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    '06 MKV Jetta GLI

    It's not quite 100% finished yet (Is anybody's, ever?), but it's fully functional so I figured I'd move it here. It's been in for over a week, but I've been working software bugs out. I also had to replace the fried P3 Mobo and the touchpanel that cracked during the installation of my monitor (Armen @ Digital World Wide saved the day on this one). This started out as more of a budget project, but got more expensive as things got broke or I changed my mind. Still, I don't think I spent more then $700 when it was all said and done, which isn't bad considering how much neat stuff a pc in your car does. Damn near everything came from Ebay, all the PCI cards were new, cheap as dirt, and work flawlessly. The only thing that doesn't is the cheapass Jap keyboard I bought.

    The car:
    06' Jetta GLI
    2.0l Turbo rated 200hp, but proven to be closer to 225hp stock
    6-speed manual trans
    Loaded with leather and heated everything




    Stereo:
    JL 12" W7 in ported box
    JL 1000/1 mono subwoofer amp
    Pioneer 4ch amp powering the stock component speakers




    Carputer:
    Compaq Mobo (I know, I know, but it was cheap)
    Intel Celeron @ 2ghz
    256MB DDRram
    M2-ATX
    40GB hard drive
    5.1 channel C-media sound card
    USB 2.0 5-port PCI card
    USB 2.0 4-port powered hub
    Lite-on USB 2.0 DVD/CD-R/W slot load external enclosed laptop drive (this is a Great drive for a Carputer)
    USB GPS reciever
    bluetooth dongle
    802.11g Wifi card
    Ex-Audio 7" touchscreen
    mini illuminated keyboard (Ebay garbage)
    On board Video
    Custom case

    Software:

    Windows XP
    Road runner
    Iguidance
    Mozilla Firefox
    and all the usual stuff

    The Case, not screwed together since I have to change IDE cables, hide a few wires yet, and either a repaint or carpeting. It's not how I intended it to be, I had to improvise when the ATX Mobo got fried and I switched to a Micro ATX ( I had no idea it would be wider)



    Screen, also needs to be repainted:


    Notice my custom GLI/VW logo

    DVD drive and USB hub in the glovebox, gotta hide some wires yet


    To-do's:
    Gotta tear a PS2 keyboard apart, and use it as a dummy. Compaq Mobo's don't have a Bios option to turn the error off, and the 10k resistor mod didn't work.

    Need to rig up an antenna for the Wifi card for the rear deck. I can't have all kinda antennas hanging off the car like some redneck in a Ford pickup.

    Fix the hibernation issues that I'm having. It's not such a big deal, the PC still cold boots in under a minute, and I can live with that if need be.

    Still gotta figure out what to do about a keyboard. Now that everything works I don't need it that bad. I might rig up something crazy down the road.

    I need to get the OBD2 diagnostic setup too. This car uses Can-Bus, so it needs a special $300 Vag-com cable. I'm tapped out, so that's gonna have to wait.

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    Very nice install there mate well done

    what Bios does your system have?
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    bluetooth keyboard on sunvisor
    2001 Passat 130TDi Sport - Via Epia 15000, 1gb, 100gb, 220w psu, 7" lilliput motorized touch (chopped and in dash as a fixed), bluetooth, bu-303 gps, 7 port usb hub, tiny keyboard, netgear 54mb wifi, optima yellow top, ryder rt1170x, freecom dvb

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    Quote Originally Posted by madkad
    what Bios does your system have?
    beats me, whatever garbage Compaq puts on their systems. I doubt it can be rewritten with something other than Compaq, but that would be nice. Even my home Gateway has an option to turn off the keyboard error, and the manufacturer logo for that matter.

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    I could be wrong here as I dont know how old your system is, but here goes

    1. Set a power on password (under security in the BIOS settings)
    2. Go back into security menu and select the new item that appears just below power on password, it's called password settings or suchlike.
    3. Enable Network server mode

    Your machine will now boot happily without a keyboard, and in case you wonder also without asking for the password you just set.

    The keyboard, if anyone does plug one in, is disabled except during power up when you can still press F10 for setup. Doing so will then lead to a prompt for the password.

    also here is a link to some other stuff that i dont no you might need one day

    http://www.bios-drivers.com/companies/236.htm

    hope these help
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    Ok, I'm seriously considering doing this now

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    wow, sweet screen install dude!
    Duct tape and a Bandana for the win, b!shes!!!

    My Setup:http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show-off-your-project/73500-06-scion-xb-tablet-in-the-box.html

    Cost so far: Less than a grand ;]



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    Quote Originally Posted by madkad
    I could be wrong here as I dont know how old your system is, but here goes

    1. Set a power on password (under security in the BIOS settings)
    2. Go back into security menu and select the new item that appears just below power on password, it's called password settings or suchlike.
    3. Enable Network server mode

    Your machine will now boot happily without a keyboard, and in case you wonder also without asking for the password you just set.

    The keyboard, if anyone does plug one in, is disabled except during power up when you can still press F10 for setup. Doing so will then lead to a prompt for the password.

    also here is a link to some other stuff that i dont no you might need one day

    http://www.bios-drivers.com/companies/236.htm

    hope these help
    Thanks for the tip. There is a network setup on the bios screen, I just never tried it. I'm gonna have to check it out now.

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    ok np
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    updated pics of the case and the car since I lowered it:



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