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      03-12-2020, 10:38 AM   #89
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nice.. looks good, looks like thats the newer menu version also..
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      03-12-2020, 10:53 AM   #90
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Which nav unit did you buy exactly? How did it mount to the dash and does it completely cover the dash opening?

More pics would be great when you have a chance.

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Well scooped up and Android Unit with car play and installed it. Just need to install the backup camera now perhaps a front camera for recording purposes. At this time I have not hooked up the mic, gps, or what i suspect to be a wifi antenna. Although I did run the GPS antenna to the right cup holder in case I want to install it down the road. My car had factory professional Nav, so i scooped up a business radio so i can see the stations. The factory audio/cd at least to me sound better than the professional nav ever did.

Lastly although the screen is big I do not believe it really obstructs my visibility. There may be a custom baseplate cover in the works for the Z4 to make this screen sit lower.. (might be able to sit an inch / inch and a half lower)
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      03-12-2020, 06:42 PM   #91
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I do not have the same interface as the newer BMWs.. The screen you are seeing is the Apple Car Play Screen. Which is all i really wanted. The base-plate is a tad small so it doesn't perfectly cover the existing nav screen cutout.

I am in touch with a another guy that installed this screen and is working with a vendor to come up with a properly sized base plate that does not require trimming. Although this exact nav solution is not perfect once the custom base-plate is made its gonna be A+ in my eyes.

I will try to snag more photos this weekend
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      03-12-2020, 07:03 PM   #92
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Well scooped up and Android Unit with car play and installed it. Just need to install the backup camera now perhaps a front camera for recording purposes. At this time I have not hooked up the mic, gps, or what i suspect to be a wifi antenna. Although I did run the GPS antenna to the right cup holder in case I want to install it down the road. My car had factory professional Nav, so i scooped up a business radio so i can see the stations. The factory audio/cd at least to me sound better than the professional nav ever did.

Lastly although the screen is big I do not believe it really obstructs my visibility. There may be a custom baseplate cover in the works for the Z4 to make this screen sit lower.. (might be able to sit an inch / inch and a half lower)
Thanks for the update. Keep us posted on the custom base plate. I may try this route when my screen goes kaput.

Out of curiosity, why can't you reuse the OE's GPS antenna since you have the OE NAV?
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Thanks for the update. Keep us posted on the custom base plate. I may try this route when my screen goes kaput.

Out of curiosity, why can't you reuse the OE's GPS antenna since you have the OE NAV?
To be honest I didn't look into it. Also didn't want to take apart the headliner / visor and I' not exactly sure of the wiring...When i swapped out my nav head-unit unit all i had was the regular radio connector and standard antenna plug.. I did not see a GPS antenna wire / connection anywhere.

Zposters feel free to educate me with some tips and tricks.
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Just remembered...the GPS antenna is connected to the NAV DVD drive in the center rear console
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How exactly is this screen being held to the dash? Does is screw right into the existing mounts?
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      03-15-2020, 08:03 AM   #96
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This was posted in a Z4 FB group. Not affiliated but they claim it fits and works with E85/E86’s. I’m curious but not willing to cut a hole in my dash.

https://bimmersupplies.nl/product/na...85-e86-en-e89/
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That unit looks promising but rather pricey
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      03-15-2020, 08:56 PM   #98
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This was posted in a Z4 FB group. Not affiliated but they claim it fits and works with E85/E86’s. I’m curious but not willing to cut a hole in my dash.

https://bimmersupplies.nl/product/na...85-e86-en-e89/
I like that it lists Android Wireless as an option, which would add a lot of value for me, but there is an asterisk beside it with no notes I can find - so it's not clear under what conditions that would actually work.

The installed picture looks almost like it's intended to fold into the dash, but no indications in the description or pictures that it does. If it doesn't fold, it's a pretty clunky looking structure behind the screen, and the pictures of the standalone unit and the installed unit don't match.

What little description there is, is confusing at best, and there is also no installation manual to peruse - just not enough info there for me to take a risk.

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      03-17-2020, 03:14 PM   #99
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They often use photos from e89 in the sale, it does not fold
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      03-22-2020, 04:29 PM   #100
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Wishful thinking, but any chance the E82 satnav/tray trim fits the Z4 E85?





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