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Old 01-27-2019, 11:20 PM
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Let me go look and see whats in mine. Nothing better to do
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Old 01-27-2019, 11:21 PM
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I included a screenshot of the manual diagram.

Sorry for the terrible pics, I was trying to do it as fast as I could before it got dark. My garage is full and wasn't able to pull it in just yet.. I might have to take a full day to figure out what the heck happened.

I also notice that the guy ran two long screws up top to hold it in place and it was kind of a half assed setup, because it seems like he overshot/undershot the sweet spot and ran these long screws into the old bracker plastic. So therefore I was able to mount it, but too high ...

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Thanks - but kinda hard to see what's going on there. I was meaning the wiring on the factory amp BTW, as I'd love to see how the heck it's been wired to the Eonon....
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Yep its got an amp. One sec, uploading pics.
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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.
All US market cars have a separate discreet amplifier mounted in the rear. We never got the lowest tier stereo setup that other countries did. We had the Hifi and the DSP only.
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Looking at the pics provided by the OP, the line outputs (from the Eonon) are hainging free - no connection. These are what would be used to feed another Amp. The Eonon unit looks to be wired directly into the factory speakers.... perhaps via a long loom to the trunk (can't tell...)
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This is looking in the compartment with the drivers side cubby door open.
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All US market cars have a separate discreet amplifier mounted in the rear. We never got the lowest tier stereo setup that other countries did. We had the Hifi and the DSP only.
Interesting - that explains why the long loom is so popular! But it doesn't change the fact that when you unplug the rear factory Amp connector (17-pin or 40-pin) to attached the long loom, it effectively removes the factory amp from the system....
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Looking at the pics provided by the OP, the line outputs (from the Eonon) are hainging free - no connection. These are what would be used to feed another Amp. The Eonon unit looks to be wired directly into the factory speakers.... perhaps via a long loom to the trunk (can't tell...)
Those are the line level outputs hanging loose, the factory installed amplifier gets speaker level input from both the original factory radio as well as the new aftermarket unit through the factory square plug seen in the pics.
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This shot shows the sticker. I never could get the camera turned well enough to read it in a pic.

It has "BMW Amp" on the sticker but I couldn't see the model number.
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Interesting - that explains why the long loom is so popular! But it doesn't change the fact that when you unplug the rear factory Amp connector (17-pin or 40-pin) to attached the long loom, it effectively removes the factory amp from the system....
And if you unplug it you will have no audio at all
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