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  • New to this, so this will be a project.

    First the car -
    2001 BMW e46 325i stock -, basic controls, knob a/c no multi function steering wheel (although I am upgrading that soon) Does not have the original bmw radio, but I want to do away with the radio completely.

    Now the pc.
    The pc is a laptop.
    an Old hp pavilion ze4900

    The idea -
    I'd like to mount a laptop into the car underneath the passenger seat but the catch is I need it to be able to be removed when ever I want so I need a docking station, now from researching around I was unable to find a docking station for my laptop so a little help if anyone is familiar with this laptop.
    I want everything to be usb so that this way if it needs to be changed it won't be a pain in the ***
    - Next it has to line up in the dash.
    Which seems to be no problem with the bezel that is offered for the e46 on this site.

    hp pavilion ze4900
    Docking station
    Panasonic UJ-85J-B
    Ultra Slim External Enclosure USB 2.0
    AM/FM/TV USB - (someone recommend a small one?)
    BU-353 Weather-proof GPS Receiver
    -In Dash-
    BMW E46 LCD Bezel
    Xenarc 700TSV - VGA Monitor with touchscreen

    I have a 6 cd changer in the trunk as well with my radio (not bmw cd changer) I am not sure if i'll have to remove it but it doesn't seem like i'll need it if i am using the car pc to do everything.

    I'd Also like to if possible do away completely with my AC/Heat controls and have it completely controlled by the CAR PC I hear you can use some Ibus or something to get information from the bmw car I wonder if that's also something that can be done

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    to the forums.

    As to your questions - I would really recomend searching on these forums. They are filled with a wealth of information.
    Jan Bennett
    FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!