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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalenth View Post
    Amazing DIY on that amp9... i'm in awe.
    Thanks. It's always fun to pull out the soldering iron. Wrapping the toriods can take a toll on your hand though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9rpp View Post
    Ahh.. that's good to know.

    so you only get four inputs to the speakers, and that they are connected to each of the output of your AMP9, correct? That would mean the tweeters are already taken care of by some built-in crossover.

    It's so good to be able to discuss with someone who's working on the same thing.

    I'm currently troubled by the enclosure, not sure if I want to stuff it in the double DIN slot or should I route it somewhere else. As you have mentioned in previous posts, the depth of the DIN slot is only 6.75" ?
    Sorry, I somehow missed your questions.

    The dimensions I came up with are 7.5" wide by 4" high by 8.25" deep (from the back to the dash kit). I made the enclosure 6.75" deep to leave room for the LCD. I probably ended up with about 1/4" to spare. But I did not disassemble the LCD. I'm guessing you could save a bit more room if you did. I should have made my enclosure slightly deeper, since my motherboard is pretty snug (it's touching the sides).

    Regarding the amp, yes there are four inputs...each tied to a single output. I read on the 41Hz.com forums that it was perfectly save to tie inputs together to make it a two-channel amp. I'm simply connecting to the stereo output from the PC to into the two channels. Of course, there's no front/back fade now...but it's a small car, so I don't care. I'm connecting the amp to the stock speakers, so it's using whatever crossover Honda installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrob View Post
    My plan is to install a car PC inside the dash of my 2007 Honda Fit. Here's what I have so far:

    • VIA EPIA-CN10000EG 1GHz Mini-ITX Motherboard
    • 1GB DDR2 533 PC2-4200 Memory
    • D-Link DWL-AG530 Wireless PCI Adapter 802.11 AG 108Mbp
    • GlobalSat BU-353 USB Sirf III GPS Receiver
    • Scosche Dash Kit
    • M2-ATX DC-DC ATX Power Controller
    • AMP9 Amplifier kit 14.5V max, low profile (in the mail)


    What I need:

    • 2.5" SATA Hard Drive
    • 7" Touchscreen
    • Radio tuner
    • Case (will probably custom build)


    I'll be using LinuxICE for the OS and nGhost as the front end. I'm thinking of using Roadnav for GPS navigation. I borrowed a hard drive to get the system up and running for development. Wifi, GPS, and multimedia all seem to be working fine.

    I opened up my dash to make sure there will be enough room to fit everything. It looks promising.

    First I removed the glove compartment to mark and remove the air control cables:


    Pulling the head unit out was not easy. There are seven clips holding the unit in the dash. Following everyone's advice I had to force it out by pulling from behind the AC controls. It felt like I was going to break it, but it eventually popped:


    Here's a closer look:


    With the dash kit in place:


    It looks like there will be enough room. After a few measurements I figured the maximum dimensions to fit a slide in are about 7.5" wide by 4" high by 8.25" deep (from the back to the dash kit). Plus, there's a few inches up top where I should be able to fit the AMP9 and maybe the M2-ATX on a small shelf.

    I hope to make my final purchases and finish the install by the end of the year.

    Hi can you plz tell me how u removed the your Honda fit stereo I need to replace mine but could not i need to remove it badly . if u have video for removing it plz upload it on you-tub
    or u can tell me step by step how u did thank you in advance by the way do i need special tools for that ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paktazh View Post
    Hi can you plz tell me how u removed the your Honda fit stereo I need to replace mine but could not i need to remove it badly . if u have video for removing it plz upload it on you-tub
    or u can tell me step by step how u did thank you in advance by the way do i need special tools for that ?
    Here's a great document on how to do it:

    http://documents.victorytechnologies...oduct/9496.pdf

    No special tools were needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrob View Post
    My plan is to install a car PC inside the dash of my 2007 Honda Fit. Here's what I have so far:

    • VIA EPIA-CN10000EG 1GHz Mini-ITX Motherboard
    • 1GB DDR2 533 PC2-4200 Memory
    • D-Link DWL-AG530 Wireless PCI Adapter 802.11 AG 108Mbp
    • GlobalSat BU-353 USB Sirf III GPS Receiver
    • Scosche Dash Kit
    • M2-ATX DC-DC ATX Power Controller
    • AMP9 Amplifier kit 14.5V max, low profile (in the mail)


    What I need:

    • 2.5" SATA Hard Drive
    • 7" Touchscreen
    • Radio tuner
    • Case (will probably custom build)


    I'll be using LinuxICE for the OS and nGhost as the front end. I'm thinking of using Roadnav for GPS navigation. I borrowed a hard drive to get the system up and running for development. Wifi, GPS, and multimedia all seem to be working fine.

    I opened up my dash to make sure there will be enough room to fit everything. It looks promising.

    First I removed the glove compartment to mark and remove the air control cables:


    Pulling the head unit out was not easy. There are seven clips holding the unit in the dash. Following everyone's advice I had to force it out by pulling from behind the AC controls. It felt like I was going to break it, but it eventually popped:


    Here's a closer look:


    With the dash kit in place:


    It looks like there will be enough room. After a few measurements I figured the maximum dimensions to fit a slide in are about 7.5" wide by 4" high by 8.25" deep (from the back to the dash kit). Plus, there's a few inches up top where I should be able to fit the AMP9 and maybe the M2-ATX on a small shelf.

    I hope to make my final purchases and finish the install by the end of the year.
    I opened the dash but in that pdf file shows 2 screw in the strew that must be open first I did not find any my honda fit is 2008 sport plz correct me if I am wrong

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    Is the front stereo panel tight by any screw except the one at the bottom I have to remove the panel in order to Change the AC button I spend 3 days but could not do it is the front panel hold only by clip r screw looked on youtub but could not found any video I try the pdf but still no luck plz help thankssssssssssss

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    my car is Honda fit 2008 sport

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    You're in luck, I saved a copy of the Music Link installation instructions I used to pull out the radio:




    The one screw on the bottom only holds the bottom plastic cover. After removing the bottom screw, I had a very difficult time removing the bottom cover. The instructions show how to pop the bottom cover off with a screwdriver from the inside. Once the bottom cover is off, there is one screw on each side of the radio holding it in. You access these screws from underneath. Once they are off (and the climate control cables are removed), you just have to pull very hard.

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    thanks for your help

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