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Old 04-22-2000, 08:16 PM
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I am going to get an Eclipse 7002 which is a HU with a tv screen. However, the "brain box" is a problem. It connects to the head via a digital cable that is only a certain length long, not long enough to goto the back or trunk. Where in the front (under dash, under seat?, etc.) can I fit this box? It is 7 1/8" x 6 1/8" x 2"; and the area has to be somewhat larger than that because it has to have several sets of RCA cable going to it. 92 300E

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Old 04-22-2000, 09:00 PM
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This may to thick to go under the back seat, but give it a try. Another place may be suspending it under the package tray in the trunk.

I have quite a bit of electronics under the rear seat of my 123 car. Keep in mind that if you carry passengers in the rear seat very often, you may get a question from them asking what they are sitting on.

Good luck,

Larry Bible
'84 Euro 240D, 516K miles
'88 300E 5 Speed
'81 300D Daughter's Car
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Old 04-24-2000, 06:13 PM
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My first try would be to research a longer cable assembly. Contact the OE manufacturer. I wouldn't compromise an install just because the cable's too short. Put it this way, you're probably not the first guy (nor last) that requires a longer cable -- I'm sure there's someone out there that can help you obtain a longer cable (or adapter).

You might want to contact Howard Blitz (owner) of Car Acoustics in Campbell, CA. They've done a lot of very custom (and expensive) installs. This should not be unique to him --> 408-866-1250.

Just my 2-cents. Good Luck.


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Old 04-24-2000, 09:00 PM
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There is a lot of space under the false floor on the right side . remove the carpets and have a look. I think it will fit there.

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