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Thread: 2000 BMW e46 laptop based carputer project

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    2000 BMW e46 laptop based carputer project

    Finally I'm posting a few pictures of my carputer. It's running reliably like this for about 8-9 months now.

    Some notes:
    - Copilot v9 for navigation
    - Frodoplayer with separate day and night skins
    - SVEN4 to connect Audigy 2 ZX to Harman Kardon amp (I know, volume is low; solution coming soon (keyword: TDA7053A)
    - Carpcpro power controller
    - Laptop in the trunk (trunk pictures coming later)
    - Steering wheel buttons are integrated through hacking the I-bus (vol up/down, next/prev song, switch between apps, mute/pause)

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    Variable Bitrate 4u2n's Avatar
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    nice Install

    I love the green skin for this install ;o)

    The red is to strong
    Plan for project = 100%
    Part the project. = 100%
    Built...................= 99%
    Finish.................= 99%
    Install ...............= 99% -50%
    Ditail at

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    Thanks. Red skin gets activated automatically at night, and is showing too bright than actual in the picture above. Without this monochrome red skin, the screen is too bright & distractive for nighttime driving.

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    how do you have it change skins automatically at night?
    Cant code cause I dont know how, but give me the paint bucket and my eraser and have at you!

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    Nice install

    Do you have pictures of your rear install?

    Regards Janus
    CTF-H, Janus VA Case, AsusµATX M2N-VM,AMD Dual-Core 5000, Hitachi 7200 2,5", Carnetix 1240, Hifonics Zeus, Alpine Class-A 3558, Eton 16, Eton 13 Center, Eton 12" Eton 12-680/62 HEX

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepsibobby
    how do you have it change skins automatically at night?
    most front ends, have a time that you set in the options, that changed the skin depending on whatever time you have it set at

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    Little Elm, Texas
    no pics of the actual PC!?

    booooooo booooooooo


    get some pics of the PC up here!

    Jan Bennett
    FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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    Calgary, AB
    Sooo, how are the pics of the rest of the system coming?

    waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting.
    There is no such thing as gravity, the world just sucks!!!

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    cant wait to see more pics. I am about to do the same thing in my 325
    2003 E46 BMW
    Lilliput Transflective, GM965 mobo w/ Processor
    ELMSCAN 5 USB, Slot load DVD, BU-353 GPS
    Everything is for sale.

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    Newbie umpculi's Avatar
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    wire stuff

    hi, trying to wire my 235xi. where does black grd. wire from sven4 go? thanks.

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