Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: 2004 Toyota Prado

  1. #1
    Newbie craigt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    19

    2004 Toyota Prado

    Began the project a couple of weeks ago after seeing Stevieg's setup in a CNET review. Did lots of research prior to buying any components and must say this forum has helped immensely.

    Hardware:
    Via SP1300 with 1 GB ram, 80 GB 2.5 Fujitsu HDD, Slot load Pioneer DVD Writer, Morex Mini ProCase, Opus 150W PSU, Belkin USB Wifi thingy, USB Bluetooth thingy, Powered USB Hub, Microsoft Cordless Optical mouse, Alpine 360W Amp and Xenarc 700TSV Touch screen.

    Got slugged duty and a processing fee from UPS when I bought the LCD and PSU from mp3car.com so just take this into consideration when buying. Cost me around AU$1000 for the LCD and PSU. So far I have spent around AU$3000 and still need to buy a small keyboard, FM moduleof some sort and USB TV. Was going to buy Co-Pilot for my carputer but have it on my imate... And must say I am rather disappointed with viewing my Xenarc during the day. Took it for its first test drive today and could hardly see anything on the screen. Now have very expensive night time viewing screen :-)

    Also have an imate Jam connected via USB which syncs and charges using the same cable.

    Software:
    XP Home, Road Runner Front END


    To the pics...









    Note the little Aircon vents behind the amp. very convenient! They are under both seats. I am going to see if I can channel this into the PC case somehow,



    Built and tested the PC last week and put altogether yesterday. I bought another radio surround from Toyota $130 so i could easily out the car back to stock. The fitting of the LCD was easier than I thought it would be. Removed the standard dual din radio and fitted the screen with some ingenious brackets, cable ties etc. There was only a gap at either side to fill, cut two thin strips of plastic that I found (My wifes VHS case from one of her exercise vids) which matched extremely well. Hot glued these in place and the rest was easy. Still have to find a spot for the infrared wire which is still floating behind the dash.

  2. #2
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    145
    very nice. i used to have a 1998 prado. loved it. post some more picture of the car. and some specs.

  3. #3
    Low Bitrate cavramair's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    106
    Careful hooked the ac vent right to the pc. The vents under my seats also put out heat. The ac sometimes gets little bits of moisture accumulation,which would be really bad for a pc.
    -Drew Taylor
    2000 Grand Am GT PC

  4. #4
    Newbie craigt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    19
    Does'nt get cold enough during winter in Queensland to use the heater. But I did wonder about moisture. Still have to velcro the units to the carpet to stop them sliding around. Also not really happy with the Opus being so close to the PC case. I wish they had longer cables on them. It made it really difficult to fit nicely under the seat.

  5. #5
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    145
    Post pictures of the car.

  6. #6
    Newbie craigt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    19
    You can find all the pics here

    Vehicle specs here

    Do they sell this 4X4 (SUV) in the US?

  7. #7
    My Village Called 0l33l's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Berkeley, CA
    Posts
    10,516
    Quote Originally Posted by craigt
    You can find all the pics here

    Vehicle specs here

    Do they sell this 4X4 (SUV) in the US?
    Well, we get the 4runner here. Its not a wagon though

    Nice install

Similar Threads

  1. 2004 Toyota 4runner
    By rando in forum Show off your project
    Replies: 133
    Last Post: 11-29-2011, 09:08 AM
  2. Finally, 2004 Toyota MatrixPC is ready for primetime
    By MatrixPC in forum Show off your project
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 11-28-2009, 05:50 PM
  3. 2004 Toyota Corolla S Project!
    By PaulDePimp in forum Show off your project
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 04-13-2007, 07:31 PM
  4. 2004 Toyota Corolla LE
    By vt0asta in forum Worklogs
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-22-2005, 08:04 PM
  5. OBD-II for a 2002 toyota prado (90 series landcruiser)
    By Phobos0001 in forum Engine Management, OBD-II, Engine Diagnostics, etc.
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-05-2005, 12:30 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •