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    BMW X3 Screen Location

    Ok Im getting my bmw x3 tommorrow and considering doign a car computer. only thing is i dont know where to put it. that top storgae is out of the question b/c it too long of a stretch to use a touch screen and that middle area with all the controls is kinda iffy b/c i would then have to relocate the HVAC buttons.


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    That top area is not a storage area. It is the stock navi screen. It flips up like the G35's. U can either buy the kit for the G35 that the mp3carstore sells and retrofit it, or u can just buy a screen and pop it in there. Now, this is only if u get the X3 with navigation like the one in the picture, the X3 without navigation doesn't have that screen area up there, it's just a solid dash.....in that case u would have to find a different location to mount the screen, like where the stock HU is.......that's what i would do...build a custom bezel or find someone that makes one for ur car....good luck
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    1) install a non-touchscreen up top. then install a touchpad in the console to control the mouse. pros: probably much brighter screen, easy to see, not having to mess up that beautiful dash.

    2) put it in front of the shifter, down low under the radio. a lot of people install their screens that way. pros: use of touchscreen, as well as others mentioned before.

    3) take a dremel to the center of the dash and install that sucker where we all know it should go. pros: feeling of accomplishment, best place for the screens, it puts hair on your balls.

    here's some inspiration. i don't know this dude, but take a look.

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    3 on dubs i have a 2004 x3 which i think had the option for nav but didnt get it. it would have gone there but instead i jsut have an empty space wit ha cover.

    thx for the insight freelander i found a site which sells the dash replacement prat for like 155 incase something should go wrong in i decide to dremel.

    I just want to collect ideas before i jsut go off chopping stuff so if anyone else who see this has a good idea or has seen or done and x3 install plz let me kno.

    as on now i dont think anyoneone here has done an x3 install but my searching skills might not be up to par.

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    i think that the radio is just a single din with a plate over it so i ight just take that radio out and put a flip up screen there and then put a HU on the bottom

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    cant forget the radar dector which is gonna go in the top tray thing

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    rip it apart and take pictures for us

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    the interior looks kinda lame for a bmw, i expected better b/c i like the outside looks of the x3... surprising

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    its at the dealer right now b/c the frigin side view mirror is fuked but when i get it back ill see wut i can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jon102034050
    the interior looks kinda lame for a bmw, i expected better b/c i like the outside looks of the x3... surprising
    whatever dude. i think it's pretty sweet. i know it's no altima, but bmw does it's best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freelander
    whatever dude. i think it's pretty sweet. i know it's no altima, but bmw does it's best.


    lol. I like it too, although it's not a real BMW, as it's not made in Germany...



    I say you should put the screen where th current HU is, and move the AC controls down. They look lik they should fit in the area bebeath them, with a bit of trimming.

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