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Thread: 2003 acura cl carputer help!!

  1. #1
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    Dec 2008

    2003 acura cl carputer help!!

    I just bout my acura. I am looking to find the bezel for navigation. That is where I would like to put the screen. Could I run both systems together? the radio and carputer? What kind of carputer would you guys recommend? All help is greatly appreciated!

    Phoenix, az

  2. #2
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    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    I have a 1999 TL and it has basically the same interior. I wouldn't bother using a stock GPS for 2 reasons.

    1. the A/C controls are in the GPS on a stock Acura
    2. Taking apart your top dash you risk it being shakey and crappy when you put it back.

    CL interior

    My TL interior

    Here's what I did.
    1. Took a touch screen.
    2. Took a bezel for a car stereo (as if I was taking out the stock and putting in a pioneer deck)
    3. Took the touch screen out of its casing and used a dremel to cut the bezel and sketched the outline of the screen directly in the center.
    4. Cut the screen shape out of the bezel.
    5. Glued the screen to the bezel.
    6. Cleaned it up with Bondo
    7 painted it flat black

    The second link has more information then mine...

    Here's Mine

    Here's another guys who did a better job then me

    Yes you can run a radio and carputer. All you do is plug the carputer into the Aux input so you can have 3 options (CD, RADIO, Aux aka carputer) I think this is the best option because if your computer gets buggy and you need to take it out you still have a cd player. This happened to me for a good month! It's also nice because sometimes I'll take the plug out the back of the carputer and plug it into my iphone and listen to internet radio if I feel like it.

    I used an M10000 motherboard and got a case for it with a startup commander that the computer plugs into.

    Good luck
    I am going to take better pictures and make a little tutorial tomorrow.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    I did an install on my '91 Acura Legend that was a lot like what MikeyTampa did and it worked well, but the radio always seemed too low. I just bought an '03 TL with nav and I've got the problem of my AC controls being run through the nav screen, so I'm playing with the idea of leaving the OEM nav as is and putting my monitor in place of the radio. Then instead of moving the radio below the monitor I think I'm going to try to place the radio behind the screen and have the monitor flip down. I haven't worked the whole thing out yet, but that's my plan.

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