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HONDA ODYSSEY 10.4 INCH FLIP DOWN LCD MONITOR WITH DVD PLAYER

 

HONDA ODYSSEY 10.4 FLIP DOWN MONITOR with IN DASH din size DVD/MP3 player

We installed a 10.4 super flat flip down monitor in this Honda Odyssey. We also installed an FM modulator, built in a custom switch to turn off the modulator and also built in a DIN size DVD/MP3 player under the factory radio (looks factory!)

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Products we used in this installation.

Every little part used in this article is "IN STOCK" and ready to ship including all the screws, wire loom, carbon fiber vinyl sheets, monitor, headphones, EVERYTHING!
Where to find these products

in our storefront at http://www.autotoys.com/x/home.php and to buy them now.


SEE OUR CAR VIDEO DEPARTMENT NOW
10.4 OPTIVIEW Super FLAT monitor with 2 video inputs and built in speakers

You can find the product here or see our AUTO A/V department under FLIP down monitors

FLIP DOWN MONITORS HERE

 

Wireless headphones (radio) . One pair with transmitter

You can find the product here or search under WIRELESS HEADPHONE

 

WIRELESS HEADPHONES

FM MODULATOR (auto turn on type)

See our AUTO A/V Department at http://www.autotoys.com/x/home.php and look under FM MODULATORS

Since this article was written, we went DIRECT in to the factory radio with an AUX input adapter which uses the CD changer control of the factory radio. clearer sound, less noise. You can find it in stock in our OEM department at http://www.autotoys.com/x/home.php under AUX INTERFACES HERE

YOU CAN BUY A HONDA AUX INTERFACE HERE

Toggle switch for FM modulator switches
Y adapter cables to use BOTH the FM MODULATOR and the WIRELESS HEADPHONE transmitter You need 1 MALE to 2 FEMALE RCA Y adapter (2 sets).
You can find this in our TOOLS department under RCA CABLES
RCA cable 20 feet gold See our tools department under RCA cables
Autotoys DIN size DVD/MP3 player.

We have a few models. We ask that you go to our

AUTO A/V department at http://www.autotoys.com/x/home.php and look under DVD for our FULL pickION of DIN size DVD/MP3 players. You will find the unit shown in this article also in there and also some other choices

This unit has a FRONT INPUT jack which we used to feed the PLAYSTATION into


SEE ALL OF OUR CAR DVD PLAYERS HERE

AC/DC adapter 150 watt For playstation in car (not shown). See our AUTO A/V department at http://www.autotoys.com/x/home.php under POWER CONVERTERS HERE
30 feet of 18 gauge speaker wire To run the power wires from the roof down. See wires in our TOOLS department. Always in stock and cheap
T-taps and Male Spades for t-taps See our TOOLS department under connectors
Small 1/4 inch ring connector For ground, SEE tools department under connectors
Self tapping stainless 1/2 inch screw For ground, see tools department under connectors
Butt connectors To connect all the wires, about 30. See tools department under connectors
Electrical tape, 3m car See TOOLS department under tape. For the car
Wire loom 1/4 inch, to protect wires from TOP OF ROOF and melting. HOT AS HELL! See our tools department under WIRE LOOM. In stock in all sizes
Foam tape cushion To protect the mounting plate from cutting and chaffing our wires. In stock always in our TOOLS department under FOAM TAPE and TAPE
1 inch screws See our tools department (buy the same screws from us and we'll tell you how we did it---if you buy a monitor from us, perfect for our project. JUST LONG ENOUGH to mount the monitor into the roof without drilling through (ASK US HOW WE DID IT IN OUR FORUMS after your purchase)
Carbon fiber vinyl sheet Search under vinyl sheet, not really required. Just one of our installers being anal and it is shown in our install
Velcro In tools department to mount Playstation in car
 

DONT PAY BIG BUCKS FOR THE FACTORY SYSTEM. IT IS TOO SMALL, COST TOO MUCH AND IS INFERIOR! The offaxis viewing on this monitor is absolutely incredible + our dvd player is also MP3 off CDR- A big plus!

ANOTHER INSTALL BY AUTOTOYS.COM

Several panels need to be removed in the car. This shows the seat belt which has to be removed. Ask us.

 

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This shows how to remove the headliner, what clips need to be removed and screws.

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This shows where to cut and where you can safely drill without shooting a dozen screws through your roof. You want your unit to be mounted securely in the roof and you dont want to be cutting your headliner in the WRONG place.

 

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This shows more info on the air ducts in the car. One wrong cut, your center air vents are ruined.

 

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This shows where you can tap for constant power easily and how we tapped it with out t-taps

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This shows us running the wires. We loomed the wire because it is touching the roof of the car. We then wrapped it in the electrical tape found in our TOOLS department made by 3M which is made for car/heat use. This will protect the wires and prevent it from melting. The roof of this odyssey on this 95 degree sunny day was TOO HOT TO TOUCH!

 

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This shows how we ran the wires down from the roof on down.

 

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This shows how we mounted and ran our wires. It also shows how we were able to shoot 10 screws securely up into the roof for the final screwing of the monitor template. Also shows preparing of the wires of the monitor.

 

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This shows a picture of our loomed wire.

 

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This shows our interconnects and power wire.

 

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This shows our monitor bracket mounted. We also used foam tape on the wire end to prevent chaffing. We were able to use all our screws for a tight tight tight mount.

 

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Pan shot

 

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This shows our DVD player mounted and also the back of the radio, we are going to get power.

 

See that empty plug? That will work with our MP3 AUX adapter found in our OEM department at http://www.autotoys.com/x/home.php

 

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This pictures show where we got our wire and also how we wired the FM modulator.

 

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This shows the DVD moutned and in place.

 

Special work needed to be done to fit the DIN size unit underneath. If you buy from us, we'll tell you what you need to do to get a DIN unit in there easily.

 

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The orange wire shows our preran wire for the switch of the FM modulator ON/OFF

 

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This is the DVD player with tray design in the extended position with the DVD inside.

 

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This picture shows how we bolted everything into place

 

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Final work. WOW. NICE eh?


check out our custom switch built into the dash on the left.

 

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LOOKS FACTORY RIGHT?
Thats our install.

 

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This is our 10 inch super flat monitor.

SEE HOW SLIM IT IS????!!!

No other monitor can compare.

 

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This is the front of the unit and controls.

 

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Bad pan shot of the van


Notice the baby seats? Perfect for the kids

 

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