2004 Nissan Maxima Install
First off, thanks to mp3car.com for everything...and a few of my fellow Maxima owners for some valuable input...
Well this project took me about 2 days and alot of blood and sweat.. The hardest part was getting my monitor to fit into the dash space without much modification. I actually used the monitors housing to keep the monitor in place and secure it rather than having to bolt/tape it up. I ran into a few issues trying to accomplish this and I still need to work at it a bit but my time is thin right now and Im also in the process of completing my custom box for the PC, its halfway done all I need to do is put the expensive *** carpet I bought from Lowes on it and I'm done.... enough of my talking here are the specs..
Via M10000 board
512MB Corsair RAM
120GB 2.5 HDD
Lilliput 7" monitor EBY701 (With the auto-on setup)
Pac aai-nis2 (Adapter that connects PC my line out to my factory radio Sat input)
Opus 120 Watt psu
Linksys Wireless adapter
Bland case I got off Ebay
Road Runner front end, Digital FX 2.0
I opted NOT to install a DVD Drive at this time just because I dont really feel the need for it and if I ever do It wont be difficult to get that going so I had to get creative to install Windows and the first two pictures shows how I had to power a DVD drive from my desktop, because I didnt know the OPUS only had one Molex connector. (Not sure if its been covered but, its possible to use Alcohol 120% to share my CD/DVD drives on my desktop on the network, I can then go to my CarPC, connect wirelessly to the network and install from CD/DVD drive shared on the network)
What a mess
Initially I was on the fence about going this route or just doing a simple Pioneer Avic unit, but I opted for this because it would be a challenge and I wanted my setup to look as stock as possible... I'm glad I opted for the PC because as many said, the possibilities are insane on what you can do with this. My only complaint is screen quality and the fact that I have a terrible viewing angle so the images get washed out at times, other than that its a winner!