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    Starting out with 03 Laguna II

    Hi,

    I've been lurking for some time now and spending an unhealthy amount of time reading the messages on this board and i've finally decided to build a car pc for my laguna!

    The laguna has a cool flap that coveres over a double din slot where i hope to put my screen. The car should look perfectly normal when the flap is down and uninteresting to prying eyes!




    I listen to quite a bit of radio so from my reading, i'll keep a car stereo for now but with a good radio solution, i'd like to get rid of it! I'll put the stereo in the glove box to make space for the screen.

    I bought a spare flap unit from a salvage company...

    My original thought was that i would take out the existing one from the car and fab my screen into the new flap unit but it looks really difficult to remove the flap unit from the car (screws need to be taken out from behind meaning i'd have to take a lot of the dash apart) so i don't know if i'll do that or not now.



    I'd like to build a removable double-din unit for the screen and an optical drive if i can make them fit. I've already bought a lilliput 7" touchscreen. If i remove the housing from the lilliput, do the auto-on mod and accept loosing the volume and other front buttons, i think that it might work. I can always put the optical drive in the glove box with the stereo if it doesn't fit or is too much trouble.

    I still have decisions to make about the motherboard and computer components. I think i'd like to use a mini-itx motherboard based computer, powered by an opus psu and fit it in the glove box also. I also bought a spare glove box from the salvage company... should be handy for fitting :-) I'd like to plan from the start to run the screen at 800x480.

    Regarding functionality, phase 1, i'd like the CarPC to Play MP3s and Run mapping software. Later, i'd like to connect it to my mobile for hands free and the OBD-II connector in the car and get stats, etc from it I haven't settled on any software yet, i'm still mostly thinking about placement of components.

    I'm looking forward to getting stuck in! I plan on keeping an install log with pics on this board.

    I'm still in the very early stages of decision making, but if anybody has any laguna specific or other general advice, i'd appreciate hearing it! :-)

    /Optip.
    Renault Laguna II 1.8
    Carputer Install Progress: [|---------] 10%
    Received Lilliput 7" Touchscreen and replacement parts for parts of dash i'm likely to cut!

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    Possible stereo placement

    Another place i was thinking of putting the stereo is where the ashtray currently is. (I don't smoke )



    The space is a bit too small but a small amount of cutting would make it fit.

    I'm not sure what's behind the ashtray in the dash however or if there's enough space to let a stereo fit in all the way back.




    There is some plastic with other stuff behind it. From working with a laguna, does anybody know if whatever's behind the ashtray can be moved out of the way?

    There doesn't seem to be a haynes manual for the Laguna II. Does anybody know if there are tech manuals which don't cost an arm and a leg which would have information about disassembling the dash?

    /Optip
    Renault Laguna II 1.8
    Carputer Install Progress: [|---------] 10%
    Received Lilliput 7" Touchscreen and replacement parts for parts of dash i'm likely to cut!

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    I have some laguna stuff I've collected from varous sources... I'll post it on the web somwhere later and let you know.
    Good luck!

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    I am interested as well, man.

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    Here's my stuff... I've been looking at upgrading the stock nav, so I also have been doing some research. The connector with the yellow bit in the photos is the prewired phone loom. The other photo of the glovebox area is the GSM antenna connection - prewired as well.
    Optip - keep us posted as to how your'e getting on.
    http://www.jdwinter.btinternet.co.uk/laguna/

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    It looks like you have an access to english Dialogys? (software PDF docs are comming from) If its true, could you share its CD images with me, please?

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    I don't know what that long vertical button is on the left of your flap box, but a slot loading drive would be really nice right there if you can move that button.
    A pic is worth a thousand words.

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    Its actually foldable cup holder. anyway even if taken out, or entirelly cut out, that "button" is not big enough to provide space for slot load drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilweasel
    Thanks a lot for this information... i've been thrawling the internet and come across nothing as comprehensive as that!

    I'm in work now so i can't really examine it properly... will be back later tho!

    Thanks again!

    /Optip
    Renault Laguna II 1.8
    Carputer Install Progress: [|---------] 10%
    Received Lilliput 7" Touchscreen and replacement parts for parts of dash i'm likely to cut!

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