Interior parts

This is a list of all interior-components, that I needed to build K.I.T.T. out of a 1988 Pontiac Firebird:

Interior
My car originally used to have red interior, which looked OK, but was not really K.I.T.T.-like. So I bought a complete interior in tan - the same color used on the show. I also bought completely new carpets from stockinteriors.com

» Photogallery about the tan interior
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My car originally used to have red interior, which looked OK, but was not really K.I.T.T.-like. So I bought a complete interior in tan - the same color used on the show. I also bought completely new carpets from stockinteriors.com

» Photogallery about the tan interior
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The tan interior did not include the rare PMD seats, which were only produced from 1982-1984 as an option. I found an old set on eBay.com for a good price and the seller was very helpful with the upholstery in tan-like cloth. They look brand-new now.

» Photogallery about the PMD seats
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The tan interior did not include the rare PMD seats, which were only produced from 1982-1984 as an option. I found an old set on eBay.com for a good price and the seller was very helpful with the upholstery in tan-like cloth. They look brand-new now.

» Photogallery about the PMD seats
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I decided to get a 3rd/4th-season-dash with only one monitor, because I think the 1st/2nd-season-dash looks too oldfashioned in my eyes. I also prefer one big monitor over 2 small monitors. I got it from Knight Passions.

» Photogallery about the dashboard
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I decided to get a 3rd/4th-season-dash with only one monitor, because I think the 1st/2nd-season-dash looks too oldfashioned in my eyes. I also prefer one big monitor over 2 small monitors. I got it from Knight Passions.

» Photogallery about the dashboard
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I got my electronics from Jupiter Electronics in Canada. I decided to buy the new version with colored LEDs, because I don't like the white look, when the LEDs are off. The electronics contain all functions, the stock dash used to have plus a working voicebox and compass unit.

» Photogallery about the electronics
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I got my electronics from Jupiter Electronics in Canada. I decided to buy the new version with colored LEDs, because I don't like the white look, when the LEDs are off. The electronics contain all functions, the stock dash used to have plus a working voicebox and compass unit.

» Photogallery about the electronics
The dash electronics do not include the countdown sequencer. I got it from Brian Thone. It is made of plastic.

» Photogallery about the Countdown Sequencer
The dash electronics do not include the countdown sequencer. I got it from Brian Thone. It is made of plastic.

» Photogallery about the Countdown Sequencer
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I got the dash overlays by Eric Wang, fitting to the Jupiter Electronics. The set is made of hard plastic panels and looks and fits great!

» Photogallery about the overlays
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I got the dash overlays by Eric Wang, fitting to the Jupiter Electronics. The set is made of hard plastic panels and looks and fits great!

» Photogallery about the overlays
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Differently from the original K.I.T.T., my dash is equipped with a 10.4" TFT-display. A tube TV could make trouble at the German technical inspection which is necessary to drive on German streets - furthermore TFT-displays have a better picture quality. The display got a special TV frame to look like a oldfashioned TV - I got the frame from Knight Passions and the TFT panel from eBay.

» Photogallery about the monitor
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Differently from the original K.I.T.T., my dash is equipped with a 10.4" TFT-display. A tube TV could make trouble at the German technical inspection which is necessary to drive on German streets - furthermore TFT-displays have a better picture quality. The display got a special TV frame to look like a oldfashioned TV - I got the frame from Knight Passions and the TFT panel from eBay.

» Photogallery about the monitor
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The steering wheel is a "gullwing" that I purchased from Knight Passions. It only needed to be painted.

» Photogallery about the gullwing
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The steering wheel is a "gullwing" that I purchased from Knight Passions. It only needed to be painted.

» Photogallery about the gullwing
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The unit with the buttons for Turbo Boost & Co. comes from Wassim Razzouk from Jordan. The quality could be better, but it was quite cheap. I had to cut some depth, because in 99% of the time, I'm driving with a round steering wheel, which provides less space for the switchpod.

» Photogallery about the switchpod
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The unit with the buttons for Turbo Boost & Co. comes from Wassim Razzouk from Jordan. The quality could be better, but it was quite cheap. I had to cut some depth, because in 99% of the time, I'm driving with a round steering wheel, which provides less space for the switchpod.

» Photogallery about the switchpod
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I got my overhead console from Knight Passions. We added illuminated buttons to it, but they are only dummys without any functions.

» Photogallery about the overhead console
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I got my overhead console from Knight Passions. We added illuminated buttons to it, but they are only dummys without any functions.

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My lower console is a little bit smaller than the original one, because I will keep my 1988 center console and only have room for a 12x15 cm console. I bought a housing from Conrad Electronics and added 16 illuminated pushbuttons, 2 buttons for the power windows and a control-unit for the scannerbar to it.

» Photogallery about the lower console
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My lower console is a little bit smaller than the original one, because I will keep my 1988 center console and only have room for a 12x15 cm console. I bought a housing from Conrad Electronics and added 16 illuminated pushbuttons, 2 buttons for the power windows and a control-unit for the scannerbar to it.

» Photogallery about the lower console
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Originally, I had a mini-ITX PC installed, which was specially designed for use in vehicles and is correspondingly robust. However, since I never used most of the functions and the components are now obsolete, it is no longer connected.

» Photogallery and component details
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Originally, I had a mini-ITX PC installed, which was specially designed for use in vehicles and is correspondingly robust. However, since I never used most of the functions and the components are now obsolete, it is no longer connected.

» Photogallery and component details
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Since my car PC was consuming too much power, I had been looking for alternatives for simple video playback for a while. However, my TFT monitor only has a D-Sub VGA connector, so the search was difficult. In a Chinese online store I found what I was looking for. The media player plays from internal 2.5" hard drive, SD card or USB stick and consumes hardly any power.

» Großansicht des Bildes
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Since my car PC was consuming too much power, I had been looking for alternatives for simple video playback for a while. However, my TFT monitor only has a D-Sub VGA connector, so the search was difficult. In a Chinese online store I found what I was looking for. The media player plays from internal 2.5" hard drive, SD card or USB stick and consumes hardly any power.

» Großansicht des Bildes
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I own several "Comlinks". One is a replica by Mark Puette - reproduced in facsimile. The others are modern smartwatches with self-created Comlink screens and K.I.T.T.'s German voice.

» Photogallery about the Comlinks
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I own several "Comlinks". One is a replica by Mark Puette - reproduced in facsimile. The others are modern smartwatches with self-created Comlink screens and K.I.T.T.'s German voice.

» Photogallery about the Comlinks
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Speaking software
The speaking software is a combination of "Dragon Naturally Speaking 8" and software written especially for this purpose by Chris Groeling from Project-KITT.de. It reacts to spoken sentences and answers with the matching sentences from the original German voice of K.I.T.T. (Gottfried Kramer). The recordings are from the series. In the meantime I don't use speech recognition anymore, but usually just run a playlist with sayings.
Interior
Speaking software
The speaking software is a combination of "Dragon Naturally Speaking 8" and software written especially for this purpose by Chris Groeling from Project-KITT.de. It reacts to spoken sentences and answers with the matching sentences from the original German voice of K.I.T.T. (Gottfried Kramer). The recordings are from the series. In the meantime I don't use speech recognition anymore, but usually just run a playlist with sayings.


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