Renault Clio Car PC!
I started posting some things a few months back and now I'm ready to get dug in and hopefully end up with an excellent system.
I have been out with the tape measure trying to figure out the best way of doing things and this is what I have come up with.
My car currently stands like this (not my picture but you get the idea):
I'm planning to move these buttons:
Is this as simple as snipping each wire one by one and soldering a new piece of wire on to act as an extension?
With that bit done, how much room will I be left with? Well this is what I have measured:
Approximately 4 inches, could sand away some of the plastic to make it a little bit bigger.
Approximately 7 inches, could sand away some of the plastic to make it a little bit bigger.
The next challenge I face is the depth as my vents slope downwards as you may be able to this in this picture:
Here are the depth measurements I have taken:
Obviously, I don't see the bottom depth measurements being the problem, just the top, correct me if I'm wrong or if this is a bad screen but this is what I was looking at:
Please let me know any advice you think I would find usful etc.
Okay haven't updated for a while but managed to move the hazards button and central locking. After moving the central locking button my car wouldn't start. Not even crank. The first thing that came to mind was a dead battery (although I did have dash lights and stero etc).
I tried to jump start but no luck. I thought that I had interfered with the immobiliser, my central locking wouldn't work either.
I let my neighbour (mechanic) have a look and after a couple of hours of going through all my fuses I had blown to of them. Insert new ones and it fired up. Phew. Could of been alot worse.
I must of touched some of the wires for the central locking button together when moving, extending and soldering them.
Lesson I have learnt is to make sure my battery is disconnected before messing with anything like central locking and other internal electrics.
I have run out of room on my selected panel (new picture to come) for the rear demister so currently trying to decide if I should did another location or just get rid of it.
Currently in college but more pictures to come.
That is a good screen, just need to make sure it will fit. It looks to me like it will fit, but it's hard to tell for sure. You'll have to do some shaving on the sides, but that screen should fit without modding the vents. 71mm (depth of the screen according to the eBay link you provided) = ~2.8 inches and the part by your vents is ~ 4 inches according to your pictures, so I think you're in good shape.
*cue more experienced member feedback here*
Yeah that's what I fault, just need some more confirmation and some information about rewiring the buttons, should probably do some searching about the buttons, but thanks for the advice so far.
As long as you don't mix up the wires, it's just as you said. Cut them, extend them, put them where you want them.
I suppose I better start doing that while I have the time.
if you joined only a couple months after me, does this still count as more experienced feedback?
Originally Posted by freeflashstuff
i agree with the above though. heat shrink is the best method to cover the solder joints, though decent electrical tape can work in a pinch..
i should also point out that the mp3car store, and mo-co-so.com also sell the same screen as your ebay link-- the mp3car version of course helps support the forums, so it might be something to consider(though, both companies are based in teh US, so shipping might be too pricey to send to the UK..)
Please provide me with links to the screens on the other sites?
Originally Posted by soundman98
I've looked but want to make sure its the same.
there is this one from the mp3car store:
the other option would be to order the bybyte bezel(the double din case), and the screen separately and put it together yourself. the only dissadvantage to this is that this option voids the screen warranty, where, the options above should include a warranty from the company(mo-co-so, mp3car, or sharptron. just understand that this warranty is through them, as they voided the warranty when they assembled it into the dd case)