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    Install in a 99 Acura TL

    well, the original plan was to remove a little cd holder right above the head unit and have the lcd slide out and fold up...but it didnt fit, so....i had to flush it in the dash...spent about a week creating the bezel out of wood, bondo, and the original xenarc frame, got it painted yesterday and put in...and finished up the computer yesterday, so hopefully i'll have the sound system part of this done by the end of the week and be fully up and running..
    this is the first time ive ever used bondo so be gentle...also the plastic on the lcd is still there til i get it completed..

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    backseat view of lcd:



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    COMPUTER:

    closed case:


    open case:

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    Good job! Saw ur post on www.a-tl.com

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    looks like you forgot to take off the protective film on the LCD
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    Its a very nice install, however what kills me is that you took out a Bose system for that I used to have a CL and I liked that Bose. But other than that very nice.

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    Nice job, lol, i have the same money box on my shelf that was gonna be carved for a carputer case, went with the toolbox instead.
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    Why does everyone think Bose is so good? I was never satisfied with it. I ripped the Bose out of My Audi A4 as well. What I replaced it with does not even compare. Well, I guess as stock systems go the Bose is ok. Maybe I am just an audiophile...
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    BOSE is really SUCK. A couple years ago I had an Clarion head unit and regular aftermarket Pioneer speakers in my old Sentra. When I bought the Q45, it had a Bose system with 8 speakers. The sound was so bad when compare to my old Sentra. Now after a few years I got used to the sound on my Q45. Just bought an 2001 Acura CL for my gf, I listenned to its Bose system, and it was so SUCK compared to my Q45. I don't like BOSE system at all. It is really SUCK!!!!!

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    eh..im not a huge fan of the bose system..it sounds nice but its not GREAT by any means..but it was a sacrifice i had to make..having the benefits of the carpc is definitely worthwhile...any more comments? (about the car, not the bose system )

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    Damn Man. its soooo nice... exactly what I'm trying to do. I got 03 TL and I have everything figured out except the in-dash LCD part. I've already changed my entire sound system. Maybe you could help me out with the LCD? I'd really appreciate. If you are in the Tri-state area, I'd like to stop by to se your work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashbosh
    Damn Man. its soooo nice... exactly what I'm trying to do. I got 03 TL and I have everything figured out except the in-dash LCD part. I've already changed my entire sound system. Maybe you could help me out with the LCD? I'd really appreciate. If you are in the Tri-state area, I'd like to stop by to se your work.
    I'm not exactly sure where the tri-state area is.. (hence the reason I need a GPS) ..but I'm in Pinehurst, NC...if you're interested though i'd be happy to show you or help in any way i can..the LCD part really wasnt too hard..I took a piece of wood and traced the factory stereo face onto it..then took and cut that out..then took the front bezel off the lcd, traced it on that wooden piece, and cut it out so that I had a frame..then i took bondo and filled all the gaps and all, and made it into one piece, then thickened the bondo about an inch so i would have enough to sand down..then spent the whole week sanding and filling and sanding and then primed, sanded, filled, primed, sanded, and painted..and even then there are a couple of hairline cracks and stuff..but i dont know that it could be any better

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