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Old 01-25-2015, 05:42 PM
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Johnrichards what head unit did you get? And do you have pics during your install ? Interested about the stuff under the spare tire by the battery as well.
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I'm interested in how you actually fit the head unit into the dash. I had an EONON unit but it didn't fit at all. Sent it back...gonna buy a Dynavin, but do I have to modify the "cage" that the factory radio sets in?
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I would like to hear more from any folks that have installed the Eonon E53 offering into their vehicle. The cost is very compelling. Their latest offering is the D5166Z.

In early 2014 I installed the Eonon Gm5150 into my factory nav E46 330Xi. A little quirky at first but they were clearly developing and debugging on the fly. Subsequent firmware upgrades settled it down to a decent unit for the sub $400 price. Yes the FAKRA cable to the trunk area was necessary and will also be needed for the E53 install.

I just recently got my iGo8 settled down with a sys.txt file that is working awesome. Q2/2014 NORTH America maps can be found at this torrent link

iGO8 R3 HERE (Navteq) 2014.Q2 North America (United States, Canada & Mexico) - torrent - iGO GPS Systems - Android Zone

The Dynavin N6 seems to be the top performer from what I've read here of folks who have installed it (works even WITH DSP), but at nearly 2X the price of Eonon offering, I'm having difficulty seeing that much premium over the Eonon unit, so I'm interested in hearing anything folks have to say about D5166Z operating experiences.

To be clear, I would pay some premium for the N6 over the Eonon pricing but not nearly 2X.

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Smile Radio installation with bracket removed.

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Did you have to cut or remove your bracket that held your factory radio? I just installed an Eonon D5166U. I had the DSP system, but I'm doing away with all of that an installing 2 amps. The Eonon is just resting in the hole in the dash. I can't find a way to secure it in place...and it's driving me crazy. Everything I saw online said I'd have to cut or remove the bracket, so I cut it.
(You can always cut styrofoam that came in packaging to give support in the dash. I also took the silver brackets and bolted it to unit and cut the ends down to size and then drilled holes that would align with holes on dash.
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:39 PM
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Those who are having installation problems with the GA5166, I cut the packaging styrofoam to give unit support, since I took out plastic bracket. Also, I removed the two bottom connectors out of the connector assembly so it can plug up to the unit plug and play connector. I just need to figure out what to do with those two plugs and the plug that come off of the mid unit. Any ideas.
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:42 PM
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I was told that the owners manual can be found in the unit. If that is so, what screen do I open?
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If I can get radio to work I would be a satisfied customer with the GA5166. The plug that came off the mid section unit what do one do with it.
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Old 03-22-2015, 07:09 PM
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If I can get radio to work I would be a satisfied customer with the GA5166. The plug that came off the mid section unit what do one do with it.
I don't have first hand experience but from what I read you need to plug in the original mid to turn on the factory amp still... unless you completely bypass the factory wiring.... try it because I am still curious about this head unit. I read that some people relocate the mid to the glove box to continue using the factory amp and wiring...
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The amp comes in when I play a CD or DVD. I did read in the forum about plugging into mid, which I tried and didn't work. Can anyone identify all the plug in sections on the back of the GA5166, I have three places unoccupied.
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