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HAS ANYONE SEEN THIS YET? I WAS ALSO THINKING OF PUTTING A DVD IN THAT SPOT.. AND THEN USING IT FOR PLAYSTATION :sarc YES MAY SOUND INSANE... BUT VERY PIMPLIKE.
 

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Yeah.. That pic is from a Japan/Euro-spec Mazda 6/Atenza with the optional navigation system installed.

While us folk in the US don't have the luxury of getting that option, there's always the choice of putting on in as an aftermarket toy. This is something that I will be doing here soon. Just waiting on one more part form Pioneer and I will have everything I need.
 

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really? i was thinking about doing it too.. i went to an audio specialist and the guy told me it would run me 900 in parts. let alone labor to install.. so im not sure if i think a navigation system is something i would want for the same amount of money i could get a dvd installed for... what do you think? or would a dvd be more expensive?
 

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Well I bought a Pioneer AVIC-9DVD and a PIoneer 6000 6.5" widescreen LCD screen for right around $600. The screen was new, but the DVD unit was a store demo model. Anyways, I got a killer deal and it all works!

Anyhow, I will be doing the installation myself along with the help of my buddy. The screen will go right in the same place this pic shows, but the DVD unit will actually go underneath the passenger seat. I am not going to mess with putting anything in the dash yet. It will keep the stock look to the car inside. I will also be fabricating a spring loaded mechnism that will pop the screen up and down when you open and close the compartment. Of course, pics will posted when the work commences!
 

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SO ALL TOGETHER YOUR SPENDING UNDER 700 BUCKS.. THATS REALLY GOOD... WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE DVD VS THE INDASH NAVI? BC I SAW THOSE DVD'S THAT FLIP DOWN FROM THE ROOF OF THE VEHICLE... THOSE ARE BADASS.. THE ROTATING ONES.. SO THAT THE BACKSEAT PASSENGERS CAN SEE WHAT DO YOU THINK? I DO WANT BOTH... AND I HAVE A NEED FOR NAVI.. BC I HAVE APPOINTMENTS IN DIFF CITIES.. I DO OUTSIDE SALES FOR A PROFFESION
 

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Do you think shouting will make it easier to understand? Turn off the CAP LOCKS!!! It's hard as hell to read!
 

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hey bite ur elbow... relax..... its my keyboards fault.. not mine! im working on a database at work. its automatically in caps.. and i dont notice it sometimes bc im so used to it.. did you enter this topic just to comment on the capslock? CAN I LIVE!!!!!!!!!!:sarc
 

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            SO ALL TOGETHER YOUR SPENDING UNDER 700 BUCKS.. THATS REALLY GOOD... WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE DVD VS THE INDASH NAVI? BC I SAW THOSE DVD'S THAT FLIP DOWN FROM THE ROOF OF THE VEHICLE... THOSE ARE BADASS.. THE ROTATING ONES.. SO THAT THE BACKSEAT PASSENGERS CAN SEE WHAT DO YOU THINK? I DO WANT BOTH... AND I HAVE A NEED FOR NAVI.. BC I HAVE APPOINTMENTS IN DIFF CITIES.. I DO OUTSIDE SALES FOR A PROFFESION[/b]
I would rather go with something that is NOT in-dash. I want to keep in the inside as stock looking as possible right now. Once the car is parked with the compartment closed noone would know theres a NAVI system installed. I don't have plans for putting in any flip down screens, I would be fine with just the screen up front.
 

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YES BUT IM MEANING FOR MY CAR... I MEAN.. THE FLIP DOWN ONE FOLDS UP INTO THE ROOF NOBODY CAN SEE IT FROM THE OUTSIDE OF THE CAR UNLESS U LEAVE IT DOWN.. AND AS FOR THE IN DASH I MEAN LIKE FOLD DOWN.. LIKE UR TALKING ABOUT WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I WANT BOTH NAVI AND DVD? ITS GONNA COST ME A FORTUNE HUH?
 

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No.. you can combine the NAVI and DVD into one. So long as your get a DVD-based navigation system it will also play DVD movies as well and run the navigation software.
 

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THATS GOOD TO KNOW... SO I WONDER IF THE NAVI SYSTEM THIS GUY IS TALKING ABOUT THAT WOULD RUN ME THE 900 FOR PARTS AND NO LABOR.. IS 2 IN 1 OR JUST A NAVI... BC IM SURE I WONT WANT IT FOR 900 IF ITS JUST NAVIGATION... AND IF UR LOOKING AT THE PICTURE ...YA KNOW THE KNOBS ON THE BOTTOM WHERE THE " TEMP CONTROL" IS STOCK ..IS THAT LIKE THE NAVI SYSTEM CONTROL OR SOMETHING? WHAT IS THAT? I WONDER HOW TOO CONTROL THE TEMP IF U REPLACE TEMP CONTROL ...AND ALSO THERE IS A OVAL SHAPE UNDER NEATH THAT WHERE IT LOOKS LIKE U COULD MAYBE INSTALL AFTERMARKET FOGS OR A TOGGLE SWITCH OF SUM SORT... BUT I THINK IT WAS MADE ORIGINALLY FOR THE STOCK ALARM-SECURITY LIGHT AM I RIGHT? OR DO U HAVE ANY IDEA AS TO WHAT THAT IS ALSO?
 

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            THATS GOOD TO KNOW... SO I WONDER IF THE NAVI SYSTEM THIS GUY IS TALKING ABOUT THAT WOULD RUN ME THE 900 FOR PARTS AND NO LABOR..  IS 2 IN 1 OR JUST A NAVI... BC IM SURE I WONT WANT IT FOR 900 IF ITS JUST NAVIGATION...  [/b]
Well, just simply ask the guy who is trying to sell it to you. Is this just from some random guy or an actual electronics shop selling it?

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AND IF UR LOOKING AT THE PICTURE ...YA KNOW THE KNOBS ON THE BOTTOM WHERE THE " TEMP CONTROL" IS STOCK ..IS THAT LIKE THE NAVI SYSTEM CONTROL OR SOMETHING? WHAT IS THAT? I WONDER HOW TOO CONTROL THE TEMP IF U REPLACE TEMP CONTROL ...[/b]
That is still the stock temp control. There was a posting of a M6 from the LA Auto Show that had the climate controls moved to where the screen is in the pic above. Then they put the screen right where all the current temp controls are. It looked pretty sweet but seems to be a lot of work to rewire and get the custom kit made.

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AND ALSO THERE IS A OVAL SHAPE UNDER NEATH THAT WHERE IT LOOKS LIKE U COULD MAYBE INSTALL AFTERMARKET FOGS OR A TOGGLE SWITCH OF SUM SORT...  [/b]
That is there for if/when you add the lower fog lights to the car. The toggle switch will go there.

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BUT I THINK IT WAS MADE ORIGINALLY FOR THE STOCK ALARM-SECURITY LIGHT AM I RIGHT? OR DO U HAVE ANY IDEA AS TO WHAT THAT IS ALSO?[/b]
The alarm light blinks on the dashboard where the RPM gauge is. It's pretty visible as it flashes every 2 or 3 seconds.

Hope this helps ya out!
 

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THANKS YOU THE MAN! AND THAT PRETTY MUCH SUMS UP MY QUESTIONS.. IM SURE AS I THINK OF MORE.. I'LL ASK... :D
 

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Yes, it's very "pimp" to put a video game system in your dash. So you can...... ummm..... play it....when exactly? Oh, you can pull over to play! (wouldn't you rather play at home?) No, I got it! You can impress women with it! (cause we all know girls drool over your Street Fighter combos.) No, wait! You're at home, bored, you want to play, so you run out to the garage and play FFX! Sorry, I'm a traditionalist. I'll keep the video games on the big screen, along with the DVDs, and try to keep my distractions to a minimum. You know, they lead to like, crashing & stuff?
 

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            Yes, it's very "pimp" to put a video game system in your dash.  So you can......  ummm.....  play it....when exactly?  Oh, you can pull over to play!  (wouldn't you rather play at home?)  No, I got it!  You can impress women with it!  (cause we all know girls drool over your Street Fighter combos.)  No, wait!  You're at home, bored, you want to play, so you run out to the garage and play FFX!  Sorry, I'm a traditionalist.  I'll keep the video games on the big screen, along with the DVDs, and try to keep my distractions to a minimum.  You know, they lead to like, crashing & stuff?[/b]

Oooooooooor..... IMAGINE IF I WAS ALREADY A " Woman" ? fyi i am a 21 yr old female. and i am into modding my car, because i am building a project car out of my 6... and the more things that go in it... the more points i score... your opinion is your opinion... but your opinion means nothing unless i ask... So go about ur business and rock on with your badself... but thanks for the snide remark it was good ... for nothing. :sarc
 

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            Yes, it's very "pimp" to put a video game system in your dash.  So you can......  ummm.....  play it....when exactly?  Oh, you can pull over to play!  (wouldn't you rather play at home?)  No, I got it!  You can impress women with it!  (cause we all know girls drool over your Street Fighter combos.)  No, wait!  You're at home, bored, you want to play, so you run out to the garage and play FFX!  Sorry, I'm a traditionalist.  I'll keep the video games on the big screen, along with the DVDs, and try to keep my distractions to a minimum.  You know, they lead to like, crashing & stuff?[/b]

Oooooooooor..... IMAGINE IF I WAS ALREADY A " Woman" ? fyi i am a 21 yr old female. and i am into modding my car, because i am building a project car out of my 6... and the more things that go in it... the more points i score... your opinion is your opinion... but your opinion means nothing unless i ask... So go about ur business and rock on with your badself... but thanks for the snide remark it was good ... for nothing. :sarc [/b][/quote]

A female pimp.. There's a new concept.
 

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Take the one comment I made out of many & disprove it, but the rest still holds true. Video games in a car, especially in the dash, are a safety issue, and I'm hard pressed to find a sanctioned body who awards points for it.

Sorry I thought you were anything other than a woman, it's just that you type like a 12 year old boy. Now go pimp yo bad self, dawg. Or whatever the hell the kids say these days......
 

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Oh, and one more thing...... Posting your ideas here invites other opinions. That's just a fact you have to live with. It's basically assumed you were looking for acceptance, and you got one of the two with my post. Live with it, it's NOT a big deal.
 

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In my opinion, you were fairly authoritatively smacked down.

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