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    Have you done anything with the stock nav...

    Have you done anything with the stock nav controls?
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    Do you do many stream crossings? I thought about...

    Do you do many stream crossings? I thought about mounting mine there as well, but I was worried that flooding the floorboards with murky water wouldn't do the PC much good.
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    Sticky: Well I just got my bill and had $0.71 worth of...

    Well I just got my bill and had $0.71 worth of 'net access charges. I didn't use it all that much either. I can live with a few bucks a month for using it when I need... but it seems that type of...
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    Sticky: That's the exact switch I just made... I'm lovin'...

    That's the exact switch I just made... I'm lovin' the LG 325.

    I just tried the #777 trick from my PPC via Bluetooth... it does work. We'll see if I get hit with an extra fee.
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    My 14" was pretty bad in that respect.... I had...

    My 14" was pretty bad in that respect.... I had to turn it off at night. The problem I had was that even though I used dark colors for everything, the backlight would still be too bright (it wasn't...
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    Well that didn't last long: ...

    Well that didn't last long:

    http://members.cox.net/twiek/jeep/computer/brokenscreen.jpg

    It took a nasty roll off the desk and landed smack dab on the corner of the screen. Thankfully the box...
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    Yup, in the dash. It'll require some...

    Yup, in the dash. It'll require some modification to the bulkhead/upper vents (it's one big piece of plastic), but I already disabled my upper vents on the last carputer iteration.

    I'll probably...
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    My project's box (pics)

    http://members.cox.net/twiek/jeep/computer/europa_1.jpg
    http://members.cox.net/twiek/jeep/computer/europa_2.jpg

    Specs:

    Shuttle SB83G5
    Celeron D 330J
    14.1" panel out of a KOGi monitor
    512MB...
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    eCar, I thought of that, but it came with the...

    eCar, I thought of that, but it came with the monitor (It's a Kogi 14.1"), and there aren't any markings or model numbers on either the controller or inverter.
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    I've got a question regarding this discussion......

    I've got a question regarding this discussion...

    The backlight on my LCD has 4 wires running to it... One is ground and one is +12v... one measures +2.75v and one measures +0.25v. I don't have a...
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    That's not how alternators/generators work... If...

    That's not how alternators/generators work... If you put a 100 watt electrical load on an alternator, it will take more than 100 watts of (kinetic) power to turn the alternator. The kinetic energy...
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    A keyboard is a lot cheaper to mess with than...

    A keyboard is a lot cheaper to mess with than $60!

    The problem you're going to run into w/ hacking apart a keyboard is that the switches are capacitive. Most pushbutton switches you get at...
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    Thanks. I've done a couple things to the Heep...

    Thanks. I've done a couple things to the Heep since I've updated the site, guess I should get on that :)

    I'm sure there's a 4-wheeling club somewhere in central GA... You don't have to have a...
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    That is one of the best installs I've seen... ...

    That is one of the best installs I've seen...

    Great job man.
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    I take my Jeep off-highway as well (although, not...

    I take my Jeep off-highway as well (although, not @ 80mph, more like 1.8mph :)), so I've found some usefull things when dealing with hard jolts.

    I'd first start off using the lowest heat producing...
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    Could you do something as simple as a resistor in...

    Could you do something as simple as a resistor in series with the inverter's output?

    I have the same problem, and I was thinking you could use a relay to add a resistor b/w inverter and backlight...
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    Grounded the PSU to the chassis and disconnected...

    Grounded the PSU to the chassis and disconnected the signal ground and it completely removed the ground loop. There's a very faint volume dependant hum that I'm guessing is ripple from the inverter,...
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    Gouda idea.... I know it's the computer's funky...

    Gouda idea.... I know it's the computer's funky ground causing it... if you disconnect the signal's ground from the computer, most of the hum goes away. I'll try that and see what happens.
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    Ground Loop

    I just installed an amp in my Jeep, and I've got a really nasty ground loop noise when using the computer (when using a portable CD Player, there's no noise at all.... characteristic of a ground...
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    The 14.1 is a little hard to see in direct...

    The 14.1 is a little hard to see in direct sunlight, but is otherwise bright enough.

    The only things in the dash (stock) are the factory HU, A/C controls, and an "accessory panel" (which has the...
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    I've got a 14.1"...

    I've got a 14.1" in my '99 XJ dash....

    It's mounted verticly, but the panel is exactly as wide as the center dash bezel, so it would fit horizontally if I wanted it that way. Right now, I'm...
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    Low-dropout regulators don't produce as much...

    Low-dropout regulators don't produce as much heat, so he probably wouldn't have to sink it. That was the logic behind my statement.
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    "remote" and "wireless" are not synonymous terms....

    "remote" and "wireless" are not synonymous terms. There are plenty of situations where you want a remote that's wired. I personally think a car is one of those instances.

    The easiest way would be...
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    Thanks... I'm new to car audio and this is the...

    Thanks... I'm new to car audio and this is the only place I knew to ask...

    Thank god for message boards ;)
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    Both your and your friend's cars have OBD-II, so...

    Both your and your friend's cars have OBD-II, so you could hook up a reader to the computer and read that information. Unfortunately, there aren't many electronic components on the Jeep (compared to...
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