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      03-09-2013, 05:47 PM   #1
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Easy fix if you don't like the OEM Navigation



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      03-09-2013, 06:34 PM   #2
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Ok. Curious. What have you done? Looks like a iphoneAndroidiMini (?) in with the nav. Yes?
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      03-09-2013, 06:57 PM   #3
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Nice, was curious how the mini would fit in that space.
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      03-09-2013, 06:58 PM   #4
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What are you using to keep it in place? Little bit of Velcro?
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      03-09-2013, 08:49 PM   #5
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Gravity? We were just in the X3 and it was a "I wonder if...."
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not a z4 interior
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not a z4 interior
same nav screen, if it really bothers you I can snap a pic of it in my car
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same nav screen, if it really bothers you I can snap a pic of it in my car
no its OK, I like the OEM nav
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so it's just resting in front of the OEM screen? any charging capability now or planned?
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      03-10-2013, 01:29 AM   #10
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I was just messing around and surprised how well the iPad mini fit. No plans for it to be permanent. Personally I'm not a fan of suction cup nav screens and I'm quite happy with the stock unit. It does exactly what I expect it to, show a map all the time, with zero effort. (I blame playing too many games like GTA)

I know there a quite a few people that don't like the OEM nav, now I can tell them to STFU and buy an iPad mini
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I can confirm the nexus 7 fits perfectly as well. I'm thinking about making up some sort of clip to hold my nexus 7 in place there for Google maps nav.
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Pic doesn't show up for me... what is it?
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      03-30-2013, 10:12 AM   #13
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Doh! I don't know what happened to the pic, iPad mini set in front of the nav screen.

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Looks like this would be a much better route for non nav z4's to get awsome nav as opposed to the oem retrofit.

Anyone know if it's possible to buy just the nav plastic dash opening frame ? without buying the entire $1200 lcd info screen?
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Looks like this would be a much better route for non nav z4's to get awsome nav as opposed to the oem retrofit.

Anyone know if it's possible to buy just the nav plastic dash opening frame ? without buying the entire $1200 lcd info screen?
was just thinking the exact same thing
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      03-31-2013, 12:07 AM   #16
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seems a good a place as any to post my noob question:

is there any way to play dvd's through my nav screen? is that what a dvd tuner is? has anyone done it and what kit?

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There are ways to tap into the screen, either through the iBUS or bypassing that and doing a direct connection to the display. I think both composite and VGA are options, but the resolution is small, your phone (or iPad) would look better for movies and be 10 times easier anyway. DVDs in car is so 2001.

Now what I'd really want to do if anything is use it for extra gauges/telemetry.
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There are ways to tap into the screen, either through the iBUS or bypassing that and doing a direct connection to the display. I think both composite and VGA are options, but the resolution is small, your phone (or iPad) would look better for movies and be 10 times easier anyway. DVDs in car is so 2001.

Now what I'd really want to do if anything is use it for extra gauges/telemetry.
Sometimes I wish I could go back to 2001. You just need one of these:

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There are ways to tap into the screen, either through the iBUS or bypassing that and doing a direct connection to the display. I think both composite and VGA are options, but the resolution is small, your phone (or iPad) would look better for movies and be 10 times easier anyway. DVDs in car is so 2001.

Now what I'd really want to do if anything is use it for extra gauges/telemetry.
Yea iPhone is definitely a better idea. Any thoughts on full iphone5 comparability and integration with the nav screen?

I've spent so much time reading up on suspension and brakes and motor work that I gave zero attention to tech goodies lol. Humor me
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same nav screen, if it really bothers you I can snap a pic of it in my car
Yes please! I've wanted to do something like that ...
Does it still pop open and close smoothly (in the Z4)?
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Yes please! I've wanted to do something like that ...
Does it still pop open and close smoothly (in the Z4)?
If you leave stuff in front of the screen it wont open and close and you may break it.
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