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    WWE-TicK try this site for more info on the pin-outs. I just did a lot of work on mine a few months back. I bought plugs for both somewhere, but can't find where. If you want, I'll look for it. I also got my LCD from Armen, but too much of a noob to figure out how to show pics here. Well, looks like it might work...


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    My bird (Same interior as yours) has room to fit a 10 inch screen easy! I'm fuzzy on the dimensions when I measured, but I think it was W-9", H-8.25". That's roughly 10" diag. If you use a custom bezzel, you can fit a 10.4. I'm doing it now.

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    Curiosity, That's a nice and clean install. That's making me want to rethink the 10.4". That's sweet.

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Magnezium
    My bird (Same interior as yours) has room to fit a 10 inch screen easy! I'm fuzzy on the dimensions when I measured, but I think it was W-9", H-8.25". That's roughly 10" diag. If you use a custom bezzel, you can fit a 10.4. I'm doing it now.

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    Hey do you have pics of that? Exactly what year is your FB?

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    The Rafster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curiosity
    WWE-TicK try this site for more info on the pin-outs. I just did a lot of work on mine a few months back. I bought plugs for both somewhere, but can't find where. If you want, I'll look for it. I also got my LCD from Armen, but too much of a noob to figure out how to show pics here. Well, looks like it might work...
    Yes, please. It would be very much appreciated.

    BTW, thats a pretty sweet setup you got. How did you mount the LCD in there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnezium
    If you use a custom bezzel, you can fit a 10.4. I'm doing it now.
    How does one go about getting a custom bezzel made? Curiosity's setup has me rethinking the hide away indash LCD idea, but it looks to me he's using a custom made bezzel. Even though the LCD is in plain view, it just looks too damn cool .

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    Trust me guys, the bezel I made was a lot of work. Thw wire harness I got was here. I think the 21 pin for the front and 32 for the amp. Look at yours to make sure. One thing to remember is the head unit drives the 4 tweeters and is also the input for the power amp, which drives the 4 midrange and 2 dual voicecoil subs. There are also bass-blockers on the tweeters inside the doors, and the mids in the doors are 2-ohm. Just so you know what you're getting into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafaelsherman
    Hey do you have pics of that? Exactly what year is your FB?

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    Not yet, but when I'm done (and I know it works) I will post pics. I just started this project and haven't got all the parts yet to finish... Over the past 2 years, I've been writing the software for it. (I'm not a very fast programmer, but I make it bug proof!) And because the GUI for it is made in Flash, I wanted a BIG monitor to see the beauty of the graphics.

    My Firebird is a 97. I have the Formula. >:-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curiosity
    Trust me guys, the bezel I made was a lot of work. Thw wire harness I got was here. I think the 21 pin for the front and 32 for the amp. Look at yours to make sure. One thing to remember is the head unit drives the 4 tweeters and is also the input for the power amp, which drives the 4 midrange and 2 dual voicecoil subs. There are also bass-blockers on the tweeters inside the doors, and the mids in the doors are 2-ohm. Just so you know what you're getting into.
    Hmm ... couldn't I hook up the carputer, which would probably have 4 channel (2 fronts, 2 backs) sound output, directly to the stock amp using pins E1 through E7 and pin F1 (as detailed on the Monsoon amplifier pin diagram at http://www.houston-f-body.org/tech/monsoon/Firebird.htm)? I'm trying to do without the stock HU altogether since there won't be enough room in the dash for one after I stick the LCD in there (unless somebody knows of a suitable replacement head unit thats 1/2 DIN in size).

    How do you have yours hooked up? Would getting a new amp with RCA connectors already on there be easier? Another idea thats floating around in my head is to stick the stock HU in some obscure location (like the trunk or something) and use one of the adapters at http://www.pie.net/sec12sb1m.htm to plug into the HU's CD changer port. I'm not too thrilled about that idea though because it doesn't seem quite as slick as ditching the stock HU entirely.

    And on a side note, this post should probably be moved to a more suitable forum as it no longer has anything to do with LCD displays . I would've PM'd this, but I'm thinking this information would be valuable to lots of other people as well. Perhaps the moderators can step in and stick this post in the right forum. IIRC, there isn't even a forum dedicated to hooking carputers to the audio system

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    Well, you could get one of those RCA to OEM adaptors but it doesn't seem like it would be all that great. Unfortunately, even though it's a nice sound system, nothing is compatible with any of the parts, so probably the best option is to replace the amp too. I used a Hifonics Eagle which is very small but sounds good. Then Infinity Kappa components because they came with crossovers so I didn't have to deal with the seperate tweeter lines. You could just buy 4 crossovers and keep the delco speakers, connecting the tweeters to the midranges. The subs are now Rockford Fosgate Punch and the amp for those is a US Acoustics USX2100. That's way too big and hard to hide. It's zip-tied to my spare. It's really hard to find any kind of amp that can be hidden anywhere. From my experience, this car is probably the most painful if you just wanted to replace the HU.

    OK, I could try and keep this on topic with another pic of my LCD?

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