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After almost a year trying to develop a way to put a car-pc on the s40 I've succeded.

The trunk (still missing the psu):





Dash: (don't have the screen yet, just a spare casing, but otherwise it's almost done)


(pics are 1 week old, and don't show how the dash realy is)

I hope this week i can show how it turned out.
 

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Re: (Imtheweezel)

i'm going to relocate the original screen
. it's the first time that my dealer is messing around with fiber optics, so i hope they make it right
 

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I'm interested to see how it turned out, the finished results that is. Of the
ones I've seen so far, you may have top the list.

edit; just realized your one and the same with the other forum I was watching. I don't think I'd do the carpc for this car, but its good to see someone getting it done.
 

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Re: (benjr)

you were watching mp3car i supose.
I'm not the only one thinking about doing the carpc on the s40, there's at least 1 or 2 more (Tarheelvolvo, and silverman). If you go to the xc90 forum there's another carpc project, s60r..


My objective is that when it's done it has a OEM look.
Right now, the dash is being painted at the dealer, the fiber optic parts are due to arrive tomorrow or wednesday morning, so they can do the cables for the fiber optic (cd player + screen).

Apart from the dash, the car is stock. This is a bolt-on project.
If i wish to go back to stock (i dont) i just have to order 3 parts (70€), unplug the fiberoptics extensions and it's done
 

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Re: (benjr)

Im very curious to see what goes on with the screen and dash controls as well. I had mapped out an entire CarPC system months ago but put it on the self due to lack of integration with factory stero system (ie: aux in port) and poor screen location's as I wanted to keep the look stock as possible.

Let us know what the dealer does to help integrate your system with the stock audio of the car. Are you going to keep the functionality of the CD-Changer? and what about the nice little temp control in the bottom right corner? and fan speed in the left?

Looks great and keep up the good work!
 

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Re: (Tarheelvolvo)

the cd player is going to the glovebox and the original screen to the empty space near the interior lights.

The integration with the factory stereo parts it has already been dealt with when i installed the ipod
just add a spliter and i can have ipod+ carpc on the factory stereo
 

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Re: (Imtheweezel)

fm modulator since early January, works like a charm.
 

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Re: (T5special)

look at the pictures, the laptop is in the trunk.

I'll be using an mm450. (touchscreen), and i also have a touchpad as a backup
 

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Re: (Imtheweezel)

gps, mp3, web, reverse camera (i hate parking sensors), movies etc etc

Maybe later on a nighvision camera facing the road (may have some use at night)

oh.... playstation 2... (the monitor has 2 AV inputs + the vga)
 

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Re: (mJrO)

Dont forget onboard, realtime diagnostics (plus you can clear annoying codes like "fill washer fluid", etc..). Check out Digimoto and also maybe mp3car.com and their forum boards. There is a digimoto tech that frequents there and could help get you setup. Oh, and they also have PSU's for sale so you could get one of those!

Best of luck to you!
 

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Re: (Tarheelvolvo)

Have to take a look at that. Good point Tarheelvolvo.

The PSU is taken care of. (carnetix p1900 - 12v->19v (that's my laptop spec))

To T5 special:

i removed the cupholder thing, i didn't use it, and if i did i would have a hard time shifting (nice design touch volvo....).




That piece has 5 holes.
(from top to bottom)

1- ipod base
2- touchpad
3- buttons (open garage door, power up the carpc...)
4 and 5 - usb hub

i'll have a slim keyboard hidden somewhere to use when i want to surf the web, etc etc etc. But i'll mainly use a frontend.
 

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the mm450 spare case is already there.
That's going to be the new lcd place.

The oem display will be put above the interior lights
 

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Re: S40 Carpc (rthai)

Sorry, but no.
 
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