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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 04-29-2015, 10:14 AM
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Eonon DA5166

Installed an Eonon DA5166 touchscreen in my 2002. The 2 issues im having is this.

1. Cannot seem to figure out how to see the names of my tracks or the album art on the screen (i thought it was automatic) from either a disc or my ipod.
2. No steering wheel controls at all. Ive played with assigning the buttons, but still nothing.
The system is very rich in color, has a great picture and sound. Everything works great except these to items, i even bought the extension cable to run to the rear of the vehicle, but i cannot find the harness at the other end of the radio (suppose to be by the battery) could this be my issue?
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:05 AM
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Where did you buy it from? Have you contacted Eonon? They have Live chat and I've found them very responsive even regarding my old Eonon D5124F I bought 2 years ago (contacted them about replacement plastic screw covers that I lost which they sent for free). Also Alice of Eonon always promptly responds to her emails. It sounds like you probably bought it from an online reseller?
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:22 AM
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I don't have that unit, but, to help others, I wrote up something similar for the Dice Silverline:
- E39 Sunvisor instructions for operating DICE Silverline:

When you figure out the DA5166, I would suggest writing up similar instructions for others to start where you left off...
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Please read the suggested threads, where the best always add value to those threads, either by pictures or by descriptions, so the next person with the same problem stands on your shoulders.
See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:28 AM
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Yes i did purchase it online through Eonon, sealed box but bo instruction manual. Everything is a breeze except the 2 issues i mentioned. No i havent tried to contact them yet, figured i needed to be by my car when i do and i am currently not.
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:50 PM
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I have GA5166 Android unit, steering function works just fine, I have not tried CD yet.
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:23 AM
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Did you have to install the extended harness?
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:45 AM
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Did you have to install the extended harness?
No, I do not have DSP so it is pretty much plug and play except that I do need to splice a illumination wire to get button back lighting to work.
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Old 05-01-2015, 11:09 AM
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I dont have DSP either and when i hooked up straight radio, no sound. I had the harness, installed it and it works great(except for controls and names of tracks) did you have to program them to work?
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I dont have DSP either and when i hooked up straight radio, no sound. I had the harness, installed it and it works great(except for controls and names of tracks) did you have to program them to work?
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Old 05-01-2015, 12:23 PM
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I dont have DSP either and when i hooked up straight radio, no sound. I had the harness, installed it and it works great(except for controls and names of tracks) did you have to program them to work?
For no sound, you need to connect to wire labeled "ANT" so when it is turn on, antenna will trigger stock app to turn on.
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Old 05-01-2015, 12:31 PM
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Are you sure you have DA5166 not GA5166? I looked up Eonon website and I cannot find DA5166 model.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:42 PM
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Im so sorry, it is the GA5166
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Old 05-02-2015, 03:01 PM
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What do i connect the "ANT" wire to?
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Old 05-02-2015, 03:53 PM
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What do i connect the "ANT" wire to?
I think there are 3 wires labeled "ANT" if I recall it correctly, connect the one from main plug to the unit to the one on the 40pin adapter. There is another "ANT" wire on antenna adapter.
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Old 05-02-2015, 04:30 PM
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Ok thanks for the help, working on it now
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:41 PM
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So after the help the Walkinator has told me, my system is up and running and all controls working. Now to figure out hoe to get my song information onto the tracks and album art to show.
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Old Yesterday, 04:08 PM
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Thaks for the help Walkinator!!!
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I am glad that it works out for you, enjoy your new head unit!
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Thank you very much
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I also installed rear view camera, you can check my thread if you are interested: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...721&highlight=
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Old Today, 09:42 AM
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Thats really nice and i luv the look, where did you get your back up camera?
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Old Today, 10:50 AM
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I got it from eBay, http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...c&LH_PrefLoc=1
They are pretty much the same, all Chinese made so just get a cheapest one (with good seller reviews). You can follow my installing pictures in my thread.
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