Firstly thanks to everone in this forum for all the help!! I know I haven't asked a lot of questions really, but there is already so much info on this site that most of them had been answered!!
I decided to get a few audio bits fitted anyway, so I asked the installers if they would like to do the rest. I have to say that they were fantastic considering I did not purchase any of the PC bits from them. They went above and beyond the call of duty (Thanks Jasper), even designing and building a central locking relay to turn on the PC when I unlock the car, and it works perfectly. If anyone is interested it was "Good Motoring" in Mochdre - North Wales I can provide any contact details.
So here is the install so far, I have a few bits to add and some night photos to take, but you get the picture
As I say on the descriptions, the camera does not do the monitor justice. I think other people have had the same problems.
Let me know what you think!!
The head unit is my radio at the mo, we just took a feed fron the phone out on the back to the line in on the sound card. The outs on the 5.1 surround go straight into the amp and it does a great job of putting it round the car!
Have: Via Epia M10000 1GHz|512Mb|20Gb|Slim slot-loading DVD-R|Carnetix P1280|RevCam|GPS|Illum’d keyboard|11g Wifi
Waiting for: Xenarc TFT in-dash (haha!)
Status: Finalising component procurement
do you have pics of the screen closed? how was the install? everytime i look at pics of the screen, i don't see a mounting bracket, did it come with one? does also come with the extra trim piece so that it fills in the din space completely? thanks!
Here you go!!
It doesn't come with a cage so securing the monitor is tricky. It comes with a type of bracket that I actually didn't need and just went for some moulding putty in the end. The casing itself fits almost perfectly anyway so it doesn't take a lot to fix it in.
The front as you see it is all 1 unit.
That's a really good idea. --how does your carpc know when to shut off?The installers made a central locking switch on. The guy is genius! switches on the PC when I open door, the pc is sending music by the time I put the key in.
& Can you get your installer to share the schemantic for that gizmo?
It uses the Opus 150W power supply which has a trigger lead. This just attatches to the relay circuit so that it powers on when I open the car, it will then power down when I lock the car unless I have the key in the ignition which overides the door locks. That way I can lock the from the inside without the PC switching off, and the pc shuts down if I take the key out of the ignition before I lock the car.Originally Posted by grepzen
I have asked for a schematic of the "gizmo", I hope I can get it for you!!
I agree that its an ingenious way to alleviate the boot time. But Blister69, how does your system handle the voltage drop when cranking the engine over? How do you have your power feed wired up?Originally Posted by grepzen
Hi,Originally Posted by Saab9-5
It goes to the permanent live on the amp, which in turn goes directly to the battery. The Opus PSU sorts out the crank, they are expensive but well worth the money. Plus as an extra bonus I used my old shuttle case for the PC, and Opus have made a 150W PSU to fit the shuttle. It's all quite neat.
where did u get the screen from??