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    2006 Accord Sedan - New Dads Car

    So, The convertible RX-7 is gone, as is my fun little Impreza. The autocrossing may be over for now, but I now have a great little baby girl! She is the best, but I still have needs. Needs to do something with this car.

    I am not a car audio guy, In the past I bought what works well enough. In this carpc install I am looking for a decent install and to add funtionallity, but learn something new.

    I will post some pics of what I have so far when I find my card reader.
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    Screen to Bezel

    Here is the match up of the screen to the Honda attachment kit.
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    Hardware List

    -Used Dell Inspiron 5100 (already had this) dell.com 4 years ago
    -New Lilliput 7 in touchscreen lcd ($190) ebay
    -New 7 port usb hub ($20) amazon
    -New laptop power controler, so it starts when the car is turned on ($41) www.w3bma5t3r.com/
    -New MS streets and trips with GPS ($80) amazon
    -New Extension cables for VGA and USB ($25) newegg
    -Used Center dash piece ($20) ebay
    -Kensington DC power adapter ($25)
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    I took out the cubby area tried a fit. It looks like the space is too tight so I am going to have to shave back the plastic parts to get a fit. It looks like it is tight enough that I wont be able to put mounting tabs on the bezel I may just run two bars in back to mount the monitor to.
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    Shaved back

    I shaved the sides back using a dremel. The stock cubby fits back in fine in case I need to take it out.
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    Here is the monitor fitting now.
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    Right now, I am waiting for the epoxy to dry to the front bezel. I cant wait. Got a trip coming up in a few weeks and want to have it pretty operational.
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    So, tonight I worked on bezel installation. The epoxy was dry and so I thought we'd see how to make it fit. The bezel requires 2 posts to be stuck into something, so I took a bar that came with this accessory bezel (this one for the hybrid installation (although my car is not a hybrid) and cut two ends of it off and bent it, and then screwed it into the sides of the plastic. I placed the holes far enough back that I could take it all out and no one would know when I went to sell it.


    Anyway here are some pictures of that.
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    A couple pictures of the bar.
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    And after I cut one end off, getting ready to do the other.
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