2004 Volvo S60R - "Popup" display/carputer install
Alright all, after having a computer in my previous vehicle (03 Acura CL, 6speed), I've come to love and miss the whole computer element in my R.
The system will consist of a VIA/EPIA M1000 based computer running a very slim version of Windows XP. I plan on piping the audio through the stock HU803 headunit using an AUX adapter (made by USASpec or Mr_E (a member of the swedespeed forums)). For the video, after looking at possible mounting locations for a 7" LCD touchscreen, I've decided on placing the screen where the stock navigation screen would be (obviously, I don't have navi). I plan on the screen operating the same way the stock one does, "popping up" from under the dash however I will start off with a manual "popping up" version and maybe later tackle the electronic raising of the screen. Just to name a couple of things that I'm planning on implementing with this setup: 60 GB of mp3s/mpegs, controlling XM satellite radio via the computer, USB DVD rom for watching DVD's, bluetooth for a handsfree setup again through the PC, "dead-reckoning" GPS navigation using a "hacked" onstar unit.....
So my project begins here...if you're interested check back with this thread from time to time to see how my progress is going and of course, feel free to post any questions or comments as I'll do the same!
This is the location of the screen "popping up" that I'm talking about:
Here are the parts I've gathered so far...
Here's the stock navi version center channel grill which I will modify a bit to get the screen to fit:
Here's the stock navi version center channel speaker which I will replace with my current bigger sized one:
Here's the bracket for holding the navi center speaker and also the screen housing:
Here's a shot of the computer and XM direct unit:
And finally, here's a shot of the 7" touchscreen LCD (Tview):