Mazda 6 Carputer
This is my first attempt at a carputer on my Mazda 6 :) Tell me what you think...I want to give thanks to this forum and Skeurton and his mods.
I decided not to go with the motorized setup because I didn't want to hack my vents to fit the actuator (which I already bought..:censored:)
-7" touchscreen lilliput 629 $240
-CarNetix CNX-P1900 12V DC-DC Regulator $99
-Cables (vga extension cable, usb extension, etc.) ~$20
-Audio Link USB MP3 Player Integration Kit $125
-Added 8" Bazooka sub with Bose sub
-Computer (half of a laptop):
*Core 2 Duo 2.10GHz
*3GB DDR2 PC2-5300
*64GB SSD and uSATA to SATA connector $200
*Hybrid Intel and Nvidia 8400 GPU
*USB GPS $25
*FingerTip USB Mouse $7
*USB Dvdrw $16
*Power 7 USB hub $17
*XP with Centrafuse and Road Runner with DFX skins
*Toggle (valet/master switch) and push button with LED (green/orange)
Power supply for laptop mounted beneath hand brake/arm rest..
Laptop (power switch solder to extra headphone jack (next to SSD), easy to remove laptop for service later on, got that idea from here :))
Power switch relocated inside cigarette lighter (easily pop out, no need to drill holes and switch fit perfectly with a little bit of hot glue...also mounted valet switch for power supply..switch also control LCD)
USB port from Audio Link (can use without laptop)
Everything out of sight :)
Only regret is that it's not motorized....for now:lol:
Added cup holder/interior LED's:
Can upload more pics of interior if anyone is interested...
Nice job. The 6 is a great car to install a carpc in.
awesome setup where did you get the switch from?
The switch is from a laptop power switch...usually green for power and orange for standby mode but you can wire it for orange glow when it's on also...
I like your setup. It's low-profile and clean!
Thanks, wanted to keep the stock look as much as I could when everything is nice and tuck away... :)
Im assuming the stock CD player and radio etc are still in use? I am wanting to remove the player and put the screen in the dash, but I cant find a facia kit that will work with the rest of the car (like the information LCD)