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    zilla's 1995 Accord (Aus represent!)

    Hey all (and a shout-out to fellow CD5 member bemenaker and also the fellow Aussies here). I'm a longtime lurker, but I've finally come to the stage of actually doing something instead of just dreaming.

    EDIT - Finished install:

    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Dual Core
    HDD: WD 320GB IDE
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2HP rev2.1
    PSU: DSATX 220W
    Screen: Lilliput 7" 629GL Transflective Touch-screen LCD with LED backlight
    DVD: TEAC slot load DVD-drive
    GPS: Globalsat BU-353 USB
    Aux input: Irxon Mini Bluetooth Keyboard
    Aux input #2: 2x PS2 controllers via USB adapter
    Bluetooth: Belkin F8T013 USB
    Wifi: TP-Link WN651 PCI
    Dash cam: Sony Vaio PCGA-VC1
    Front-view cam: Sony 1/3" CCD Auto-iris
    Capture: Compro T300 PCI
    Volume control: JL CL-RLC

    O/S: Win7 Pro
    F/E: latest RideRunner

    Worklog
    1. New battery, terminals and cables
    2. Centre console fabrication
    3. Rear-seat case mount

    Owari?

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    Hey bro,

    Great to see another Aussie here So far it all sounds good. Where do you plan to mount everything?

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    I'm actually half way through the console fabrication/mounting but haven't gotten around to writing it up here. I'm uploading pictures as we speak :P
    Did you end up getting the screen off eBay?

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    Oh tru. Can't wait to see the pics

    Yep, got the LCD, PSU, and slot-loading DVD-ROM from eBay. All work great.

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    Awesome. What PSU did you get on eBay? I only saw the M2-ATX on there. I didn't go for that because I saw a lot of bad comments about them, plus the fact that I'm going for an ATX system.

    I was hoping someone would get the Jaycar LCD so we can see if it's any good. $200 is a good price, so could possibly buy one and mount it somewhere else just because I can :P

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    I bought the M2-ATX. It's working perfectly so far for me and 160W is more than enough power for my system.

    lol ye that Jaycar LCD is quite affordable but it's got a CCFL backlight, not LED. I would've been more than happy to try it if it had an LED backlight.

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    There's even one for $179 now. Yeah it's not LED but it's only for the rear/auxiliary. Alas I should just focus on getting this one done first haha

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    First things first:

    My battery's been giving me the ****s lately and upon looking at it and the accompanying cables you'll see why from the following pictures. After all, can't have a carputer if you gots no battery :P. The old one has 330 CCA and something like 55Ah. This is the new one:

    450 CCA, 95 Ah.

    I was planning to relocate it to the boot but in the end but in the end it was going to be too expensive as I'd have to buy something like a Yellow-Top that doesn't vent as much.

    And the dodgy cables:

    My starter ground, OMG! when I first saw that


    The metal underneath it:


    The positive cables (to fuse-box and to starter):

    Corrosion riddled and such I just decided to ditch the lot and run new cables. I hate having messy/crappy wiring so I had to do it anyway, sooner or later.

    The battery grounds:


    Alternator ground:

    It's not too bad just the exposed part I don't like. I'll either heatshrink it or replace it , it's okay for now.

    Anyway I started by taking off all the old cables and sanding down the ground connections to the chassis, ie:

    Much better now.

    New cables




    And it's done!

    Yay. And yeah I really need to clean my engine bay. But hey, at least I can drive the car now.

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    That starter ground looks horrid. It also looks like it must have fallen out of its ring terminal and instead of fixing it properly they just twisted the wires and bolted it back on. YIKES!!

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    Console fabrication

    I decided to mount the screen in the double DIN slot in my centre console. Since the 629GL's bezel isn't even on both sides I had to do some measuring to get the screen centred in the console.



    Also had to sand down and make the DIN hole taller. Now epoxy'ing bezel to console:



    Now by this stage I was intending to have the DVD drive in the centre armrest. But I figured, screw it, I might as well mount it in the dash as well. So I removed the screen's button bar since I figured I have the remote anyway. I'll relocate the PCB behind the screen itself. Tool of my choice: soldering iron, haha. Don't have a dremel and it was late at night, so it was the best option. And hey, it worked well... apart from all the plastic fumes :P





    Epoxying the DVD drive in... I know it's basically in there permanently but I don't really mind if it dies later down the track as I don't see myself using it much. No need for CDs anymore if any song I'll ever want to play is already on the HDD:



    First filler:


    More filler and sanding with 40 grit:

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