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    Jeep Grand Cherokee Install

    My goal with this whole project was to have it look as if it were a factory install. I don't have a super fancy alarm (yet) and I wanted it to look like a professional install with as little to entice a walkerby who happens to look into the truck. There were more challenges than I can possibly explain, but suffice it to say that the dremel is my friend. I'd be happy to never see Bondo or fiberglass again, though. Basically here's what I had to start with.
    Factory CD player with the Jeep computer on the bottom.

    In order for it to look factory, I wanted to mold the touchscreen monitor into the dash. Problem number 1: Air Vents were where I wanted my monitor. Solution: Dremel it all to hell and seal the vents so that the air is forced through the other vents instead.
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    More pix to show the process of the install. I had to move the air conditioner controls and of course fiberglass a new enclosure for it.
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    Your interior is a lot like my 96 Jeep grand cherokee Limited. I did a lot of the same things but i havent put pictures up cause i am stilll doing some final touches. But i also put my head unit where my ac controls were, although i moved the ac controls in the arm rest between the front seats. its annoying though i have to lift up the lid to change them. Going to look into relocating them elsewhere this summer!

    Cant wait to see more pics!

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    Pix of the dash...getting there. I still have some touch up work to do. Also the GPS receiver is hidden beneath the dash trim plate up front so it can't be seen.

    That's it for now. I'll update this page with pix of the PC which is underneath the rear seats.... Thanks for looking. Any advice or comments are welcome.
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    yeah, I was actually going to move the Jeep computer on the bottom to the arm rest but decided against it. I MAY move it to the glovebox, but I'd rather hook it up to the carputer somehow. Thanks for the comments.
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    wanted to show some more pix of the finished dash and the new A/C housing where the stock computer used to be.
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    day time shot of the dash
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    I cut up the leather (gulp) and slid the DVD player in. I love the placement and you'd never know it was there unless I point it out. I DO have some cleanup work with it however.
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    nice screen work. it's almost as if your dash was made for it, with the visor and the tilt and all.

    you're a braver man than i ... i could never bring myself to cut my leather. I think about it every once in a while and dismiss the idea just as quickly.
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    yeah, the angle is perfect for the screen. The leather was a tough bullet to bite, but in the end I'm glad I did it.
    2008 Ford Expedition EL Ltd

    Carputer yanked from the Jeep and Denali and waiting to be installed in the Ford.

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