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Old 01-27-2019, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Crowz View Post
That's strange as my Seicane is going thru the bmw factory amp the same way I imagine the eonon is and I didn't run into any of that. Unless something went wrong on the install I have no idea what is causing that.
In most cases you are no longer using the factory amp if you fit an android head unit; the most obvious exception is with DSP.

If you have only a CD Player and MID unit up front (and no rear amp) then the factory amp is INSIDE the CD Player head unit and is removed when you remove the CD Player head unit. The speaker cables (on the 17-pin or 40-pin connector) connect directly to the android HU amp.

If you had a BM54 radio/amp in the trunk/boot then this is also disconnected when you attach the long android loom to the 17-pin or 40-pin connector that WAS in the factory amp. It makes little difference if you pull the BM54 unit from the trunk at this point - it's no longer connected - it's just ballast.
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