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Remove double din for touchscreen

Discussion in 'In-Car Entertainment' started by sherry, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. sherry
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    Hi.

    I was wondering if anyone has removed thier double din stereo and replaced it with the biggest possible touchscreen they can fit into the space that is left.

    I am wondering if i will have to make a facia for the screen or is there anyone that can make custom ones.

    I am looking at doing this and connect it to a car pc with centrafuse.


    Any info would be great.
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    leshkin Speeding in reverse gear

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    What car do you have mate?

    If it's the 1.8 S3, then start thinking about a custom facia.
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    hi leshkin.

    i have a 2001 a6 avant 1.8t quattro.

    i have seen double din touchscreen that fit into the double din space but i am wanting a larger screen if possible.

    im a bit gready :sm4:
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    a 6.5" screen will fit nicely, you can fit in a 7" screen but you will most likely have to create your own surround or take a look at www.bybyte.com I did have a 7" screen installed in a custom surround in my A3 hooked up to a carputer running Free Ice.

    Kept it for a while but had on going problems with it so decided to sack it and install RNS-e with a phat noise unit. If you haven't found it alreday www.digital-car.co.uk is a great forum with lots of info and very helpfull people.

    Good luck
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    thank you guys.

    i went for a 8" touchscreen and i have made a custom facia myself.

    :beerchug:
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    SunnyDlite Six speed Shimano

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    got any pics?
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    Here is some pics M8

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    I bought a facia that lets me install 2 single din stereos and cut the inside out of it.

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    I cut up the front of the screen to the size of the space that i made in the facia.


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    The rear of the case. I attached that to the back of the screen.


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    I glued the screen bezel into the facia at the rear.


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    I used cataloy for repairing car bodies.


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    Then used wet and dry paper to sand it down.


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    I sprayed it with matt black paint from halfords.

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    That's very pretty... I'm now thinking of doing something similar for my Kenwood DNX5220.

    How would you mount this in the car? Using some brackets of some sort?
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    Hi M8.

    As i have used the double din facia that i bought for the outside, it has 2 clips at either side to fit into the dash.

    I have not installed in the dash yet so i dont know how good it fits.

    I bought the facia from fleebay.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Audi-A6-Double-Din-Fascia-Facia-Panel-Adapter-Plate_W0QQitemZ260336306429QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_FasciaPlates_SM?hash=item260336306429&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1689|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318

    It took me a bit of time and alot of carefull cutting with a dremel but worth it in the end i think.

    Hope this helps m8.
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    SunnyDlite Six speed Shimano

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    that custom facia looks very impressive

    well done :)
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    thanks m8

    :beerchug:
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    :thumbsup: Superb job! Keep us updated (pictures) when you fit it please
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    will do m8
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    Hi guys.

    I have eventualy got round to taking a pic of my finished facia.

    It has taken alot of work and trial and error but i think the finished result looks pretty good.

    I have developed a very slight round mark which can be seen on the left side.

    I will be sanding it down and another light spray and hopefully that will be it ok.

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    Looks brilliant mate, top job.

    What touch-screen are you using?
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    Looks very good mate, reminds me of another forum that makes us boys look like kids at toysrus, lol, what spec unit did you go with & I assume ssd with no fans for obvious reasons?
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    Excellent install, very impressed :drool:
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    Very impressive install I would love to do that to mine. May be one day when I can find 5 minutes to spare.
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    I am about to sell my full car pc kit as i am selling my car.

    I just thought i would put the feelers out first to see if there is any interest.

    I will be seliing my car pc, the screen that i have made in this post, a large amp, all the cables, wirless keybaod, wireless dongle.

    If anyone is interested then please let me know.

    I will probably be putting it on ebay once it is removed if there are no offers before.

    Cheers

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    Hello guys,
    Does anyone know if this kind of system can by installed in an Audi with full Bose system ?

    + anyone know where the best place to get hold of a FM receiver ?

    thanks in advance.
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