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    I feel like I got a decent amount accomplished today even though part of it has taken a step back.


    Took the dash apart to see what I have to deal with and to remove the factory radio and non functional cd player.


    Got the radio removed.


    And with the radio, ac controls and cd removed. If I do what I want to do I will have to do alot of cutting to put the ac control where the cd was.


    Hooked up a constant 12v wire.


    And splicing a accessories line.


    The start of the wiring mess in my center console.


    Installed a wire strip for the ground connections.


    Testing the system. The only screen not working is the passenger side visor.
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    Well I received notification that my computer has been shipped. Hopefully I will get it prior to my road trip.

    I will be taking my dog to the vet today so my morning will be shot. When I get back I will probably work on installing the parking sensors and rear view camera I received yesterday.

    I don't really expect to get anything else today so I may take the time to install an old xbox I had modified to run off dc into the vehicle some how.

    Oh I could also take the time to actually secure the mount for the fire extinguisher I put in the truck.

    I am also going to try and wire in a relay to the 12v hot line I hooked up yesterday to make it a switched hot.
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    See this is what I like to see. People with big SUVs, doing big media based setups. I am very jealous of the space you have. My Durango is a 2003, which is before they went full size (its mid size), so when my seats are up, I don't have much trunk space. I see you went the traditional route. I had decided that I wanted all VGA touch screens for my setup, so it required a non traditional approach. First thing is, I bought flip down screens like you and tried to mod them like you did, thats was a epic fail so I am making the screens flip out the top of the dash. I don't like head rest screens so I am making them come off the pillars of the car. Those screens are mainly for control purposes only, I am installing a 19inch flip down, which is replacing my 15 inch that I tried to mod. My setup is also different that all are connected to the PC and I use Centrafuse to split control of what front and back can do. The rear and front passenger can watch movies, surf the web and what not, while the driver has access to NAV, OBD2 and what not. My setup also has 3 sound cards, one for main audio, then one for wireless headphones for the back, and one for phone.

    i cant wait to see how yours turns out.

    PS: If you want the 15 inch for you setup, your welcome to it. It has to be rebuilt and finished. i added a touch screen to it, but its missing the USB cointroller and needs to be completed since i modded the housing.
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    Eventually I want to replace them all with VGA screens but right now I am just kind of doing the quick and dirty. I have a road trip that I am leaving on next week. And then another one in July. On the one in July I will have between 6-8 people in it, and if they can't get comfortable I would like to try and keep them entertained. Nothing worse then complaining teenagers.
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    Ok so I didn't get as much done today as I wanted. I troubleshot the passenger side visor and got that working, turns out the cable got unplug when I was mounting it, I had dropped it once before I got any screws in and that is when I suspect it happened.


    Front bumper prior to parking sensor installation.


    Front bumper after drilling holes for the parking sensors. There are 4 holes across the entire bumper. Of course in between the last picture and this picture I had to run to the hardware store to get a hole saw, the hole saw that was included in the kit met my steel bumper and said Oh No.


    With the parking sensors installed. Because the original hole saw was an off size I had the choice of going to small or just barely too big. I went with the barely too big and had to epoxy the sensors just to make sure they stayed. I still need to go back and clean up some of the epoxy on the bumper.


    The rear bumper with all 4 sensor holes drilled out.


    And finally the rear bumper with the 4 sensors installed.

    I have all the sensor wires ran but they have not been connected to its control unit. I am going to need to increase the length of one sensors wire by about 1-2 feet to reach where the controller is going to be. If I tried the other way it would be two wires needing extending. I have also ran the wire for the display back up to the front.

    That is as far as I got today since I gave myself a headache slamming my heed into the underside of the suburban, a door, the underside of the door and getting a metal shard in my knee. I can't wait to get all this done and get my computer installed.

    Tomorrow I should get the parking sensors finished and the rear view camera installed and wired.
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    Kinda got alot done today, but also scatter brained as I didn't finish any one part.

    I started working on getting the rear view camera installed.

    Here is where I decided to install it. I thought I had gotten one that you attach to the license plate but it is an inside rearview camera.


    Taking all of the screws out of the molding.


    And with the lower panel removed to get at the final couple of screws.


    And with all of the molding and panels removed. This is actually as far as I have gotten so far since at this point my interior lights started acting funny and sure enough the battery was dead.

    I had to jump start my suburban and then I went and got a new battery just to be sure since this was the second time the battery had gone dead. Once before I started doing all of this and now once during it. When I got home I checked the mail.

    When I checked the mail I had a package waiting for me.

    This is everything that came in the package. It is my RevoSys X300 computer. There are three things a little disappointing one is the labeling, the second is the bluetooth usb device I had thought it was built in, the tird is the white device in the same bag as the bluetooth turns out this is a wireless lan usb device.


    Since my suburban is a din and a half I had to do a little modifying to get it to fit the double din computer.


    It really opens it up taking out the top piece like that.


    Just doing a test fit with the ac controls. I had to move them down but it should all still fit.


    The wiring harness all put together.


    The backside of the computer with all but the gps antenna connected.


    Test run in the computer just to make sure it works. I still have cables I need to run so it is gonna be tomorrow before it is mostly installed.


    And it always helps when you blindly grab for a pair of needle nose to help pull a cable you just can't quite reach it is helpful to make sure it is needle nose pliers before you grab the wire and not wire cutters. I will have to repair this tomorrow also.
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    I got tired of watching TV so I went out and put back together the rear door with the rear view camera installed.


    Panels reinstalled. From the front you can't even see the camera really.



    Close up of the camera installed.


    And looking at it from the rear. Aside from the fact you can tell where it is at from the clean spot you can see it in the corner from the flash. otherwise you can't even tell it is there at least at night.

    Tomorrow I will actually hook up the wiring and finish the parking sensor wiring. I will also do more work on the computer install. It seems like the more I try to get done the less I actually get done since I keep jumping back and forth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avengerki View Post
    I got tired of watching TV so I went out and put back together the rear door with the rear view camera installed.


    Panels reinstalled. From the front you can't even see the camera really.



    Close up of the camera installed.


    And looking at it from the rear. Aside from the fact you can tell where it is at from the clean spot you can see it in the corner from the flash. otherwise you can't even tell it is there at least at night.

    Tomorrow I will actually hook up the wiring and finish the parking sensor wiring. I will also do more work on the computer install. It seems like the more I try to get done the less I actually get done since I keep jumping back and forth.
    You may want to reconsider having the cam on the inside, during the day it will look fine, but at night the I/R bulbs will shine against the glass, causing you not to be able to see past it. I tried the exact same method and ended up putting it on the out side. Also another thing, your camera looks like the same one I have. If it rains alot, it will fill up with water even though the manufacture says its water proof, so be careful. Rapid weather changes will cause the cam to fog up, and also fill with water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    You may want to reconsider having the cam on the inside, during the day it will look fine, but at night the I/R bulbs will shine against the glass, causing you not to be able to see past it. I tried the exact same method and ended up putting it on the out side. Also another thing, your came looks like the same one I have. If it rains alot, it will fill up with water even though the manufacture says its water proof, so be careful. Rapid weather changes will cause the cam to fog up, and also fill with water.
    I may I was wondering about the I/R bulbs reflecting back. I was going to put it on the outside but just from looking at it I didn't think it was water proof. Maybe I will add some silicone sealant to it and go ahead and put it outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avengerki View Post
    I may I was wondering about the I/R bulbs reflecting back. I was going to put it on the outside but just from looking at it I didn't think it was water proof. Maybe I will add some silicone sealant to it and go ahead and put it outside.
    I tried sealant also and that didnt work. I dont know why but these things love water. Mind you it actually worked for 4 months filled half way with water until it finally gave out. Because my car is going to have all the mirrors removed and replaced with cameras, I went with security cameras. They have 35 I/R bulbs, then I bought I/R lamps to add to the range. I have to be able to see well at night.

    Why not go with a keyhole car camera. That way you can put it with the parking sensors.

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