructed
    it would be rather silly anyway to have the lcd on the bottom slot

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    Also the gear lever knob / handle just screw on and off on most cars. Just change it to a smaller after market one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foneman
    Also the gear lever knob / handle just screw on and off on most cars. Just change it to a smaller after market one.
    any links?
    hard to find any

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    Hey aolhater, first, thanks for the mappoint. second, You've asked this questions so many times. I gotta tell you, you gonna have to build or relocate something on your dash to make it look decent. I dont know how familar you are with fiberglassing or how comfortable with cutting dashes. In anycase, you gonna have to suck it up and cut something, either your shifter or your dash. A cheap and fast way do solve your problem while still maintaining your factory dash is custom build an install kit that angles your indash monitor and CD player upwards. So when the LCD screen slides out, it doesnt slide out into your shifter. With the angled kit installed, the LCD would slide out at an angle and clears your shifter. When you wanna take your system out, remove the angled kit and you still have your factory dash. You dont need to cut your dash, shifters move your AC control around. A stereo shop shouldnt have any problem building a kit like that. If you still have problems you can goto the next meet (whenever there is one, I'll probably go too) and I can show you other ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cproaudio
    Hey aolhater, first, thanks for the mappoint. second, You've asked this questions so many times. I gotta tell you, you gonna have to build or relocate something on your dash to make it look decent. I dont know how familar you are with fiberglassing or how comfortable with cutting dashes. In anycase, you gonna have to suck it up and cut something, either your shifter or your dash. A cheap and fast way do solve your problem while still maintaining your factory dash is custom build an install kit that angles your indash monitor and CD player upwards. So when the LCD screen slides out, it doesnt slide out into your shifter. With the angled kit installed, the LCD would slide out at an angle and clears your shifter. When you wanna take your system out, remove the angled kit and you still have your factory dash. You dont need to cut your dash, shifters move your AC control around. A stereo shop shouldnt have any problem building a kit like that. If you still have problems you can goto the next meet (whenever there is one, I'll probably go too) and I can show you other ways.
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    i know, ive asked this way too many times
    its so frustrating though, nothings seemed like a viable solution

    i dont know **** about fiberglassing and i need the car to remain stock (no holes and such)

    angling the lcd like that wouldnt allow the lcd to swin all the way out, it would be obstructed by the rest of the dash

    i have no problem with cutting the shifter, thats actually the desirable thing to do but afaik no shop will do this. i have to inquire more

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    Put the shifter all the way back when you bring the screen out? (IE don't bring it out while you are in Park). I don't think there would be any chance of it hitting the shifter when it's fully out and standing up?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Confused
    Put the shifter all the way back when you bring the screen out? (IE don't bring it out while you are in Park). I don't think there would be any chance of it hitting the shifter when it's fully out and standing up?


    Garry
    i want to be able to use the computer while the car is sitting in park
    that presents a problem

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