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    2003 Honda Accord work in progress

    Hi all and thanks for the great forum. I started my install last weekend. So far all i bought is a 7" SUPER touchscreen and a Holux GPS reciever. (tight budget) I'm planning to use my laptop for now but later on i will permanenty put one in there or maybe i'll go with a pc.

    I had to cut the screens buttons off to lower it down - since i wasn't able to see the top of the screen because of the cover. I do want to be able to close/open the cover (hopefully automatically).

    I ended up relocating buttons to the top of the screen, since there was no room for the dvd-rom and i had to fill the gap.

    I primed the thing and forced it in the car ... it cracked a little and then it cracked more while i was taking it out. i wasn't happy with the result anyway so tomorrow i will do some more bondoing/sanding.
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    more pics

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    screen fabrication is done

    i did more bondo/sanding this weekend and I painted the thing with "ultra-flat black paint". it turned out to be ok, not as good as I would like but Iím pretty happy with it. Iím running power to the touch screen from the cigarette lighter. on one of the pics you can see where I placed the GPS antenna -- on top of the front dashboard right next to the windshield. and ran all the cables to come out under the passanger seat. The cover scratched the paint off the sides I will sand it down and touch paint, actually it doesnít look as bad as on the pictures Ė camera flash made it much more visible.
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    wow, looking very very good
    i have 06 accord and probably going to do the same thing

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    I have an 07..and i am doing basically the same. I bought a 2 din pocket from honda though to fit the 7 xenarc in.
    How are you routing the audio?

    I heard there is an AUDIO INPUT on the back of the headunit....??

    I have the in dash 6 disk changer, dual air a/c with XM so if thats different...i dont know..

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    I have 06. I thought about doing the same thing, but decided not to do it. The location of the screen is too low for my taste. I decided to buy a Metra Kit and try to fit 10" LCD there.

    The stock radio has AUX input, but you need to buy an adaptor (PIE is a good starting place) You cannot make it accept an external audio signal by splicing wires. it won't work.

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    Cool.. so what kind of aux input is it? like a standard mp3 type player input?

    I want to run stereo RCA's from PC to the input into nack of stock headunit then change speaker wire outputs to rca into amps then back to speakers.

    Where are u putting a 10'? With dual air i dont htink i can change out the stock location plus i dont want to fiddle with the car to much to retain my warranty.

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    Hey it looks pretty good! It's what I was thinking about doing on my 05 hybrid...
    What kit are you talking about jasonsjwou?? I'd love to have something up higher but not in the way and still keep the head unit.

    You can find adapters that plugs into the aux. input spot that will still give you access to the xm radio... there are some that give you 3 audio imputs that you can switch from too...

    what about placing the gps reciever under the "hood" of the dash that comes over the top of the airvents and radio. It's only plastic so I wouldn't think it would hinder the signal too much, and then it would be stealthy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by john05srt4 View Post
    I have an 07..and i am doing basically the same. I bought a 2 din pocket from honda though to fit the 7 xenarc in.
    How are you routing the audio?

    I heard there is an AUDIO INPUT on the back of the headunit....??

    I have the in dash 6 disk changer, dual air a/c with XM so if thats different...i dont know..
    where did you buy the 2din pocket? is it perfect fit?

    for audio input, buy car2pc adapter
    www.car2pc.com
    you can even control winamp or wmp from your head unit and steering wheel
    Im not sure whether you can still use or xm radio with aux adapter or not..

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    The kit i got is similar to this but it is a double DIN or you can install the pocket and have it as a single DIN with pocket.
    I will get the actual honda part # when i get home.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...7912655&rd=1,1

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