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    Not a PC, but a multimedia install in my '97 BMW 328i...

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    1997 BMW 328i

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    nice and clean!.. good stuff!

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    quick non carputer related question. How do you like having Reverse all the way on the left side? Is it harder finding first?
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    JuBu did you have to widen the opening from the sunglass area to get the screen to fit in there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by binary.h4x
    quick non carputer related question. How do you like having Reverse all the way on the left side? Is it harder finding first?
    Not very difficult at all...REVERSE requires much more force to get into than first gear, so you would'nt accidentally slip into reverse or anything like that...

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    JuBu did you have to widen the opening from the sunglass area to get the screen to fit in there?
    Nope, no cutting required...the inner portion of the headrest shroud fit snugly in there, and the outer lip jsut had to be cut a bit so that it could overlap the opening's borders...
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    what model number is your head unit?

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    "Not very difficult at all...REVERSE requires much more force to get into than first gear, so you would'nt accidentally slip into reverse or anything like that..."

    A friend of mine has one 328i and i was also suprised in how the reverse gear worked.
    Bmw 328i its a great car, the years go by but the engine still roars...
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    A lot of german cars are like that...

    My Seat Ibiza (Seat are owned by VW) is, and I know Audis mostly are also, at least the ones I have seen...

    Usually reverse has a saftey catch thing, like a ring on the stick to pull up, or in the case of my Ibiza, you actually had to press the stick down before it would move across to reverse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a17_track_350z
    what model number is your head unit?
    Clarion DXZ735MP...

    Reverse requires much additional force to throw it into gear, much more than 1st, 2nd, etc.
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    JuBu: good to see you over from bimmerforums Good looking install. I was planning something similar on my E36 328 before I wrecked it :-/ then had to go for the full carpc in the E46!

    One time someone was going to drive my 328 and they roll down the window and say "I can't put it in reverse" -- you gotta push really hard. I don't even think the car would tolerate you even trying to put it in reverse if you were going a decent speed. The SMG on my M3 flat out locks it out above 5mph -- not that it would shift it in there anyway..
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