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    2003 Kia Sorento 2.5 CRDI AUT

    This is my third CARPC install. My fist car was a Peugeot 307SW. My second car was a Mazda 5. I'm now a owner of a 2003 Kia Sorento. Alle these cars have a double din radio mount. I'm going to "integrate" my 7" lilliput in the dashboard. Just the way I have been doing this for my Mazda. Here are the pics


    The car.



    Dashboard opened up.



    Test fitting the LCD. I've used PCB material to make a mount for the LCD screen and add the side piece to fit the existing holes for the screws to go into.



    Overview.

    There's still a lot to be done. Will post pictures of the installed LCD next week.

    After the installation of the LCD I will have work on the wiring and the placement of the CarPc under the drivers seat.
    My car: 2009 MAZDA CX-9 3.7L V6 runnin on LPG (Liquid Petrol Gas)
    Hardware: None at the moment
    Software: None at the moment
    See: Velleman K8055 Plugin for Road Runner

    Progress: [XXXXXXXXXX] 0 % DONE

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    The CARPC Specs are:

    Via EPIA SP13000 in a custom made case
    2,5" 60GB 7200 HDD
    M1-ATX power supply
    SiLabs USB Radio
    Velleman K8055 board for I/O

    I'm running Road Runner with my own developed transparent skin. Been using that in my Mazda but will have to change the background to have a kia logo. I'm going to miss my steering wheel controls in my Mazda. I'm thinking of another solution to be able to control road runner without having to reach and touch the screen.
    My car: 2009 MAZDA CX-9 3.7L V6 runnin on LPG (Liquid Petrol Gas)
    Hardware: None at the moment
    Software: None at the moment
    See: Velleman K8055 Plugin for Road Runner

    Progress: [XXXXXXXXXX] 0 % DONE

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    Hi,

    Great photos!
    Im building my first carpc in order to install in my 07 sorento crdi auto as you can see at my worklog.
    I dont have much knowledge on electronic's jobs but I think I can deal with it.
    How did you open the dashboard? did you use a special tool to open the side panels?
    I think you could help in a near future when Ill start to install my carpc into my sorento.
    Sorry for bad english and good look on your new project. Ill follow your worklog!
    Cheers

    Alex

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    Opening the side panels was the hardest piece of the removal of the dashboard. You will have to use a hard plastic tool to prevent from damaging and scratching your dashboard. Also the side panel need some controlled force to get them of the dashboard. I will take some photos from the back of the sidepanels so you can see where the clips are that are holding the sidepanels to the dashboard and apply the force at the right places.
    My car: 2009 MAZDA CX-9 3.7L V6 runnin on LPG (Liquid Petrol Gas)
    Hardware: None at the moment
    Software: None at the moment
    See: Velleman K8055 Plugin for Road Runner

    Progress: [XXXXXXXXXX] 0 % DONE

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    great job, good luck with the rest of the build. Send updates, id be interested to see how it turns out

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    will you mantain your original radio in vehicle? i saw somewhere on the web a guy who installed his carpc and moved the original radio down (near the gear shift). have you seen it? i cant find that link now. i think i got the link on uk kia sorento forum.

    im ansious for the pics of the side panels, thank you!
    have you seen my worklog?

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    Almost done

    Today I had a dayoff so I spend this afternoon in the car to get all the cables in. Went very well so I decided to put the screen in as well. I will not be using my head unit because I'm using the siLabs radio which is performing descent.



    I had to remove the drivers seat to make room. The cables will come out off the carpet on the floor where I made a small cut. On the seat is the custom case for the mini-itx board, HDD and power supply. Fits nicely under the drivers seat.



    All the cables in the dashboard. Quite a mess but this will be taken care of.



    Cables for the carputer coming out of the carpet.



    Located the ground loop isolators in the back of the double din space behind the screen. Wrapped the ground loop isolator in foam to prevent rattling noise when driving in rough terrain. All the cables are wrapped in foam to minimize the unwanted sounds from the dashboard.

    Will make picture of the screen mounted and working soon but it was getting too dark when I finished the install. Still have a couple of things to do before it's completly finished.

    * replace switching power supply of the Lilliput screen by a wire from the M1-ATX power supply.
    * Rewire the GPS receiver.
    * Get an additional USB cable behind the dashboard for my K8055 I/O Board
    My car: 2009 MAZDA CX-9 3.7L V6 runnin on LPG (Liquid Petrol Gas)
    Hardware: None at the moment
    Software: None at the moment
    See: Velleman K8055 Plugin for Road Runner

    Progress: [XXXXXXXXXX] 0 % DONE

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    Sidepanels pics!

    Please, dont forget to post some pics of the sidepanels

    Could you measure the original radio metal case, please?

    I'm need this dimensions in order to build my own carpc case which I'm planning to install on the original Sorento's radio place.

    Thank you!

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    I did not forget to take pictures of the sidepanels but it was to dark to make pictures by the time I finished the installation. I will take new pictures in a few days.

    What do you mean by the metal case for the radio? All I had was a plastic bezel that held my single din kenwood radio. I'll take some pictures of this as well.
    My car: 2009 MAZDA CX-9 3.7L V6 runnin on LPG (Liquid Petrol Gas)
    Hardware: None at the moment
    Software: None at the moment
    See: Velleman K8055 Plugin for Road Runner

    Progress: [XXXXXXXXXX] 0 % DONE

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    Quote Originally Posted by 307SW_NLD View Post
    What do you mean by the metal case for the radio? All I had was a plastic bezel that held my single din kenwood radio. I'll take some pictures of this as well.
    I'm sorry. I was thinking you were using a 2din radio. I need to know the distance between the face panel (where you intend to install your lcd) and the metal frame behind the radio compartment (for a better understanding I edited a related photo). I want to install all my carpc into the dash, in this place. Sorry for my bad english so.

    Thanks for your help and patiance!
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