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Thread: 98 Honda Prelude - OEM look

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    A little update on the skin. Main screen done and working inside CF 2.0. That Visual Designer Zoro made is pretty slick. Made the job really easy.


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    could you show a pic of how the back of the screen looks before going in the dash

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    Is this what you mean?


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    no i am referring to mounting the screen on the back of the bezel. I would like to see how you did it.

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    Nicely done. I am about to start this project soon. I am about to install a normal car audio system into my lude but I am actually going to wait so I can install a carputer at the same time. I've done some mechanical work but not any electrical for my car so I think this might take a little time. I have built plenty of computers in my day so hopefully I will be able to take on the task. I was just wondering if you have any tips for a fellow luder.

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    Yeah, gotta few tips. when you put your system in take all the seats out and the center console. It makes running those wires a lot easier. Pull the small plastic circle clips holding down the carpet under the back seat as well. You can run your main power wire through the gromet where the heater core cable runs through the firewall, just use a phillips screwdriver to make the initial hole and you'll see what I'm talking about. Re-running new speaker wires to the front doors is just about impossible or at least a major pain in the ***. You could run a new set but they'd look like sh#@. I just used the stock wires up front (ran from the factory radio interface plug) and re-ran the ones in the back. You've gotta re-run the back wires to by-pass the factory amp but the front ones are not powered. To be totally honest with you I would only replace the front bottom speakers and the rear 6x9's. When you have that back seat up those 6x9's will turn that truck in to a huge base box. My system really sounds impressive. Especially since I bought the whole thing minus the computer from WalMart (shame on me). Everything else is pretty straight forward, bench test your system until it's exactly how you want it BEFORE you put it in. Use Xport to deal with your port issues for serial GPS. Always use a powered USB hub (Radio shack has an excellent 5V one if no one knew). Don't bite off more than you can chew. Get a basic system running and then add one item at a time. That way you won't be chasing your tail. Have fun and take care of that Prelude, there aren't too many left out there. EM

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    Really nice install. I like the OEM look.

    Can you give a little detail on how you mounted the PowerMate? I'm thinking of doing something similar in my Mazda, but I can't think how to mount it to the hole I would cut in my console. A few pictures of how you mounted it would be great.
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    Here's a couple pics. I picked the Powermate specifically because it would fit in the space. If you can get one, buy it regardless, you'd end up using it on your desktop anyways if it doesn't work. My advice would be to take your time, I spent about 3-4 hours putting that in, doesn't really look like it but the end results paid off. Also, after I was done I had it the way it came, the shiny aluminum. One day you'll be driving down the road and get blinded by the knob and paint it so you might want to just go ahead and paint it anyways. I checked out your interior and the shiny aluminum might not look right anyways but a nice silver or black would. Another tip for the Griffin Powermate, don't set it up to adjust the system volume, you'll never get it to adjust properly or the lowest volume before mute will be too high. Instead map the left and right to key strokes that you map in to Centrafuse or RoadRunner to adjust the volume and then tune the sensativity the way you want it in the Powermate software. I have my sensativity set to a higher level on Vol down than up, I'm sure you get the point. Good luck.




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    I bought a black one to match my interior. They made black ones for a while, but the don't make them right now.

    I can't tell very well from the picture - did you glue it to the underneath side of the ashtray lid? If so, what kind of glue did you use? Does it hold pretty well?
    Any day is a good day for golf.

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    Speedy was traded for a 2004 350z - Install complete except for permanent screen installation.

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    That's why it took so long. I only cut out what was needed so I only had to use a little glue to hold it in. But if you don't have that underneith, work something up and whatever you need to glue to the plastic use Dynatron Flexible bumper repair kit. (http://yhst-13811118617756.stores.ya...flburekit.html) or I think I got mine on ebay. You will need this stuff if you have to make a custom bezel as well. It really works, you just have to ruff up the service a little bit to make sure it sticks but it's sandable in 25 minutes, not bad. EM

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