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    BMW E36 Climate Control and Screen Fitting

    This was orginally via PM, but thought I would make a thread so others can gain knowledge as well.

    Hope texas319 doesn't mind.


    Quote Originally Posted by texas319
    Hey there,,, you the only one that actually uses the bezel from mybimmer.... what did you do to the sunglass holder and what was your procedure for the removal and move of the climate control.

    I have a e36 BMW 328i convertible


    Well the sunglasses holder was basically cut along the line a couple of millimeters up.

    The Climate Control I had to remove and cut the protruding bit from the back, and dangle the main board underneath where the switches got in front of the Gear stick.

    One day I will take pics, but not untill I need to take it out again.

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by texas319
    SO you didnt have to extend any wires at all? Ia there any way you can take some close up pics of the climate control from the driver seat area? I want to see how stock it can look

    No wire extensions required.

    have a look here

    http://www.mybimmer.net/e36carpclcd.htm

    if you click on the first one on the third row and then click to enlarge.

    You can see just where the CC curves thatthere is a gap on either side.

    My final plan is to fabricate my HU facia where the buttons are, so hope to make the panel curve up to fill those

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    Quote Originally Posted by texas319
    I was worry about there being wires to extend... that will make the bezel worth the money, looks like a winner .. I guess will have to look more into the cutting into the holder.

    What PSU are you using? How are you powering the Touch screen? What wires are you running? To the front? Where did you hide you CPU? I was thing of trying to put one in place of the cd changer holder

    Currently I have a Compaq EN SFF PC running off an Inverter, but that is changing to an MATX board running off an OPUS 150W.

    The touch screen is powered via a 12V regulater connected to the +12V and ACC with a relay, so it only comes on when the key is in at least the ACC position. This is connected behind the glove compartment.

    The PC is not hidden as of yet, have a look at my site, there are some pics of where it is. However the new one will be somewhere different (keeps changing that's why it is not in yet).

    Wires to the front: Audio, Mouse, Lilliput cable runs to under the backseat where it is extended by VGA and USB extensions.

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    Thanks for the posting.

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    My car is in the shop as of now but when it returns i will be installing the bezel screen. Where is this +12v and ACC located. I am new to tearing into cars. I am used to ripping into computers.

    What is your Audio Setup?

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    Oh I see. It seems you are the only one that completed the entire setup for the e36. What HU you use? What was the turn around on the bezel? Do you make Bezels your self or you just sticking with mybimmers.net?

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    I wouldn't say the enitire set up is complete. I still have lots to do.

    HU is a Pioneer KEH xxxx

    The Bezel was about a 2 weeks or so but SrCsTc had a fall during that period so it got delayed, and I had a mare with the Postal service this end.

    I tried making bezels but in the end it was better getting the one from mybimmer.net.

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    When i say complete. I am referring to a functioning setup with the bezel. Do you use any TV cards?

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    The current PC has a dual VGA and TV out, but the monitor I had in the headrest dies, so I haven't been using two screens for a while.

    However the new PC is Dual PCI, so I will be putting VGA screens in the headrests

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