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      09-29-2008, 02:04 PM   #1
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V1 Stealth Install in LA

Hey folks--

Any recommendations in LA (preferably West Side) on install shops that can hardwire my V1 and install the stealth display?

I'm comfortable hardwiring the V1 myself--I did it on my E46 M3. It's the stealth display install that I'm concerned with. It seems much more complicated and I would prefer a professional to do it.

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      09-29-2008, 03:20 PM   #2
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I had asked the same question a while back and didn't receive a response. Hopefully someone will see this as I am getting tired of the cord hanging down the dash. lol.
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yeah...it's totally ghetto with the cord plugged into the cigarette lighter.

i see you're in santa monica--where do you get your car washed/detailed?
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Still haven't found anybody yet huh?

I usually just wash it myself, but if I'm too busy or something, there is a pretty decent place off of Olympic near Sepulveda. I've also had it detailed by John on m3forum and he did an amazing job.
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Still haven't found anybody yet huh?

I usually just wash it myself, but if I'm too busy or something, there is a pretty decent place off of Olympic near Sepulveda. I've also had it detailed by John on m3forum and he did an amazing job.
Olympic/Sepulveda? Touchless/Laser car wash? Details?

Thanks.
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Are you talking about the place on Olympic and Corinth? They do handwashes for $16-$18--they don't put it through the conveyor. I used to bring my E46 M3 there all the time. I thought they did a pretty good job.

I forget the name. Most of these LA car washes are pretty generic and look the same.
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Let me know......if ur willing to drive down to orange county. Please pm me
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Hey folks--

Any recommendations in LA (preferably West Side) on install shops that can hardwire my V1 and install the stealth display?

I'm comfortable hardwiring the V1 myself--I did it on my E46 M3. It's the stealth display install that I'm concerned with. It seems much more complicated and I would prefer a professional to do it.

Thx!
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Are you talking about the place on Olympic and Corinth? They do handwashes for $16-$18--they don't put it through the conveyor. I used to bring my E46 M3 there all the time. I thought they did a pretty good job.

I forget the name. Most of these LA car washes are pretty generic and look the same.
Ooh, yep, that's the one. I think they do a great job. Yeah, I have them do a hand wash in the corner so that it doesn't go on the conveyor. You're right though, they do all look the same. lol.

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So does he have a shop? Where is he located? Did he do yours?

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Let me know......if ur willing to drive down to orange county. Please pm me
I actually wouldn't mind since I'm down there quite a bit. I can usually only get down there on the weekends t hough.
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my friend hardwired mine. its pretty sick, ill show you at cars n coffee this saturday if anyone wants to see it
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Does anybody have suggestions? I would like to get this done before the SEMA show.
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Ooh, yep, that's the one. I think they do a great job. Yeah, I have them do a hand wash in the corner so that it doesn't go on the conveyor. You're right though, they do all look the same. lol.
I just got back from the Car Wash on Olympic/Corinth you recommended. Unfortunately they were closed today probably because of the Jewish Holiday, oh well... I'll try again tomorrow. Any other places you might recommend? My car needs a thorough wash really bad!

Have you tried Lucent Motors for your V1 install? They specialize in high-end cars, and they are located in the same area as the car wash.

http://www.lucentmotor.com/
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Hey Rick! Darn, I was actually going to leave work early today and have my car washed there. lol. I'm not familiar with any of the other car washes in the area.

Hmm, I was just hanging out at Lucent the other day. They do really good work, but i'm not sure if they can do the stealth install in the ash trey and all that stuff. Maybe I'll just ask and see what they say. See ya around SM.
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Ooh, yep, that's the one. I think they do a great job. Yeah, I have them do a hand wash in the corner so that it doesn't go on the conveyor. You're right though, they do all look the same. lol.



So does he have a shop? Where is he located? Did he do yours?



I actually wouldn't mind since I'm down there quite a bit. I can usually only get down there on the weekends t hough.
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There's a DIY on the regular E90 side.
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