2003 E46 BMW 3 Series Ci Coupe UK Install Complete - custom dash/RR skin - many pics!
After a few months of learning by searching through these forums, other forums and Google, I've finally completed my carPC install on my 2003 E46 318Ci M-Sport.
First of all - the car:
Since October 2005 I have been the proud owner of a BMW 318Ci M-Sport (BTW: My name is Lloyd Cody, hence the C8DY L). Here are some pics:
These are the features I now have in-car:
- GPS Navigation
- MP3 / CD / WMA etc. music file player
- DVD player
- FM radio
- CD/DVD / MPG / AVI etc. video file player
- Digital Terrestrial (DVB-T) Freeview and Analogue television
- Internet browser and email facilities
- Games and utility applications
Here are some pics of my interior and boot (trunk):
These are pics looking into my boot from the rear seats with the rear seats folded down. This way have access to all my amps, sub bass box and carPC. The PC is vertical and is velcroed onto the side of the subwoofer. My amps are also velcroed to it. The velcro is very heavy duty and takes a huge effort to pull apart so it is very secure. This then gives my the opportunity to take individual items out if I need to. (I apologise for the ****e photos):
Next, these pics are of the interior of the car with my in dash screen. I have moved the AC controls down into where a storage bin once lived, removed my head unit and put in a Xenarc 7" touchscreen with custom built surround that I ordered from Germany (details below). The bezel surround is from Janus (MP3Car.com board member from Germany - email [email protected] for further details):
This is the main screen you see after the PC has booted. I am using the RoadRunner front end software (which uses WinAmp) with my own skin. I plan to make release this skin for everyone when I have completely finished it!
This is the shutdown screen: