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Old 09-09-2020, 10:10 PM
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You won't find a HU like mine with the "Shadowline" trim. It's the blacker thin strip that's under the screen. I did that because it was the only "chrome" thing in my interior. Nothing a little rattle can couldn't fix!
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Old 09-10-2020, 01:56 AM
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Patriks7,

How long have you had your HU installed? What model is it? I ended up with the PSD1053BL:
https://xtrons.com/bmw-x5-built-in-d...-rom-psd1053bl

It's not the latest and greatest, but I wanted to see how it performed before throwing tons of money in a new HU. I saw SpookX5's HU and really liked the look of it. Especially the larger screen. Easier for my aging eyes to see!
I have this model https://xtrons.com/bmw-x5-e53-androi...rom-pq1953bipl

It was installed about half a year ago. Iím going to have to check the connections once I have a bit more time, as I donít see any reason why Iím having the issues I am. Overall I am very pleased (compared to the stock). When my GPS does work, itís loads better than the stock one, especially with the ability to have Waze. Having Spotify with loads of downloaded music is a godsend as well for long trips. And not gonna lie, having Netflix for when Iím waiting in the car for extended times is cool too
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Old 09-10-2020, 01:57 AM
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I have this model:
https://xtrons.com/bmw-x5-e53-androi...-rom-ib9953bpl

I vastly prefer its capabilities to stock. Offline maps are super easy with Google, you just select an area and download it. It expires after a period of time, because construction happens so often, but updating the downloaded maps is easy as well. I'm not fond of connecting the unit to my phone for internet, but there are models with built in 4G as well, which I am considering an upgrade to.
How is your experience with the GPS connection? Does it stay constantly connected? How long does it take to start up?
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Old 09-10-2020, 02:01 AM
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Might I ask, how well does this unit mount? I have an older model in another X5 I own and due to having rounded corners around the edges, it doesn't mount securely in the hole. The unit I have that I named above, has corners that help to fix it in the hole and honestly could get by without even having screws in it.
The model I got fit in like a glove without absolutely any adjustments.
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Old 09-10-2020, 05:30 AM
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How is your experience with the GPS connection? Does it stay constantly connected? How long does it take to start up?
I haven't had any issues that made me notice. It works as well as my smartphone. I mounted mine inside the dash on top of some metal bracing. My first one, I ran up to the dash through the front midrange hole and had the damn thing melt in the Kuwait sun. It still works, just looks like a blob now.
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Old 09-10-2020, 05:34 AM
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I haven't had any issues that made me notice. It works as well as my smartphone. I mounted mine inside the dash on top of some metal bracing. My first one, I ran up to the dash through the front midrange hole and had the damn thing melt in the Kuwait sun. It still works, just looks like a blob now.

Hmm okay I need to take apart mine over the weekend, seems like there is some issue. Yesterday I timed it and it took over 15 minutes before I got a GSP signal. But afterwards, when the car was stopped for just a few minutes, it popped up within a minute.


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Hmm okay I need to take apart mine over the weekend, seems like there is some issue. Yesterday I timed it and it took over 15 minutes before I got a GSP signal. But afterwards, when the car was stopped for just a few minutes, it popped up within a minute.
Wow, that does sound bad. By the time mine boots and I open an app neeeding GPS, it seems to be working fine.
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I have this same unit, but not branded as Xtrons but different, can't remember... It the 4GB version and works great. It has been in the car for 10 months now and I can't fault it! Fit's like a glove and with the IBUSS app and USB it shows the same information as the stock nav, with extra coding options! Love it!
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How is your experience with the GPS connection? Does it stay constantly connected? How long does it take to start up?
I have my GPS boot on start up and it does so fast enough. I have less RAM than the newest HU's. It keeps loading continually as I drive so no problems there. I need to get a SIM card as updating my local area is just annoying and I use it to find my clients daily.

I am waiting on my Resler integration. Can't wait to get that hooked up! How was getting it installed on the HD? Looks easy enough.

Can anyone comment on the DAB install? I am just trying to save a few bucks by not ordering the additional 6m antenna if it works with out it. Plus, I don't want to have to take the interior out again. Holy hell. That was a chore!
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Old 09-16-2020, 02:48 PM
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I have this same unit, but not branded as Xtrons but different, can't remember... It the 4GB version and works great. It has been in the car for 10 months now and I can't fault it! Fit's like a glove and with the IBUSS app and USB it shows the same information as the stock nav, with extra coding options! Love it!
Did the IBUSS integrate into the existing NAV or are you using an app? This is my one complaint so far. The NAV is just a PITA without using 4G.

Car looks great with the new wheels, Spook!
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