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      11-06-2006, 02:44 PM   #1
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Who has a V-1 Concealed Display installed.

Who if anyone has a V-1 Concealed Display installed and if so can you post a picture, im looking for some ideas for mine.

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I'm thinking of having a custom install done in the ashtray. Pop open that little cover and the display would be angled towards the driver.

Figure I can just throw my change in the center counsel.
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I can post pictures after work, but I have mine mounted under the lip that's just above the ashtray, and just off to the drivers side so it still opens. I'm still looking for a better option but that's the best I've come up with so far.

The picture isn't my car but I thought it'd be easier to just show you where I put it.
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I'm thinking of having a custom install done in the ashtray. Pop open that little cover and the display would be angled towards the driver.

Figure I can just throw my change in the center counsel.
Yeh My friend put his in his ashtray of his M-3, Im just wondering if there is any better option. I really didnt care for how it looked.
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I can post pictures after work, but I have mine mounted under the lip that's just above the ashtray, and just off to the drivers side so it still opens. I'm still looking for a better option but that's the best I've come up with so far.

The picture isn't my car but I thought it'd be easier to just show you where I put it.
If you could post a pic later that would be great.
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what about something like this?

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what about something like this?
That might work ill have to see if there is a place to run the wire.
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what about something like this?

What dash is that?
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Man, too bad the steathone isn't being made anymore.

I've also seen the display mounted inside the rearview mirror but with the compass built in I don't think there's room anymore.
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Only way to do it is thought the rear view mirror. It looks so sleak and you you can't tell its there. I will try and find some pictures.
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Only way to do it is thought the rear view mirror. It looks so sleak and you you can't tell its there. I will try and find some pictures.
That would be great if you could post some pic's.

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anyone have theirs hardwired?
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Sorry for the delay, forgot to get the pictures. The cord doesn't usually stick out and it looks like the ashtray lid hits it but it really doesn't. It's just very close.
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Here are two concealed installs from www.e60.net

The 1st is easier:

http://forums.e60.net/index.php?showtopic=23044&hl=



The 2nd I would never attempt. The guy used chemicals on the glass in the rear view mirror for the remote display. Check it out, it is wild:

http://forums.e60.net/index.php?show...45&#entry63545
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^^^ Holy f*ck is that second one incredible!!!
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Sorry for the delay, forgot to get the pictures. The cord doesn't usually stick out and it looks like the ashtray lid hits it but it really doesn't. It's just very close.
Thanks for posting them now I understand what you did.
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Now that is cool im going to have to look into something like that for the E90.
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^^^ Holy f*ck is that second one incredible!!!
I agree but if you have the mirror with the compass and home-link I dont think it will fit inside the mirror.
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I'd like to do a more thorough install but I'm not really sure how much effort I want to put into it. The method and location I chose turned out to be really simple so it didn't take much time. The only thing I was really thinking about was a cord that didn't stick out as much from the remote display box.
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anyone have theirs hardwired?
Yes lots Try this link for one option http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...age=8&pp=22,if

or this one http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...light=hardwire

The first link is the way I did it but im probibly going to rewire it to the fuse box when I install my concealment display.
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Ok here is what im going to try I figure if I mess it up I can just buy a new pannel. Here are some pictures of work in progress.
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