2017/05/04

DSP Wires Connection for Aftermarket BMW X5 GPS Navigation System Installation

For those who want to upgrade the factory head unit on a BMW X5 E53, and install a new aftermarket BMW X5 navigation GPS head unit, the first question you should know is if your car has DSP amplifier. For BMW X5 with DSP amp, installation is a little different.

If you have confirmed that your X5 has DSP amplifier, and together with a 7 inch large screen in the dash where the factory radio is, then you should use a long cable running from the front to the rear trunk to connect a 40 pins plug under the trunk. For 2002 year afterwards, BMW X5 E53 comes with flat 40 pins connectors, for a 2001 year BMW X5, it should be with round 17 pins connectors.

So we are talking about installation of 2002-2006 BMW X5 E53 with a 7 inch large screen in the dashboard, and with DSP amplifier, your factory radio looks like as following:


As you can see, there's a large screen in the dash, so you need to use a 6m long power cable. How to run this long cable? You can run the long cable under the carpet along the door frames, removed the back seat to get access to the trunk, and hid the wires behind the cover panel in the trunk.

How to find the 40 pins plug under the trunk? Just check below pictures:


About 4 loose wires: 1 yellow, 1 black and 2 white wires.
  1. Yellow: connect to 12V+ car battery
  2. Black: connecto to 12V- car battery(Ground wire)
  3. You will not need to connect the 2 white loose wires.



While if your car does not have DSP amplifier, you will not need to connect these wires, so installation is easier. After you connected the yellow and black wires with your car battery, but still the unit does not support DSP amplifier(no sound), you will need to splice 8 speaker wires to connect your 8 speaker wires for each car door speaker directly to get sound, if not, you can also install the new BMW X5 navigation GPS radio with an external amplifier with RCA connectors(FRONT-L, FRONT-R, REAR-L, REAR-R) and non DSP or fiber optical.

If your BMW X5 E53 just comes with business CD and radio, before installing a new aftermarket multimedia navigation unit, you can learn how to remove the original BMW X5 radio here.

This instruction is also suitable for the new Android BMW X5 navigation head unit: http://www.dvdgpsnav.com/android-bmw-x5-e53-dvd-gps-navigation-head-unit-radio-navi-bluetooth-usb.html
New Update: This Android head unit has been upgraded to Android 7.1 OS now, without extra fees needed. Price is the same as before.


2017/04/24

How to Update GPS Maps for Navigation Head Unit?

Have already installed and used an aftermarket in-dash multimedia GPS navigation head unit for years? If yes, you should update your GPS maps with new version now. For some countries road changes are minor but new maps will give you a fresh looking and you can enjoy driving for a trip.

The most common GPS maps in the market are IGO, TomTom, Sygic, etc. Let's take IGO maps for example because IGO maps are widely used all over the world and it's one of the most popular maps nowadays. Old maps are usually located in a SD card which has already inserted into the GPS card slot, which is usually at the front panel of your unit. What you will need to do is replacing the old map files in the SD card with newer ones.



IGO maps include two parts, one is the software and the other is map files. The IGO software is located in the root directory and with a IGO.exe or Primo.exe file included. Map files are located in content > maps folder. If you don't need to update the software then you can just replace map files under maps folder.

Follow below steps will help you update GPS maps easily and safely.
  1. Where can i get new maps? Firstly you can contact the supplier who has sold you the navigation unit and ask them to see if they provide free update for you. If not, you can try to search on google to find new maps for your country.
  2. Firstly you should backup all files from the SD card in your computer. If new maps does not work then you can install back the previous maps, this step is very important.
  3. If you have got the entire new maps including software, then you can delete all files in the GPS card, and copy new maps into the SD card, it may take about several minutes to copy them as the map files are in large size. If you just got maps folder, then you can delete content folder and then delete this folder and copy the new one.
  4. Insert the SD card into the GPS card slot, not the other SD card slot. Now enter into GPS path settings by touch screen, settings > navigation(or navi path), select the root Primo.exe or IGO,exe, click "OK", that' all, then you can test GPS function and see how it works now.
Dvdgpsnav.com provides aftermarket Android and Wince GPS navigation head unit with GPS maps for free, together with a 8GB SD card for maps. Update is also free when it's available. If you want to update your maps just visit dvdgpsnav.com to ask a question.

2017/03/09

Install Mercedes-Benz E W211 Android GPS Navigation to Upgrade W211 Radio System

Upgrading the factory Mercedes-Benz E-Class W211 radio system and installing an aftermarket W211 Android GPS navigation head unit is your best choice to add navigation system and back up camera compatibility. With the aftermarket Android GPS unit for Mercedes Benz E W211, you and your passengers can also enjoy music or movies in the car through multiple features like DVD, SD, USB, Android Apps, Bluetooth stereo music, and so on.

The following is the best quality Android OS head unit for Mercedes-Benz E W211, it's compatible with Mercedes Benz E55 AMG, E220, E240, E280, E300, E320, E320/300 Bluetec, E420 CDI, E63 AMG, E350, E500, E550, and Mercedes Benz CLS W219(2005-2006), Mercedes Benz CLS350, CLS500, CLS55, Mercedes Benz CLK W209(2005 to 2006), etc.

Source: http://www.dvdgpsnav.com/android-double-din-mercedes-benz-e-class-w211-navigation-dvd-player-e55-e63-e300-e320-e280-e350-e500-head-unit.html
Mercedes-benz w211 Android GPS head unit
Firstly it's equipped with 100% pure Android 5.1.1 operation system, all the interfaces of this W211 head unit are Android based. With the built-in WiFi function to connect internet, you can easily download many apps in Google Play store by touch screen, and it supports Google maps. It comes with 7 inch 1024*600 high resolution intelligent capacitive screen, which brings the sharpest image in brilliant color, it's more intuitive being able to simultaneously support 5 points touch screen operation, which is better than old resistive 800*480 screen.


With convenient and humanized operation interface, the inbuilt 3D navigation system locates your position accurately, receives GPS signal sensitively, provides turn-by-turn voice directions and reroute automatically all the way. GPS works worldwide, DVDGPSNAV offers Android IGO GPS maps for free available nearly all countries in the world, besides, maps update in the future is also free. The powerful Quad-Cores Cortex A9 1.6GHz Frequency high speed CPU makes it run faster than other Dual-Core Android units, and it's with 16GB high speed eMMC Flash, 1GB DDR3 RAM.

The media playing feature from this Mercedes-Benz E W211 Android GPS navigation head unit supports 1080P HD video, compatible with multiple disc formats like DVD, DIVX, MP4, MP3, VCD, etc. You can also pair with your mobile phone to play Bluetooth streaming music, both Android phones and iPhone are supported. The hands free phone calling function is built-in for safe driving without picking up the phone to answer a phone call while driving.

The inbuilt USB port and micro SD card slot with maximum capacity of 32GB allows you to connect a USB device or TF card for media play, file management, photo view, software update. It can even support an external 500GB hard drive through USB.

My Mercedes-Benz E W211 has steering wheel controls? Don't worry, with CAN-BUS decoder included it can keep your original car steering wheel controls, also support automatically displaying reversing image when you put the car in reverse gear, but you should install a back up camera with this unit firstly.

With WiFi module built-in you can connect to any available WiFi hotspots in range, you can enjoy convenient e-life whenever and where-ever for online entertainment such as videos, music, TV, movies, radio and online communication including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other services.

Another cool function from this W211 Android GPS unit is Mirror-Link, which delivers wireless connectivity between the system and your smartphone and realize the same display on both screens. This modern technology enables you to gain access to your smartphone's apps on the unit to play music or videos.

As for how to this Mercedes-Benz E W211 Android GPS head unit, you can download installation instructions via this link. Please note there are two different kinds of cables included in the package. If your W211 has fiber optic amplifier, you will need to use the 5m long cable to connect speakers in the trunk at left. For any other questions like features or installation about this aftermarket W211 Android navigation unit, you can contact DVDGPSNAV.com to get professional help.