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    My Project - Need Advice and Help

    Ok here is what I plan on doing:

    The Car: Honda Civic

    In-Dash Lilliput will be bought

    A computer will be built with an OPUS power supply? (is this all I need to do on the computer end to make the computer appropriate for the car)

    HOW DO I POWER THE LILLIPUT
    This question is not well answered in the 7 page thread on powering a lilliput. It is more of a flaming debate that thread so I need a straight answer.

    Then how do I connect my Computer to the Car's stereo
    Big question that I need a detailed answer to

    How do I power the computer
    I am assuming I need an inverter? Where does that go? How much does it cost? which ones are good? Does it just connect to the car battery.

    Then I must pack a nice trunk so in there will be a custom set-up with 2 subs and 2 speakers so I can run music right out of my trunk. The computer will be in the trunk, as will the drives (I am gonna get a computer case with 4 cd drives since cheap cd drives are cheap and easy for me to find)

    Yes there are 3 main questions bolded above. Please try to answer all of them as detailed as you can

    Thanks in Advance

    VT

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    Also, is a civic a good car to do work on? I also plan on getting a rear cam and I no that is tough to do on a car with a fiberglass bumper but I am sure I will be able to do it. I am open to most cars ~20 k

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    OK, bumping your thread because you don't get an answer overnight is completely uncalled for.
    Not everyone lives on this forum, although some of us do.
    Show some patience and restraint and people might be willing to help you.
    Quote Originally Posted by vtdawg404 View Post
    HOW DO I POWER THE LILLIPUT
    This question is not well answered in the 7 page thread on powering a lilliput. It is more of a flaming debate that thread so I need a straight answer.
    The vast majority of that content was created long before the in-dash Lilliput was introduced, although it still applies.
    You need 12v regulated for your Lilluiput. As such, you need a source for 12v regulated power. That's up to you to figure out based on your setup.
    There are many who run their Lilliputs without regulated power and they work just fine. Considering that it's not the manufacturer's recommendation, I wouldn't recommend it.

    Then how do I connect my Computer to the Car's stereo
    Big question that I need a detailed answer to
    Read teh FAQs. Considering you didn't say how you're going to have your auio setup (namely: if you're keeping your headunit), it's difficult to give you a definitive answer.
    Audio will go from the PC's speaker port to the audio source, be it headunit or amplifier or pre-amp.

    How do I power the computer
    I am assuming I need an inverter? Where does that go? How much does it cost? which ones are good? Does it just connect to the car battery.
    You're obviously not doing any reading here.
    No, you don't need an inverter, although that is one option. It's also not the most recommended option. Here's an excellent resource for you: http://www.mp3car.com/wiki/index.php/Power

    Yes there are 3 main questions bolded above. Please try to answer all of them as detailed as you can
    Please try to do some research before you ask questions. You'll fin that these questions have been answered over and over and over again.
    There is a whole subforum of FAQs that have been compiled specifically for this purpose. there is also a new wiki that is growing daily, and will eventually include all of the information in the FAQ Emporium and then some.

    Here are a couple places to start researching:
    Newbie FAQ - New to CarPCs? Don't know where to start?
    FAQ Emporium - http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/the-faq-emporium/
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Thanks for the help and I am sorry.

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