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Old 07-12-2019, 02:02 PM
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Navigation/Head Unit

Hey Everyone - I have an 05 4/4i w/ 97k & I'm the original owner. For sometime now I've had issues w/ the navigation/headunit in the truck. for instance, the buttons randomly work, the screen has no color except green, radio shuts on/off randomly, on/off button randomly works. This is all besides the dead pixels on the screen.

Anyway, I read all the dynavin/eonon threads but for some reason I'm thinking to just have the unit repaired. Have any of you used Hi-Tech Electronics in CA?
here's a link - https://hitechserv.com/

Should I go aftermarket? Should I repair? I appreciate all your opinions.

Thanks in advance to all who answer.
2005 X5 4.4i N62 86k Original Owner
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Old 07-12-2019, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by tomsawyer View Post
Should I go aftermarket? Should I repair? I appreciate all your opinions.
Any money you spend on repair will still be a unit based on technology from the '90's, even if they added DVD later on.

Lots of reasons for anyone to decide either way. The important thing is to know what is most compelling to you for either option.
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:58 PM
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I went with a Android 8.0 unit from xtrons about 6 months ago in my Non-DSP '06 3.0 and am happy with it. Installation was a bit of a bear running a thick cable of wires from the back to the front, but worth it in the end. I changed only the head unit - plug an play with the long, additional harness required for cars with NAV, although have since replaced a couple of rear speakers that appeared blown.
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