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Thread: Zach's 01 SS Camaro Carputer Install

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    Hey Zach, there is already a switchplate made that can house your 2 switches by the cig lighter.


    It's made for the Verts with TCS (ASR) I'm sure one of your switches would pop right in, but the other may have to be positioned and then glued in place. I wouldn't worry about the ASR being sideways, you know what it is.

    Can I stick a link to your car in my F-body thread?
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    How To Relocate Climate Controls on the 97-02 F-body Cars
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    Car PC system is out, Alpine system is in.

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    That would have saved a bunch of time. Oh well... I have mine fabbed up now and painted. They actually look really good. The next time I'm home I'll snap a few more pictures.

    You can use a link to my car any time you would like to. In fact I would be flattered .

    I have my Airclick USB remote installed and working correctly. That little remote is really handy.

    This weekend I ordered a Space Navigator PE. I'm REALLY excited to play with this. The plan right now is to install it where the cup holder is now. Since liquid of just about any kind has been banned from the vehicle that's not a problem ^_^.

    Finally, the chips around my buttons have been fixed. When I originally installed the touchscreens I couldn't press the buttons in because they were stuck. I since touched the buttons up and repainted everything. Now it doesn't look like it's chipped anymore. I'll have pics soon.

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    More PICS!!! Wooooh!


    Here you can get a good look at the touchscreen and the switches.


    Slightly blurrier picture of the touchscreen and switches.


    I installed my space navigator in my cup holder. I found like 3 bucks in there . I had to drill a hole through the cup holder to hide the usb cable... Let me tell you... drilling that hole through my car was the most stressful part of this entire build.


    It still sits a little higher than I'd like. That's minor though and I'll fix it eventually.






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    I assume all you did was route the sound from the computer's soundcard to the Monsoon deck? I have a 2001 Grand Am with a Monsoon system and I was hoping I'd be able to run everything through the stock system without much trouble. If that's all there was to it that's one less thing I have to worry about.

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    Looks pretty good man, almost exactly like my setup as far as how you did the monitor and moved the headunit (although my headunit isnt as neatly placed behind my console, more like I tossed it back there in frustration of trying to find someplace to put it). The only thing I have a small issue with is the way your texture paint dried, it looks a little wrinkly. Anyway good job on the carpc, its always good to see another Fbody fixed up with one.

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    Yeah, I'm not happy with the paint at all. What paint did you use? Also, does your aux in adapter ever give you any problems? If my car is cold when I start it up it reverts back to am/fm.

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    Hmm thats strange, Ive never have had my adapter give me any issues. I always default to AUX on my radio when I turn the car on. As for paint I decided against going for the textured finish because Ive never seen a do-it-yourself version that I thought looked good. I just used Flat Black DupliColor Interior Vinyl paint, truth be told not many people notice the difference from my stock bezels.

    There was one guy I know of who on here who did one for his corvette. He had mailed off his radio bezel and another interior bezel to be painted by a custom interior car shop. They did a good job matching it up for him.

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    OK, I finally got around to adding your install to the F-body thread. See post 20.
    1999 Black Pontiac Trans Am
    CarPC's in F-bodies
    How To Relocate Climate Controls on the 97-02 F-body Cars
    (AMD Sempron 3000+, Opus 150)
    Car PC system is out, Alpine system is in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28CTYHNTR View Post
    Hmm thats strange, Ive never have had my adapter give me any issues. I always default to AUX on my radio when I turn the car on. As for paint I decided against going for the textured finish because Ive never seen a do-it-yourself version that I thought looked good. I just used Flat Black DupliColor Interior Vinyl paint, truth be told not many people notice the difference from my stock bezels.

    There was one guy I know of who on here who did one for his corvette. He had mailed off his radio bezel and another interior bezel to be painted by a custom interior car shop. They did a good job matching it up for him.
    I did end up getting the adapter issue resolved. It ended up just being the battery dying. That just means the carputer had another added benefit of notifying me of electrical issues . As far as paint goes, I'm thinking of taking your advice and repainting it with the Flat Black paint you mentioned.

    And thanks for adding me to the threat Jason. There are allot of good ideas in that thread.

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    I took an hour and a half road trip to see a girl from college and my plan was to use my gps to get me there and back. I printed out mapquest directions as well... just in case. It's a good thing I did because it was a very cloudy day and the gps unit was such a pos it could not lock on to even one satellite during the entire trip. Needless to say I recently installed a BU-353 and I love it to death. I think it will work underneath the plastic part underneath my rear hatch. I'll test it out tomorrow.

    I still didn't change the paint on the touchscreen yet, I'm not sure what it will take to motivate me to do the work haha.

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