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    Jun 2007
    St. Louis

    (another) 2004 Nissan Maxima install

    Here's my finished results. Worklog here (2004 Maxima SE install)

    Anyway, some pictures of the outside of the car, all stock.

    Shot of the stock inside:

    Post install shots.

    And here's a shot after upgrading the LCD with 3M ESR and prism films.

    I didn't want to lose the *****bucket at the bottom of the console and I didn't really think moving the stock screen to the bucket area looked 'stock', so this was the only other option and I think it turned out good (besides...who the hell has tapes anymore anyway???!!!) The screen is in a good location for easy reach access, downside being that you have to look slightly down to view a gps map if needed. The other downside is that on a bright sunny day, the glare from the touchscreen is horrendous in the morning hours. Daytime visibility is good now with the 3M films installed, but I'll be ordering some ARMR-200 for the glare issue.

    The knob to the left of the screen is to control the volume of a pair of amplified Altec Lansing speakers which are back behind the console (tight fit even without the bulky housings they were in!). This is so that I can still get directions over the GPS while listening to the factory radio/CD.

    CarPC specs:
    7" Lilliput touchscreen with 3M ESR, BEFII, and DBEF-E films
    20w Altec Lansing secondary speakers
    Mitx-845GVD P4 motherboard
    P4 3.06Ghz clocked at 2.3Ghz to reduce heat
    1Gb DDR333
    100gb 5400RPM 2.5" drive
    MSI DualNet Wifi/Bluetooth PCI card (this is the antenna you see next to the outside of the pc)
    P.O.S. Delorme Earthmate LT-20 GPS reciever (replacement plans are in place )
    Opus 150w DC-DC psu (all the above is powered from the Opus as well)
    Remote power switch located next to the outside rear-view mirror controls.

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    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    sick job good thinking and not loosing the pocket on the bottom

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    Jun 2007
    St. Louis
    Thanks. I think besides replacing the crappy GPS reciever I'm pretty well finished with it. I may add some USB ports up front but haven't decided just yet.

    The only other thing I think I'd like to do to this car is maybe an HID headlight conversion and something with the internal lighting. I really like the blue led mods I've seen and may slowly move to that.

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