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  1. Thread: gps debacle

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    Looks just like my deluo too... hmmm...

    Looks just like my deluo too... hmmm...
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    Depends on the year and model chevy you are...

    Depends on the year and model chevy you are working on. If you can provide some more info, it might be helpful.

    -Phil
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    Same here. Just adding a little humor ;)

    Same here. Just adding a little humor ;)
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    This one I know for sure :D : The Tracker is a...

    This one I know for sure :D : The Tracker is a rebranded import made for Chevrolet/Geo. As a result, its using the import manufacturer's wiring and colors. Blue sounds like the right one for...
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    You know, GM sure could have made those edges a...

    You know, GM sure could have made those edges a LITTLE LESS SHARP!
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    Don't forget though, you can't believe everything...

    Don't forget though, you can't believe everything you read on the internet. I mean, after all, just look at my prior post about the ACC lead :lol:
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    So far, I have been able to power an Athlon XP...

    So far, I have been able to power an Athlon XP 2000 at normal speed in an Asus nForce (A7N8X-VM) board off my Opus 150. Only catch is, I cannot run the desktop CD-rom off the Asus, as it craps out...
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    Well, the little guy seems pretty tough. I am...

    Well, the little guy seems pretty tough. I am going to hope that its not dead for you. I tried replicating your problem though, and sure enough, if I flip my power switch connector around, I get...
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    srcstc hit the nail on the head. If you can save...

    srcstc hit the nail on the head. If you can save yourself some hassle, go for it!
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    D'OH! Last few vehicles I have worked on have...

    D'OH!

    Last few vehicles I have worked on have been 2001 or earlier, and its been about 3 years since I did it professionally. That's why I shot for "usually", in case I was wrong. It wouldn't be...
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    My Xenarc does it too. I never really got rid of...

    My Xenarc does it too. I never really got rid of it, but tinkering with the brightness and contrast helped it significantly.
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    Grabbing the Acc from the fuse panel is fine,...

    Grabbing the Acc from the fuse panel is fine, just be sure to grab the protected side of the fuse so your Acc lead is protected from shorts too. Don't want to run a screw through the lead and smoke...
  13. Thread: Thumb sticks?

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    This probably isn't what you are looking for, but...

    This probably isn't what you are looking for, but the link was floating around in some of the other sections of the forums. Its basically a pointing stick like the ones used in IBM thinkpads. Has a...
  14. Thread: touchpad

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    That's slick, and priced to move!

    That's slick, and priced to move!
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    I almost forgot. What motherboard are you using?...

    I almost forgot. What motherboard are you using? If you have the option to turn off the USB power with a 5V+/5VSB jumper, this could do the trick, saving you the hassle of getting a hub or even...
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    Quoting from the Opus manual: 2 Flashes: The...

    Quoting from the Opus manual:

    2 Flashes: The computer power up sequence failed
    Reasons:
    1. Check the wiring of the two wire power-switch cable from power supply connector J9 to power switch...
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    If you have a local car stereo shop, they can...

    If you have a local car stereo shop, they can help you out with an inline fuse and wire. 12 Awg or better should be used (According to Opus Documentation), but this depends on the length of the wire...
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    The XM PCR is only using the USB line for tuning,...

    The XM PCR is only using the USB line for tuning, station info, and generic diagnostics (signal strength, etc). All the audio heads out through conventional 1/8" stereo mini jack and the TOSLink...
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    Yeah, a 160 3.5" drive will work great. The...

    Yeah, a 160 3.5" drive will work great. The only thing I worry about is powering it, but sinc you are going with the Opus, you should be golden.

    No need to buy funky connector adapters either...
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    WHEEEE! (Too short?) :lol: -Phil

    WHEEEE!

    (Too short?) :lol:

    -Phil
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    Yep. IASCA (International Auto Sound Challenge...

    Yep. IASCA (International Auto Sound Challenge Association) reccomends 6" or less. In fact, if it is over 10 inches, and you are in a sound-off competition, you will usually get docked points for a...
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    Falconey is right about killing the alternator,...

    Falconey is right about killing the alternator, even if a large relay is used.

    I put in 7 years in a car audio/electronics shop. I cannot count the number of times I have had to replace/upgrade...
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    WOW! That little simulator they have is pretty...

    WOW! That little simulator they have is pretty accurate. I was actually testing mine with a current meter in each power feed line, and it only differs by about 3 watts!

    -Phil
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    I gotta agree with trancified. Any wires inthe...

    I gotta agree with trancified. Any wires inthe trunk are probably only rated for a few amps of current, and those amps are probably accounted for already (like for fun keyless entry modules or other...
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    One last thing about using USB to IDE converters...

    One last thing about using USB to IDE converters and CD/DVD-Roms. If you find the right model, you can use a laptop drive in the front, as they run off 5V only (no 12V lead needed). They also use...
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