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    Quote Originally Posted by HomeSpecial
    The fan I see in the picture. Is that blowing air in or taking it out?

    I'm getting more comfortable with the idea of making one of these things.

    Here are a couple of questions if you don't mind.

    1. The key with the Power is to get a converter? I saw this one on ebay.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=32814

    2. The connection to the battery is through the cigarette lighter or is it direct to the battery?

    3. The GPS devise is just a USP connected to the computer and is a fairly low cost right?. I've been told GPS is $1000+ and I don't believe it.

    Thanks for any info as I get this started. I've got a space for a touch pad like yours. Great idea.

    John
    As far as GPS..ones you would buy in stores can go over a thousand. For a computer, it will be a USB port, and they arnt too bad. Smewhere between 50 and 100 for the reciever...plus the cost of the software...depending on what you go with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronic13
    That think pad is an awsome fit. I have the same car in white...and wanted to know if you had to mod it at all, cause it looks like a perfect fit to replace the lid. If you could give me the exact model number I would appreciate it, and thank you for te amazing idea. I had thought of them, but didnt want something that looked ghetto. peice

    All I did was remove the coin tray that was there, screw on a piece of plastic to support the touch pad at the bottom then use double sided tape to keep the pad in place. The model is EasyCat serial-ps2 http://www.cirque.com/products/serial-easy.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubanmoses
    i've had my computer hooked up the aux of my head unit. i have a sony xplod cdx-m630 and the display doesn't move around when i have it on aux. it works when a cd or it's on tuner is on. did u do anything special or it just worked from the get go?

    What do you mean by "the display doesn't move around"?. Anyways, I didn't have to do anything, just plug in the rca cable, enable AUX in and it just works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomeSpecial
    The fan I see in the picture. Is that blowing air in or taking it out?

    I'm getting more comfortable with the idea of making one of these things.

    Here are a couple of questions if you don't mind.

    1. The key with the Power is to get a converter? I saw this one on ebay.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=32814

    2. The connection to the battery is through the cigarette lighter or is it direct to the battery?

    3. The GPS devise is just a USP connected to the computer and is a fairly low cost right?. I've been told GPS is $1000+ and I don't believe it.

    Thanks for any info as I get this started. I've got a space for a touch pad like yours. Great idea.

    John
    my car have an exhuast duct, near the rear bumper, I use that fan to push the hot air out thru that duct.

    1.>well you can use converter or dc-dc inverter, but the latter is more expensive but a bit more efficient (less heat generated in your trunk or wherever you place the unit)

    2.> I connect it directly to the battery (with a fuse) because the cig. socket wires are very small and will not handle the required current.

    3.>I got the Delorme Earthmate USB for my system, its tiny and works pretty well. it cost me $129 US for the receiver and the software (map)

    good luck with your project.

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    I like the idea of touch pad. Might as well use it in my (future) setup. (Of course, if u don't mind )

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    where did you get that keyboard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carabuser
    I like the idea of touch pad. Might as well use it in my (future) setup. (Of course, if u don't mind )
    No I don't mind at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skotbites
    where did you get that keyboard?
    I got it at a local computer store in Burnaby,BC.

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    any ideas where i could get 1 in the uk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skotbites
    any ideas where i could get 1 in the uk?

    http://shop.store.yahoo.com/pctekonl...lcokeelud.html

    there is one,, or you can go to http://shopping.yahoo.com and type in illuminated keyboard

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