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Installing 1997-2003 BMW 5 Series Upgrade 2000 and earlier model BMWs with the Widescreen Navigation
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How to replace the small screen in 2000 and earlier model BMWs with the Widescreen Navigation Display
- Author: Martin Bishop
- Time required: 20 minutes
- Difficulty: Moderate
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Upgrading from the 4:3 Small screen display to Widescreen display is quite simple
Remove the dash trim pieces on either side of the display. Using a Phillips screw driver remove the small trim panel screws on either side and gently lift the brass faceplate release mechanism shown in the above photo.
See Attached Document BMW TIS - 65 52 510 Removing and installing on-board monitor.pdf for details
Once the faceplate has been removed unscrew the 4 screws around the monitor and slide out
Disconnect the blue and white power plugs on the unit. To remove the plugs release the locking tab by pressing the release mechanism on the back of the plug gently with your finger
Remove the old unit completely and connect the widescreen display unit to the car using the exact same 2 plugs
Simple and Quick installation is complete
New display works EXACTLY as the old display works, as the display is only a cosmetic upgrade. The display is like a computer monitor. upgrading to the larger display is like getting a new and larger computer desktop monitor. The function is the same as this is a cosmetic upgrade only.
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