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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.

    -Parts-
    Laptop
    hp pavilion ze4900
    Docking station
    -Video/music-
    Panasonic UJ-85J-B
    Ultra Slim External Enclosure USB 2.0
    AM/FM/TV USB - (someone recommend a small one?)
    -GPS-
    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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    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!

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