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Dasotter 02-27-2011 12:40 PM

New Head Unit to Replace OEM Nav Computer
I apologize in advance for posting a question that has been at least partially answered in depth with other posts; however, I haven't been able to get comfortable with my specific situation yet.

I have a 2004 330XI with the factory installed Navigation and On-board computer including the Harmon Kardon amp and speakers. Additionally, it has the BMW Assist telephone integration. I really want to get Bluetooth integration with the builtin microphone, and I don't care about perserving BMW Assist. Is it possible to replace the OEM screen with a new 2-din head unit that included GPS, Bluetooth, and would give me a port for my iPod? I was looking at the the Pioneer AVIC-X930BT. If I do this, will I need to relocate the existing unit to the trunk or can I just forego the computer altogether?


Unforgivable818 02-27-2011 12:50 PM

Check out the Dynavin for our e46, you'll love it as it fits exactly what you're looking for.


Dasotter 02-27-2011 01:37 PM

I've read about the Dynavin product, and it certainly seems popular based on feedback from this site; I guess I'm just feeling partial to more main-stream manufacturers such as Pioneer, JVC, Alpine, etc. Is it fair to say that the Dynavin product overcomes the challenges that I would face in terms of cabling and compatibility with steering wheel controls if I were to try a different aftermarket head unit?

iansanderson 02-27-2011 05:22 PM

Just buy a bluetooth compatible Assist unit from a newer BMW. You may need the bluetooth antenna which is inexpensive. It will automatically add bluetooth functionality and integrate beautifully with your factory system.

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