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    '87 audi 80 CarPC

    The install has been removed from the car and has been transfered, to here.

    In '99 I bought myself an '87 Audi 80 from an old couple my parents knew.
    Being a student at that time, I was looking for a rather cheap car.
    The car was rather old, but still looking very good. It had only 88.000km (+/- 55.000 miles).
    The couple had bought this car brand new and had owned it for 12 years.
    All this made me decide to buy the car.

    For over 4 years I had driven the car with the '87 orginal stock HU. I really got sick of it! I started searching for a new HU but stumbled on this site...
    After a lot of reading I decided to give it a try myself.

    The result :

    - Via Epia M10000
    - 256MB RAM
    - 40GB HD
    - PW70A + ITPS
    - Matrix Orbital MX2 (char LCD)

    The pics aren't always that good and I still need to tidy it up a bit.
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    Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users?

    Currently : Audi A6 - no install

    Second install : VW Passat '97 CarPC
    First install : '87 Audi 80 CarPC

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    Very clean, very nice

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    simple and to the point. when you install the xenarc, you going to add things like gps and dvd?
    "I'm going back to Cali(Iraq), Cali(Iraq), Cali(Iraq), I'm going back to Cali(Iraq), Cali(Iraq), Cali(Iraq), I know so!!!!" Now I'm here!!

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    Toolboxes woot woot


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    Quote Originally Posted by criterzzz
    Actually it wasn't a toolbox. It was a box for a car-starter kit.
    And well, now it starts my MP3's
    Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users?

    Currently : Audi A6 - no install

    Second install : VW Passat '97 CarPC
    First install : '87 Audi 80 CarPC

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    very nice...you should get a lcd screen from ebay m10000 does a good job with rca out
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    Good one! I also wanted to get one of those serial LCDs but they appear to be quite expensive and my carputer already has its serial port occupied by an IR receiver
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    Well they are quite expensive indeed, but there is a USB version as wel. I myself have the USB. Works nice, it creates a virtual com-port. So the programming will not be different for the USB version.

    Maybe in the future I'm going to use GPO's of the display to control some neons or leds or something. Don't know yet.
    Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users?

    Currently : Audi A6 - no install

    Second install : VW Passat '97 CarPC
    First install : '87 Audi 80 CarPC

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    Quote Originally Posted by yunusyu
    very nice...you should get a lcd screen from ebay m10000 does a good job with rca out
    That RCA does quite a good job, certainly worth the money spend on that little wire

    I already have the Xenarc 700TSV.
    I tested it few days ago, and boy do i love it
    Wiring for the LCD is already in place and tucked away properly. Just have to mount it.

    But i'm still thinking on how to build some kind of bracket. It must have quick release for the LCD, must be sturdy and as stealth as possible. Because, to be honest, besides a lock, there is no hightech antitheft mechanism on a '87 Audi 80.
    Maybe some of you got an idea?
    Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users?

    Currently : Audi A6 - no install

    Second install : VW Passat '97 CarPC
    First install : '87 Audi 80 CarPC

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    Does the Matrix Orbital need just the USB cable? Or does it need a separate power cable run?

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