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Thread: 2003 Corolla S Install (lotta pics)

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    Constant Bitrate CapitaineFritz's Avatar
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    Nice install

    I have the EXACT same car, color, etc. but 2005

    I put the computer up in the trunk between the two speakers, but mine is much smaller (M1-atx + epia m10000). I'm waiting to install the monitor..

    Nice to see some rolla s owners
    Via Epia M10000 / 512 DDR / 10gigs 3.5 HD / M1-ATX / Innovatek 7" TS Screen
    Trunk fiberglassing in progress...
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    Love the carputer "case". Turned out awesome, I think I might do something like that in the Focus... Blends in nicely.

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    You did the screen mount yourself ? What did you used ?
    Via Epia M10000 / 512 DDR / 10gigs 3.5 HD / M1-ATX / Innovatek 7" TS Screen
    Trunk fiberglassing in progress...
    Need GPS / Aux Input / WiFi

    My Corolla Computer

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    scott - no 4x4ing for me although my car does smell nice because of that thing, hehe (good ol' glade car freshner)

    thanx rs3rs, that thing was a pain in the butt 'cause of the rounded molding in the trunk... lotsa cardboard cut outs to see if it fit, then cuttin the wood. but luckily, i found a craft store that had a fabric that almost exactly matched my trunk~!

    CapitaineFritz - it's just a cut up lilliput.. I basically bought a scosche single din stereo adapter, and dremeled it to hold the lcd. then bondo'd the piece to be smooth. i can post a more detailed blurb if ya want
    90% done - Sempron 64 2600+, MSI RS480M, 512mb, 80gb hd, 7" Lilliput, 802.11g pci, Itrek gps, Panasonic slim slot DVD/CDRW (broke :( ), Hauppage Wintv, Iguidance 2.0, Opus 150w, Griffin Powermate, Optima Yellowtop, Infiniti 6002i & 9603i

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    is the Optima a 2nd battery to power the computer only? I was thinking of doing the same. If you did add a 2nd battery, can you post what you used?
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    bulgogi777 thanks it's ok I've seen a couple of these projects here and there

    The dash trim kit really looks nice, I think I'm going to buy it someday Did you took the vinyl one on eBay ?

    I'll try to post the pics of my carputer install tomorrow ! I've used black carpet to cover mine and it came out pretty well too also it's "invisible"
    Via Epia M10000 / 512 DDR / 10gigs 3.5 HD / M1-ATX / Innovatek 7" TS Screen
    Trunk fiberglassing in progress...
    Need GPS / Aux Input / WiFi

    My Corolla Computer

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    wow, that really looks nice!
    Is this where the witty comment goes?
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    ACleanSC4 - Yea, it's an auxiliary battery (2nd batt). I just used a surepower isolator, which essentially allows the alternator to charge both my main and aux battery at the same time while keeping the two systems separate. I run all my accessories (ie, amp & comp) off the optima (it's the yellowtop D51). I can post a pic of the isolator tomorrow.

    CapitaineFritz - actually, my dash is all painted. I tried doing the whole vinyl thing and it was quite the hassle. One thing you should note is that the middle part with the A/C controls is essentially just a sticker. People said they used heat to help get the vinyl on, but I melted that part since it's really thin. (luckily, you can buy a replacement for that section, which really is just a thick sticker, hehe) So I just used some rustoleum silver spray on all the parts instead of the vinyl thing. It's workin fine
    90% done - Sempron 64 2600+, MSI RS480M, 512mb, 80gb hd, 7" Lilliput, 802.11g pci, Itrek gps, Panasonic slim slot DVD/CDRW (broke :( ), Hauppage Wintv, Iguidance 2.0, Opus 150w, Griffin Powermate, Optima Yellowtop, Infiniti 6002i & 9603i

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    thanx stealth!

    ACleanSC4, here's a pic of the isolator I used in my setup, it's a surepower 9523AD, 95 amp max I believe:



    I put the top of a cut up 1-liter soda bottle to shield it from stray water
    90% done - Sempron 64 2600+, MSI RS480M, 512mb, 80gb hd, 7" Lilliput, 802.11g pci, Itrek gps, Panasonic slim slot DVD/CDRW (broke :( ), Hauppage Wintv, Iguidance 2.0, Opus 150w, Griffin Powermate, Optima Yellowtop, Infiniti 6002i & 9603i

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    Very nice. I have the same car, just the dark grey color. I really love your work. I am planning my case and I like what you did. Keep up the work and enjoy it!

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