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Old 03-12-2012, 06:52 PM
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e53 Aftermarket Stereo install Question

Hi All,

I've done a fair bit of searching for this issue but can't find the exact details I'm looking for.

I have a 2000 X5 4.4 with Nav and no DSP on the 4:3 display. The radio stops working periodically and the screen is mostly useless either rotating display or freezing.

So to keep the wife happy I wanted to upgrade to a DDIN aftermarket stereo. I don't care about the NAV or the OBC (too many dead pixels anyway)

Since I have the 4:3 NAV and the radio is in the trunk; my plan is to run wires from the head unit area back to the trunk and splice into the radio wires there for sound, power, antenna, etc and re use the factory amp and speaker wiring.

Has anyone done this and can verify this approach? Any tips or gotchas to be aware of? I would like to keep the factory amp and speakers if I don't have to mess with them.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:00 AM
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Yes it should work. I think you can buy a ready made extension cable from Jeff at Dynavin solutions.

Don't forget the dash aperture is a weird shape and you lose the Aux Ventilation control. Might be an idea to look at the Dynavin D99 for E39.
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:07 PM
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Yes it should work. I think you can buy a ready made extension cable from Jeff at Dynavin solutions.

Don't forget the dash aperture is a weird shape and you lose the Aux Ventilation control. Might be an idea to look at the Dynavin D99 for E39.

The extension cable is a great find! Thanks!!!

I've got a faceplate that matches the X5. I don't think I've ever used the aux vent control. Didn't even know about it. The radio screen has been useless for a long time.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:40 PM
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Hi All,

I've done a fair bit of searching for this issue but can't find the exact details I'm looking for.

I have a 2000 X5 4.4 with Nav and no DSP on the 4:3 display. The radio stops working periodically and the screen is mostly useless either rotating display or freezing.

So to keep the wife happy I wanted to upgrade to a DDIN aftermarket stereo. I don't care about the NAV or the OBC (too many dead pixels anyway)

Since I have the 4:3 NAV and the radio is in the trunk; my plan is to run wires from the head unit area back to the trunk and splice into the radio wires there for sound, power, antenna, etc and re use the factory amp and speaker wiring.

Has anyone done this and can verify this approach? Any tips or gotchas to be aware of? I would like to keep the factory amp and speakers if I don't have to mess with them.

Thanks in advance!
Yes, I just installed a Pioneer AVIC D3 in my 01 x5 with the 4:3 display. If you still need some help pm me.
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