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  1. USB flash drive for the van

    General Van Chat
    My head unit in the van has a front USB connection, which i had hooked up to the mp3 player etc, but i don't often take the player out or want to leaver it in the van, so i needed a daily flash drive, i knew i wanted a small one so i order one of these, 8gb version in with red band and LED to...
  2. In Van Entertainment

    General Van Chat
    I'm about to order a flip down TV for the van. Whilst looking I found some sun visor DVD players. I thought I could install one for the misses who gets a bit bored on long journeys. I've measured our visor and it's about 60cm long. All the visors I can see are between 30 and 42cm. a) Has anybody...
  3. Spent the weekend putting up shelves..

    Interior
    ...into my van. Provides useful extra storage for maps, remotes etc. I've also fitted Sunvisor screens / DVDs to the underside. Still to make the centre panel, which will house the courtesy light / sunroof switch and buttons for the Freeview box. The reduction in headroom is not an issue...
  4. Leisure battery and ICE amp

    Electrical
    Excuse what might seem to be a dumb question but being a bit long in the tooth I'm a bit behind in 'in car entertainment' terms. When I were a lad we used to do other things in the back of motors than listen to music..... I'm about to fit some additional speakers in the back of the van and I...
  5. In Dash DVD player

    Interior
    Just thought id share this with other people thinking of doing the same thing!:cool: Bought this Eonon DVD/CD/MP3/TV/BlueTooth player off weeBay for £150 brand new. http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/eonon/ Reasonable enough quality, excellent picture & sound and fits VERY nicely in front of T4 with...
  6. ICE suggestions, anyone?

    Electrical
    The new van needs some ICE. It's currently set up with the factory-fit radio/cass head unit and four speaker (all front). This is our wish list: lighting colour scheme to match blue/red VW instruments (this is Mrs P's particular requirement!) DAB radio (plus aerial?) MP3 (i.e. aux) input...
  7. Portable satellite systems.

    Electrical
    I have been considering a satellite TV set up for the van, they vary from about £50 to nearly £1000:eek: Dont know much about them but just wondered if anyone had any experience of using one?, Are they easy to set up?, Are they worth having? and does price reflect quality or will a cheaper...
  8. TV Brackets

    Electrical
    I am looking for a T.V bracket to fit a standard 14" flat screen T.V... I would like it to lock in a flat position against the roof and swing down for viewing in the back when required... there are 100's of brackets around but they are mainly designed for verticle walls not horizontal...
  9. Ariel connection

    Electrical
    I've fitted the wiring of my ariel to the stereo and the outside base is now mounted to the bodywork. Unfortunatly i have dropped the ball type connection that connects the base mount to the ariel itself that lets you adjust how much the ariel sticks up, down inside the side wing and i cannot...
  10. speaker wiring to tailgate

    Electrical
    I'm about to put a set of speakers in the tailgate door and want to run the cable over the roof. Through the back is easy enough but can I take it around the passenger side above the door and down the pillar to the head unit? Preferably without removing much / any of dash? Thanks!
  11. amp wiring

    Electrical
    im looking at fitting an amp and sub in the back of my van soon and have been looking for places to pass the power cable through the engine bulk head but can find anywhere can anyone help me please?also where would be the best place to run the rest of the loom and power cable from behind the...
  12. Stereo recommendations

    Electrical
    Hi, Next addition to my T4 is a new stereo, doesn't need to be anything megaloud, just head unit with 10 disc cd changer, i pod connection and 4 x 50w output recommendations welcome T:
  13. Does your Radio work with ignition off and keys out???

    Electrical
    Hi and happy crimbo! So does you radio work with the ignition off and keys out??? If yes - what brand is it? If no - what brand is it? Well if it's the standard vw head unit like me then the answer is most probably yes. I also think if it's a blaupunkt the answer is probably yes (the...
  14. What to amplify?

    Electrical
    Ok, hopefully this thread will help me, and others in my situation. I've tried TalkAudio but cant find what im after. Maybe someone could point me in the right direciton. I know pretty much every van is different when it comes to ICE (IVE!?) setup, but I'm after some advice regrading amps. I...
  15. RCA splitters, half the power?

    Electrical
    im currently running one amp powering my 2 subs its a 4channel amp bridged 2 take 2 subs and so has 4 rca input channels its running off 2 pairs of rca cables from the head unit (marked rear and subwoofer) ive now got a second amp to power a set of 6x9s as the head unit was ****e so ive got 2...
  16. Component speakers

    Electrical
    can i fit a set of large component speakers in my doors without using a door pocket on the passengers side as i need a double passenger seat? also ive gone all jbl with my system so far (bar the head unit) can anyone reccomend a decent set? jay
  17. Alternative car aerials ?

    Electrical
    Modern cars now have aerials builts into the windscreens or hidden in the body work. ive tried this http://www.vincecapstick.com/van/builddiary_files/image055.jpg but the quality of the signal isnt that good. Im looking for something I can hide the headlining, maybe a length of atenna wire or...
  18. Stereo connecting to leisure battery

    Electrical
    Want to install some kind of switch so that my Stereo Head Unit can be switched between the main battery and the leisure battery. Seem to remember that on the old forum someone had done this. Wanted to know how that had worked out. Anyone manage to do this without loosing all the presets, frying...
  19. to port or not to port

    Electrical
    hi, not sure this really belongs in this section but anyhew. i am moving my sub and will be rebuilding the enclosure and just wondering what people recon on porting a bass box,pros and cons sort of thing. cheers T:
  20. Ipod buzz

    Electrical
    got a transmission buzz from my ipod, does any body else have this problemn, gone from a belkin cigar controller to having it hard wired into my head unit, its okay when load, but at a stop the buzz is awful, do i need a noise suppressor, if so what can you recommend? cheers
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