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natotx
11-15-2004, 02:55 PM
Guys -

For the life of me, I cannot figure out why BMW does (did?) not put an electronic compass in their cars, either in the rearview, or the instrument panel computer display. I would like to get an electronic compass for my car, prob mounted on the rearview (but am open to suggestions). While at Wals-Mart, I saw a kinda cheap looking one there. Like 30 bucks. Does anybody have any suggestions?

2001 540i...

thanks


nate

:dunno:

AsianImage
11-15-2004, 02:57 PM
Good question...I have the same car...if you find out anything let me know!

I will keep an eye on this thread!

PropellerHead
11-15-2004, 05:24 PM
Does anybody have any suggestions?Here's a crappy picture:
http://www.my02.com/images/mirror/compass.jpg
It's a BMW part. I am thinking of transferring it to the X5 as it doesn't have Nav. I bought it for the 540 on kind of a 'hey look! another mod!" whim. :dunno:

natotx
11-15-2004, 05:32 PM
Here's a crappy picture:
http://www.my02.com/images/mirror/compass.jpg
It's a BMW part. I am thinking of transferring it to the X5 as it doesn't have Nav. I bought it for the 540 on kind of a 'hey look! another mod!" whim. :dunno:

Thats nice. Any info on where you got it, cost, installation ease, etc...?

thanks

nate

PropellerHead
11-15-2004, 07:50 PM
Thats nice. Any info on where you got it, cost, installation ease, etc...?

thanks

nateI got it at Pacific BMW a hundred years ago. Seems like it was a couple hundred bucks.

Installation was a snap. Literally. It sort of snaps into place after you twist it onto the windshield bracket.