and here's the rest...
the pc in the back...
one thing to mention... I currently have to leave the top off the pc otherwise it will overheat. I also had to replace the low profile heatsink with an XP-90. Currently looking into a way to get ventilation into the trunk area as right now there isn't any and it's basically sealed off from the cabin.
and now the outcome of the screen install... sorry, got caught up in getting it finished and neglected to take in-between pics of all the wires and other crap I've got behind the dash.
now, you'll notice that on the left of the screen I have a knob. This is for volume. What I did was take some Altec Lansing speakers, and put them behind all that crap on the dash. ran the volume knob up to the front bezel. There is a splitter on the back of the PC to send the audio to both the PAC-AAINIS2 and the altec lansings. I did this because if I was wanting to listen to the radio or a cd instead of the mp3s on the carpc, I could still get the GPS instructions.
There's also a small hole to the left below the volume which I used to put a stylus in.
I also ran power lines to the front to power the lilliput screen off the opus 150.
The next thing I did was install a remote-shutdown switch up front to the right of the rear view mirror controlls. Used cat5 for these wires as I will also mount a reset switch below the remote power button, and cat5 has plenty of wires in it to allow for the switches if I chose to put more up there.
A couple things I need to figure out though is I have an LT-20 GPS reciever...need to find a solution to the fact that sometimes it just doesn't get recognized by the system. I don't have the system setup to hibernate, it shuts off and powers up every time. It does seem to get a good signal lock though and works well when it's detected
anyway...it's like 98% done at this point. just need to get ventilation to the trunk and I think it'll be complete. I MAY add a radio card or something too it, but it would have to be usb as I have an MSI dualNet WiFi/Bluetooth card in the pci slot.
Comments? Suggestions? anyone know where I can get some flat duct that I can run to the back maybe under the seat or something?