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    Talking 2004 Silverado Truckputer

    I finally have my project pretty much done. All that is left is some software tweaking and maybe a touch up to the dash/monitor mount.

    Via Epia-M10000
    M2-ATX
    512MB
    200GB HD
    WiFi
    I've got OBD-2, just havent installed it yet
    7" "Lilliput" touchscreen**
    No optical drive yet

    Here are a few pics.

    I decided to mount the case on the rear cab, behind the passenger seat.




    The white serial is the XM Direct cable and the orange/black is the power for the XM.


    "Lilliput" test fit


    Completed


    I got the idea to mount the LCD from carfreak01

    I've got more pics of mounting the case if anyone wants to know. Overall it was pretty easy.
    ** I bought the LCD from DigitalWW off of Ebay, its not marked on the LCD as Lilliput but they sold it as. Maybe its my mistake, maybe not. It works so I'm some what happy.

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    how cute
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    nice install. i wish putting an lcd in my dash could be so easy
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    Good job on the mount...

    <ot> What kind of mileage do you get on that thing? I really want a reletively large pickup... I've been looking at the Silverados, but the v8 in my opinion is a hog... I'm prbably aiming more for a Colorado...

    Peace,

    Rafster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rafster View Post
    Good job on the mount...

    <ot> What kind of mileage do you get on that thing? I really want a reletively large pickup... I've been looking at the Silverados, but the v8 in my opinion is a hog... I'm prbably aiming more for a Colorado...

    Peace,

    Rafster
    I get about 20mpg, on a full tank I can go around 400 miles

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    Where did you pass your power cable through? Is there a hole in the firewall somewhere that you're able to use? I've hunted around in my engine bay trying to find one with no luck. I don't really want to put a hole in my firewall or snake the wire through the door jam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silveralt View Post
    Where did you pass your power cable through? Is there a hole in the firewall somewhere that you're able to use? I've hunted around in my engine bay trying to find one with no luck. I don't really want to put a hole in my firewall or snake the wire through the door jam.
    I ran two power cables thru the engine compartment and down along the frame to the rear of the cab were I drilled a hole thru a soft patch (the pic shows it on the driver's side). The AMP runs along the driver side and the pc runs along the passenger side. The monitor is running off the 12v ignition that controled the radio. I also ran that 12v ignition wire back to the pc, which controls the power supply on/off switch and the AMP.

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    Thanx!

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    I would assume you lost the radio? We have a 2002 gmc Envoy and looking at your pic it should be the same setup, could you go into more detail on how you installed everything? I really don't want to go into this just guessing and messing up my wife's envoy. Thanks

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    The install went smooth. To install the monitor I had to cut away a portion of the touch screen case, the bottom section was touching the HVAC controls. Once I cut that out all I had to do was sand down the edge of the dash where the radio was so the monitor would fit tight. I tacked it in place with some hot glue to test fit everything. I planned on removing the glue and using a stronger epoxy, but everything is still real tight. Untill it comes loose or I change out the setup I'm going to keep it the way it is.

    The monitor itself is ok. The actual touch screen film is some what loose. It feels like a thick piece of plastic was just laid over the LCD. It occasionally effects when Im touching something, but not to often. If a window is maximized its almost impossible to close it using the X in the top right, even with a stylis.

    I took out the radio completly. I only used it to listen to XM. But now I have the XM unit in my pc thats the only thing I listen to.

    I tried to make everything as factory as possible. If I was to remove the pc, the only thing I would have to replace would be the dash. I used a wire harness to tap into the speakers and power.

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