Ok, So I previously had built a carPC in my 05 Altima, and now since I have upgraded to g35 I decided that the stock Navi is not good enough for me and I would like to have more possibilities then what is available right now.
I had replaced the stock screen with the xenarc 700tsv touchscreen and Im planning on putting a mini itx pc above glove compartment, in the box that is currently occupied by navi dvd rom.
While I was replacing the the screen I took as many pictures as I could, or whenever I did it, hopefully someone will find it usefull.
See entire album at:
Here are few steps I took to get it done.
1. In the car, before taking out the entire radio console I made sure that the navigation is popped out before I disconnected all the wires.
2. When the radio console is out, on each side of the navi screen there are two screws. Unscrew them all.
3. In the back of the housing there is 6 additional screws. Remove them as well.
When all of these will be removed you can just slowly pull the front of the housing towards yourself. It should come off without any major problem, if you dont have enough space to remove it, try removing the rubber thingy that is glued on in front of the screen over the navi controls.
When you pull it off you will see:
In the back there are three ribbon cables. Two can be removed without any issues as they go to the original navi screen. The third one is going to botton that pops out the navi. BE VERY CAREFUL, TRY NOT TO DESTROY THE RIBBON THAT GOES TO THE POPUP BUTTON. The popup button is screwed in with two additional screws, remove them, and later on remove the button.
When I opened it up again to take more pictures I have unfortunately destroyed the ribbon and had to send the cable and later on solder it back together.
There will be 2 screws at each side of the original screen, remove them all.
Take the screen out.
Now the fun part starts: Fitting in the touchscreen.
I have used xenarc 700tsv, it is almost the same size as the original navigation. However it is a little bit smaller, when installed you can see the wires responsible for the touchscreen:
MEASURE EVERYTHING THREE TIMES BEFORE GLUING ANYTHING IN
Basically Touchscreen and display fits with no problems whatsover. I used glue gun in order to align in and put it in place, and glued it in to the housing.
The hard part is to fit the gain board, since it is few millimeters too big.
In order to fit it in I used dremel tool and sanded of a little bit of the bottom of the housing.
Pictures of the screen in the housing:
When sanded off it will fit in the housing without any problems. Make sure to account for the two metal rails that have to fit in the housing when placing the screen and the gain board.
It should all fit without problems. Once done, connect the vga cable and the power supply and test it all before screwing it back together.
If works screw it back together, and make sure that the cables are running to the side, but they are not in the way of the rail that moves the screen.
I run it next to this side:
Hopefully it wall worked out and it all works just great like so:
Thanks for reading and I hope that it helped someone out there our.
If you have any questions feel free to pm me.