2006 BMW E90, here we go again.....
OK, my first post, please bare with me.
I have had the car for about a year now, and have tried over and over to figure out how to get a monitor into this car.
For all those unfamiliar with the interior, this is a stock photo of the dash:
Now some might say the easiest way is to buy the trim for cars that come with navigation, of course BMW makes that impossible. Here is a pic of a dash with stock navigation aka I-Drive:
This is not a trim piece, instead the WHOLE dash needs to be changed which is something thats not possible for me. This is a diagram of the dash with the screen housing:
So after being stuck in this situation for a while now, i finally dug up some interesting pics on a BMW forum:
This was posted with no other info, seems to be a Japanese Ebay item.
Now to me, that thing looks horrible, and way too big. BUT thats exactly what I had in mind. Something to this effect, where it can be a standard 1 DIN size slot.
Does anyone think they can take on a project like this? I basically just need the housing, but something that will flow with the dash.
What do you guys think? Any other ideas or suggestions?
*Please note, the head unit is not something i want to replace. The radio not only controls basic radio function, but its the only way to access blue-tooth, sat radio, and even a OB computer and engine info. Plus that and the fact that it uses a fiber optic system and is all tied in with steering wheel controls, its just not an option for me.
The good thing is it has a AUX input, so getting sound out of a carpc should not be a problem.