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Thread: 2010 BMW X1 (E84) Car Computer Install

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazzz View Post
    Looks great. What did you use to cut the plexiglass and what epoxy did you use to secure the LCD to the plexiglass?
    I used a hacksaw blade to cut a rough hole and did the fine tuning with a file. The filing to get a nice straight square took a lot lot longer than the sawing itself.
    The epoxy was the dual tube syringe type. Mix it together and it set's in about 15 minutes.


    Quote Originally Posted by canstb View Post
    Very nice work done, congratulations.
    I also want to do the same to my x1, will you be kind to assist me when I need help?
    Thanks, I'll give all the help I can. Maybe best to PM me if you have specific questions.

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    I've looked through this twice so please excuse this post if you did mention it but, is the radio headunit gone completely? What do you do for radio stations?

    BTW, very, very nice, professional looking setup!
    "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -AE

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam View Post
    I've looked through this twice so please excuse this post if you did mention it but, is the radio headunit gone completely? What do you do for radio stations?

    BTW, very, very nice, professional looking setup!
    Yep, the head unit has been totally replaced. For radio I use internet streaming, all my local and national stations are available on the net. To be fair most of the local stations are not that good anyway so internet streaming give you access to 1000's of stations. In my previous E46 install I did use an Silabs USB radio tuner for a bit. To be honest the reception wasn't great.
    In the BMW the head-unit is used to create the 'Gong' and PDC beeps. The PDC beep is not a problem as I now have a proper screen showing me how far I am away from things rather than just beeping. The 'Gong' that used to sound if you had left your lights on or if the temperature drops below 3 decrees C is now done by a piezo buzzer connected to the Arduino uP.
    The BMW X1 head-unit has some function to turn the hearing / cooling on at preset times, I haven't worked out the K-CAN codes to reproduce this yet.

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    that's what I call a nice and clean install. Old school carpc

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    Hi there,

    Fantastic job. Have you shared your Skin anywhere ? I'd love to try it on my Bimmer

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