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tomsawyer 07-12-2019 02:02 PM

Navigation/Head Unit
 
Hey Everyone - I have an 05 4/4i w/ 97k & I'm the original owner. For sometime now I've had issues w/ the navigation/headunit in the truck. for instance, the buttons randomly work, the screen has no color except green, radio shuts on/off randomly, on/off button randomly works. This is all besides the dead pixels on the screen.

Anyway, I read all the dynavin/eonon threads but for some reason I'm thinking to just have the unit repaired. Have any of you used Hi-Tech Electronics in CA?
here's a link - https://hitechserv.com/

Should I go aftermarket? Should I repair? I appreciate all your opinions.

Thanks in advance to all who answer.

PropellerHead 07-12-2019 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by tomsawyer (Post 1165764)
Should I go aftermarket? Should I repair? I appreciate all your opinions.

Any money you spend on repair will still be a unit based on technology from the '90's, even if they added DVD later on.

Lots of reasons for anyone to decide either way. The important thing is to know what is most compelling to you for either option.

Effduration 07-12-2019 08:58 PM

I went with a Android 8.0 unit from xtrons about 6 months ago in my Non-DSP '06 3.0 and am happy with it. Installation was a bit of a bear running a thick cable of wires from the back to the front, but worth it in the end. I changed only the head unit - plug an play with the long, additional harness required for cars with NAV, although have since replaced a couple of rear speakers that appeared blown.

jexeffectz 07-22-2019 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Effduration (Post 1165783)
I went with a Android 8.0 unit from xtrons about 6 months ago in my Non-DSP '06 3.0 and am happy with it. Installation was a bit of a bear running a thick cable of wires from the back to the front, but worth it in the end. I changed only the head unit - plug an play with the long, additional harness required for cars with NAV, although have since replaced a couple of rear speakers that appeared blown.

Did you keep steering controls? What about ibus data to keep track of mpg and stuff? Is that visible with the BC button on the lever? I have an 06 non-dsp 3.0 with nav as well. If you had pictures, I'd also appreciate it...looking to do the same thing.

PropellerHead 07-22-2019 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by jexeffectz (Post 1166385)
Did you keep steering controls? What about ibus data to keep track of mpg and stuff? Is that visible with the BC button on the lever? I have an 06 non-dsp 3.0 with nav as well. If you had pictures, I'd also appreciate it...looking to do the same thing.

Steering controls work if the unit chosen includes the interface. Most do, but some of the ultra cheap units may leave this out to save a few $. Just be certain it's there on order. BC button works with all data updated by the radio with IBus interface.

The information you seek is included across quite a few active threads. Maybe take some time to look around and read for yourself. :thumbup:

jexeffectz 07-24-2019 01:32 AM

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Originally Posted by PropellerHead (Post 1166399)
Steering controls work if the unit chosen includes the interface. Most do, but some of the ultra cheap units may leave this out to save a few $. Just be certain it's there on order. BC button works with all data updated by the radio with IBus interface.

The information you seek is included across quite a few active threads. Maybe take some time to look around and read for yourself. :thumbup:

I'm just trying to gain an understanding of the ibus interface that's being offered with the android units. I like seeing the range I have on my cluster instead of the nav.

On the side note, I found the thread with all the android units, but had to dig through to see that yes, you can customize the dash cluster readings.

PropellerHead 07-24-2019 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by jexeffectz (Post 1166464)
On the side note, I found the thread with all the android units, but had to dig through to see that yes, you can customize the dash cluster readings.

Well done! :thumbup:


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