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Old 12-28-2014, 09:20 PM   #1
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What is the PURPOSE of the "Extended Installation Wiring Harness"

I'm getting tired of researching this Eonon wiring harness and finding only very brief unintelligible explanations.

Eonon Guy:

"...Suitable for connecting to the original car output plug directly after the changing & installation on the original car audio/video products with screen (or with GPS), without damaging the original car circuitry and sound quality, which makes the installation much more easier"

This tells me NOTHING !!!

I have lived and worked in China and I have run huge engineering projects in China. The lack of a decent explanation for the use of this cable is not due to a language barrier - it's due to Chinese marketing BS translated loosely into quasi-English BS. I suggest a TECHNICAL Chinese explanation to start with.

Various Posters:

There are many references to this wiring harness being used... IF... you are replacing the factory GPS.

What if you are not... as in 90% of all cases? Is the harness of any value?

You mention to look in the trunk to see what cable you have... so why is the BMW cable not suitable? If it is lacking a video cable for a reverse camera, couldn't we just run a new video cable?

PLEASE... could someone who has a THOROUGH understanding of the use of this harness please post an intelligent explanation of its use and why someone would need it?

I am not looking for guesses. I can guess.

Thanks! I'm sure that there are a few people on here who would like to have an answer to this question.

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Old 12-29-2014, 08:22 AM   #2
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the extended wiring harness is required if your car radio has factory NAV . It is not required if you don't have NAV
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Old 12-29-2014, 03:56 PM   #3
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Maybe Eonon should REVISE the description of this cable on ALL of the eBay postings... as the description is Quite MISLEADING to the point that it would be considered FRAUD (ILLEGAL).

I have to wonder how many people have purchased this harness... and installed it... who did not need it.

There's often a huge gap between technical people and marketing people... but technical people should be more involved in the descriptions... and have final approval over how something is described. I doubt that a technical person who owns an E46 like yourself would have approved the photo of the Cruise Control buttons in the description of "Steering Wheel Control Function". The Audio buttons are on the other side.
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Old 12-29-2014, 04:00 PM   #4
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I ordered the GA5150 yesterday... but I live in a frozen tundra too... so I'll wait for another 50 F day to install it.
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Old 12-29-2014, 04:42 PM   #5
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