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      07-05-2009, 06:02 PM   #1
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E82 With Double Din Radio

Hi,

I thought it was impossible to make such an installation in an E82 model due the size of the console... however after some research I have decided to go foward with the installation.

The original central panel was disassembled and the panel with the PDC/Start-Stop Buttons has passed to the lights panel near to the rear central mirror. They made a fiberglass mask for the central panel where they fit the double din radio and the AC, then this mask was painted by professionals to mach exactly the same black colour of the car interiors. At the end I think that final job is perfect, and now, the central panel is much more "fresh" than the standard one.

The radio is an Kenwood DNX9240BT with rear camera.

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Comments are welcome!

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      07-05-2009, 06:24 PM   #2
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That looks extremely well done! My compliments to the installer and to you on your vehicle. Nice mod!
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      07-05-2009, 09:11 PM   #3
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fuckin sexxxxx!!!!! what are the 2 buttons for in the 1st pic?
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      07-06-2009, 03:25 AM   #4
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      07-06-2009, 04:40 AM   #5
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Hi,

the 2 buttons on the first pic are to turn on/off the PDC and the Start/Stop functions. The European version do have these options, in the USA doesnt have?

The mod was made here in Portugal by Equipolarcar. If you want to check their website you can check it here: http://online.equipolarcar.com/catalog/

Check their fantastic portfolio!

The price was 300€ for the fiberglass mask and the installation.

Thanks!

Edit:

As you can see in the picture on the link, these buttons were on the bottom of the central panel.

http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/6889/dsc00110cw3.jpg
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Sweet!!!! Really nice job. That company has their $hit together!!!!
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      07-06-2009, 08:14 AM   #7
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thanks for the pictures! Now i'm tempted.
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      07-06-2009, 08:27 AM   #8
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very nice, something i will do if i ever get a car haha
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Best aftermarket head-unit installation I've seen on this car so far.
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Did you lose some functionality when making the switch (i.e. phone, computer, etc)?
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      07-12-2009, 09:03 AM   #12
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Hi,

it is all working just fine, didnt lose any functionality! Thanks
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      07-12-2009, 02:12 PM   #13
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I really want to do this...no functionality loss? If the Portugeseys can do it SoCal'ers can also...Im going to inquire with local shops..
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So the PDC works aswell?:O
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I really want to do this...no functionality loss? If the Portugeseys can do it SoCal'ers can also...Im going to inquire with local shops..

Hi, its Portuguese and not Portugeseys...and if you wanted to write it in Portuguese its Portugueses.... and you can't spell the name of the people that found the place where you live now... if you live in America!


Endre... yes, the PDC works just fine!
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Hi, its Portuguese and not Portugeseys...and if you wanted to write it in Portuguese its Portugueses.... and you can't spell the name of the people that found the place where you live now... if you live in America!
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Can you post a few more pics with better light inside please..
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Hi, its Portuguese and not Portugeseys...and if you wanted to write it in Portuguese its Portugueses.... and you can't spell the name of the people that found the place where you live now... if you live in America!


Endre... yes, the PDC works just fine!
Lol..i was joking around...and the Spanish found America my amigo...the Spanish..Don't be jealous of your prolific neighbors
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Nicely done!
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yeah, that is one clean looking install!
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Lol..i was joking around...and the Spanish found America my amigo...the Spanish..Don't be jealous of your prolific neighbors
Erm.. what about the Native Americans?

Back on topic... LOVE that install. Talk about cleeeeeaaaannnnn!
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Lol..i was joking around...and the Spanish found America my amigo...the Spanish..Don't be jealous of your prolific neighbors

Hi,

Man, really...I had to read your comment twice because I just couldn’t believe what you wrote. Aren’t you ashamed of not knowing the origins of your own country? Cristovăo Colombo (or Cristopher Columbus to help you remind your history lessons) is Portuguese and he found America in 1942.
If you knew your history, you would know that Portuguese were the first to sail and discover new lands. Cristovăo Colombo was sailing in Spanish boats, but he was Portuguese, not Spanish!

I will post better pictures with better light later on...Thanks!
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