I'll try that too. But first, I'm gonna have to get some better paint. Like Krylon Fusion Plastic Paint, or some Molecubond (used for leather, but I hear its great for my dash).Originally Posted by IxTanGxI
I know you posted this a while ago, but......... Before painting rub alcohol on the piece and make sure it dries. This will take all the grease off of it and dont use too much alcohol because it is a paint remover. After doing that avoid touching the piece while you paint and then prime it. If you have anymore questions just post away.
Hey mr boris have you been working on this at all?
NoOriginally Posted by jcdillin
I need to get the parts from my friend and drop em off at my uncle's place and instruct him on what to do. He was the one who fixed my cupholder (see pics here, and compare em to the pics of it broken before in the fab forum).
Dropped parts off at uncle's house today. I'm going for the stock look, so no cutting will be done to the bezel. I'm chopping the top (curved) part off off the climate control to have the perfect fit. Also going for stock clearences. To hold the screen, he'll drill a hole into the cupholder and do a L braket to the monitor. Panasonic DVD/CD-RW going under the screen and the rest will be filled with bondo
Wow. Another SC owner, nice! I'm eagerly watching your project, I've got an SC300 and I'm about to get a carputer in there. Interesting what you're doing with the climate control, is the plan to control the climate from the carputer itself? I'd be interested in knowing if anyone has 'hacked' the climate controller yet and replaced it, considering the LCD bleed problem these units normally have (including mine).
You mentioned 5 SC carputers, whom are the others?
Yeh... another SC ownerOriginally Posted by TO_SC300
Its a good thing that you took the time to find, import, and legalize the sc300 in canda I wish my car was manual, but those are too hard to find and carry a higher sticker price
Yeh, I'm going to be going digital with the climate control. I've taken the controller apart (just the thing with the LCD and buttons, not the thing in the tan casing). I've figured out that the power is the 4 pin cable with 3 pins. But when I was trying to test the buttons by hooking up to their points of contact, I got that they are connected, and that nothing happens when I press the button. I'm going to have my grandpa, an electrical engineer, look at the thing. After I figure that stuff out, I'm probably going to use 2 phidgets 8/8/8 kits. There are 10 buttons on the controller, so one phidgets kit isn't enough. And then there are a few status LEDs that I will need to monitor. Also going to hack the rotary knob and interface that.
When I get done with the thing, I'll hopefully sell the software to SC owners for $50-$100.
About the other 5: There are like 5 on clublexus.com alone. And then there are atleast three more person on the boards, if you count a soarer as an sc300
Yeah, I took the time, cost a pretty penny tho. The car was built in Japan so I got nailed with 6% duty, on top of 7% provincial sales tax and 8% goods and services tax, 21% total! That, in a nutshell, is what living in Canada is like Hey, when you fall in love with a car... you do silly things.
Wow. Hacking that climate control is going to be intense. I was just looking at the Lexus electronic wiring diagram for mine and it looks daunting. In any case, if you'd like, I can photocopy these pages from my wiring manual if it'll help the cause. I'm pretty sure 95 has the same climate control unit as the 92.
I'm going to jam a liliput in the double din radio space with a slot load optical. Computer in the trunk.. not that we have much space back there. I'm a bit concerned on the length the usb and vga cables have to be to reach, it's a longish car. Are you doing this as well, or is the computer going in the sadly small glove box lexus gave us to work with?
Yeh, taxes suck even though I don't have to pay any, the advantage of being 17Originally Posted by TO_SC300
Yeh, the CC is not the easiest thing in the world. But I want to be special That, and my LCD is bleeding
The diagrams would be great. But the controllers are a tiny bit different. The panel with the LCd is the same, but the boards in the tan casing are different. You can swap the LCD board between all years, but 95-96 cars had different boards
The diagrams would be good though My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm going to be going with a Xenarc. Time is money, and repairing the lilli will take a lot of time. So I'm going to spend more money now rather than spend 1.5x as much later.
Before I opened up the car, I wanted to shove the computer behind the radio area. This is impossible. You COULD shove a VIA behind there, and have the opus in the glove box. Another great idea is to have the slot load be in the flipout cupholder. I wanted to go with this route until I figured out that I didn't want to spend $200 on a new CC unit to chop up.
I don't know how much space there is under the glove box. I also though about cutting the bottom of the glove box, but I'm afraid that there are filters there. I think that's the place of the AC filter.
About cables: use high quality shielded cables, and run the power cables on one side, and the audio cables on another.
Are you going to be using the stock amps? How are you going to wire into them? My idea was to throw that crap away and install a good amp in the trunk, and to run less wires
My computer is probably going in the trunk. Maybe ontop of the gas tank. I have to check how much space I have to work with. Or maybe I'll put it in the side instead of the dead cd-changer and stock amp.