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E53 X5 Business CD upgrade options

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Sorry if this has been asked before, I've searched and got lost in the stack of audio/ICE threads......

Having just picked up an '06 E53 X5 3.0D, I've noticed it has a horribly massive blind spot when reversing, big enough to run over a child, a dog, a small town...... never felt the need for one before until now........

Are there any plug and play factory based units that will support an aftermarket camera being retrofitted? I don't care if sat nav ever works, more than happy to use my phone for navigation, and can wire a camera in piece of piss. Bluetooth would definitely be handy but I have a decent work-around to that if that's not possible to incorporate.

I'd rather not go down the path of replacing the whole unit with some el-cheapo Android unit, if that's the only solution then I'd just get a camera kit with a small screen to mount somewhere and be done with it (just not that keep on having something attached to the windscreen or in an oddball place to look at), ideally I would prefer something in dash that keeps all the functionality of the factory MID and stereo system, that isn't a PITA to rewire absolutely everything, doesn't cost my left testicle to install and keeps the factory appearance.

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Dynavin n6 or newer would work, but they are spendy 

Quite a lot of the android units are very good, but you definitely need to research them

Mine has a chinese pile of junk running on that real scungy windows system from back in the day and it is garbage 

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Avin Avant 4 appears to be a good option, although can get expensive if you want extra features.  

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On 10/3/2019 at 7:34 AM, dirtydoogle said:

Dynavin n6 or newer would work, but they are spendy 

Quite a lot of the android units are very good, but you definitely need to research them

Mine has a chinese pile of junk running on that real scungy windows system from back in the day and it is garbage 

Yeah I did see them, bit more than I'd want to spend at this stage. I have been looking at some of the android units and some seem to be ok, little bit of work to get them set up and working properly but should be doable.

On 10/14/2019 at 5:44 PM, Eagle said:

Avin Avant 4 appears to be a good option, although can get expensive if you want extra features.  

Had a look, while they look like a decent unit, yes they can get hella expensive, and I didn't see too many positive reviews of them - but that might've been the older versions, not the latest ones.

Will keep both the Dynavin and Avant systems in mind, seems the first thing I need to do is pop mine out and see what plugs it has as that could be an issue as well......

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