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    2003 Lexus IS300 - my first install!

    [Jan 10, 2007 Update]
    I finally got around to finishing a complete write-up on how I put this together. It's 5 pages long and contains A LOT more pictures than the few I show below. Be sure to check it out and I hope you enjoy!
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    I finally completed my first carputer (in only about 4 months time)! I never thought I could actually pull it off since I've never done anything remotely electrical before; much thanks to Rafster and 0l33l for all their help!

    Although I still want to make some minor tweaks, it is up and running and I couldn't be happier!

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    VIA EPIA M10000 Mini-ITX Mainboard
    512MB DDR RAM PC2700 184-Pin DIMM Memory
    60GB 2.5" ATA-6 Notebook Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
    Slot Load DVD-ROM/CD-RW
    OPUS 120 watt DC-DC power Supply
    XENARC 700TSV Monitor

















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    Very nice!

    Just curious, you didn't motorize the housing? I have an '02, and it looks similar (not the glove compartment part, though).
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    Quote Originally Posted by psyrex View Post
    Very nice!

    Just curious, you didn't motorize the housing? I have an '02, and it looks similar (not the glove compartment part, though).
    Nope, couldn't justify the extra $800 or so to motorize it :-)

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    Nice install looks good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ogold007 View Post
    Nope, couldn't justify the extra $800 or so to motorize it :-)
    You can motorize it yourself, it'll be pretty simple. All you need is a couple of limits switches and a actuator or servo depending on how the screen opens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogold007 View Post
    Nope, couldn't justify the extra $800 or so to motorize it :-)
    OEM motor is ~$200, and on the my.is forum, I started posting pics of the board I designed to power the motor. The OEM housing uses a linear pot to detect position and I built a circuit around reading from it.
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    Look here, just what you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psyrex View Post
    OEM motor is ~$200, and on the my.is forum, I started posting pics of the board I designed to power the motor. The OEM housing uses a linear pot to detect position and I built a circuit around reading from it.

    Eh, I still have no interest in motorizing it. I think I've closed the screen a total of 3 times so far (in the month that I've already had it installed) It doesn't seem worth the money, and even more importantly, my time to work on it :-)

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    Actually, now that I think about it some more...it would be kind of cool to have it open automatically when i start the car (and likewise when I turn it off) :-) Maybe that'll be my next project...

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    Hey,

    WOW!! It came out looking really nice...

    Glad I could help you out with some things.

    Congrats on finally getting it done.

    Peace,

    Rafster

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    where did u get that controller i want some like that in my car lol
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