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Thread: Via ME-6000 installed in '99 Explorer

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    Quote Originally Posted by erond
    Pictures are at this gallery .
    Two new pictures at the gallery. Got bluetooth/GPRS working and can surf from the truck, now.

    Told my wife I should do the same thing in her car and we can IM between us when we are both on the road....

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    Very clean install. It's good to know that you managed to squeeze the motherboard behind the stock CD Player. I have a 2000 Ford Ranger so my interior and dash is identical to that of your Explorer. Now that I know I can fit the motherboard and a few other peripherals behind the bezel I won't have to find a place to squeeze everything.
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    Attacked by Captain Obvious (sound)

    One of the details that I've been trying to figure out finally got solved by a comment made by somebody else. I've been trying to figure out how to get sound from the motherboard to the radio without replacing the whole thing (no audio in).

    Captain Obvious said, "Use an FM modulator/transmitter." and it worked just fine.
    It is a bit disconcerting hearing the Windows boot sound when I start the truck, though...

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    change the sound or turn off windows boot sound then
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    Quote Originally Posted by NiN^_^NiN
    change the sound or turn off windows boot sound then
    My Windows start sound is a clip from Back to the Future. Right at the beginning when they bring the DeLorean out of the truck.

    <spacey sound> <creaking> kshhh-hissss VROOM! <orchestral fade>

    Windows exit is just some weird synthesizer sound going "zsheeooom". Don't hear it very much though, since I just cut power to shut down.

    P.S. Every time I get a Windows error I get Schwarzenazi saying "You son of a *****!"
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    Very very nice man... super clean. You should mold that screen in dash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cris
    Very very nice man... super clean. You should mold that screen in dash.
    Don't have any fiberglass/bondo/whatever experience, and the only place to put it is where the stock radio is. I may eventually replace the HU with a 1-DIN and then put in a tray to mount/conceal the screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanMan69
    My Windows start sound is a clip from Back to the Future. Right at the beginning when they bring the DeLorean out of the truck.

    <spacey sound> <creaking> kshhh-hissss VROOM! <orchestral fade>

    Windows exit is just some weird synthesizer sound going "zsheeooom". Don't hear it very much though, since I just cut power to shut down.

    P.S. Every time I get a Windows error I get Schwarzenazi saying "You son of a *****!"
    LOL thats great i want it hehe

    I dont remember back to the future they ALWAYS play back to the future 2 and 3 here never 1 in the past 8 years they have showed them movies over n over again but never EVER showed the first 1

    i only saw it once must go hire it to see it again
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    That's exactly what I'm planning to do in my car (a toyota corolla 2004 hatchback). You see there is a lot of free space behid the stock 2-DIN head unit (10cm x 20cm x 20cm) but I have some worries about 2 things!
    1) what about the heat and vendilation in there? how can I overcome the chance of getting my system fried? Or there is no such a problem at all? I thought that I could maybe "take" some air with a pipe directly from the the front of the car but any suggestion would be more than acceptable!
    2) I guess that in that installation the pc is not portable any more! I want to be able to take mine at home and work on it and then back in the car. I thought that I could place the display on a clip-on base so I would be able to detach it and have access to the pc. I would appreciate any suggestion here too!

    These problems are the only reason that I haven't started bulding my system yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by erond
    Pictures are at this gallery .
    Updated pics. I now consider the project totally (until the next idea...) complete now that GPS has been added.

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