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    Jetta 99.5 mkiv

    Ok I just sold the Acura, way to expensive given gas prices these days and got myself this beauty. I don't have the cash right now but figured I would start my worklog. I have my old car pc left over so I am going to integrate it into the jetta. Here are the obligatory pictures.

    The car


    Place where the car pc is going


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    Ok well I got the factory radio bezel out and OMG it was a pain in the arse! Luckily I found this thread on vortex:

    http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1188044

    It made the experience a little less hectic.

    Here is the bezel:



    My little wood frame made for me by shakes:



    Back of frame:


    And finally how the whole thing will go together:


    To bad I can't save the cup holders but like others have said I don't think I want liquids that close to the screen hehe. Next up bondo! Walmart here I come.

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    Do the 2002 center console cup holder mod.

    Its talked about in the MKIV DIY thread on vortex.

    Its way better to have the cupholders down by the hand brake.

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    Yah I am gonna do that once I get some extra cash. I agree it is better to have the cup holders down there too.

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    Quick update: since I could not get the edges of the wood frame to be perfectly filled in with glue I decided to buy a replacement lilliput housing and use that in the project instead. Project on hold until that arrives.

    PS: The rearview mirror comes off by twisting it clockwise not pulling. 211 dollars later I found this out but now I have a brandnew windshield hehehe

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    Okie still no damn lilliput housing (Digital Worldwide you guys suck!). Ok enough of that, I got really bored so I decided to begin hacking away on the bezel.

    First some before pictures:

    Backview:


    Sideview:


    My trusty dremel was priceless in this job:


    Cut off one side:


    Side broke off:


    One side done:


    Both sides done:

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    Sideview cut:


    Other sideview cut:


    Now time to kill these lil guys:


    Filed down using a sander barrel attachment on the dremel:


    Both sides filed down:


    No more cup holder:


    Cleanup!:


    Done:


    This is as much as I can do till the housing comes

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    screw the housing, ust the frame ... that thing fits in there perfectly ... almost no structure work, just bondo filler to make it smooth. easy job.
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    Well still no housing from digital ww damn jerks, but my bro is helping me make one out of metal and its looking really nice ill post pics tomorrow, anywhoooo. I pulled a few things outta the jetta to run my amp wire:



    Now I have my lil amp hooked up so I dont need to use the headunit at all. I also have a epia pc the EPIA-PD and it seems to run everything ok. I am going to hide it in the boot where my cd-changer used to be.

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    Got bored tonight so I finally made use of the lilliput case:



    Temporary solution till I get a real case made for the epia.

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