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    Quote Originally Posted by TxMazda3
    From what I understand plastic and glass doesn't block a GPS signal- only metal- so the plastic dash of the Mazda3 doesn't obstruct the signal at all. that's why GPS recievers can be enclused in plastic as well.

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    which alsow would explain why when I had it in the trunk, it wasnt as good. Cause the roof being made of metal n alll.

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    Hey, does anyone happen to know if they sell extensions for the radio plug?

    Like you know in the back of stock headunits, there is a large jack that you plug in so you can recieve radio stations. Do they sell extensions?

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    I'm a big fan of the location for the GPS and wireless access point. I definitely am going to try and make that work in my truck. Props on the setup
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    Changed to planning for a Mac Mini Trukputer...w3rd.

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    Updated with 2 new pics and a GPS info section in the other page.

    And I had to move the GPS mouse because reception wasnt too great. I have it on the roof now and its excellent. Between 10-12 sat locks all the time!

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    got a few new pics up. I modified the skin im using so it matches my interior better.

    heres a teaser.


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    Updated the page with 3 new pics. A writeup for the screen mount will be coming soon in the FAQ page.

    I installed a toggle switch to manually control when the computer starts up or shuts down.

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    I finshed the how-to on making your own screen kit to hold a 7" screen in place of your stock headunit.

    Its not perfect, but a good solution for $20.

    Its under the "Dash kit" heading in the Info/Faq page.

    Link to main page in my sig.

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    Please please please post your pin on the map and/or sign the guestbook. I got over 10k unique visitors and only 13 people have signed it.

    Ok guys. Finally updated it again. Got 3 new pics up there and will be adding a new section to the FAQ tonight.

    I got voice activation now. So when I start up the car I can just say a few commands and it will automatically bring up whatever I tell it to. I can play, pause, stop, next song, previous song, open navigation, and many many more things!

    Also put in a new switch to power up the computer. Its located where my cigarette lighter would be. The ring around it glows red which goes along with my entire color scheme.

    Not really sure what Im gonna add next, dont have much left.

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    What program do you for voice recognition?

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    Got to love that Mazda dash...Looking really good!

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