Version 3 - obselete
Well, it's obselete now - but if you'd like a look how the
add-on style Car PC was put together read on..
To see the large version of the pictures below, simply click
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Inside the PC Unit
Above is the Opus 150W power supply that makes
the PC work. It's great as it runs off 12V and controls the
shutdown and startup of the Car PC. Quite simply put - I
would be lost without it.
Above you can see it fits really well into
the case I'm using - in fact this is the reason why I'm using
the specific case (VIA Sereniti) is because it fits so well.
Wiring it in.
Sadly I didn't take any pictures of putting
the power wiring in - I was in between cameras at the time,
However it is basically wired to the battery
for the main always-on power, to ground and to the ignition
to control startup. The power is wiring under the centre
console, then under the carpet.
The other cabling, such as sound, VGA and USB
is cabled underneath the sill carpets.
Above you can see the wiring for a USB cable
under the sills on the passenger side.
In the above picture you can see in the middle
the wiring for the GPS connector going up beneath the door
And here is the GPS receiver mounted.
Above is the audio - in. The connects2 adapter
is used to connect the PC line-out into the CD-changer input
of the stock stereo.
Here you can see the dashmount used to mount
the screen. The good thing about the dashmount is that it's
build especially for the car model so fits without modification
of the car dashboard. To fit it involves unscrewing the instrument
panel surround, and clipping the dashmount in behind.
And above, here it is with the screen attached.
To have a look in more detail at the exact
components used (some of which aren't featured in the build)
have a look in the components section
And to have a look at the completed
install, have a look in the tour