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Thread: 2002 Acura TLS laptop install

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    Nice work!!!
    Just one question:
    How do you wake your lap-top?

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    really nice install.... any problems with usb & cable lengths.... how do you have the laptop secured... is it easy to remove? I love the way you adapted the cf skin to roadrunner... real slick

    nice job, good luck with it

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    @proximo- Your skin works really well for me. I know how much work it is to put these together and you did a great job.

    @solokimm- The push button on the lower right part of the screen is wired to the on-off switch of the laptop so I manually jump start it out of standby every time I start the car.

    @turbocad6- I haven't noticed any problems with the long xenarc usb connection. Obviously I had to extend the usb and video cables and it seems to work well. The laptop case is resting on the floor of the trunk with some fairly hard closed cell foam to cut down on any vibration noise. I also have fixed bolts I mounted to some sheetmetal above the wheel well to hold the box tight to the side. It takes about 30 seconds to un-cable and un-bolt and remove from the car.

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    how did you wire the usb cam?

    nice install!
    2001 Acura CL traded for a 2006 Subaru Legacy GT
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    Thanks!
    There is a grommet with some wires exiting the trunk that I managed to shove the USB connector through.
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    How do you get the laptop to turn on? And how are you powering it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderdepot
    How do you get the laptop to turn on? And how are you powering it?
    I am using a standard dc-dc laptop converter like:
    http://www.powerstream.com/ADC.htm

    As I mentioned above, I have a momentary push button switch in the lower right corner of my screen mount that connects to the on-off switch of the laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by proximo
    Umm, I believe he tore up the dash himself :P

    Nice install, good to see someone using my skin!
    I was making a joke.

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    great job! You just took the scarey out of this project. I am going to tackle my wife's Sienna first but then I'll do my (new) 02 TL-S. Awesome job on the laptop case.

    Thanks so much for the pics, man! That custom dash kit is simple but brilliant.

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    Hi, installation looks real slick! Assuming you completely removed your stock HU, I'm assuming you're running audio to your amp and then out to all of your speakers/sub?? Also are you controlling volume exclusively through the software or do you have some sort of wired "gain" knob??
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