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    Mounting the MTSVO-SC LCD head unit in a 2005 Corolla?

    I have a 2005 Corolla model S.

    I ordered the MTSVO-SC auto fold out touch screen from the MP3car store. I haven't receieved it yet (as I suspect no one has, estimated ship date is June 30th) , but I am in the planning stages right now for mounting the thing.

    I have never installed a head unit in my life, and based on what I've seen so far of my dash space, I'm not exactly sure how to proceed..

    I purchased one of these, a Schoche TA2048 single DIN adaptor thingy:


    To install the adaptor in my dash, I had to take out the factory steel mounting brackets, so now there is really nothing in the dash to take hold of a head unit.

    My question is this.. Do I need some other part to install the MTSVO-SC when it arrives? What will hold/lock the unit in the dash?

    If that doesn't make any sense I can post a picture of what the adaptor looks like installed later on.

    Thanks!

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    Here are some pics of the DIN space...

    Maybe it will all become clear when I get the display, but It really looks to me that I'm missing something here..




    That's a shot of where the left hand side of the head unit would go... doesn't a bracket need to be there?

    Thanks for reading!

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    Have you installed the unit yet? I would love to see some pictures! We started shipping this a week ago. I assume you would have gotten yours unless something else is backorderd on the same invoice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tellarite
    To install the adaptor in my dash, I had to take out the factory steel mounting brackets, so now there is really nothing in the dash to take hold of a head unit.

    My question is this.. Do I need some other part to install the MTSVO-SC when it arrives? What will hold/lock the unit in the dash?
    Most people make a steel strap or fab a bracket that will attach the HU (or sceen in this case) to something behind the dash that will hold it in place.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    I got a tracking number yesterday!! (btw.. the screen was the only thing in the order)

    The scheduled delivery date is July 15th, so I will be posting pictures as soon as I can after I get it installed.

    As for the bracket, sounds like I'll be heading to Home Depot to get some sheet metal. Thanks DarquePervert.

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    the screen should come with its own cage that you secure to the plastic facia
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    Oh cool , that would make it even easier!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tellarite
    Oh cool , that would make it even easier!
    Note that Ryanmt said PLASTIC.
    That doesn't secure the unit to the vehicle, only secures it in place. One good pull from a determined thief will render your screen stolen and your fascia destroyed.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Ouch... Thanks again DarquePervert.

    Thank-you all for helping a newb.

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    I just got my screen installed today. I have mixed feelings about it. The screen itself is awesome. The mounting part is kind of a different story.

    Like Ryanmt mentioned, it did come with it's own metal cage. You just insert the cage and pry up some petal tabs and it stays in place.. it's solid, but not theft proof solid. One good yank, like DarquePervert said and it will come out... and possibly half the dash as well.

    The biggest problem I have is that the screen (when closed) sticks way far out from the facia. There was supplied a cover thingy to cover up any space where the screen doesn't cover the facia, but it isn't long enough. You can see the metal cage sticking out of the dash because the face doesn't cover it. I tried putting the cage further back in the DIN space.. but it wouldn't attach in there solidly... Also, I think the screen may not open fully if I were to put it in there further back.

    So here is what it looks like right now... metal protruding and all. I'll probably fabricate some kind of new black frame for it so it looks better. Once I do that I'll probably be 100% happy.





    Complaint #2: Yes...that Mp3Car.com sticker is on there crooked

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