-- I have had problems with the touch head unit
1. The fans in the head unit are extremely loud.
2. The unit changed modes sometimes after hitting a bump.
3. Sometimes the unit will not turn off. Even after shutting the car off needing a swift beating into submission to let it know who's boss.
4. Sound transfers to different speakers making it louder for different sides and spontaneous times. NOTE: This could be due to the fact that Best Buy is a terrible company and gave me a bad harness but thats another story.
UPDATE 1JUNE10: Removed *****y touch screen head unit re-installed factory unit. Ordered EBY701 and replacement top dash from 4WD.com part #DAYKJ71020 pictured below
Also ordered a mount from Ram Mounts to mount monitor on replacement top dash.
----- Fix For Problems experience ------
1. Get rid of crappy Chinese head unit. [COMPLETE]
2. Install single din head unit made of good quality. [CANCELED]
3. Install VMI70 (http://www.short-circuit.com/product/VMI70.html)[CANCELED]
--Result: Problem should be fixed [IN PROGRESS]
------- Parts Left to Get --------
1. VMI70 [CANCELED]
2. 1Din Head Unit [CANCELED]
3. DC-DC PSU [RECIEVED]
This is a pic of the stock head unit.
The crappy touch screen head unit. This unit is a CID 650.
NEVER BUY ONE!!! THEY ARE GARBAGE!!!
Moving computer install to under floor compartment in rear pictured below.
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Nirwana Project, the Android/Win 7 hybrid system!
1X Ainol Novo Flame Tab
3x Perixx Touchpads
3x 7 inch Screens
1X 7 inch motorized Screen
1x Win 7 PC
I'm just getting started this week on building a car-puter for my 2001 jeep wrangler. I like where your putting the computer. I plan on putting mine were the passenger airbag used to go 'I hope if there's enough room'.
As for the monitor. Iv only got 1 din bay in dash, but you've got the option for a 2 din monitor. that's both good and bad. Good; nice big screen, lots of room for all the goodies that come with a 2 din systems. Bad: Big sign that says "steal me" 'not that whats in there now isn't saying that, but if you put something shiner then stock it might be just enough incentive to open up your jeep to get at it'. plus if you go off roading like I do with the 2 din bay you have more surface area for dust and moisture to get in it.
I'm going to have to seal off my in dash touch screen when i get it in my jeep. still thinking of ways to do that. Is Going to be really busy re-designing, manipulating, and casting a new center console to seal and theft resist my display. I might suggest using a external screen for ease of removal. or concealment. As you know jeeps are one of the funnest vehicles to secure. And with this build you may have to sacrifice function for security. I hope to hear how your project going. Ill try to start posting my build as soon as I start receiving parts for it, that and my tax return, got a nice 2.5 inch lift and a Xenarc MDT-X7000 display waiting to be bought with that.
Okay, I know its been forever, but Im finally getting back to trying to do my CarPC. Im concerned about how to do the audio. My jeep is a Sahara model so it has the premium sound package. Would I have to buy an amp to use my sound system with a good sound card. Could someone point me in the direction of how to set that up? I have no clue when it comes to car stereos.
Mine had the sub in the center. I was not pleased with it.
The easiest route is to replace the whole factory unit. Just about any aftermarket system will sound better. I did that to my jeep and used a wire harnes to hook up my speakers stock speakers . Immediately sound was better. But i had to replace the rear speakers as the new head unit was too powerful for them causing them to pop/distort.
you could go headless. If i knew a lot more about car audio and amps better than the basics i do, i would definitely go with no head unit at all and run all sound off the computer into two amps: (one 4 channel and one for subs)
Feel free to check my project... most pics are down but i plan to upload more: http://s634.photobucket.com/albums/uu70/ookamidigital/
Yeah, thats what I wanted to do was go headless. I suppose I could do this couldnt I?
Oh, and the sub in in the back.
Hey, where did you get this case
If you have a major sporting outlet you can find much better cases. That was a REALLY tight and close fit... Lots of cutting. IDE use in that kind of case is out of the question unless you get a board with ide as top feed rather than side feed. But who uses IDE anymore?