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    Lilliput 7" Touchscreen in E36: How's the fit?

    Hey everyone,

    Am new to Carputers Need some guidance! I am thinking of installing a Carputer in my BMW E36. The only place I think is possible to install the screen is in the OBC + sunglass holder area. I will be pulling the OBC and sungalss holder compartment out, and sticking an LCD in there.

    The LCD I am thinking of is the Lilliput 7" Touchscreen monitor. Does anyone know if it will fit into the area I have mentioned snugly, without any modifications? I cannot imagine myself fabricating my own casing etc, as I haven't done this sort of thing before. The Lilliput touchscreen 7" seems to have a curved bottom, which would probably leave gaps.

    How important is a touchscreen, really? For you guys that have it, is it that much of a convenience? The price difference is about 70 USD I believe. Is it worth the 70 dollars?

    That's all for now. Would appreciate any help. Thanks

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    Hi mate. I've got a E36 320 Coupe. I have just bought a 7" Lilliput Touchscreen and it fits in that gap absolutely perfect. The only problem I am finding is what to mount the screen to! Behind the section of dashboard is a big hole about 3" deep. But there is nothing sturdy to mount to apart from the plastic pipe for the airvents which i dont really want to screw into. I will try and get some pics up 2nite. I will be interested to know if you have any other ideas!?

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    Dan

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    Thanks Dan, that has pretty much convinced me that I should buy it. I have no idea how you can mount it, but I will do some reading up and let you know.

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    Dan,

    Just to confirm that is is the model you are using?

    Model Number. 619GL-70NP (XGA)

    I got it from this page: http://www.lilliput.cn/619.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuen
    Dan,

    Just to confirm that is is the model you are using?

    Model Number. 619GL-70NP (XGA)

    I got it from this page: http://www.lilliput.cn/619.htm
    Guys, guys,

    This is a better solution (although a bit expensive). I live in Germany and drive a E36 also. You probably don't want to mess up your dash. Look at www.cartft.com . I bought these ARAT mnounting brackets and they can be removed and nothing is changed on your car. You need a backet that goes into the car dash, AND a top holder for thge monitor. That means 2 pcs. It costs about 100 total but it's worth it if you want to remove your monitor when you park your car.

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    Thanks euro320i, I've had a look at the site. Wayy too costly for me as I'm a student struggling to fund this expensive little hobby. Sounds good, but for 100 euro its overpriced. Regardless, thanks for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by euro320i
    Guys, guys,

    This is a better solution (although a bit expensive). I live in Germany and drive a E36 also. You probably don't want to mess up your dash. Look at www.cartft.com . I bought these ARAT mnounting brackets and they can be removed and nothing is changed on your car. You need a backet that goes into the car dash, AND a top holder for thge monitor. That means 2 pcs. It costs about 100 total but it's worth it if you want to remove your monitor when you park your car.
    euro320i: Do you have a pic of your monitor mounted in your E36? I would be curious to see how it looks....

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowpuck
    euro320i: Do you have a pic of your monitor mounted in your E36? I would be curious to see how it looks....
    Take a look here
    www.compu-promedia.com/CARPUTER/index.html
    I'm no web programmer, sorry so I created this. It looks factory, from a Germany Company called ARAT. It is also TUV certified. That means the mount is approved for use in vehicles on the Autobahn.
    Hope this helps.

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    I didn't want to hack up my dash for later if I sell the car.

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    euro320i, very nice stock looking setup. Is that the Xenarc screen, and do you still have your OBC and sunglass holder etc in their original location?

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