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    BMW oem screen 4:3

    hello everyone, im new to the carputer scene and would like to know if its possible to use the factory BMW screen and add a carputer to it ?. I have seen a site www.car-amp.de that looks like its possible but its in another language, any help from you guys would be appricated, like if its possible where do i start what would i need, etc.

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    From what I recall, there IS an interface available for the BMW screen... I'll see if I can dig up some info... we I think the interface retails for $100-$150... but could be wrong. It would give you a place to feed composite video into the screen. I'll post back once I get something...

    Coach... aka Randy!

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    BTW, what model BMW? Not 100% sure it matters but figured I better be ready if posed with the question... the one I have seen was for an X5 in our bay at Ultimate... putting a DVD player and overhead... they guy wanted the dash monitor to display the video too. Anyway, lemme know.

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    Carputer for BMW

    Quickest and most "OEM" like is:

    buy an OEM BMW Tuner and install it:

    ~ 300-1000 USD

    buy an IBUS interface

    http://www.reslers.de/IBUS/

    and get the software for free (there are a couple out there)

    1 - http://www.creative-nightshifts.com/carx.htm
    2 - http://sourceforge.net/projects/beboxmp3/


    Also check out Yahoo groups:

    http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/bmwnav/messages
    http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/...eIBus/messages
    http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/openbmw/messages

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    coachreed - Randy
    Thank you for taking the time to check/find this info out for me.

    Well its not actually for a BMW, its for a Rover 75 on a 2000 plate ( here in UK ) , but as far as i know its exactly the same system ( maybe slightly cut down, my screen does not have an Aux ventilation option ) seeing as BMW bought Rover then went and dumped it after they had taken the mini name.

    petec
    I already have a tuner ( comes with the screen in the Rover version )and sat nav.
    I think i need a little more info on this IBUS interface. im not 100% sure that Rover used this system. I can get no help from BMW about any of this as its not there car and Rover cant help me as they dont seem to know anything ( or BMW just dumped them with the product and no back up )

    Thanx MGR Boy

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    Yes that system seems a good idea, doea anyone have one of these ?.

    Thanx
    MGR Boy

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