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    Quote Originally Posted by snmnetwork
    Thanks Bro!
    Hi,
    It wasnt that hard to mount the lcd. I used a MATRA radio kit and customized it to fit the lcd. Thats where I got the mounting ears from. I also used a sheet of MATRA ABS Plastic, and Bondo. The hardest part was using the Dremel to hack the kit and cut out the bezel on the original lilliput lcd case. Once I got the hang of it and started cutting straight lines, it was on.
    Hey, I had another question to ask. Was that MATRA radio kit that you bought actually for your car? I'm asking because I bought one that was made for another car and it sorta works, but not exactly how i wanted it to. So, if you bought it online, could you provide a link...and if not, can you tell me what kind it is and where you got it from. Thanks a lot!

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    When I saw your setup I tried to copy it and i love it. It took me 4 hours. Very little bondo involved though. I did spend an hour sanding though only to cover it with wrinkle paint. Thanks for the Idea
    2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 4DR
    Aleroputer 90% done (ripped out and being rewired)
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    Pioneer Head unit in a remote location, Clarion Amp, XM Satilite Radio, 2 10" Audiobahn DVC Subs wired 1 ohm in a bandpass box, Grill Mesh, Halo Guages

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheerdark
    Hey, I had another question to ask. Was that MATRA radio kit that you bought actually for your car? I'm asking because I bought one that was made for another car and it sorta works, but not exactly how i wanted it to. So, if you bought it online, could you provide a link...and if not, can you tell me what kind it is and where you got it from. Thanks a lot!
    My bad I had a typo on the name of the kit. It's a Metra not Matra. I got the Metra Kit at Circuit City. I also saw them at Fry's. The one I have is for a 2000 Monte. I can't remember the part #, but I'll try to dig it up.



    Quote Originally Posted by aleromaster
    When I saw your setup I tried to copy it and i love it. It took me 4 hours. Very little bondo involved though. I did spend an hour sanding though only to cover it with wrinkle paint. Thanks for the Idea
    Thanks. Glad everything worked out. 4 hours?. That was quick! When you get a chance, I'd love to see some pics...
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    i see that you removed the lilliput buttons. can you further explain that? i know the buttons are on a spearate board connected via a ribbon cable, but how are you turning your screen on and off now? are you using the auto turn on mod?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyros
    i see that you removed the lilliput buttons. can you further explain that? i know the buttons are on a spearate board connected via a ribbon cable, but how are you turning your screen on and off now? are you using the auto turn on mod?

    thanks,
    chris
    Sup Chris,
    I unsoldered the ir receiver on the board and relocated it to the air vent using three wires from the board to the receiver. I'm turning the lcd on via remote. I didn't do the autoturn on mod as yet, but will be very soon.
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    I Guidance

    I Guidance Navigation added With I-Trek USB GPS Receiver mouse


    Surfing MP3car.com outside my homeboys shop via usb wireless adapter. Ton of "unsecured" and "free" wireless networks in that area too
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    I'll be taking pictures of mine as soon as I get my camera phone.
    2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL2 4DR
    Aleroputer 90% done (ripped out and being rewired)
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    Pioneer Head unit in a remote location, Clarion Amp, XM Satilite Radio, 2 10" Audiobahn DVC Subs wired 1 ohm in a bandpass box, Grill Mesh, Halo Guages

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    Let me first say, this setup looks great. Looks like everything and more to what I want done to my Monte. But...I'm a noob. And noobs are..well...anyway...I'm looking at installing a carputer, I'm not real worried about that. What I AM worried about is the basic car programming features that you access with the stock head unit. (i.e. holding 'display' to reset the warning lights on the console, programming key fobs, etc.) Is there a work-around for this?
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    relocate

    One way I've heard of keeping all those security futures is to simply relocate the stock radio to a different place, the trunk would make sense. However, I have no idea how much work this would require.

    This install by the way is super cool!! and I'm wishing to do something like this to my 2000 ss pace car edition

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