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tempest Jun 28, 7:19pm - #23603 

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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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isaac Jun 28, 10:28pm - #23604 
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Its not really that dificult... just cut it grin

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tempest Jun 28, 10:51pm - #23605 

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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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tempest Jun 28, 10:52pm - #23606 

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like this
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isaac Jun 28, 11:23pm - #23607 
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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.

you're all done thumbsup

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isaac Jun 28, 11:26pm - #23608 
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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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isaac Jun 28, 11:34pm - #23609 
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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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VSGTS14 Jun 29, 12:35am - #23610 

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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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codealiasJD Jun 29, 12:57am - #23611 
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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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IcEd blUe Jun 29, 2:06am - #23612 

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whats this it looks like a sticker?
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isaac Jun 29, 2:25am - #23613 
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after seeing more photos... does it still look like a sticker? grin

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pretty neat pretty neat grin

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dennis_dup1 Jun 29, 3:09am - #23616 

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oooooooooo thats a good trick. thieves wouldent think to steal a polaroid... grin
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shox Jun 29, 5:10am - #23617 

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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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tempest Jun 29, 6:10pm - #23618 

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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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GTs8o8 Jun 29, 6:21pm - #23619 
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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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