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Thread: Should I document my install???

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    Should I document my install???

    Hey I'm wondering if I could help the forum by documenting my pc install.
    I'll be installing a pc, an hd radio, a touchscreen monitor, and an amp sometime this week.

    Would it be useful to the forum if I snapped some pictures of the install or the setup on workbench?

    Any photo's I should absolutely get?

    I've been browsing the forums for around a year now and have been asking some probabbly dumb questions as I'm getting closer to my install. I would love to be able to contribute to the community, so if there's any aspects that could be documented, let me know soon.

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    Who am I? HiJackZX1's Avatar
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    Yes.... at some point someone will have the same car as you and wonder if its doable. You will literally be their blueprints to getting it into their car.
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    Constant Bitrate simplex's Avatar
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    Documentation is useful:
    -Others can learn of your solutions and experiences, so you will help the carpc community
    -Easier to debug your install five years later
    Check my worklog:
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    I say go for it. Even if noone watches your progress now, some time in the future...someone will do a search for carpc and your model car. For example, I'm about to start building a new carpc for my 2009 Saturn Vue and there is not a worklog for that year car....Sure would be nice to see some pictures of someone else that has already gone through the process..

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    Absolutely. That's why the Show Off Your Project Forum exists. First, go into that forum and look at the top where there's a sub-forum called Worklogs. Start a thread there to document the install.

    When you're finished, PM a mod or admin and we'll move it to Finished Projects.
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    a lot of the work logs have expired or missing pictures so I say go for it....I'll definitely check it out. I am getting ready for a similar install in my cavalier. Its the wiring and tearing up the car I am most nervous about.

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    Definitely useful!

    as a test - take a look/search through the worklogs to see if someone with your car has posted an install... if there aren't many, then definitely post one up.... chances are you'll be posting.

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