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    Good Stuff

    Firstly I have to say that is a great install, its all neat and tidy, just like a BMW.
    The space navigator idea is great i wanted to use either one of thoose or the powermate, there is somewhere on the forum, someone who bought an iDrive controller from breakers and bought a control board and has wired it up, looks good. I was thinking of cheating, getting the Navigator then ataching iDrive know to the top, it depends whether I get e30 or e36.

    Also iPhone Snap! Best screen ever!

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    your install looks incredible. I'm a complete newb to carpc's but i'm a technologist at heart and will use your set up as a guide for installing a system in my 05 M3.

    Looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WraithJ View Post
    Also iPhone Snap! Best screen ever!
    I was just trying to show how incredibly bright the cartft screen is. Still not as good as the jesus phone but pretty close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WanderLustMan View Post
    your install looks incredible. I'm a complete newb to carpc's but i'm a technologist at heart and will use your set up as a guide for installing a system in my 05 M3.

    Looks great!
    Thanks! Let me know if you have any questions. Today I'm obsessed with looking for a good windshield HUD.

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    I love BMW's

    yea the screen on the iPhone really is top notch, do you have youre pc turning on over ignition or via a switch, also is any part of your pc hooked up to the ISO stereo harness?

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    I am still running through the OEM harness and amp other than the sub with has it's own amp. Maybe someday I'll get a new amp and rewire everything but the stock HK is pretty good.
    For startup I am using a PAC TR7 module which detects a constant 12V and sends a momentary pulse which is tripping a relay connected to the laptop power switch.
    For shutdown I use laptop shutdown control software which turns off the laptop when it starts running on battery power.

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    this is a very cool setup! very professional!!

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    Ahh I like the shutdown idea, very cool! Cheers for the info, looking foward to seeing more of your work in the future!

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    This looks great! I am almost ready to install in my E60 on Tuesday. I hope my install turns out as good are yours.

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    Thanks guys. Today I am fabricating a panel to fit in the ashtray slot that will have an extra usb port, ipod dock and IR sensor for my lcd. I'm still trying to figure out where I should relocate the auto dim light sensor to.
    Actually I wonder how it works and if I could somehow hook it up to my interior dim knob.
    That would be super cool. Anyone know how a light sensor works?

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