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Updated on May 06, 2013
2000 Toyota Solara SE V6 5-speed
Page 1: Overview
Page 2: Carputer
Page 3: Most Recent Pictures with 19" KV5 Wheels
Page 4: Speaker Mounts
Page 5: Older Wheels
Well here is the carputer folks! I gotta say that I'm very pleased, it's way better in sunlight than the screen I had before. Here is a listing of the main features:
-IBM Thinkpad R50 Mounted vertically behind back seat
-Auto on/off with ignition with override kill switch, Laptop remains in standby when vehicle is off
-CNX-P2140 Intelligent power regulator to monitor battery voltage and prevent run-downs
-7" LinITX TMR Touchscreen
-Auto switching Rearview Camera
-Fully customized 5 channel audio with independent crossovers and EQs per channel (KXProject Drivers)
-HD Radio fully integrated with computer (does AM/FM as well)
-GPS navigation with iGuidance
-Audio and Video Player with iPhone like scrolling and Album Art Viewer
-WiFi with full web browsing
-Mini keyboard and mouse for extra input
-Running RoadRunner software with LSX Void skin, many many thanks to guino and liquid smoke over at mp3car.com
Here's a new video, hopefully still be replaced with a better, more organized one eventually
And now for the pics: I upgraded my screen to a LinITX TMR which is wayyyyy more visible in direct sunlight. The previous Xenarc would be completely washed out and invisible in the same setting.
Laptop mounted on back of driver's side back seat, so it sits vertically when the seat is up. The thing up top is a docking station I had to use to be able to tap into the power switch.
Amp mounted similarly on passenger side backseat.
Left two boxes are the main fuse mounts, the box in the middle is the power supply that controls everything. The small black box just to the right of that is the fuse block for the laptop, screen, and usb devices. And on the far right is the HD Radio box fully controlled by the laptop.
Shot from the back of the car
Sub Hides everything
Shot with the seats up, showing all the wires running underneath that came from the front of the car
Seat bottom in back, hiding everything
This is a closeup of what's behind the screen. Blue thing is a Wifi card, the rest are cables coming in for the monitor
GPS sits above the AC vents
Closeup of GPS
USB Devices in glove box. This is where the GPS, TS, and Wifi cards plug in. I also have a mini mouse and keyboard in case I need to do something specific.
Switches that I mounted. Top one acts like a power switch for the laptop, in case I need to manually shut it down or reboot (normally it turns on and off with the car); red switch is to manually switch on the rearview just for kicks while driving (normally it auto switched when I go into reverse gear); bottom switch is a 3 way rocker: position 1 has the computer turn on and off with the car, position 2 has everything off completely (for valet), and position 3 allows me to leave the computer on while the car is off.
Test fit of screen
Dremeling and trimming of original bezel to fit touchscreen.
New 130A alternator and Big 3 wiring upgrade done to provide enough power
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nice car,,well done,,
Perfect Solara bro 5****'s dont do any justice... Keep up the GREAT Work!!
Nice and sleek lookin' Toyo you've got there. Luvin' all those wicked mods you've got equipped; 5* on a job well done - keep up the great work!
Swing by sometime and tell me whatya think of mine.
Sweet, well done. I am running Centrafuse in my carputer, with the gear in the trunk, but the laptop is a great idea. Keep it up!
Hey man love the ride. You have really good taste in wheels they look sick. Have you checked out solaraguy.com before? Come join.
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