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    I also want to use the thin map pocket cover on top of the bar, to hide the metal bar supports and braces.


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    Like this:


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    Ram mounts are great to really get things tight and locked in one position. However, things can be tricky where I want my screen mounted.<br>I have to clear the OEM NAV screen, the console opening, the 3 cupholders, and the "J" shape of the shift gear, testing in all positions from "P" to "R" to "D". Every single one of them involves a compromise. Loosening the RAM mount knobs might be a great solution, if I didn't plan to keep them as tight as I can, and that my wife also drives the car and won't be able/willing to twist the knobs by herself.<br>So I got also this great deal on ebay for only $12 bucks. It's an Ergotron mount for a monitor in tight spaces. Manufacturer Part Number 47-092-800. <br>Like this:<br><br>

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    With that I can move the screen from side to side or from top to bottom, with enough resistance dialed in not to move while driving, but that one can easily tilt/lift the tablet to access the console storage/cupholders or whatever. There's also a double pivot model that could do both tilt and lift, but it would be 5" longer and I want this to be as small as possible.<br><br>

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    Tilting to the driver's side:


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    Tilting to the passenger side:


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    And at full tilt, complete access to the less used controls behind the tablet:


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    Okay, so I had to put the Motion Computing Dock motherboard in a vertical position, to better use the 15" flat cable that connects the dock to the Tablet.

    This is the Motherboard:




    From Left to right: RJ-45; USB1, USB2, Mic, Line in, VGA out, 12V connector. There also an extra USB port that comes from somewhere in the flat cable.

    On the top you'll see the ZIF connectors to the Flat wire cable, one on the top of each leg of the "U" shaped motherboard.

    Here it is in position, minus the pad material I'll use all around it just in case:




    Side view:





    As you can see I relative thick portion of the front console lies under the cover. Enough room for two boards there. Good.

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    Now a view of what's under the 3 cup holders of the center console. I cut a piece of wood for support and currently I have the following gear in there:

    XM Radio, AUX input/XM radio Controller, Visteon HD Radio, Monster 12V distribution block, a Ground block, Logitech powered Hub, one +5VDC mini PSU to power the USB hub. I also plan to install a Molex 80W dumb PSU (that came with my FX35 case) to power the External HD that will hold all the media. I'll use a relay to power it whenver ACC is on, like the USB hub and the HD Radio.




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    I also made all the connections for an eventual "real carputer" under the front seats. I have one cable running from the distribution block all the way to the drivers seat, and into a fuse breaker. I also have the ground connection ready there and the ACC wire is already under the seats too.

    I also have an M4-ATX I bought a long time ago, not sure if it will support Windows 7's hybrid sleep like the DSATX does on my FX. So I can't wait to test it. The M4-ATX is waiting on its plastic case to be tested.

    Then I'll just need the carputer case, motherboard, processor (I may use the E6550 I have laying around for that, or I might sell it and go for an i5, not sure yet), secondary screen and then run a vga cable to it. This part is so easy, I'm not even hurry about it yet.

    I plan to use the tablet and the carpc connected via wired network when the Tablet is docked, or wifi when not. The CarPC will deal exclusively with media, controlled by the front and rear screens. So it will boot fast and it will be reliable as a rock, at least that's my plan. No GPS, OBD, USB relays, phone control, traffic, etc. All of that will be done by the tablet, with already has bluetooth, multi array mic, wi-fi, etc.

    I'm still focusing solely on the Tablet install for now, however.

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    Okay, just added my Free Agent Go drive, 640GB with all the media. Powered just by the USB2.0, works fine, couldn't be simpler than that. Got also the dock with 3USB ports, but not sure yet where to mount it.

    Bought an amazing bluetooth GPS...Qstartz BT-Q890. Very nice, 5Hz refresh, 66channels, auto on/off, MTK chipset. It picks up signal on the glove compartment, console or in your pocket. Very happy with it so far, specially since I had no drivers to download (take that, USB puck). If your bluetooth works, this will work, at least that's the plan. So far, so good.

    I also installed and configured my HDTV tuner (Hauppauge HVR-950) and Windows Media Center works very well with it. Not sure it's going to stay, but it tested good, not sure where to put the small antenna yet.

    Right not I'm working on the HD Radio, and amplifying the computer signal into the OEM Radio. Also installed the stock and the RBC9 drivers for the Space Navigator. It's a pain to make it work on windows 7, not sure it's going to stay, but right now, it's working, just not configured.

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