7″ LCD ashtray install in a BMW 335i / 330i / 328i (E90 / E92) from Random Bits

This 13 step process will walk you through how to install a 7″ LCD screen into a E90/E92 BMW 335i, 330i or 328i.  This process will work for sedans, coupes, and convertibles that do not have the iDrive system.  A few things to note before you get started:

  • Details for removal of the center console trim can be found in the middle of the first post of this thread.
  • The top 1/2″ of your screen will be blocked by the center console trim.  To overcome this, a custom front-end theme is required, or you may be able to deal with the overlap like Apander at E90Post.com has.  Also, credit belongs to him for the initial idea for this install.


And there you have it.  Look for future posts on wiring and the computer installation that will power this LCD, followed by the software we will use for the system’s brain.

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One Response to “7″ LCD ashtray install in a BMW 335i / 330i / 328i (E90 / E92)”

[...] and have a HOWTO with pictures of installing an LCD in the Ashtray area. See link below. HOWTO: http://nowsci.com/random-bits/201006…0i328i-e90e92/ [...]






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