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    Jeep Grand Cherokee 2001

    Hey there,
    Ok ive been lurking around this forum for 2 years now, I had a motorbike and was looking to installing a pocket pc bikeputer, but never got arround to doing it.

    I now have an 01 Jeep GC and have finally ordered everything I need to build this babe..... All my parts are in transit and I will post as I go on.

    Any one feel like giving me suggestions or problems I might run into feel free to do so. Also if you have some really nice finished installs of Jeep GC's id like to see it, seen all that have been posted, I mean the ones that you guys dint post.

    Ok so heres my setup.

    Stuff Already Purchased:

    Dell Laptop C640
    Wireless PCMCIA Card
    USB HUB x 3
    33 in 1 Memmory Card Reader
    Bluetooth Dongle
    Ex-Audio 7" Touch Screen XGA TFT - new form factor LCD screen
    Slot Load CD/DVD Rom
    Holux GR 213 USB GPS receiver
    XM Radio Direct XMD1000
    USB to Game Port Adapter - OBD
    USB VGA extension Cables.


    Building:

    Laptop Auto Power-On Module
    XM Direct PC Interface
    Steering Wheel Control Interface


    Looking to Buy / Researching:

    Backup Wide Angle Cammera
    All in one GPS, XM, WIFI, Radio antenna (Hopefully some one will make this)
    Good Microphone
    FM Radio Tunner
    PCMCIA Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Notebook Audio Card
    5.1 AMP with Optical Inputs
    12 - 14v(CAR) to 12v and 5v power converter and stabilizer.


    I will post diagrams and pictures once I start the build.

    Thanks for reading.

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    here are some pictures of my install. I found it hard to take pics while i was doing the install, if you guys have any questions id be more than happy to help.

    Here are my specs:

    HP Slimline S7320 - Built in wireless card, 250 GB Hdd, 1GB RAM, Win XP Media Center, Streetdeck
    OPUS 150 PSU
    Lilliput 8"
    Kicker Subs L7
    Phoenix Gold AMP (Class D Monoblock)
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    Where did you decide to put your laptop?

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    i used to put it under the back seat, but then i switched to a PC and its next to my Subs in the hutch

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    Hi Rumy, nice install!

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    Nice install. That's a good look. I have a 2000 and I did the screen the same way, removing the air vents. I replaced the ash tray with my buttons and some USB ports though. I like the way your buttons came out with your screen, very nice. How do you have it secured in the dash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumy View Post
    here are some pictures of my install. I found it hard to take pics while i was doing the install, if you guys have any questions id be more than happy to help.

    Here are my specs:

    HP Slimline S7320 - Built in wireless card, 250 GB Hdd, 1GB RAM, Win XP Media Center, Streetdeck
    OPUS 150 PSU
    Lilliput 8"
    Kicker Subs L7
    Phoenix Gold AMP (Class D Monoblock)
    Nice install - I live in Sydney and have a 2001 Grand Ltd. Can i ask how did you setup a radio/cd player plus how did you connect the steering wheel controls?

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    Oh damn I don't know how i missed the mention of the steering controls! Did you use an ipac? Everywhere I looked said these vehicles couldn't be wired directly. Please do share.

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    thanks guys,

    Nice install - I live in Sydney and have a 2001 Grand Ltd. Can i ask how did you setup a radio/cd player plus how did you connect the steering wheel controls?
    I use sat radio, and haven't connected the steering wheel controls yet. I will do that in the next few weeks. There is a thread on how to do that with a usb joystick port. let me know if you are successful, i will do the same.

    ohh and I put a pioneer slimline slot load usb external CD/DVD deive next to my seat. was kinda low on dash space.

    but im curious as to how you all with right hand drive navigate and drive at the same time. must be hard doing it with ure left hand?

    Nice install. That's a good look. I have a 2000 and I did the screen the same way, removing the air vents. I replaced the ash tray with my buttons and some USB ports though. I like the way your buttons came out with your screen, very nice. How do you have it secured in the dash?
    Thanks, hot any pics of your install, I was going to remove the ashtray, but I use it a lot, I dont smoke, but for storage so dint want to loose that. I secured the screen by the screws in there.

    i tried to make my setup so that if i have to sell the GC i will be able to put all the stock stuff back.

    For the steering wheel, I still haven't done the controls, will start in the next few weeks. id be curious as to how it could be done too. I have to research into that one.

    Speaking of steering wheels do you guys find your Jeep steering wheels sloppy, I tried to get that fixed but couldnt do anything. wish they had stiffer wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumy View Post
    thanks guys,

    but im curious as to how you all with right hand drive navigate and drive at the same time. must be hard doing it with ure left hand?
    That's a funny question..I was thinking how you guys cope driving on the wrong side of the road.. haha

    but I have my gps sitting on the screen (suction) just left of my instument panel. But I must say the suction systems does suck - badly that is. It always falls off due to heat fluctuations I'd say. If there was a better system to make it easy to view and manage, then I'm open for suggestions. It's a garmin with screen prompts
    i'd still like to know about the radio steering wheel controls though....

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