Wanted to share my pics and observations of the LI install on my 1991 BMW 325I.
Had a friend of mine give me a hand with the install this morning. Overall things went pretty smoothly.
A few notes:
The cpu is very small and easy to mount (I decided to mount it under the dash). I won't give the dimensions of the box again. Someone already posted those. But the box weighs perhaps 5 ounces (just guessing) and is no longer than a ballpoint pen. Decided to wire the LI to a switched circuit in my bimmer (So with the LI switch left in the ďonĒ position - LI will be powered on and off and controlled by the carís ignition switch).
We did have a little difficulty routing the modular plugs (that are on the ends of the head cables) through the firewall. We used the main wiring port that feeds wires from my car's fuse box in the engine compartment through the firewall and into an area under the dash. It probably would have been easier to just drill another hole in the firewall, but eventually we were able to feed the module plugs through the wiring port with a snake.. push & pull
I decided to mount the heads under and flush with the bumper (as pictured.. see links bellow). I think the install is pretty covert. I initially thought I would mount the heads in the grill. But the grill slats on this old 3 series are very narrow and pitched down. There's no way I would have gotten the heads in there and level without cutting a slat or two.. ouch!
So with this install..
Heads do seem to have a good "view" of the road and are reasonably level and parallel to the road.
Heads are mounted so the "bubble" receivers are on the outside (toward the corners of the car). Hopefully this will give me good coverage on any extreme angle/close up shots? (Thanks for the tips RacerX and Interceptor.. Ivan)
Heads are spaced about 21 inches apart.
Each head is within 6 inches of the (right/left) edge of the front plate (and within 12 inches of the center of plate).
Each headís "bubble" receiver is located within 11 inches of the outside (low beam) headlight (measured diagonally) and within 8 inches of the inside (high beam) headlight (measured vertically).
On the interior you will notice that we were able to mount LIís Power/Kill switch right next to the shifter on the console. (That little black switch really looks like it may have come standard with the bimmer!) The switch location seems perfect for the real world encounters that I envision:
For Highway: LI/V1 alert to LIDAR.. downshift to 4th or brake.. insure/adjust to PSL.. hit the kill switch.
For City: Well I make it a point to always drive the PSL (and usually slightly under the PSL) in the City.
And I guess that's it.
I certainly welcome any comments, suggestions, observations.. etc.
Take care and best to all!