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    2005 Volvo s40

    Finaly i have started my project now that i have time, since i'm almost on summer vacations (2 exams remaining).

    My car is a 2005 volvo s40 2.0D - 136bhp, it's a quite difficult car to install a lcd , since the center console is filled with buttons and has no free space.

    This is my solution (that's not an actual pic of my car, but it serves it's purposes):



    Those 2 zones are about 3.5cm thick. The right one will have a motorized ts monitor(using servos), probably a mm400 7" ts, since all the other one are too thick(if any1 knows about monitors that are not thicker than 3,5 or 4cm tops i would appreciate it), and the left one will hold a laptop slot loading dvd drive, as well firewire, usb, cardreader, IR, and other things.

    The computer itself will be in the trunk. Im considering a p4 2.4ghz, p4s800vm motherboard, 2,5" hdd (40gb),wireless pci card with roofmount antena, bluetooth, reverse camera, usb gps(already have it) etc etc...

    what do you guys think?


    Cheers from Portugal

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    How bout putting the 700tsv LCD above where you said... That empty pocket??

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    A vertical motorized screen...cool ideea! However my main concern would be the the screen shaking as it wouldn't have too muh support.
    Yes, the MM400 is the thinniest touch screen monitor. Check out the sticly on it, I've entered all the dimensions in there...

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    What that in the top center of the dash? A speaker...? If so, remove that and put a flip up screen in there...

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    well as i said the photo it's not from my car itself. mine doesnt have that center speaker, therefore the vertical sliding monitor it's my only option.

    I dont think it will vibrate as it will be servo operated, the servo itself should be able to keep the monitor in place. I'm still working on this last one, because i have to put 2 servos in there and it's getting a little difficult because i dont have much space available.


    Tks for the info on the topic about the mm400 (i'll go check it right now)

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    I'm sorry I have to say this, but after a little bit of looking around at your dash, you ideea wouldn't look that good as the space behind the center console is empty...
    Either place the LCD as it is on a bracket somewhere. If you want to mold it in, it's a really difficult job. The best looking thing would be to put it where the stock LCD and cd is, and relocate that display soemwhere else...but that could void the warranty of the car, as it definatlly implies extending wires.
    Third option would be a flip up screen, in the top center of the dash.
    Fourth option, a motorized screen instead of the center vents.
    Fifth option, roof flip down screen.

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    The dimensions are not in the sticky thread, sorry, this is the correct one: LinITX 7" Widescreen Touchscreen Monitor Review

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cris
    I'm sorry I have to say this, but after a little bit of looking around at your dash, you ideea wouldn't look that good as the space behind the center console is empty...
    Either place the LCD as it is on a bracket somewhere. If you want to mold it in, it's a really difficult job. The best looking thing would be to put it where the stock LCD and cd is, and relocate that display soemwhere else...but that could void the warranty of the car, as it definatlly implies extending wires.
    Third option would be a flip up screen, in the top center of the dash.
    Fourth option, a motorized screen instead of the center vents.
    Fifth option, roof flip down screen.
    Ok, you have some ideias

    The empty space behind the center console is going to be used to mount the servos and certain controlers, and it will be completly sealed off

    idea nš2 - the radio uses a fiber optic system (MOST) so there is no way for me to tamper with it.

    idea nš3 - my parents would kill me (it would no look factory alike and it's a realy bad idea to do holes in the dashboard)

    idea nš4 - my parents would kill me (again), and i would dye during the summer.

    idea nš5 - no space available (have some plastics on the roof) i think it the only monitor to fit would have to be a 5" ou 6" (and i would have to bend my neck and to take the eyes off the road for too long).

    That option it's the most reasonable one (the car has 2 months exact - it was my 18th birthday present(legal age to drive in my country))


    The last option would be to remove every single button from the center console and make some kind of interface to the pc so that the pc could operate the controls. And the monitor would be right in the midle of the center console (but thats suicide...the car would loose its warranty)

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by mJrO
    idea nš3 - my parents would kill me (it would no look factory alike and it's a realy bad idea to do holes in the dashboard)

    idea nš4 - my parents would kill me (again), and i would dye during the summer.

    (but thats suicide...the car would loose its warranty)

    Cheers




    Well, I just gave you the basic ideas on how a screen is usually mounted...

    Where are you from, could help with some ideas on where to buy stuff...
    EDIT: Just seen-Portugal...

    Come to think of it, the only drawback I'd see to your idea would be the stability of the screen, as it lack the support from the right...othere than that, done properly, it can look AWESOME!

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    Hey man,its my parents money, therefore they make the law.....

    As for the monitor, i had already thought those options out. this is the only way to make it look like factory



    As i said on the first post i live in Portugal

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