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Old 01-31-2019, 07:49 PM
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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.

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I have that one on order actually. I was torn between that one or modifying that license plate one. Just didnt want to go through all that trouble if the quality is crap. Hows the night quality on that camera? Might be a crap shoot finding one that is decent at night I guess.
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I have that one on order actually. I was torn between that one or modifying that license plate one. Just didnt want to go through all that trouble if the quality is crap. Hows the night quality on that camera? Might be a crap shoot finding one that is decent at night I guess.
My shot is from a cheap monitor in my cargo area taken with a cell phone camera so the lines you see are not really there. Just the way it came out with a picture taking a picture...

As far as the night image quality, I still don't have an android yet so I can't comment on that but Crowz said it was as good as he has seen with a half dozen he has used in previous installations.
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Quality is great on the camera overboost and I have. It's better than the factory one in my 2013 E70 and all of the other ones I have (10 or so) except the one in my corvette. But that camera is huge and wouldn't fit on the E53 without looking like crap.

Night vision is perfect too.
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Thank you both for the additional info on the camera. I may just go that route rather than dealing with the modified license plate light type. Might be an easier install as well. I bought another one like the one you posted but not that brand. Wondering if I should just say screw it and get that one since you both have it and its proven!

Now does any of you know about the ibus and eonon diagnostic adapters? lol
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The ibus adapter info in the link in my signature covers all of the ibus info and will work on any android radio that has a usb port.
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Now does any of you know about the ibus and eonon diagnostic adapters? lol
The iBus adapter (in conjunction with the iBus app) allows you to access the "onBoard Computer" functions that are lost when you remove the MID - functions such as checking your fuel range, setting the clock etc.

It can also perform a few other advanced functions, like some coding etc.

The OBD "diagnostics" is just that - diagnostics. It uses a different app and requires a BT OBD adapter to be plugged into the 16-pin ODB port on the car.

They are very different things and have little (if any) cross-over.
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The iBus adapter (in conjunction with the iBus app) allows you to access the "onBoard Computer" functions that are lost when you remove the MID - functions such as checking your fuel range, setting the clock etc.

It can also perform a few other advanced functions, like some coding etc.

The OBD "diagnostics" is just that - diagnostics. It uses a different app and requires a BT OBD adapter to be plugged into the 16-pin ODB port on the car.

They are very different things and have little (if any) cross-over.
Thank you for the comparison between the two. That was what I wanted to know. So I guess Ill have to go with the ibus as well if I want to keep those factory functions. Ok I think I got a general idea of everything just got to start purchasing some of the things and start to get on it.
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IMHO, the iBus adapter and app are fantastic. All the OBC functionality is returned, that had been lost by installing an Android head unit plus some mild light coding options and other cool features are within the "Settings" area of the app



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fastening the head unit in NAV/DSP replacement

I just finished installing an Eonon ga9166 in my 2004 BMW E53 w/NAV and DSP using a lot of the tips I found on this board. All went very well with one exception.

When tightening the two screws, that fasten the head unit, the bottom of the head unit comes out of the dash. If I leave the screws loose, the bottom of the head unit will vibrate out of the dash while driving.

Has anyone seen this problem?

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I just finished installing an Eonon ga9166 in my 2004 BMW E53 w/NAV and DSP using a lot of the tips I found on this board. All when very well with one exception.

When tightening the two screws, that fasten the head unit, the bottom of the head unit comes out of the dash. If I leave the screws loose, the bottom of the head unit will vibrate out of the dash while driving.

Has anyone seen this problem?
Not an uncommon issue, reading the discussions on here...

The OEM system has a small rubber-covered "pin" at the rear of the unit that sits in a hole at the back of the dash cavity. This pin might be able to be removed from your OE unit and fitted to the Eonon.

See this post...

https://xoutpost.com/1148671-post29.html

Others have adding extra material to the dash framework to help support the new unit.
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