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      10-30-2006, 11:22 AM   #1
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Install of TomTom 910

hi, I would like to get the TomTom 910 installed in my car, however not on the windshield but in the area between driver and passenger, where I currently have the cigarette lighter and ashtray.
I would use the TomTom as navigation (BMW doesn't have navigation for Hungary) and also the BT handsfree.
what this would mean is taking out the ashtray console, making the wire connections through there, figuring out some sort of holder/docking for the device there...
any ideas a) whether this could be done and b) how to go about doing it/getting it done?
thanks a lot, Adam.
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Hmmm...if you install the TomTom unit so far down, it won't be within your line of sight. If I am not mistaken, the TomTom has a small 4"-5" screen, so I'd imagine, it'd be hard and distracting at your proposed location.
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Install it on the dash.
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      10-30-2006, 11:58 AM   #4
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don't really need to look at it for navigation, I use voice commands and don't look at the screen at all...
installing on dash wouldn't work as I have the iDrive there and overload of displays wouldn't help...

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Hmmm...if you install the TomTom unit so far down, it won't be within your line of sight. If I am not mistaken, the TomTom has a small 4"-5" screen, so I'd imagine, it'd be hard and distracting at your proposed location.
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I would just put it on the windshield instead of hurting your baby.
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Wait..you have I-drive but no-navi? How's that possible on the E90?
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      10-30-2006, 01:05 PM   #7
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Wait..you have I-drive but no-navi? How's that possible on the E90?
have navi however Hungary is not covered at all on the European CD and the quality of the BMW navi in Central and Eastern Europe is a bit questionable compared to TomTom anyway...

with hurting my baby - I was thinking of a clear install not something cheesy! if I can't get it nicely done, I won't do it at all! I think the TomTom would really fit there well, just need someone with audio/video car install experience think of how to make it hold there and do the wiring... (want to check here before I approach some shops here - found that people here have much better knowledge/ideas than the pros out there!!!).
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Nothing specific to you request...but have a read at these DIYs...

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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32678

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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...light=sat+prep
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I know this isn't what the OP is asking, but what about the unit that replaces one of the center air vents? Do they provide mapping for Hungary?
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I know this isn't what the OP is asking, but what about the unit that replaces one of the center air vents? Do they provide mapping for Hungary?
I think that is the alternate OEM offering, so it wouldn't benefit the OP who is looking for a different service.
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I know this isn't what the OP is asking, but what about the unit that replaces one of the center air vents? Do they provide mapping for Hungary?
that wouldn't work as it is a BMW thing and wouldn't provide map coverage for Hungary. And I already have the TomTom so would like to use it...
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hi all, still didn't get to doing the above mentioned however am more and more inclined in doing so.
one question, that also comes to my mind is whether anyone knows/has tried to connect external monitor to the iDrive screen. if there was possibility to connect my TomTom display to the iDrive screen and seeing the info on iDrive, that would be great. any ideas whether this is possible?
thanks, A.
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anyone? looking for install of Tomtom 910 elsewhere than on windshield...
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