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Old 05-17-2006, 12:36 PM
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What do I need for NAV TV retrofit?

I want to start with OEM parts and both NAV-TV and TVonNAV seem to be out of business.

I found this on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-G...QQcmdZViewItem

I know Roveractive is reputable, but his disclaimer that it might not work on US X5's is making me nervous.

Also, assuming this kit will work, what else do I need to keep the system operating when the vehicle is moving?
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Old 05-17-2006, 01:02 PM
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If you have an X5 with a MkIII or MkIV then it will work, regardless of the year.

To make it work while in-motion you would need something like this module - http://tvonnav.com/bmwmodule.html
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Old 05-17-2006, 01:11 PM
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If you have an X5 with a MkIII or MkIV then it will work, regardless of the year.

To make it work while in-motion you would need something like this module - http://tvonnav.com/bmwmodule.html
Thanks! I have a late '04 w/MkIV so the kit will work. However, does that mean if I get the OEM kit (with the OEM video module) I will have to swap out the video module in order to get video in motion?

I'd love to buy tvonnav's kit - I tried to do that about a month ago - but they are apparently out of business and I have no idea 1) what parts the kit contained or 2) if any of the OEM parts had been modified by tvonnav. I'm basically trying to recreate their kit on my own, since they're not around to do it anymore.
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Old 05-17-2006, 02:55 PM
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Most modules that allow for in-motion are an in-line set-up that go between the MkIV and the OEM video module. It basically filters the i-bus signal that tells the video module that you are going more than 5 MPH.

The only real difference in the kit you see on eBay and TVonNav's is 1) the eBay kit appears to include the OEM TV antennas whereas TVonNav had an aftermarket antenna, and 2) the eBay kit does not include the in-line module to allow it to work while in-motion.

You'll have to check around to see if you can find one of these in-motion modules.
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Thanks for clearing the fog - once again

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Most modules that allow for in-motion are an in-line set-up that go between the MkIV and the OEM video module. It basically filters the i-bus signal that tells the video module that you are going more than 5 MPH.

The only real difference in the kit you see on eBay and TVonNav's is 1) the eBay kit appears to include the OEM TV antennas whereas TVonNav had an aftermarket antenna, and 2) the eBay kit does not include the in-line module to allow it to work while in-motion.

You'll have to check around to see if you can find one of these in-motion modules.
Of course, the other difference between this kit and tvonnav's is that this kit costs more $

Ain't nuthin' that $ won't fix, I suppose (sigh!).

Thanks again! Now I just have to find that HUGE pile of cash. It must be around here somewhere.....
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Actually this kit is a bit different from the tvonnav kit.

This is the official OEM retrofit kit. The retrofit kit comes with the official TV bumper antenna, and the OEM wiring harness.

I purchased one from Germany for my M3. Very nice.

I actually have a spare video in motion adapter, made by Dietz if you are interested. PM me .... Its very easy to connect. It just goes in-line between the retrofit TV tuner wiring cable, and the TV tuner itself. Takes about 1 minute to install.

You can enable/disable the TV in motion capability by simply holding the clock button on the NAV display for a period of time.

Hope this helps !

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Hi Everyone,

I am a new owner of an 2003 X5 4.4i. Can someone kind of clue me in as to what kind of equipment I have? I have the Navigation with on-board computer. However, I do not have CD Changer. I was searching for different solutions to either install CD/MP3 Changer or install TV / DVD option that would play music. I also would like to install 5th Gen iPod since my wife will be driving the car half the time. Thank you in advance for all your help.

Okay I figured out I have MKIV Nav and will figure out what version software I have tonight when I get home.

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Not sure if this 16x9 compatible

Saw this kit on the net and seems to be complete for $1100. Just not sure if it is 16x9 compatible. Here is the link:
http://www.sportsimportsltd.com/bmraromigpst.html
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Old 05-22-2006, 06:06 PM
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I found this while searching for TV tuner unit. Anyone tried this?

http://www.bimmernav.com/~bimmerna/s...d5835dce6b4532
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Honestly - who watches TV anymore? It's all about DVD or prerecorded content.

http://www.xoutpost.com/vendor-forum/...reen-more.html



We offer a DVD Player that is also capable of USB Flashcard support as well as MPEG, AVI, DivX and TV support, a few of the forum members have this on the site as well:

You might also want to check out wuzin's post on the VSM and the iLink (using the iPod as a video host): http://www.xoutpost.com/x5-e53-forum/...installed.html

VSM kit and Accessories:
http://www.europeanautosource.com/in...cPath=67_69_73

Feel free to contact me directly if you have any further questions.
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