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Installing a BMW E36 Carputer

18th August 2008

Installing a BMW E36 Carputer

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Scott, a reader of the BMW E36 Blog, has sent me some info about a project that he’s working on. The project is actually a carputer (Car Computer) that will be installed in his 1997 318is and will be handling the GPS, music, phone calls (Freehand) and reverse camera. The idea is really cool and I think Scott has accomplished most of the project. Here’s a video of the touch screen installed in the car:

For more details about the project and the components used, please refer to Scott’s website
here. Thanks Scott for the great info.


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  1. 1 On August 18th, 2008, Sebastian said:

    HOW DO I GET 1?!?!? I have a 94 325i E36

  2. 2 On August 18th, 2008, Matt said:

    Very nice, I wondered how long it would be until you had a carputer on the site. I have got the same thing going on ‘cept mine is in a 1998 328i, different bezel around the screen and a custom case with laptop internals bolted to the bottom of the rear deck.

  3. 3 On August 19th, 2008, Scott said:

    Will be posting more pictures and more detailed information on how you go about making one and how you go about putting it in your car on my site hopefully later today. If you have any questions just ask, but most of the stuff should be on the site.

  4. 4 On August 19th, 2008, Tony Sticks said:

    @Matt: Can I get some pics of your setup please?

  5. 5 On August 19th, 2008, Matt said:

    Certainly. I was planning on was planning on sending you a heap of photos once I had finished more of the modifications to the car but I’ll send some pictures of my screen to you in a few minutes and hopefully get some of the computer setup in the coming days.

  6. 6 On August 20th, 2008, Tony Sticks said:

    @Matt: Wow! that looks OEM. I would love to get more details and pics about the installation process. It’s just great!