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    Relocation of BMW DIN parts

    Hi all

    Just got myself a BMW E36. I am thinking of fabricating my 8" lilliput into the bottom portion of the main console(where obc and sunglasses holder are) and move the obc to the stereo position. Has anyone put a screen down there before and will the obc's wires reach to the top din slot?

    Was just playing about with my stripped lilliput and found that it was nearly exactly din width! what a bonus!

    Any help appreciated

    James

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    There are a few who have put 7" lilliputs down there.

    I personally put the screen (7" Lilliput) in the upper section and relocated the climate down and the stereo to the glove box.


    Good luck with the 8" lilliput.

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    Thanks Enforcer

    I havent got climate, just the 3 dials. Its a 1995 325tds se, with M3 body kit and wheels. As can be seen from the pic.

    I have the 8" lilliput and there is no way it will fit in the top dash It will fit widthways, just not height wise. So lower dash it is then. I work in a plastics printing factory, and im good mates with the CAD people, so they are going to design me some new bezels so it looks stock.

    Just need to know if the obc can be relocated to the stereo position without having to extend the wires.

    Thanx James
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    I originally looked at having the screen in the bottom one and relocating the OBC to the top. But decided to switch when the OBC didn't fit into the plastic holder that the stereo did. (not without cutting things up, and If I was going to do that I might as well go the whole hog).


    Enforcer top tip: Try and get the parts you are going to cut up from the junk yard to test on first.

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    My idea was to fit the obc into a normal metal stereo housing, the bit with all the tabs, then get the CAD dept to print and cut(on their nice big ZUND cutter/plotter) me a matt plastic surround that blended it in with the surrounding console. Fit, put tabs in to hold, then stick on surround! Or is it more involved than that? Might have to get a second obc(if i can find one with right software for year of car, so i actually have a spare, not just a useless bit of electrical!)from a scrapyard and play!

    Thanks

    James

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    the OBC is slightly wider than a standard car stereo, so doesn't fit exactly into the metal din cage. You will probably need to cut or remove the plastic housing. That's one of the reasons why I changed my mind.

    The OBC's you can pick up on ebay for 20-40.

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