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      10-25-2012, 12:05 AM   #1
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aftermarket in dash navigation

anyone have ideas on putting in a in dash navigation and replacing OEM radio?
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      10-25-2012, 12:20 AM   #2
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its really not that hard...i see u have 2011. idk if it differs alot from the 06 to 08.. You have to get a bezel for it.. it will move your a/c controls up and you just have to get a harness from like Technic to make it easier...

For example a Avic series:

or if you wanted to a single din:

There are some premade ones as well like this one: i wouldnt really do cuz you cant pick the radio that you want:

Just do some research.. It really isnt that hard. One thing to think about is, Do you want to keep your steering wheel controls? if so youll prob need a harness/adapter for that too

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There are side effects to consider for aftermarket HU's

Be sure you become aware of them .

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Originally Posted by mlockbmw View Post
anyone have ideas on putting in a in dash navigation and replacing OEM radio?
There's no meaningful way to put a fixed-screen navigation system in place of the OEM radio. It is simply too low to be of any practical use.

If you really need a usable navigation system and you want to replace the OEM radio, then it should be a system with a hideaway screen, which would open out and up (into the center vent area) or some other system with a separate screen.
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I think the ipad mini is going to be the best way to add navigation and a host of other new things to cars.
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