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Old 01-25-2010, 04:22 PM
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Adding Factory Navigation

Is it possible to add factory nivigation to a 2007-2008 x5?
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:37 PM
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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.
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:07 AM
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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.
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:39 AM
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Can you post pics? I would love to see that.
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:24 AM
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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.
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PERFORMANCE:///M5 6spd conv., Iron sleeves, L/W Teflon coated pistons, 3 angle valvejob, P&P head, cams, electric fan, CF intake tube w/aluminum heatshield, Magnaflow 14816'd
INTERIOR:
Hardwired V1 above rearview, 12" RE Audio DVC sub, MTX 81000D, silver trim, 5% tint
EXTERIOR:19" Beyern Mesh staggered, Shadowline kidneys, Axxis pads
01 X5 4.4 - F90BT, L5
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:08 PM
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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
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:56 PM
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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.
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PERFORMANCE:///M5 6spd conv., Iron sleeves, L/W Teflon coated pistons, 3 angle valvejob, P&P head, cams, electric fan, CF intake tube w/aluminum heatshield, Magnaflow 14816'd
INTERIOR:
Hardwired V1 above rearview, 12" RE Audio DVC sub, MTX 81000D, silver trim, 5% tint
EXTERIOR:19" Beyern Mesh staggered, Shadowline kidneys, Axxis pads
01 X5 4.4 - F90BT, L5

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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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