Here is a picture of the BMW bracket used to mount a GPS through the map light.
The advantages of the bracket - line on site with the road - you do not need to avert your
eyes very much between the road and the GPS and you can use the map light power
connections to power up the unit!!
The disadvantages - you loose the map light and you need to lean forward to adjust the GPS
- neither was a big issue for me!
The flat plate mounts to the bracket and there are several Garmin brackets that have the
same bolt pattern that match up with this plate. This requires no drilling on the dash cover.
I used this bracket for over 8 years on my 2002 LT running my Garmin 376c. I bought a
2009 LT with a BMW mounted GPS on the radio top so I do not need the bracket anymore.
If anyone wants to buy this bracket it is for sale for $40 with the BMW instructions on how
to mount it. Contact me via PM or [email protected]
. I will be putting this up in the Classifieds shortly.
I really liked the bracket since it was by far the cleanest way to mount a GPS - well
at least BMW thought so for quite some time.