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    the answer is, YES you can!

    the method? well you need to know something about that factory amp and it's pinouts and input requirements, which at present i don't.

    Part of me thinks that the factory amp is taking speaker-level inputs so they could use the same HU in models without an amp... Also, go to crutchfield.com and chat with one of the sales associates there. they can usually direct you to a harness you can buy to simplify the installation.

    i'll let you know if i find anything else.

    as far as volume and noise issues.... that sounds like either not delivering the signal the amp is after, or not grounding properly.
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    Not hybrid , just kidding

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    Future Home of amps and computers and cables....


    Made a rudimentary pantograph to trace out a cardboard pattern. Took an extra piece to get the fit just right...


    Then cut a vertical board to mount the amplifier to. I marked off a .75" standoff line so I wouldn't mount anything over where the front cover will go. My goal is to have the amplifier appear flush to the surface instead of just sitting on top like it was in my corolla. I also want to completely hide the wires.


    The amp will sit kind of like this... I want to keep as much usable trunk space as possible. This will be kind of a challenge.


    ...I will mount the capacitor and the computer to the rear of the amplifier. Again, using as much of that otherwise dead space as possible.


    And that's all I did today. I need to go to the hardware store and pick up some tee nuts to mount the amp and cap with, and then i'll also need to start thinking about constructing a dock for the mac mini. If anyone has a good lead on cheap solenoids i can use to actuate the power button, don't hold back! let me know!
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    Worklog for my 2007 Civic Si ...f*** it...
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    Need to make something? Here are a few ideas.

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    power button on the mini?? ahh... butter knife it my man.... crack the case and build a small jumper relay with a one wire trigger (use system/common ground)...

    if you don't want to do this, then you should somehow incorporate a Jacob's Ladder...

    good times!!
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    jacob's ladder = important safety feature.

    i had it triggering electronically with the carnetix power supply, but constantly disconnecting that cable to remove the computer was becoming a nuisance... not to mention those 24AWG wires only last about one installation.
    plus sometimes if i cycled the car on and off too fast, the P1900 would get out of sync and I'd have to start the pc manually, which gets less convenient when it moves to the trunk. So... yay solenoids!
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    Worklog for my 2007 Civic Si ...f*** it...
    Pictures of the Corolla (retired)here
    Need to make something? Here are a few ideas.

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    okay, more progress today:



    another view:





    and the back:




    A little explanation of what's to come: I've found an orientation for the major components that makes good use of the little space i've allocated in my trunk for it. Right now the spare tire still comes out without any shuffling of parts or panels. The block i've nailed in behind the mac is just temporary to hold it in position.

    I plan to build a dock out of acrylic and reinforce it with MDF... you can already see the bevels i've cut on the sides. This will let me have a little more surface area for a glue joint and hopefully in that way i can make it stronger. Next is to make a front panel for all this that will make the amp and mac appear flush to the surface when installed.

    I had a bad experience soldering little things but after a little practice and a freshly expired warranty on the mac, i'm ready to try again. I'm going to see if i can install a 1/8 mono jack in the back of the mac to carry the power switch signals. Carnetix did so well with that, i'd feel kind of bad if i put all this effort into a solenoid that draws current and makes clicking sounds.

    hmm... what else... oh! my parts came in from hondapartsdeals.com I orderd the nav bezel for my car... perfect match, and a few extra VSA OFF buttons. I am going to test a little theory i have to see if i can't make custom backlit buttons from these factory ones. I have a friend who is a living Honda deity so I'm going to see if he can't help me find factory harnesses or at least pigtails for everything so i can keep the wiring clean and professional. I'll take pictures of these things as soon as there is progress on those.
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    Worklog for my 2007 Civic Si ...f*** it...
    Pictures of the Corolla (retired)here
    Need to make something? Here are a few ideas.

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    Honda launches the Civic Type R sedan in Japan - Autoblog

    thought you might find this of interest...
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    i kinda want to see the dash your going to make, i have a 2006 Civic with a custom dash i did and im starting another so my first will be up for sale soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgithens View Post
    Honda launches the Civic Type R sedan in Japan - Autoblog

    thought you might find this of interest...
    225hp 159 foot pound of torque, crazy for a 4 door civic

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    my friend opened his own speed shop and he specializes in hondas. we're talking about installing that greddy bolt-on turbo kit for the 06+ Si's. Could prove exciting.

    anyway, dhantiflag - all i've got lined up now dash-wise is installing that eclipse AVN into the navi trim bezel. Nothing fancy. What I may do in the future is use that space in front of the shifter to build a little 7" screen pod type thing so i can expand my PC usage a little bit and have more pertinent info like navigation up full time. When I get going on that, you'll be the first to know
    Et ipsa scientia potestas est.

    Worklog for my 2007 Civic Si ...f*** it...
    Pictures of the Corolla (retired)here
    Need to make something? Here are a few ideas.

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