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Thread: HELP: 2006 BMW 3-series (E90) - carputer in dash possible??

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    some great photoshop, and totally doable...
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    Quote Originally Posted by integramodder
    The E90 doesnt use an iBus, it runs on a fiber optic network that is similar to the new 5/6/7 series.

    I'm still pondering this, but deffinetly not for a touch screen. I would use the screen already there.
    Yeah, they have the MOST bus, as well as an additional (and completely different) fiber bus called "byteflight" that's a fault-tolerant highspeed databus for all of the safety equipment in the vehicle.

    Honestly, I'd be REAL hesitant to mess with any of these newer cars...too much going on between onboard computers.

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    holy **** i havent seen the inside of an E90 yet but damn they have taken alot of the console out.. my e36 is like twice that tall. weird.. good luck with the install

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    Did you check the price of a dash for e90 with oem navigation at a bmw dealer... The location is great but I think you 'll have to change the whole up part of the dash.

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    I think it would be easier to fit a flip up touch screen into the stock spot. Even then, I think you will get tons of problems for taking out the stock radio.


    On a side note, there is a guy selling units that allow 4 difference RCA video inputs into the stock 8 inch nav screen thats in the E90. Its like 550 bucks though.
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    I also just bought a 2006 325i. And I cant seem to find a definitive answer about whether it uses a IBUS or a MOST (or a combination) system.

    Does anyone know? And if it is a MOST, does anyone know of any way to interface it with a CarPC?

    Thanks in advance.

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    here is an example



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    Quote Originally Posted by mm_202 View Post
    I also just bought a 2006 325i. And I cant seem to find a definitive answer about whether it uses a IBUS or a MOST (or a combination) system.

    Does anyone know? And if it is a MOST, does anyone know of any way to interface it with a CarPC?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lchatela View Post
    Did you check the price of a dash for e90 with oem navigation at a bmw dealer... The location is great but I think you 'll have to change the whole up part of the dash.
    I'd do that. The top portion of the dash will have that nice iDrive hump. Personally, I think that's one of the best places to keep the screen. Closer to eye level.

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    are you ditching the A/C controls??

    I think the dash will be quite pricey... I would expect it to be upwards of $500 to even 1000...
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