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    Im going to be putting a CarPC into a 350z and was wondering how you guys like the factory LCD location. I noticed most people mount it under the lid and its reccessed a good few inches.

    From the online pictures it almost looks like everyone mounts them so far back it'd be hard to get at to push the screen.

    Any opinions from people that own one or have been in one?

    Cheers fellas

  • #2
    It may be a stretch to get to the screen, but I mounted mine recessed because it has better visibility and less reflection. I do believe that is the reason why the majority of Z owners mount it like that.

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    • #3
      Agreed, I don't mind the reach yet (but then I'm 6'5 so my arms are longer then most

      I still get some glare during the day, but it's not enough where I'm ready to rip it out again hehe

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      • #4
        And there are sunlight readable displays now as well if you wanted a more factory look with it not being as recessed, but cost wise, you might as well jsut push it back in the dash!
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        • #5
          question for z owners....does the stock navigation screen have video out?....also..anyone have any pics of a touchscreen mounted in this compartment....i was just wondering if you just mount it as is..or if you get a bezel....do you just buy a xenarc or lilliput and mount it to the rear of the wall or sometihng?....im really getting sick of this bmw...all i get is problems and wiring issues..they make it soooooo complicated and difficult to do anything...i think im ready for an import

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          • #6
            one last question....is it possible to stick a double din LCD inplace of the stock headunit?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jir1984 View Post
              question for z owners....does the stock navigation screen have video out?....also..anyone have any pics of a touchscreen mounted in this compartment....i was just wondering if you just mount it as is..or if you get a bezel....do you just buy a xenarc or lilliput and mount it to the rear of the wall or sometihng?....im really getting sick of this bmw...all i get is problems and wiring issues..they make it soooooo complicated and difficult to do anything...i think im ready for an import
              ok, I'll try to explain as best as I can. I do not believe the stock nav screen has video out (fairly positive). I do not have any pics of mine actually being mounted. I had a stock navigation system, so I "reused" that bezel as best as I could. Without knowing, you could not tell that there is anything modified at all. Its a little redneck, but it looks nice Also, I had no real problems with wiring...I went the easy way around and used an aftermarket amplifier to handle the sound.

              Originally posted by Jir1984 View Post
              one last question....is it possible to stick a double din LCD inplace of the stock headunit?
              It could be possible. I however haven't found a double-din in-dash LCD that I like yet...But it seems that Brett may be coming out with an amazing product soon. There is a thread in the hardware development forum on the progress and features of the product. If everything turns out the way its been described, my stock nav system is going back in and I'll be purchasing one of those!!!

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              • #8
                Screen...

                The screen being recessed is a good thing. It makes it very hard for others on the outside of the car to see the screen...I think you can find the advantage there...and I have had no problems being able to touch it while I drive, and I am only 5'8".

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                • #9
                  Unfortunately i bought an 06'. The year with NAV Cubby NIGHTMARES. There wasnt a Flip down nav pocket made and the old ones dont fit. So it looks like i'll have to leave my screen in the open unfortunately.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SKiTLz View Post
                    Unfortunately i bought an 06'. The year with NAV Cubby NIGHTMARES. There wasnt a Flip down nav pocket made and the old ones dont fit. So it looks like i'll have to leave my screen in the open unfortunately.
                    Same problem. My 07 w/o nav is going to be a ***** to get it taken care of... Because there going to have to take the lid off and than fab some major **** to get it looking good.

                    I think I am gonna have them do it recessed though.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Blacryan View Post
                      Same problem. My 07 w/o nav is going to be a ***** to get it taken care of... Because there going to have to take the lid off and than fab some major **** to get it looking good.

                      I think I am gonna have them do it recessed though.
                      I think just taking the lid off the current cubby would look a little weird even with fab work. My plan is to buy the actual nav cubby for the 06/07. Unfortunately its $400 just for the bracket.

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                      • #12
                        Do you have a part number for that? I am in the UK and trying to get my dealer to order one of these is proving difficult.

                        I am looking at installing the car pc into my new 07 Z very soon, unfortunately before I can do that I need to replace the sub\amp and speakers due to the UK spec HU not having an aux in at the back of the stereo (we don't even have mp3 capability in it).

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                        • #13
                          06 350Z using 03 Nav Pocket:






                          Pretty easy. Just have to do a little bit of cutting and get the 03 Nav Pocket as flush as possible to the 06 Center Panel.

                          Of course, doesn't look as good as 06/07 OEM Nav w/ buttons, but much cheaper to do.


                          Originally posted by SimonD View Post
                          I am looking at installing the car pc into my new 07 Z very soon, unfortunately before I can do that I need to replace the sub\amp and speakers due to the UK spec HU not having an aux in at the back of the stereo (we don't even have mp3 capability in it).
                          Do you have the Bose HU? If yes, you can get a adapter with aux inputs. I am using a Pac AAI-NIS2.
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                          • #14
                            how much is the 07 navi dash with buttons?

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                            • #15
                              I've got an 07, and what am I looking at as far as difficulty mounting my own screen in that little cubby? I don't have the nav, and I don't care about keeping the lid.

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