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Old 02-19-2012, 03:49 PM   #381
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It's not the amp, it's the main connector. I believe premium sound units use different connectors. For non-premium sounds, the main connectors are either 40 pin old or 17 pin old. Premium sound uses different pin (can someone verify how many).
I thought the oem business cd can be share between hk car and non-hk car. I think the only difference is between navi and non-navi and you need the "fraka" cable like they call it in dynavin forum.

I have HK system and my connector seems to be like yours but I need to confirm that.
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:52 PM   #382
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Does your connector look like this

http://www.car-hifi-radio-adapter.eu...bmw17pin-2.png
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:59 PM   #383
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No it's the flat one.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:10 PM   #384
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This is the 17 pin old connector in the picture, you have a different connector meaning it won't work with HK.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:17 PM   #385
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This is the 17 pin old connector in the picture, you have a different connector meaning it won't work with HK.
no sorry I have the round one, I'll post a picture, removing my cd unit...
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:21 PM   #386
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Here is a picture of my connector (2004 HK car)


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Old 02-19-2012, 04:38 PM   #387
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Oh that's the 17 pin old meaning you can buy that dynavin clone and make it work.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:39 PM   #388
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I checked your unboxing video, I paused to when you show the 17 pin connector, and all the prongs match up with mine, but what is the small 10 pin connector in my picture?
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:42 PM   #389
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So we can confirm HK folks can buy enco units? I'm going to order soon, just waiting a message from Jolly for when the new android unit with working wifi will be release. she told me it will take 1-2 weeks.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:14 PM   #390
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I checked your unboxing video, I paused to when you show the 17 pin connector, and all the prongs match up with mine, but what is the small 10 pin connector in my picture?
The 10 pin is the cd player connector

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Old 02-19-2012, 06:30 PM   #391
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My car doesn't have an OEM navi, would I need to purchase something to relocate the climate control?
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:43 PM   #392
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My car doesn't have an OEM navi, would I need to purchase something to relocate the climate control?
Either this:
http://jandtdistributing.com/dynavin...-button-style/

Or this depending on how your button are set up:
http://jandtdistributing.com/dynavin...-button-style/
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:55 PM   #393
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All these units are made in china wether it's dynavin or no name brand so buying a cheaper one i would not worry about it, dynavin is overpriced.

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Old 02-19-2012, 08:03 PM   #394
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I agree, but they are not the only game in town now. To be honest I had a much better customer service experience so far with Jolly and enco, here is why:

Although totally over priced I was finally going to purchase a Dynavin and I contacted they via phone- No answer after several trys. So I emailed and two days later I get an email telling me they were out of stock on the windows unit...

When I emailed and asked when they would be in stock- again two days later I get an email and they said they didn't know for sure and then they didn't even bother emailing me again when they were back in stock. I just happen to check their website and now it says they have them. Poor customer service as far as I am concerned for a $1000 radio.

This thread popped up just in time and I ordered from Jolly last Monday. Prompt emails and excellent customer service at half the price. I emailed her and recieved a reply ten minutes later! I paid $420 total shipped. Half the price and way better customer service in my opinion.


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All these units are made in china wether it's dynavin or no name brand so buying a cheaper one i would not worry about it, dynavin is overpriced.
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Hm, I saw a couple similar nav screen products which mentioned you would just have to connect the wiring to the trunk (hence the fakra cable) - but then I've seen some that say it wont work if you already have the MK/oem nav system - and some that say it will work...hopefully I'll get an answer soon - sent an email to the manuf.
Looking forward to their response on this one, as I too am looking to replace the oem mk navigation unit with this device.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:28 PM   #396
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HK System Wiring

My 05 M3 ZCP with HK also has same Round Pin Connector as above. I would guess, my application would cause a prolem with Bluetooth as I lack the steering wheel buttons that ALL OTHER BMW's have....a small sacrifice for a sweet steering rack, I guess.

(Good thing Parrot makes a nice Bluetooh system (MKI9000) as long as you hide the UGLY Microphone.)
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:31 PM   #397
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Thank you sir.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:48 PM   #398
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After doing some researching - it looks like anyone with an OEM nav system will at least need the Fakra cable - as the "radio" portion is in the trunk - so this cable routes all the wiring to the front of the car. From there I'd imagine it should just be as simple as plugging it in?

Szenco responded asking if the HK system is digital or analog...anyone know? I'm a noob when it comes to sound/audio
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I agree, but they are not the only game in town now. To be honest I had a much better customer service experience so far with Jolly and enco, here is why:

Although totally over priced I was finally going to purchase a Dynavin and I contacted they via phone- No answer after several trys. So I emailed and two days later I get an email telling me they were out of stock on the windows unit...

When I emailed and asked when they would be in stock- again two days later I get an email and they said they didn't know for sure and then they didn't even bother emailing me again when they were back in stock. I just happen to check their website and now it says they have them. Poor customer service as far as I am concerned for a $1000 radio.

This thread popped up just in time and I ordered from Jolly last Monday. Prompt emails and excellent customer service at half the price. I emailed her and recieved a reply ten minutes later! I paid $420 total shipped. Half the price and way better customer service in my opinion.
Yes, Szenco.com told me that will supply the newer version on Wednesday or Thursday,let we see it.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:55 PM   #400
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I agree with breiwa1's statement regarding Jolly -- I've been working with her over the past week trying to get more info on the unit. She's been extremely helpful.

Looks like I'll be putting my order in tomorrow (unless the Western Union's are closed due to the holiday)!
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