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Raspberry Pi Carputer with i3

Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:06 am

Has anybody tried to install a Raspberry Pi carputer into the i3, ideally connected to the main navigation screen? I've seen some links on the web re: other BMWs, but nothing for the i3 specifically (perhaps it is all the same?). It sounds like a fun cheap project but I'd much prefer to follow detailed guides than do it all myself.

Additionally, once the carputer is installed, would we be able to add front parking sensors and other modifications through the carputer instead of retrofitting BMW Europe parts?

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Re: Raspberry Pi Carputer with i3

Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:33 pm

You would need some way to adapt the video output of the Pi to the 4-pin(?) video connectors used between the head unit and the video screen.

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