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    Ford Escape 2005 - Updated

    Lekan's Ford Escape 2005 - CarPuter

    I all... I have added some new goodies to my system and wanted to share!
    I have added a Rear view camera, rear view mirror monitor and a second touch screen monitor. (I have yet to try to get the dual-touch screen working simultaneously - the goal though is to give the driver and passengers in the rear the ability to control the pc).

    Click here to see the complete specs and pictures of the complete setup.
    http://carpc.bashua.com/









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    that is BAD ***!!! $$$$ spend well i say
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    That Wide angle camera is awesome and review monitor is cool too.

    That housing for the lilliput although custom and fibreglass is absolutly scary to say the least. It looks like some lava rock.
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    If you don't mind, what kind of price did you get camera for?

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    Damn you, Lekan! (picture shaking my fist in the air......LEKAAAAAAAAAAAN)

    I thought I'd be the first to post an Escape Carputer. Just got back from deployment and I'll be doing the install in the next couple weeks.

    It looks sweet as hell. Is that rear monitor mount up all the time or is it a mod to the center console door?

    How do you like that camera? I was thinking about getting the keyhol cam w/ 150deg angle.

    Hopefully we should be able to share notes, shortly. Damn nice work, man.

    cheers
    '03 Escape 4WD:
    -iTox mini-itx mobo, Core 2 Duo Mobile 1.66Ghz; 2GB, 80GB 2.5" HD, DS-ATX
    -Transflective 8.4"
    -XM, iG4, OBD-II (BR-3)
    -Rearview camera with auto-switching (modified cheesbox)
    -Slim Slot DVD+RW
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    damn nice thing looks and seriously was kinda expensive. Is this rearview monitor over the mirror? so you can use the mirror though?
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    Is there anyway to have your Lilliput automatically switch to one of the other inputs when you switch to reverse??

    That would be perfect for me.

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    Nice setup. Where did you buy the rear view mirror with monitor? link please...

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    Quote Originally Posted by antimatter
    ...That housing for the lilliput although custom and fibreglass is absolutly scary to say the least. It looks like some lava rock.
    You're right! - I need to finish it. It is rough, but one of these days, I will sand it down and cover it with vynl! - I added a few more pics to explain that the housing does not always stay up! - It is the original arm rest molded over!

    I got the idea from the new Chevy Malibu... see pcis!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykolJay
    Is there anyway to have your Lilliput automatically switch to one of the other inputs when you switch to reverse??
    Not sure about that... The rear view comes with a "trigger box" with a dedicated 12v line to the reverse light power line. All you have to do to install it is plice that wire. So... Perhaps there is a way to do that on the lilli... I really don't know how. -- Sorry!


    Here is where I got the rear view camera from: http://qualitymobilevideo.com/Mercha...e=LBMS-5200PKG

    I got this setup for the following:

    1. When off... it is a regular mirror

    2. It has 2 inputs... right now, both are to reverse (one for auto to reverse, the other of always on reverse while I drive)... perhaps I will change this to something else some day!

    3. The mirror is not the cheapest... but it has a 5" lcd... that's huge for a rear view!

    3. You can attach a regular camera to it, and have the mirror invert or flip the image... that way to can buy a cheap - $40 camera from X10 and still have the "mirrored" effect

    4. I got the camera for its wide angle effect, lets me see all lanes of traffic... although distance is somewhat distorted. It works for me!

    ...I think I answered all the questions above!
    Sorry for the extra long post folks!
    -LekanB

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    sweet install..

    stupid question: what is the xenarc mounted on? and what do you have that connected to under the stereo?

    I'm looking to do something similar in my jeep, but the best i've come up with so far is a right angle install off the HVAC controls -- didnt even think of that really.
    VIA EPIA 533 MHz
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    20 gig HD
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