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    Screen's Too Big...Help Please BMW E30

    Bought an 8" screen thinking it would be better than a 7" but it doesn't seem to fit nicely anywhere. can anyone offer any advice on the best place to put this please in a 1991 BMW 318i E30. I really need some help cheers!

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    I wouldn't expect to get any assistance without pics....
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    move your hvac controls down to the massive area that could fit a couple of seated barbie dolls, and use that massive space to stick a 10" in there!

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    search my posts. I'm working on fabbing up something for my e30 touring.
    You really got 4 options

    1. fab something up for the pocket area below the HVAC.
    Easiest place to put it but the worst for accessibility and screen angle.

    2. fab in dash
    You can move the HVAC controls down but you'll need to lengthen two of the vent cables. The HU would have to be moved also if you were planning on retaining it.

    3. Fab in vent area
    I'm taking out the centre vents and molding a hood for my screen. But an 8" in that location would be too big.

    4. Sell the 8" get an in dash unit.

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    5. stick a cushion on the bottom of the screen and have it sit on your lap when you're driving

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    ^ Makes it more interesting to play "certain" video files while the screen is on your lap. [clears throat] :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sama View Post
    move your hvac controls down to the massive area that could fit a couple of heated barbie dolls, and use that massive space to stick a 10" in there!
    You trying to sell him your ones?

    Quote Originally Posted by DIGItonium View Post
    ^ Makes it more interesting to play "certain" video files while the screen is on your lap. [clears throat] :-)
    Shouldn't she be clearing her throat.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer View Post
    You trying to sell him your ones?



    Shouldn't she be clearing her throat.



    but then again, it's your game
    Oh lord. That's a bit too overwheelming while driving.

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