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jimmie the head 01-25-2010 04:22 PM

Adding Factory Navigation
 
Is it possible to add factory nivigation to a 2007-2008 x5?

dragoncoach 01-25-2010 04:37 PM

Yes it is but it is cost prohibitive. It's been discussed a few times and the conclusion is it's much cheaper to buy a portable Garmin or Tom Tom and use that than and an OEM one.

m5james 02-01-2010 09:07 AM

For the price, you're better off going aftermarker like I did. I just installed an AVIC F90BT w/ a steering wheel controls adapter and everything, took me a couple of days. Now I have perfect integration, my steering wheel still works, I can watch movies, SD cards and have navigation for $600.

Marshotel 02-01-2010 09:39 AM

Can you post pics? I would love to see that.

m5james 02-01-2010 10:24 AM

http://www.xoutpost.com/electronics/...tall-pics.html

His AVIC install was much more extensive since he's replaced every speaker. Mine was much simpler, running a few wires (mic, GPS antenna, PAC steering wheel controller, relocated the OBC to the glovebox) and using a plug and play adapter to mate up to the factory harness. If I hadn't screwed around, watched DVD's while "testing" the unit ;) before finishing the intallation, etc, it could have been done in a day.

Marshotel 02-01-2010 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m5james (Post 4899066)
http://www.xoutpost.com/electronics/...tall-pics.html

His AVIC install was much more extensive since he's replaced every speaker. Mine was much simpler, running a few wires (mic, GPS antenna, PAC steering wheel controller, relocated the OBC to the glovebox) and using a plug and play adapter to mate up to the factory harness. If I hadn't screwed around, watched DVD's while "testing" the unit ;) before finishing the intallation, etc, it could have been done in a day.


I thought you did it on an e70. My bad....I guess i can't read all that well:confused:

m5james 02-01-2010 05:56 PM

As long as your dash looks like this http://l.yimg.com/dv/izp/bmw_x5_3.0s..._dashboard.jpg instead of this http://l.yimg.com/dv/izp/bmw_x5_4.8i..._dashboard.jpg, I don't see why you couldn't. That 3.0 pic is the perfect size for a double DIN deck. I should have paid more attention as well since your screen is the OBC as well. I realize that a lot of things run through the screen, but I guess that's your trade off. I relocated my OBC to the glovebox, but that'd be much harder for you based on the size of yours.

I've also seen these http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-G...fAudioQ5fVideo, a dash mounted screen which the X3 and Z4. I don't know how hard it would be to intergrate, but I'd imagine it's not as easy as an aftermarket unit like I used.

kymedic25 03-02-2013 03:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m5james (Post 4900494)
As long as your dash looks like this http://l.yimg.com/dv/izp/bmw_x5_3.0s..._dashboard.jpg instead of this http://l.yimg.com/dv/izp/bmw_x5_4.8i..._dashboard.jpg, I don't see why you couldn't. That 3.0 pic is the perfect size for a double DIN deck. I should have paid more attention as well since your screen is the OBC as well. I realize that a lot of things run through the screen, but I guess that's your trade off. I relocated my OBC to the glovebox, but that'd be much harder for you based on the size of yours.

I've also seen these http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-G...fAudioQ5fVideo, a dash mounted screen which the X3 and Z4. I don't know how hard it would be to intergrate, but I'd imagine it's not as easy as an aftermarket unit like I used.

So if I have a dash like the 3.0 pic, then I could just buy an aftermarket nag, CD, radio etc and have it installed?


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