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Old 01-26-2019, 09:30 PM
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The Eonon in our E46 didn't come with a GPS card. If you ordered and paid for one, you might get help. Otherwise, the customer have to make these.

But I wouldn't go through the trouble. Load Waze and never look back. The best GPS and traffic guidance platform out there in my experience.
Thanks! Had no idea, I just assumed from the instructions. I love Waze so I'm. Going to do that.
I thought I needed it for downloading the maps.. What about long trips? How do I ensure the map is downloaded? Make I can check the Waze settings

Aside from that i have started noticing some distortion on the highs ( maybe i have blown tweeters). I read someone with another model stereo had to put back the original and turn the volume to 0 and reinstalled. Not sure if that applies to non-dsp/non nav setups.

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Old 01-29-2019, 10:16 AM
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Crowz,
Can you please show how you hooked up your unit to the car's GPS antenna? Also, how you placed the unit's antenna in your car to get such good reception.

I have the nav w/o DSP in a 2001 so looking to upgrade.

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Crowz,
Can you please show how you hooked up your unit to the car's GPS antenna? Also, how you placed the unit's antenna in your car to get such good reception.

I have the nav w/o DSP in a 2001 so looking to upgrade.

Thanks
Its in this thread somewhere

I bought a cable and adapter off amazon and attached to the factory gps connector in the drivers side cubby hole compartment in the hatch area. The factory antenna comes down from the top of that compartment and attached to the factory nav unit located there.
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I read all 140 pages of the thread looking for it and didn't see it. If anyone knows what page it is on, please let me know!
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I suggest you choose the aftermarket unit you want and then ask those that have the same unit/brand, the same year X5 without DSP. Otherwise you may well waste a lot of time getting to where you want to go or even damage the unit. I suggest a unit that has a US distributor that some here have had good results with tech support. The state of art evolves quickly so it is best to buy a unit that has just been introduced if that is the concern.
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I just went and found it for you. Its page 31 and newer.

Heres what you have to buy to connect to the factory gps antenna. At least its what I needed for my Seicane.

connector at the back of the radio
https://amzn.to/2DHXPwb

90 degree elbow
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Actual 20 foot gps cable
https://amzn.to/2sUTZcJ
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Thanks Crowz!

How did the TV tuner work out for you? Good reception over the air? No problems running the TV while the car is moving?
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Thanks Crowz!

How did the TV tuner work out for you? Good reception over the air? No problems running the TV while the car is moving?
It works but the reception sucks here. Then again all tv reception sucks here. Were in the boonies.

I bought an outside digital tv antenna for the house to see what we could pick up for local sports and such. No dice. All that fancy antenna picked up was the local pbs kids station on the mountain.

So its not the cars fault for not working worth a flip at least where I live. I cant really give a positive review for the tv gadget since there isn't anything to watch with it here.
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Does most of you all have the Seicane head units? Anyone who actually have the Eonon ones? Got a few questions regarding the iBus adapter, rear view camera, etc...

First off I have a non Navi and DSP so the regular head unit was 2 pieces the radio and cd player. For the ones with this setup did you have to cut off the middle bracket to get these to fit snug? Found a post where one cut the top portion but looking at it Im still thinking the middle and dont believe I need to cut the top but figured I asked. Dont want to hack the framing to find out I cant even get this to mount up anymore.

2nd for the ones with the Eonon units in particular to get the engine statistics, etc isnt the ODB Advanced Diagnostic tool adapter eonon sells pretty much the same thing as the Ibus adapter but with more options and and straight plug and play into the factory ODB port to the actual radio?!?

Last would be for the rear view camera's has anyone found a good brand or type they are using and like. Seems like no ones really found one they like. I bought the one where it goes into the tail light slot like another member here and he stated it still works fine but the night vision isnt the greatest. Was also thinking of the screw on types non led or even the license plate frame types but wanted to see if anyones really found one they really like before I start cutting into trimming, etc....

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You just need to take a single hacksaw blade and start removing material until the Eonon unit fits. Just start with the obvious obstructions and keep trimming until it fits snugly.

As far as the backup camera Crowz and I both used the Chuanganzhou unit from Amazon. Small unit, less than $15 and good picture in low light.

http://amzn.to/2ibYp9j

Here is his DIY install link.

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