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    E30 318iS mounting ideas for a newbie.

    Hi everyone, I've just bought an E30 bmw and I'm already starting to think out my system.

    Nothing phases me except for the mounting of the screen.
    I'm thinking of mounting it in the little cubby infront of the shifter.
    However, I have pretty much no fabrication experience, how hard would this be to do for me? Which line should I follow? The line of the dash tilting the screen toward the driver, or straight up and down, following the line of the center console?



    Cheers guys.

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    I would suggest replacing the headunit for the screen. The hole above the shifter will not give you a good view at all, especially if you're using the GPS. If you need to keep the headunit, then move that to the hole, as you don't need it to be in line of sight

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    Hmm, I like the green machine, but that looks like a bit too much fab for me.

    I also like Schnell's, which is pretty much what I was thinking.

    I like the look of this one:


    How hard do you think that would be for a newbie? Would I just be better off getting it done professionally? (considering I'm on a rather tight budget.)

    I don't really won't to mount one where the headunit is because:
    A. I'm not a fan of motorised screens.
    B. I don't like the look of one big flat face if I was to fabricate it like MPR's
    C. I was going to use the DIN slot as either slot load dvd place or a cubby.

    Thanks for the replies.

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    I tried a few places before I decided on this


    The addition of the pod on top of the dash would mean losing the centre vents - up here in the tropics I need my a/c. Plus it was way too much fabrication. Having it down in the cubby it is hard to see whilst driving.

    Add a Griffin Powermate for the complete BMW "iDrive" look

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    Hmm, recessed like that does actually look quite good, especially with the slot load below it. You've just made my decision harder.

    I agree, it's essential for me to keep the vents.

    Have you got a build thread?
    How hard was it to relocate the HVAC controls?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackles View Post
    Hmm, recessed like that does actually look quite good, especially with the slot load below it. You've just made my decision harder.

    I agree, it's essential for me to keep the vents.

    Have you got a build thread?
    How hard was it to relocate the HVAC controls?
    There is some info here

    To relocate the HVAC controls was just a bit time consuming more than hard - you have to cut out the a/c switch part and glue the facia back together. Then you have to modify the vent sliders. I made a plate to bolt to the dash which is used to mount the controls and the touchscreen to.

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