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Thread: Project CompuMach: 2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1 - Total In-Dash install complete!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibanez737
    I'm sure the gf will love it haha. I've been ordering some parts and hopefully I'll get them in to start all the wiring/dash work, still holding off on the hardware. I'm curious if you have issues with the sound being too soft? I heard some people having problems with the audigy making it softer than stock with factory amps. Idk if it's the sound card specifically or the audigy series. I'm also curious where you have the amp mounted for the highs. And when I wire the highs to the amp, it's just straight speaker wiring to the amp? no RCA whatever? Just power/ground for the amp and then speaker wire to the +/-? I'm probably going to have some more in detail questions about working with bondo later on.
    The sound is bloody awesome. It even gets louder then the factory speakers can handle.

    The amp for the highs is mounted in the trunk off ot the side on an mdf board. I'm goign to be cleaning it up this upcoming weekend, I'll try to get some pics.

    For the amp, its wired as follows:

    Power from the battery to the amp with an inline fuse about 12" from the battery
    Ground wire from amp to grounded spot on body close to the amp
    RCA's from sound card to amplifier inputs
    Speaker wire from amplifier outputs to speaker wire connections on 'regular' harness where the factory head unit used to be.
    2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1
    Specs: Epia M2-1000, 512mb ram, SB Audigy NX, Lilliput 7" Touchscreen, M2-ATX, DVD, 160gb HDD, gps, obdII, wifi, bluetooth, XM radio, HQCT and Logitech wireless gamepad.
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    So, you wouldn't run a wire from the factory amp power line on the harness to the aftermarket amp? Do you need to run it from the battery with the fuse for it to be safe/work properly? And that clears up a lot. Do the aftermarket amps have like screw holes for mounting or something similar to this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_fx
    great install. i love it when an install looks like it belongs
    Thanks!
    2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1
    Specs: Epia M2-1000, 512mb ram, SB Audigy NX, Lilliput 7" Touchscreen, M2-ATX, DVD, 160gb HDD, gps, obdII, wifi, bluetooth, XM radio, HQCT and Logitech wireless gamepad.
    Install Status: DONE

    My XM FAQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibanez737
    So, you wouldn't run a wire from the factory amp power line on the harness to the aftermarket amp? Do you need to run it from the battery with the fuse for it to be safe/work properly? And that clears up a lot. Do the aftermarket amps have like screw holes for mounting or something similar to this?
    Definitely not, you might set your car on fire lol.

    Yes, you definitely need the fuse!!! No fuse = asking for trouble.

    The aftermarket amps do have screw holes for mounting..
    2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1
    Specs: Epia M2-1000, 512mb ram, SB Audigy NX, Lilliput 7" Touchscreen, M2-ATX, DVD, 160gb HDD, gps, obdII, wifi, bluetooth, XM radio, HQCT and Logitech wireless gamepad.
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    Ok so I'm looking at this for power to the laptop. I'm wondering if I can just cut the cig lighter side off and do some hardwiring to the ignition power line or just run it off the power line from the cig lighter i have in my center console or what are the best options for this. This seems to be the only one I can find..is AC-DC not as well off as DC-DC?
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    laptops already run on DC power.. if you use a power inverter like you have in the link, you'll be converting from DC to AC then back to DC. Just get a travel adaptor for your laptop.
    2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1
    Specs: Epia M2-1000, 512mb ram, SB Audigy NX, Lilliput 7" Touchscreen, M2-ATX, DVD, 160gb HDD, gps, obdII, wifi, bluetooth, XM radio, HQCT and Logitech wireless gamepad.
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    Have any info on where to get one like a specific company that makes them? Been searching for the DC-DC

    EDIT: are they all this expensive?

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    Depth: 5.4"
    Features: 47 - 63 Hz input frequency, 1.5 A max. input current
    Height: 1.11"
    Weight: 0.93 lbs (with cords and strap)
    Width: 2.28"
    Cable(s) included: Yes
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 2.28" x 5.4" x 1.11"
    Enclosure Color: Midnight Gray
    Power Provided: 65 Watts
    Product Type: Power Adapter
    Type: AC Adapter
    Voltage Provided: 19.5 VDC
    Voltage Required: 90-135 VAC / 164-265 VAC
    Max Output Current: 3.34 A

    This is specs on my wall charger if it helps at all.

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    I have no idea.. you'll have to do some research on that one and find out
    2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1
    Specs: Epia M2-1000, 512mb ram, SB Audigy NX, Lilliput 7" Touchscreen, M2-ATX, DVD, 160gb HDD, gps, obdII, wifi, bluetooth, XM radio, HQCT and Logitech wireless gamepad.
    Install Status: DONE

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    I have a mustang and am considering installing a touchscreen setup. Their is one thing thats stopping me and thats daylight view of the touch screen. How is the screen in that position on the dash? Have you ever had any trouble viewing the screen?

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