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    Help with mounting LCD in AC vent on X5

    Hi,

    I am about to start a project to have my Xenarc 7" molded into the AC vent. I was going to have Rich "srcstc" do it but hes been real busy so now I will have to learn how to fabricate on my own.

    Bascially I just want to have the LCD sit in the center of the AC vent on my BMW X5 and still have the ability to have air come from the vent on the little space that would be left on the right and left side of the screen. I know i will not be able to use the fresh air slider in the center but I can relocate that.

    I will post some pics of my vehicle long with some drawings to show you my idea. Then everyone can be apart of this project because I will need all the help I can get.

    Stay tuned. and oh....if you know how to do this and have the time, please PM me. I would rather pay someone then do it myself.

    Later...

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    hmmm, sounds tough, i'd like to see some pix of what your talking about

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    This is where the LCD is now


    Where I want it






    Custom computer control with lights


    DVD player in console


    Close-up, Sweet!!


    Where I charge my gyration and hookup removable USB HDD and card reader


    GPS Mouse


    Wifi

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    sweet set up with the whole dvd drive and control switches.... I assume u did the work yourself? nice job, good luck with the screen location, looks impossible w/o a TON of work imo

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    Thanks, I havent posted my entire pc setup here yet so this was a little sneek peak. Yeah, what I am trying to do does seem quite difficult. Definetly out of the scope of my capabilities. The part I am rally having a hard time to try and figure out is the vents on each side. It would be an insane task to manage to keep them but make them shorter and glue them to a fixed position. What I was thinking was to make another way foe the air to come out like fabbing small holes or using a screen. Or, removing all the vent slats and mold from the inner edges of the vent frame and make my own horison openings on each side of the lcd screen.

    Looking for help or ideas people so dont hesitate to speak up.

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    i say buy a 4 channel amp and get rid of the factory headunit and put your screen in the factory screen location it would look sooo sweet and very stock. and no major mods done.
    i got dat ***** sittin on 22s! SUPERMAN EDITION!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EsKALad
    i say buy a 4 channel amp and get rid of the factory headunit and put your screen in the factory screen location it would look sooo sweet and very stock. and no major mods done.



    It's a BMW so chanses are he can do it through the factory amp.
    Looks nice so far. That DVD location is indeed sweet!

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    But I put so much into retrofitting the NAV system in my vehicle. Spent a lot of dough $$$$

    Check here
    http://www.x5world.com/showthread.php?t=9457

    Plus, I like the factory nav better, more reliable compared to carpc and I also have a TV module which looks 10 times better then any computer TV solution I've seen. Then theres am/fm radio which I hear is not so good on carpc. I also have a **** load of stuff on my carpc, one more usb device in my setup and everything is going to explode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPuma
    But I put so much into retrofitting the NAV system in my vehicle. Spent a lot of dough $$$$

    Check here
    http://www.x5world.com/showthread.php?t=9457

    Plus, I like the factory nav better, more reliable compared to carpc and I also have a TV module which looks 10 times better then any computer TV solution I've seen. Then theres am/fm radio which I hear is not so good on carpc. I also have a **** load of stuff on my carpc, one more usb device in my setup and everything is going to explode.


    Impresive work!

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    well check this out. buy a ts overlay for the bmw headunit it looks to be 7 inch. thanuse that video input you said you got to input rca signal from your pc. and use a nice front end. this way you wont even need the pc navigation and can use your factory.
    i got dat ***** sittin on 22s! SUPERMAN EDITION!

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