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      pre facelift radio/dash panels vs face lift radio/dash panels, interchangeable?

      Hi!
      i project planning a carputer to my s60, i've got the pre facelift, and after looking at some projects on facelift models it seem less problematic on those.

      my hu is getting out, going for new screen only, i see the facelift hu is screwed around the radio as wel the ac panel. other than that how different is the parts? will they fit in my pre faclift dash, and center console? and i also noticed the pen holder was discontinued above the gear stick.

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      I can confirm that they are not interchangable. I modified a 2004 faceplate to fit my Galaxy tablet install, only to find out that it wouldn't fit in my '05.

      Good luck with your carputer project. Please share details here as you go about it.
      "The Paddle-Shift S60R"
      Too many mods to list right now

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      Thank you for comfirming that!

      i think that i have the most in order.

      psu : 160W 8-28V DC-DC MINI ITX ATX Car PC Power Supply With ITPS.

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      case : M350 Universal Mini-ITX PC enclosure PicoPSU compatible SILVER Or BLACK Finish


      The biggest problem is the steering wheel controls, but after days of research i found what i needed, with help from www.mp3car.com and a very well-informed guy. have researched a lot of canbus interfaces, dietz, pulser, axxess, etc, i just went with what this guy recommended me. i'll quote the mail i recived.

      Hello

      The recent version of CarPC JoyCon is Exr.
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/320818519585
      Volvo steering wheel controller is not resistive.
      So you need a stalk adaptor(for Sony or Pioneer) that converts it in to resistive signal.
      Connect the signal wire of the stalk adaptor to the CarPC JoyCon.

      These are stalk adaptors for Volvo.
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-S60-St...item27c0c75b2f

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-XC90-S...item5d315d41f5

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-S80-St...item5d315cf5b7

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Volvo-V70-St...item27c0c72eef

      Thank you
      HoRyong Kang
      this guy shipped the joycon minutes after i purchased it, real great service!
      and i also ordred the canbus interface in the mail for my volvo s60 2001 2.4T

      the items will make the steering controls signal resitive, and then the joycon will make it to a usb keyboard, with included software, the swc can be assign as hot keys for example adjust volume and skip track.
      addition to the swc i want to have a rotary volume knob, and ordred this:
      PowerMate Assignable USB multimedia controller


      i'am not sure where to mount it, i will try different places when i recive it, perhaps disassemble it to make it as stealth as possible.

      another big problem is the facia plate. don't know how to fabricate plastic or glassfiber, or how to modify it. any tips anyone?
      i have ordred original volvo dobble din facia plate, and try to modify it to fit a 8" screen. and get it in center of the facia plate.
      Last edited by vatnehol; 12-29-2011 at 12:46 AM. Reason: different monitor

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      will update more parts after i've researched and found what i want.

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      ordred screen Lilliput 889GL-80NP/C/T (LED) - 8" touch screen monitor


      it will stripped down and mounted in dash facia plate.

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