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Old 02-06-2012, 09:25 AM   #281
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Thanks to all for the suggestions on moving the gps antenna. I couldn't get a fix anywhere, even after letting it search for 10 minutes. Turns out in the settings menu under locations, you can use wifi to narrow your location. I had to turn that off an re-enable the gps an I got a lock. After work tonight I'm going to attempt to re-enable wifi locating as well to see if it will work w/ it on. Thanks for everyone's help.

On another note, I had the D99 in my sedan, w/ the gps under the dash w/ no locating problems. After moving it to my M3 which had OEM nav, under the dash seems to lose the signal for me rather frequently. Just thought that was odd.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:44 AM   #282
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Just an FYI for you guys looking for a GPS location:

With my Sirius Radio I ran the antenna wire from under the hood where the ABS/Brake module sits to the passenger side foot well very easily. The antenna is attached to the top of the cabin filter cover using 3M double sided tape. It sits right below the black plastic grill that's on the hood and reception never drops unless I go in a tunnel. I used this same method on my Tacoma but instead there was a plastic cover between the hood and the windshield.
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:06 PM   #283
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Guess I spoke too soon. Come home from work an cant get a fix on gps period. This unit is driving me crazy...
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:54 PM   #284
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^ I have the V4 Dynavin and the supplied GPS cable was long enough to reach the rear parcel shelf.
I have the antenna magnetised to the centre restraint bolt location.
In regard to cable length, I put in an extension as I wasn't sure how long the OEM lead was (D99) and just wanted to get the job finished as I was under a little pressure from the bride as we only have one car. The other reason is that I wanted to be able to connect to the BMW GPS sensor to see if it is compatible which I will do when an SMA/SMB adapter arrives. I have received conflicting stories on sensor compatibility so figured the easiest was to just try it. For information, I am using a 5 metre extension cable and can see no evidence of signal loss as the unit is typically showing GPS lock with 10-12 satellites.

Will post the results of the BMW sensor test when completed.
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:00 PM   #285
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Does anyone know if the Dynavin uses a passive or active GPS antenna?
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:19 PM   #286
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Does anyone know if the Dynavin uses a passive or active GPS antenna?
Probably an active antenna as the cable length exceeds one metre. My cable length including extension is approx. seven metres and I still have a very strong signal.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:21 AM   #287
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Does anybody have a video from the PDC/OBC screen?
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:50 PM   #288
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DJ - it just shows basic information as shown in this screenshot, nothing more



What I'd like to know is how to change it from KM to Miles !!
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:27 PM   #289
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I just got a D99 and have done a few bench tests.

I noticed that it runs quite hot - much hotter than the D95/D90 IIRC.

Anyone else notice this?
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:14 PM   #290
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I just got a D99 and have done a few bench tests.

I noticed that it runs quite hot - much hotter than the D95/D90 IIRC.

Anyone else notice this?
Is it because its sexier
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:53 PM   #291
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I just got a D99 and have done a few bench tests.

I noticed that it runs quite hot - much hotter than the D95/D90 IIRC.

Anyone else notice this?
How hot is it as like u can't even touch the back of the unit?

If so, u have to send it back then... my D99Andro, is just warm
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:29 PM   #292
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How hot is it as like u can't even touch the back of the unit?

If so, u have to send it back then... my D99Andro, is just warm
Well, I wouldn't say that I can't touch it but its HOT.

Its not really the back either - more the front half of the case.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:41 PM   #293
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Well, I wouldn't say that I can't touch it but its HOT.

Its not really the back either - more the front half of the case.
In that case, just bring it back to your dealer, and ask them to check it.

i dont think is normal....
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:53 PM   #294
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I just got a D99 and have done a few bench tests.

I noticed that it runs quite hot - much hotter than the D95/D90 IIRC.

Anyone else notice this?
Bench tested mine for a couple of weeks and yes; I was also surprised at how hot it got.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:13 AM   #295
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Bench tested mine for a couple of weeks and yes; I was also surprised at how hot it got.
Thanks for that - good to hear that I'm not the only one.

Probably isn't a fault as such but something that Dynavin should look at. While electronics always generate a certain amount of heat, it should be dissipated in a suitable manner. Excessive heat and electronics are a bad mix.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:02 AM   #296
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I'd say the reason it's getting so hot is that the earlier Dynavins had a small fan at the back to remove some of the heat while the current ones don 't have a fan anymore and rely solely on the heatsink to remove the heat.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:38 PM   #297
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I'd say the reason it's getting so hot is that the earlier Dynavins had a small fan at the back to remove some of the heat while the current ones don 't have a fan anymore and rely solely on the heatsink to remove the heat.
IIRC, the D95 didn't have a fan and that ran much cooler.

One reason for the increased heat may be that the D99 draws at least half an amp more than the D95.If the heat on mine is "normal" then Dynavin should really have fitted a fan to the D99 IMHO.

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Old 02-13-2012, 07:52 PM   #298
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I have a D90, If I switch the car off whilst in Nav mode, when I come back and re-start the car, it comes back on in Nav mode.

Is the D99 able to do this??
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:44 PM   #299
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No, the D99 units always start on the audio source screen.
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No, the D99 units always start on the audio source screen.
Jeff is that for the WinCE version as well, don't they have the 'Start Automically' option in the navi settings?
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