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    have to keep the radio where it is because of the short antenna wire. if i relocate it, i'll have to order a custom antenna wire which isn't cheap. still looking for a way to remove the radio and be able to pass audio from the pc through RCA connections to the speakers.
    i want to keep it installed because there are a few radio stations my girlfriend likes that i can't get on the internet yet and i don't have the funds right now for an fm tuner for the pc.

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    well, i just found out that i might be able to remove the radio and still have audio without a problem. there's an adapter that i can get. it's a GMOS-06. i'm checking with cadillacforums to see if it'll work on my vehicle. i might have to wire up a couple rca connectors for input though. but that's not a problem. if it'll work, i'll do it.

    also, tried stripping Windows 7 to the bare minimum with media center function and it's impossible. smallest i could get was 1.9GB. looking at stripping xp down and using xbmc for windows...or possibly xbmc live if i can get it to recognize my alltel air card and get firefox working for internet browsing. will keep updating as i test using VirtualBox.

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    got everything hooked up. just have to install the OS. the wires coming off the ignition are all the same color and 22 gauge wire. decided to use the 12v+ 18ga switching wire on the radio harness instead. works great. i'll get pictures up as soon as i get the OS installed. this is now a completed job.

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    well, i though the install was completed. turns out it's only temporary. therefore i'm not closing this thread yet.

    planned upgrades for June:

    Metra GMOS-06 GM direct interface for 1997-up Deville, Seville, Eldorado: $97.50
    Pioneer Slot Loading CD/DVD Burner with SYBA 5.25" USB 2.0 External Enclosure: $71
    12ft Velocity RCA stereo extension: $23

    Total: $191.50

    Also planning to get black acrylic 1/4" thick 12" x 12" sheet for durability and cut to fit the opening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by secret52 View Post
    well, i though the install was completed. turns out it's only temporary. therefore i'm not closing this thread yet.

    planned upgrades for June:

    Metra GMOS-06 GM direct interface for 1997-up Deville, Seville, Eldorado: $97.50
    Pioneer Slot Loading CD/DVD Burner with SYBA 5.25" USB 2.0 External Enclosure: $71
    12ft Velocity RCA stereo extension: $23

    Total: $191.50

    Also planning to get black acrylic 1/4" thick 12" x 12" sheet for durability and cut to fit the opening.
    bwahaha, if you install a car computer, it can never be complete! installation progress only plateaus for short lenths of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    bwahaha, if you install a car computer, it can never be complete! installation progress only plateaus for short lenths of time...


    Don't feel too bad about the looks, I "enhanced" the interior of my Eldorado ESC-V with a 10 inch Tablet.
    HARDWARE: Fujitsu Stylistic ST5111w/WiFi and dock, internal Hitachi 500G HD, external 1TB HD, Sierra Wireless Aircard 550, DVD-RW, BoomzBox HD radio, XM Commander, Delorme GPS, Saitek X-52 Pro joystick, BluSoleil Bluetooth, TPMS, FB, Elm327

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    nice. I have a question for ya. Where did you get the Silabs FM and MP3Car HD?

    I contacted DelviesPlastics about the acrylic. It will be custom laser cut from cell cast acrylic. Can't wait to see how it all looks when I get back from a 3 week vacation the beginning of June.

    Anyone know where I might be able to find a good US Army image for my wallpaper and screensaver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by secret52 View Post
    nice. I have a question for ya. Where did you get the Silabs FM and MP3Car HD?
    The Silabs is in the Mustang the Mp3Car HD radio is in the Caddy. The tablet docks in both. I may try both together in the Caddy (some places I go don't have HD radio stations, but do transmit RDS).
    HARDWARE: Fujitsu Stylistic ST5111w/WiFi and dock, internal Hitachi 500G HD, external 1TB HD, Sierra Wireless Aircard 550, DVD-RW, BoomzBox HD radio, XM Commander, Delorme GPS, Saitek X-52 Pro joystick, BluSoleil Bluetooth, TPMS, FB, Elm327

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    Where could I buy the Silabs FM?

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    I hate to say it, but the cadillac carpc has ended. it is being removed and transplanted into a 1997 Chevey S-10 Blazer. I'll be documenting and posting updates under a new worklog.

    Go here: 1997 Chevy Blazer

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