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hey has anyone done this and if so how? there's nothing to screw into other than the mount for the dome light. :( I've been debating forming a bracket and epoxying the hell out of it to the roof, but I don't want it to bend the roof or anything from the weight of the monitor...
 

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I have been thinking about this also, I have seen some installs in other cars and they use a bit of wood between the roof and headliner. Would love to know if anyone has tried this before, wondering if one would work with the stepped roof.
 

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remove the dome light and look around for a square cross bar on the roof. If you see one, cut an access hole in the headliner w/ a razor blade, drill into the crossbar, bolt up the mounting plate that comes with your screen, run your wires, mount your screen onto the plate, enjoy your porn, voila!
 

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i have a panasonic 9" in my X for my kids and it holds up pretty well. i will admit when im on a bumpy road or freeway, it does have a tendancy to shake and vibrate. the guy who installed the unit said there was nothing that could be done to secure it better but as of now its holding up fine. we'll wait and see though. all i know is my kids are happy on long drives and when we camp were all happy watching movies!
 

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xterra3100 said:
i have a panasonic 9" in my X for my kids and it holds up pretty well. i will admit when im on a bumpy road or freeway, it does have a tendancy to shake and vibrate. the guy who installed the unit said there was nothing that could be done to secure it better but as of now its holding up fine. we'll wait and see though. all i know is my kids are happy on long drives and when we camp were all happy watching movies!
sounds sweet, can you post a pic for placement reference?
 

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ill do it as soon as i get home.
 

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please do! and if you feel brave enough, can you unscrew the monitor from the roof so I can see how he mounted the base? it's usually only 4 or 6 easily accessible phillips screws, when you fold the monitor down you should be able to see them. you'd be my new best friend if ya did. :)
 

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As promised, here are the pics. i wont be able to unscrew the monitor since my bro borrowed my ride for the weekend. i can tell you this much though. the monitor is not really bolted down to anything solid. there is supposedly a this piece of metal that spans from the left side to the right of the X. this is what the installer at circuit city told me. i asked him if he could make it any more secure and he said it couldnt be done. like i said before, its pretty steady until you hit some screwed up roads or go wheeling. of course i dont wheel with it down though.




 

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i can do it probably on monday. my bro had to haul some stuff around so he borrowed my truck. im getting it back sunday night so ill try to do it then.
 
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