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Old 08-17-2009, 11:49 AM
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Avic-Z110BT Install pics.

Some teaser pics. I will post miore later.
The Home depot galvanized L bracket fit perfect for BMW opening.
Shot while still set up in dining room table. mybimmer.net ABS bezel

Cutting the hole for OEM knob to be used for a the kicker bass knob and a rotary switch.

Fresh cut. before installing I colored it with a black sharpy. (Forcep bit was used)

Knobs installed


Side shot

Notice that the pioneer name is no longer on top and the chrome strip alon ghte bottom is gone. I just used a matte black decal from ebay to cover it up.

Kicker bass knob opened and filed down to fit into OEM Knob

Test Fit...

More to follow...
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:54 PM
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Additional pics...


HU Test fit. I needed to move the bracket up to fit the factory screws. Wood clear coat was lightly scratch but a little wipe removes it.

OEM Nav removed. Huge opening.

Bracket moved up to line up to the factory Holes.


Notice I used silicone for the knob installs. Its done in case it breaks or needs to be swapped out later.


Running wires took about 5 hours since many parts needed to be loosened or removed. Also since the OEM tuner was in the rear all the wires need to be run along with the RCAs for the amp and reverse camera. The power seat harness was not disconnected since I heard that this will require the dealer to reset the airbag lights.

Wires/cables are run through the middle of the car. The red cable is the Monster 6 channel RCA cable. It looks like a 4 guage power cable.

Screwdriver used to give room when lifing the carpet.

Power, antenna and HD tuner. HD tuner is currently placed under the seat but it will be relocated to the rear by the spare tire. This was a pain to install since the OEM antenna cable is in the rear. I needed to run 2 long antenna cables since the MSN direct needed to be in the front. The connection is in this order: From OEM antenna to MSN direct to HD Tuner. Antenna ends there since the signal is then passed into the head unit via the IPBUS. The HU antenna jack is not used.

Climate control removed and the wires HU wires behind

Wires tied together.

GPS Nav antenna placed on the air duct behind the speedometer under the dash.

VSS wire plugged in behind the speedometer.

Taking apart upper console for mic placement and removal of motorola BT kit mic.

Relocated the sunroof switch to the other side to mount the HU mic closer to me while using the OEM mic cap.


Mic mounted in left most space

SWI-PS connected. Original wire is cut to connect the SWI.

Wire tapped all speaker connections to 8 speakers. The car has 10 speakers but I am only using 8 and they will be going through a kicker passive crossover. Kicker amp below is used for the Subwoofer.

Crossovers. Note the battery is below. Picture is located on the back left of the vehicle.

4 Channel amp installed. Sub amp installed directly below it.

Finally fully installed picture.

Two and a half days of installing and I now can finally relax and enjoy it. Headrest monitors installed and pictures to follow.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:00 PM
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Did you use the OEM sub?
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No. I did not have DSP but I heard not so good things about the DSP anyway. All Speakers swapped for Kicker.





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great write up man u saved ur self about 600 big ones and u know the install was done correctly wich is worth more than the 600 imho. Kicker should make a stealth box L5 12" box it would look so sexy
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:58 AM
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Amazing! This was in what year X5? What did you use to track down which wire was for what?
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This was on a 2003 X5 3.0 that had OEM Nav and no DSP.

The speed sensor wire I got from this site but as far as the speakers go I used a 9V battery after tapping the wires. Each pair are twisted together so it made it easier.

The head unit is bypassed so I did not have to find the parking break wire. The passenger can adjust the nav in motion or watch movies.

The only wire that was not on the factory radio harness was the illumination wire. This tells the HU to dim when the lights are on. I found this on one of the harnesses that was plugged into the OEM nav.

None of the factory harnesses were cut with exception to the steering wheel control wire. In order to connect to the SWI-PS steering control module it needed to be cut. The wire color was in the installation guide.

BTW - Up for sale soon are:
OEM Nav MK4 w/ 16:9 screen
Intravee II w/ alpine module
Motorola Bluetooth Kit Hardwired HF1000. Plug and play BTW since I bould all the modules to connect it to the X.
OEM Tuner
OEM Amp
EAS Video module

PM Me if you are interested in any of the parts.

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Old 08-19-2009, 05:42 PM
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This was on a 2003 X5 3.0 that had OEM Nav and no DSP.

The speed sensor wire I got from this site but as far as the speakers go I used a 9V battery after tapping the wires. Each pair are twisted together so it made it easier.

The head unit is bypassed so I did not have to find the parking break wire. The passenger can adjust the nav in motion or watch movies.

The only wire that was not on the factory radio harness was the illumination wire. This tells the HU to dim when the lights are on. I found this on one of the harnesses that was plugged into the OEM nav.

None of the factory harnesses were cut with exception to the steering wheel control wire. In order to connect to the SWI-PS steering control module it needed to be cut. The wire color was in the installation guide.

BTW - Up for sale soon are:
OEM Nav MK4 w/ 16:9 screen
Intravee II w/ alpine module
Motorola Bluetooth Kit Hardwired HF1000. Plug and play BTW since I bould all the modules to connect it to the X.
OEM Tuner
OEM Amp
EAS Video module

PM Me if you are interested in any of the parts.

hi,

how much for the Intravee II w/ alphine module and Motorla Bluetooth Kit?

thanks,
royemaun
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Old 08-20-2009, 06:30 AM
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You are really very brave to do all this
I like the knobs idea... it filled up the empty spaces on the sides

I have sent you a PM for the NAV drive and the radio module
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