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    nice, not too factory looking though, still nice.

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    Power from rear Power outlet

    Stevie,

    Do you have any problems with using the rear power outlet for your permanent live? I mean does the 12v drop out when you start the car or does the dc-dc supply cope ok?

    Cheers

    Dave
    Vauxhall Astra SXi Car PC installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davefocus
    Stevie,

    Do you have any problems with using the rear power outlet for your permanent live? I mean does the 12v drop out when you start the car or does the dc-dc supply cope ok?

    Cheers

    Dave

    I don't use it any more, I'm wired straight to the battery. There was no problems using the rear power outlet however with the Opus, as it is made to survive the cranks.

    Steve
    Ford Focus MP3 : www.stevieg.org/carpc Blog Updated 29 January 2009!
    Car PC Status: Complete - Undergoing Software Redevelopment

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    Stevie,

    Did you have to drill through the engine compartment firewall or is there a loom with enough space to fit the cable through? and what gauge of wire did you use?

    Thanks for the advice,

    Dave
    Vauxhall Astra SXi Car PC installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davefocus
    Stevie,

    Did you have to drill through the engine compartment firewall or is there a loom with enough space to fit the cable through? and what gauge of wire did you use?

    Thanks for the advice,

    Dave

    Hvae alook on my website, I have in the building section pictures of me feeding the wire through, I used 8 gauge to power my 500W amp and car PC
    Ford Focus MP3 : www.stevieg.org/carpc Blog Updated 29 January 2009!
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    Stevie,

    I've been to the website. When do you get time for it all? The website is as good as the install.

    Once again,

    Cheers

    Dave
    Vauxhall Astra SXi Car PC installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davefocus
    Stevie,

    I've been to the website. When do you get time for it all? The website is as good as the install.

    Once again,

    Cheers

    Dave

    Thanks it took hours and one annoyed Lisa (fioncee) but hopefully helps someone like you!
    Ford Focus MP3 : www.stevieg.org/carpc Blog Updated 29 January 2009!
    Car PC Status: Complete - Undergoing Software Redevelopment

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    looks great man very different for me to look at the dash and having the steering wheel on the right of the car. the dash was so designed for a lefty. u seen inside of a lefty focus? center console seems to flow much better. suprised ford didn't "reverse" the center. looks GREAT though man. my fiance has a focus its a good car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickB
    looks great man very different for me to look at the dash and having the steering wheel on the right of the car. the dash was so designed for a lefty. u seen inside of a lefty focus? center console seems to flow much better. suprised ford didn't "reverse" the center. looks GREAT though man. my fiance has a focus its a good car.


    yeah it probably was... left hand drive cars look just as wrong to us brits just depends what your used to, personally I don't think a fat lot of the dash in the focus whatsoever, my next car won't be a ford, that's for sure!!! I should have never bought a non japanese car! At least they were designed for the right!
    Ford Focus MP3 : www.stevieg.org/carpc Blog Updated 29 January 2009!
    Car PC Status: Complete - Undergoing Software Redevelopment

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    dude that is an awsome install. Everything looks great, and it seems that everything worked the first time for you. there had to be someone out there that lucky. anyway man awsome site aswell.
    (btw whats that song in your ibug nav video )

    Quote Originally Posted by stevieg
    my next car won't be a ford, that's for sure!!!
    ouch man, that hurts

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