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Thread: 2005 Focus ST (US version) project

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    Switched it up a bit. The squid hub is neat on paper but really hard to make fit cleanly. The inland 7 port hub has 4 on the "inside" and 3 on the "outside" along with the mini usb input. The power comes in on the side, next to the carnetix. I took off the jack and hard wired it, saved a bunch of room. Now the bluetooth is on the outside of the case and I still have 2 more usable ports for the gps and HD radio. Previously they were going to plug directly into the PC. I am staring to think I just need to completely ditch the stock bybyte back panel and build a new one; once I get the layout 100% done.



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    looking good, i agree that indash installs are more interesting... when they are clean.

    have you considered an analog volume control? like the jl audio unit? it's nice to have ultimate control over the volume regardless of the state of the computer
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    yes, it will be getting one. I am torn between making one out of a keyboard or buying a Phidget. I dont like the size of the units like the Powermate. In the mean time, there are currently 3 ways to contol volume, the Ford "stalk", the MCE remote, and on-screen.

    edit- I just re-read what you wrote....actually one of those inline volume controls may just be a good idea. I will have to consider it.
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    Well, plans were to test run last night but ended up having a fire destroy the entire garage, and 2/3 of the house. Car-PC is a melted blob. There is a brand new alpine amp melted into a blob in the driveway. Its sad, but I WILL rebuild. Its gonna be a while though now that we don't have a place to live.
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    I'm sorry to hear. That really sucks. Any idea what caused the fire?

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    Fire started in the garage, where all the car PC stuff was. The inspector said the outlet showed signs if arcing where the house wiring pushes in from the back side. Said he has seen that type outlet cause fires before. They are code, but poorly made. Live and learn I guess. The garage wiring was newer, where the house wiring was original 1942 cloth wrapped and it survived.
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    Found the carnetix:-(
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    Sad to see this build go up in flames (literally), I have that same amp and I'm excited to finish wiring it. Hope your insurance stuff goes smoothly.

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    This amp?
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    That picture scares me. I have to hurry hone and cuddle with my amp to make sure everything is ok.

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