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    protege5 install

    After 50+ hours its finnally done

    The car: My 2002 Mazda Protege5



    Specs:
    AMD k6/2 450mhz processor overclocked to 550mhz on an unknown micro atx mobo.
    392Mb pc100
    40gig Hard drive
    m-1 atx 90 watt automotive powersupply + startup/shutdown controller.
    T-view 700-ts 7'' touchscreen monitor

    The screen setup


    Showing the radar detector hardwire. Its a bit ghetto, but I couldnt bring myself to drill the dash.



    The computer in the glovebox. Sort of a tight fit



    The bezel under construction. Basically I made an aluminum plate and smoothed it with bondo spot putty. Turned out pretty good I think.



    Right now its only being used for mp3s + some divx movies- but a GPS, OBDII reader, and dvd player will go in eventually.

    More pics to come of it in action + the audio stuff.

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    sweet fab, nice work on the bezel. The radar detector is hilarious

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    I like the dash
    But what do you do if you accidentally drop that radar power lead inside the vents...??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaghetti
    I like the dash
    But what do you do if you accidentally drop that radar power lead inside the vents...??
    oh man, i didnt even think of that. that would suck

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    Very nice install on the monitor -- Maybe work on the glove box move that to under to the seat in a box or something?

    For the radar detector, I mounted mine above my mirror and connected the power leads on it to a overhead map light I have there... Cleans up the area a good deal
    Jim
    2012 Honda Pilot (In Progress)
    2010 Honda Accord (After the Pilot)
    2008 Honda VTX1800N

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    But what do you do if you accidentally drop that radar power lead inside the vents...??
    It actually wont fit through the vents. Only the other end goes through.

    Ive had several people suggest the mirror idea, but from my reading, it seems better to have the detector lower than that so it will pick up lazer when they aim it at the hood area.

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    I've never had a problem detecting the laser. Very rare in my area.
    Jim
    2012 Honda Pilot (In Progress)
    2010 Honda Accord (After the Pilot)
    2008 Honda VTX1800N

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    sweet install. great car too!
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