MY02 Subaru Liberty B4 - AUDAN - Worklog
OK.. first CarPC attempt.
2002 Subaru Liberty B4 2.0TT RHD, currently at factory spec.
The plan is ::
7" touchscreen and optical drive in dash, 3DIN opening available.
carPC (mini-itx, winXP) under passenger seat.
Factory McIntosh sound system (7 Speaker + Amp)
GPS Antenna on rear shelf.
USB Hub mounted/accessable in center console.
Parts Purchased ::
1G RAM (DRR2-533)
Pansonic DVD-RW SLIM drive
Seagate 120G 5400.3 HDD
Lilliput 619 7" touchscreen
VoomPC (ampie) case
WRX bolt in kit (undecided if i can use it yet..)
Motorolla antenna socket
13PIN DIN inline plug
Factory spare dash push button
Touch screen replacements for Lilliput
USB extension leads
Factory sound system connectivity
McIntosh Amplifier (under drivers seat), has 13PIN DIN Connector/Cable to McIntosh head unit. Neither subaru or mcintosh could provide the pinout and signal level information for this connection.
I buzzd the connector and it appears to be 4 channels in differential pairs (no common), a remote trigger and ground.
AMP p5 GND p6,12
RL- p8 RR- p13
RL+ p7 RR+ p11
FL- p2 FR- p4
FL+ p1 FR+ p3
Then playd a sine wave at a few frequecies through the head unit. Unfortunatly it doesnt appear to be standard line-out levels, so a preamp might be required.. but i might get away without it. TBD.
VoomPC / Ampie Mini-itx Case
I was dissapointed to discover that the Ampie case spec dimensions 210x254x56mm don't reflect to physical space required to mount it.
Turns out the case is closer to ~ 215x285x75mm (including mounting extrusions).
The mounting footprint is ~167.5x269mm (center-center of mounting holes).
The difference in height is going to be a problem. I measured the clearance under seat to be around 65-70mm before ordering the case (which was actaully the deciding factor over the VoomPC2 case). Currently the case will fit under the seat, but the seat cannot be moved forward. .. I may be able to cut down the extrusion (fins) on the top of the case ...
I have machined 4mm from the top of the case (and stripped the paint). It's still a tight fit, but should be able to push it into the carpet enough when mounted properly to get away with it.