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      08-20-2013, 09:13 PM   #1
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i drive controller

hey guys I have a 08 128i conv. 6speed. it does not have nav. I would like to put in the factory I drive controller in its original spot. right behind the shifter. this will replace one of my cup holders. can anyone help me with getting one and the bezel.
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      08-21-2013, 08:23 AM   #2
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Why would you want to put the iDrive controller in? Are you going to put the nav unit in the top of your dash too?
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      08-22-2013, 09:57 PM   #3
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nope going to modify the knob and put my bit one knob inside it and put the bit one display in the rear view mirror.. keeping it factory looking
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      08-23-2013, 01:28 AM   #4
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You got me interested..Please more details!
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      08-25-2013, 09:24 PM   #5
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the 1 series has zero space as we know so if I remove the knob from the drc, its only 4 solder points, and hollow out the bmw knob, then place the bit one knob in the bmw I drive and put it in the factory location. voila.. that takes care of that, then the display is very easy to detach from the housing, just extend the cable around 6 ft. bring the display up to the rear view mirror, now open the mirror,, this is tricky, I heated it up slightly in the oven to loosen the plastic,, cold plastic BREAKS, it seperates with a little patience,, now my mirror is non-dimming so lots of room in the housing, I masked off a square area where the display is to be and scratched off the nickel plating with a razor blade... once done I put a piece of mirror tint over where I scratched.. and placed the display in its new home.. a little c/a glue holds it in place.. a little more to reseal the mirror and a perfect home for the new display...
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