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Jun 28, 12:19pm - #23603 
screen on center console

does anyone know how to convert the stock center console so i can fit a screen on it. since i can't really get the japan version. i saw another post but it just said he put a 6.8" screen and no how to. i want to know if anyone knows how to do it? thanks

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Jun 28, 3:28pm - #23604 
Its not really that dificult... just cut it grin

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Jun 28, 3:51pm - #23605 
that looks fine but i really wanted to know if there is a way to do it so i would look like the pic below(got from gallery: nisani_dash4). if not what tools do i use to cut it and do i have to take the cover off (if possible).

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Jun 28, 3:52pm - #23606 
like this

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Jun 28, 4:23pm - #23607 
use a philips screwdriver to remove the center console, then just turn the piece upside down and press the clips IN and remove the door... you can throw away the door because its useless if you are puttin a video screen there.

now you need to get some fiberglass and putty and have the center area professionaly molded to fit your new video screen.

paint your modified piece and then install your screen all the electronics of hooking the audio to your sound system and the video to your players.

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Jun 28, 4:26pm - #23608 
its about a $275 to $500 job if you take it to a professional...

custom work such as this, is money well spent if you ask me thumbsup


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Jun 28, 4:34pm - #23609 
the only problem with this setup is that is collects lots of dust because of the angle its at... also, you cannot adjust the angle if the sun is reflecting on your screen - you will just have to part your car so that your don't get a glare... or so the screen isn't sitting directly in the sun when its parked

something like this also tells theives that you have money and can easily replace this if/when they break into your car to "borrow" it.

I'm suggesting that you would be much happier with a retractable unit for less then half the costs and half the troubles...

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Jun 28, 5:35pm - #23610 
the flip out kind are nice cause then they are hidden and go back in...I would have a really good security system on my car.


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Jun 28, 5:57pm - #23611 
Originally Posted by isaac
the only problem with this setup is that is collects lots of dust because of the angle its at... also, you cannot adjust the angle if the sun is reflecting on your screen - you will just have to part your car so that your don't get a glare... or so the screen isn't sitting directly in the sun when its parked

something like this also tells theives that you have money and can easily replace this if/when they break into your car to "borrow" it.

I'm suggesting that you would be much happier with a retractable unit for less then half the costs and half the troubles...

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Jun 28, 7:06pm - #23612 
whats this it looks like a sticker?

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Jun 28, 7:25pm - #23613 
after seeing more photos... does it still look like a sticker? grin

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Jun 28, 8:05pm - #23615 
pretty neat pretty neat grin


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Jun 28, 8:09pm - #23616 
oooooooooo thats a good trick. thieves wouldent think to steal a polaroid... grin

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Jun 28, 10:10pm - #23617 
question, is it possible to buy a screen, connect it to ur stereo and say a PS2?

cuz the PS2 can play games and DVDs...juss a thot...

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Jun 29, 11:10am - #23618 
thanks isaac you made a good point with the screen i think i am going to get the flip out instead.
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Jun 29, 11:21am - #23619 
To me it all depends on whether your car will be used for shows or daily commuting. A molded screen would get points in the show, but versatility it lacks. A flip out is more of a daily driver, for security reasons that were already mentioned.

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