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Thread: 2000 Mitsubishi Galant

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    2000 Mitsubishi Galant

    I've been lurking here for the past 3-4 weeks sucking all info I could get and now I'm finally done with my carPC. I guess it's just about time to register and have my first post.

    Specs:
    Compaq Armada E500 (will do for now)
    PIII 600Mhz 384Mb 20Gb
    WinXP Pro
    8X DVD
    Creative Audigy2 NX 5.1
    802.11b PC Card
    Pinnacle FM/TV Tuner --> doesn't work, I may have to get a D-Link or something

    7" VGA Touchscreen monitor (Lilliput-type with black housing, box has NewVision brandname)

    MTX 4ch amp
    MTX 2ch amp
    MTX 10" subs (2), sealed
    MTX separates

    I will be getting iGuidance next month. I've already met this month's spending cap

    Test fitting:


    Armada under the glovebox, Audigy behind the screen, wires and inverter inside the glovebox:


    Media car with Amber Alpine skin, Mitsu logo:

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    cool setup. How are you doing power up and power down of the computer and screen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dexy
    cool setup. How are you doing power up and power down of the computer and screen?
    My notebook's power options setting:

    Standby button: Do nothing
    When using battery: Standby in 1min, Hibernate in 20mins

    Standby button is wired to a relay (through a plug, not hardwired so I could still take the notebook out whenever) which wakes up the PC when I start the car.

    Autopower on for the screen is still on my todo list.

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    Nice setup. Looks very neat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djScript
    Standby button is wired to a relay (through a plug, not hardwired so I could still take the notebook out whenever) which wakes up the PC when I start the car.
    How did you wire the relay to the standby button? I'm assuming that your button is under the lid when the laptop is closed? I have a Compaq Presario 2800T and I'm trying to figure out how to wire a momentary switch to the power button...

    Also, how did you supply 5V to the Audigy 2 NX? I've been searching everywhere for options on this when dealing with a laptop. Having an Opus sure makes it easy, but where can you get 5V elsewhere?

    I actually have a 2003 Galant, and your interior looks pretty much exactly like mine, although I didn't have the double DIN configuration. I could probably find a used double DIN bezel and move the climate-control knobs down a slot so that I could install a screen similar to yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coleslaw
    How did you wire the relay to the standby button? I'm assuming that your button is under the lid when the laptop is closed? I have a Compaq Presario 2800T and I'm trying to figure out how to wire a momentary switch to the power button...
    I used a constant-to-momentary output circuit, something like this
    Code:
       +12V ---------,   
                     }|  ---o------/ male+female  /----> to laptop's
            2.2K uF  }| no -o------/ barrel plug  /----> standby button
     ground ----)|---'   ^/
              |     |
          22K Z     |
              Z     |
              +-----+
    You may want to use a diode between the coils for protection. I just played around with resistor and capacitor values til I got about 1sec delay. I think I found this circuit here, if not, I'm sure www.the12volt.com has it. I soldered the wires from the female barrel plug to the standby button.


    Quote Originally Posted by coleslaw
    Also, how did you supply 5V to the Audigy 2 NX? I've been searching everywhere for options on this when dealing with a laptop. Having an Opus sure makes it easy, but where can you get 5V elsewhere?
    I'm currently using the supplied AC adaptor. I'm also looking for a DC-DC supply with at least 2A so I could keep the Audigy powered until the PC goes to standby, not when I turn the car off to prevent MediaCar from crashing. This could be done using a relay and the DTR windows service someone from here created.


    Quote Originally Posted by coleslaw
    I actually have a 2003 Galant, and your interior looks pretty much exactly like mine, although I didn't have the double DIN configuration. I could probably find a used double DIN bezel and move the climate-control knobs down a slot so that I could install a screen similar to yours.
    8th gen Galants don't have double DINs. I cut the middle slat, then grind and sand the sides for the screen to fit.

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    Hi,

    Nice setup

    I find the dvd interlock mechanism specially interesting. Are you going to make it available to us, the schematics and the app??
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    Lilliput Installed (not indash yet..)
    BraveCar 2.5

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    Ahh, so you went the laptop way Great job, and I really love the work you did on the dash
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    Where did you buy the trim peice/how much did it cost?

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