Okay I am sorry about the lack of updates but I have been very busy and very lazy lately.
I decided to scrap the memory card reader and instead decided that I need more USB ports. I purchased a 3.5 inch 4port usb & 1 port firewire device and decided to hack out the firewire area for my power, reset, and power led.
The above image shows where I cut the firewire off of the header area. I also installed my power reset & led in the unused area.
Front view of the switches and USB ports.
I used the same mountig area that I would have put the memory card reader in. I also changed my cables to a rounded cable to allow more airflow and a cleaner install.
I was able to drill a small hole in the metal bracket and fasten it to the piece of wood that supports the DVD player and hard drive mounting cage. It is real secure you can push on it pretty hard and it does not budge.
Close up of install
More updates coming.
The unit is now installed and in use. Here are a few pictures of the fit.
Overall I am very happy with the setup. The screen is in a position that I can easily see it and touch it yet passengers in all 3 rows can see it very easily as well. I do need to work on hiding the wiring to the monitor but I have some cameras to hook up yet before I do that.
I was able to use the space on the top of the console to mount my trailer brake controller within arms reach for any adjustments or manual braking that may be needed while towing.
I located the power inverter under the passenger side seat and ran the power wires and 12v source in the flexible black plastic tubing down the side of the console. Not sure how I like that but for now it keeps it out of the way and doesnt look too horrible. I have my Wifi adabter sitting on my dash and the usb cable fed up from under. I also extended my GPS unit to the very back of the suburban on the side window hiding all the wires behind the interior panels.
More updates to follow