USA-Spec PA12-BMW Full Video Review and Pictorial Installation Guide
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02-05-2010, 11:50 PM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Westchester, NY
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Unlike others that did this before me I did not drill holes or cut and splice cables to squeeze my iPod into the E46 Armrest's tight lid pocket. Nor did I want my iPod out in the open and in the way.
I wanted to get in the car plug the iPod in and lock it away in such a place that it would be fairly immune to theft
(IE. Not in the glove box or ashtray),
not taking up visual space in the dash/console area yet still be easy and quick to access.
The best place I found was
my Euro Tray. There the iPod Touch could fit, be out of the way and accessible in seconds by pulling up the Euro Tray
(or cup holders if that is what you have).
the coin holder that rotates/flips up
(it usually comes standard behind the cup holder on the USA E46 cars)
will not give enough space for a large size iPod (like a Touch). You will need to replace it with some version a Euro Tray or the flat storage tray that sits behind the cup holders/or short Euro Tray and replaces the coin holder. In the picture below the Red X denotes what NOT to get. The other segments are fine for storing your iPod under. (Also there is a very rare segment that is a small flat open holder tray) not shown here that directly replaces the coin holder in the rear space behind the either the USA cup holder or short euro tray that will also work.
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