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    Your install looks great in and too bad about the tint but I'm running mine at more than allowed also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Project07MACry View Post
    You wouldn't believe I got a ticket for my window tints two nights after the initial install.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pathos View Post
    Your install looks great in and too bad about the tint but I'm running mine at more than allowed also.
    I'm running darker than allowed, too. One suggestion: if you get pulled over, roll the front windows down. If the stop is for anything other than the tint, they probably won't notice -- their concern is to be able to see in the car easily.
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    Officially in Tweaking Mode

    I know it has been a minute, but here's the video log of what I've been up to.
    I'll give you a more in depth play by play in a bit...

    http://www.youtube.com/v/8uFuNJ7_H5I&hl=en_US&fs=1&
    Last edited by Project07MACry; 02-10-2011 at 01:40 AM. Reason: Updating video links
    All systems are a go...
    Currently in "tweaking" mode.

    The Worklog

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    Merry Christmas!!

    With work and church and life and such, it's a Christmas miracle I could post something here!! But now that I'm here, typing this in my car, let me first wish you all a wonderful holiday season, and hope that it's not as cold where you are as it is here in BK...

    As far as my Macry goes, with some occasional tweaking, the unit has been working fine over the past month or so. It has successfully operated with the recent blizzard that hit; it serviced me through two trips to Riverhead; and it has turned more heads than the Camry itself!!

    A lot of credit must go to Apple for upgrading their remote; I have since velcro-ed it next to the screen so it looks one with the setup. As long as the compartment door is up, and the mini is visible, I can switch songs, play DVD's; it's an awesome thing.
    Also, Bybyte gets my full endorsement. The only the thing about the fascia is that unit itself is receding behind the air vents. And the reason it might be doing that is because I used the housing panels that were in the car, instead of the included panels. Something to look into when I pull open the unit one last time.
    Also of note: since the last youtube video I made, I did in fact purchase the 2-AA operated bluetooth keyboard, as well as the new Apple magic mouse that came out. While ergonomically, the mouse may not bode well with me, the scrolling functions make operating Safari, iTunes, and QuickTime player nothing short of amazing. And it's always good to free up some USB connections from the Mini.
    Also, I have temporarily retired my PowerMate. Not that I wanted to, I'm just not using it as much as I thought. Maybe with this applescript VMTSquad made, that will definitely change.

    Okay; I'm heading up for my presents. Happy Holidays!!
    All systems are a go...
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    Happy New Year!!

    Just a few quick updates:
    Since Christmas, due to a snow storm, my left fender has been dented. Uggh!
    And yes, the Macry did come on in 10 degree weather. It may have taken five minutes, but it did come on. The surmise is that the P2140 had to reach a certain temperature before it fully activates...
    After receiving a J&R gift card for Christmas, I invested it in the Blue Eyeball 2.0 Mic/Webcam. Haven't figured where I'm gonna mount it; but it should solve the mic issue so I can now use my Macry as a bluetooth head-unit for my iPhone.

    Hope TwenyTen is prosperous for all you guys! Take care!
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    Same to you buddy

    Glad to hear the P2140 pulling through in weather like that.

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    Awesome worklog bro!! FYI: I have the CNX-P1900 with the MacPac and I've been able to start my Mac without any trouble at -32 Celcius before Christmas ...which is arround -25 Fahrenheit. It didn't even take more time then usuall

    Good work on the install, hope you're happy cause since I switch to Mac, I AM !!!!
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    February Update

    Well guys, I'll simply paraphrase one of my earlier threads. From "Soda! Spill!! Help!!!", 1/23:

    I was showing off my MACry in Paramus, NJ. I was en route home from the mall, when the unthinkable happened...
    Soda spilled near the mini!
    The mini reacted, then deactivated itself.
    After flying off Rte 4, I disassembled my car's main dash as fast as I could. Realizing that I need to take my time with unit itself, I then focused my attention on driving home (luckily, I knew how I got there in the first place!!)


    Okay, after diluting the logic board in rubbing alcohol and letting it air dry for a few days, the mini eventually came back on. The hard drive still works (good thing those are still swappable), and the RAM still works (not so much currently on those!) Right now, the mini will on occasion turn off and on all by its lonesome, and I have since bought a newer model. Not that I gave up on this mini, but I can't chance it going bad on me while on the road...

    That said, it's been a month since I have had the MACry. And with the time of silence, I have accomplished one last feat that I felt was missing:


    Bigups to S. Rendon; aka TXKnightRider82 for the incredible assist on this one.

    But, in all my celebrating, I believe the resistor on my car regulator is fused. So I have two assignments left before I am fully up and running once again. And I will be up and running once again...

    And I guess I'll say it here too. Despite all that's going on with Toyota and the safety issues, I have yet (Thank God!) encountered such problems, and believe my Camry is still safe. I am proud to be a Toyota owner, and still very much love my Camry!!!!
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    Sad to hear about your incident, but glad to hear you've got a plan in place to get things up and running again.

    Proud Camry owner here too

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    Your install looks great

    I have since removed my Mac mini, although I do miss it. Running windows 7 works for me, and I don't have to worry about parallels or vmware fusion just for GPS. I miss the way my apple bluetooth keyboard control my music in itunes, and even streetdeck.

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