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    Other Mounting Options

    I have been looking for an inventive mounting option as well and came across this hinge design used on a Cooper Mini.

    I am looking at fabricating a duplicate metal faceplate (so as not to damage the original) to test a swing as used in the mini.

    Mac Mini MINI


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    What the latest on this thread? Sorry to drag up such an old one but owning a 05 S40 im very curious to screen placements.

    What screen could I use to flip up on the dash(ie: the top speaker grill)? That might be a very good option as I have speaker wire's right behind it and can hide any holes I may drill for cable's and such when the screen is down.

    Thanks for the help guys.
    2005 Volvo S40 T5
    Black w/ Black Leather
    Sport Pkg.
    Convenience Pkg.
    H&R Sport Springs
    Kazera KZ-V 18"
    Michelin PS2
    Evolve Body Kit
    Delphi SkyFi2 XM (in nice custom mount)

    CarPC x [----------] 0% (yeah.... still planning it out)

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    The project is going at a very slow rate.

    For now i have already instaled an fm modulator that works both for the ipod and the car pc. (excelent sound 5*), and i have also passed some cables from the trunk to the cup holders area (/usbs, 5/Gnd/Gnd/12v + vga)

    I have also already chose the computer for this project - asus m3n85 (my old laptop) using an carnetix p1900 to power it.

    as for the monitor i'm thinking of doing something like bugbyte and the original s40 nav system. that means touchscreen is useless so i will use a touchpad in the cupholders area.

    See u @ swedespeed Tarheelvolvo
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    After almost a year trying to develop a way to put a car-pc on the s40 I've succeded.

    The trunk (still missing the psu):






    Dash: (don't have the screen yet, just a spare casing, but otherwise it's almost done)



    More to come
    2005 S40 2.0D - Sport Body Kit
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    Carpc 95%

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    Real Nice Job MJRO - very slick - my wife drives an S40 and is nagging me now - thanks

    A word of warning though, if the MOST system in your S40 works the same way as my XC-90 then if you remove/disconnect the screen that displays the Frequency / CD / Temp, then you may well find as I did that the whole car is disabled!
    I ended up leaving just that screen connected and hiding it behind the touchscreen for the PC which I mounted where the Radio / CD was.
    If you do remove the Radio, then the HQCT module (see elsewhere on the forums) is a great replacement (needs a little work), and you can take the stock amp out and replace it with a new one that can be fed by the CarPC soundcard. However don't forget crossovers if you do that as Volvo amps have their crossovers built in.......

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    How do you plan to control the A/C and HU without the screen? Did you find somekind of interface to work with the touchscreen? I have the same car and haven't figured out how to deal with that...
    Car PC progress: 60%
    Pics coming soon!!!

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    I am currently working on figuring out a solution to that very problem. Ill let you know in about a years time, haha. Im shooting for a few months realistically so we will see
    2005 Volvo S40 T5
    Black w/ Black Leather
    Sport Pkg.
    Convenience Pkg.
    H&R Sport Springs
    Kazera KZ-V 18"
    Michelin PS2
    Evolve Body Kit
    Delphi SkyFi2 XM (in nice custom mount)

    CarPC x [----------] 0% (yeah.... still planning it out)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheelvolvo
    I am currently working on figuring out a solution to that very problem. Ill let you know in about a years time, haha. Im shooting for a few months realistically so we will see
    my solution is more primitive, but it works.

    I simply relocated the original screen to the space above the interior lights
    2005 S40 2.0D - Sport Body Kit
    Ipod 100%
    Carpc 95%

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    Nice to see you back mJrO. Looking really good . I wish I had the balls to do that.

    I got my screen mounted fairly nicely using this square mount that fit around my AC vents. Id show you when I get it back in a few weeks... had an accident :-|.

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    Ok, the fiber optic cables are operational, just took me a little while to get them done because the parts came from spain, germany and sweden (no stocks)...

    I made 2 cables. 1 with 2.5meters and another with 5 meters (so that i'm able to put the cd player in the trunk). The cable it self isn't from Volvo. I got it at the audio store (much cheaper).

    Now i'm just lacking the power supply (ordered it today), and the monitor that went to RMA that will arrive today (doubt it) or early next week.

    The pics:

    The 5 meter cable



    Cable conectors


    Smaller cable





    PS: That's sad Silverman, hope everything's ok
    2005 S40 2.0D - Sport Body Kit
    Ipod 100%
    Carpc 95%

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