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    Question Center console & 7" touch screen

    Hi Guys,

    I'm in the process of fitting my 7" lilliput touch screen into my center console.

    The "problem" I'm going to have is that when I reconnect the unit I cannot screw the 2 middle screws back in, as that section will be blanked off ...

    Does anyone have any ideas?



    Also I was thinking of reloacting the hazard switch to the lighter socket, can anyone tell me where I can get one to fit?

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    Hi, been a few threads on this, from memory, need to remove screen from frame and fiberglass it in to the console.
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    Hi Steve,

    Yeah I've done that now .... however I think I didn't make myself clear ...

    How do I reconnect the console by the mounting (highlighted in the pic) once I blank it off? Or do I leave it hanging? And potentialy "buzzing" with the music bass *shudderz*

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    velcrow it in??
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    Hehe .... oh, are you serious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJAv View Post
    Also I was thinking of reloacting the hazard switch to the lighter socket, can anyone tell me where I can get one to fit?
    You could get a switch like this one. Fiberglass it into the lighter socket if thats what you were planning, or may be enough room below the lighter to fit it?. Made by 'savage'


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    Hey Buckle! Thanks for that .... where could I pick one of those up from?

    Cheerz,

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    That was on ebay for £15, had a look at demon-tweeks as they have some savage stuff but couldn't see the hazard switch. savage switch

    Could always go 'old school' and fit a MK2 switch
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    Lightbulb Epiphany ...

    I had an idea for my problem and though I would share (and to see if anyone can find a problem with it).

    While trying to find suitable blanking for the gap beneith my screen I remembered I had this spare ......



    So I cut it to 2/3 it's original height ... and it fits like a glove!



    Can't really use it for much - a few CD/DVDs maybe ....

    This means I can screw the console into the center mounts and snap this new tray back in

    J
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    Question Maybe this will work ....

    Ok so now I'm left with this ......



    It's a bit too small for anything other than a couple of CD cases ... Although, because of this ...



    I've lost my center air vents ..... can you see where this is leading??
    Ok so it's non directional (unless anyone has any bright ideas) but I could fit a pipe behind the console to push the air out of this!?

    What ya think?


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