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I've been waitin for something like this since the day I purchased my beast - and 5 years later there is somewhat of a solution.

Recently got my unit and had it installed yesterday without any hiccups. Installation is pretty straight forward and it looks awesome. The only problem I'm having so far is the sub output has no signal (really PO-ed about this). I am not using DSP anymore, all the factory stuff has been removed so the HU is connected to my amps directly through RCA.


My Previous setup:

Stock Nav/DSP/AMP etc....working in conjunction with 2 aftermarkets amps, aftermarket components and aftermarket sub. All routed through a AudioControl Signal Summing Interface which connected to amps by RCA. Sound quality was decent but could have been better. SO the sound quality has been much improved by using the Haulingan unit simply by going from the HU directly to the amp. The longest part of the install was running the RCA cables to the back which was done by running it through the center console and then under the carpet, then under the rear seat, then through the opening for the stock harness/wires which is located under the Drivers side rear seat.


My Current setup:

Haulingan HeadUnit, 2 aftermarket amps, Sub/Components etc.... very simple and all my Steering wheel controls still work AND I absolutely love having bluetooth phone/streaming audio and Ipod connectivity, and all the other little features it comes with. Nav works great also.

Currently I am working with my vendor to come up with a fix for my Sub not working or get a fix from Haulingan - Don't know what that will be.

Sorry only have Iphone pics which will be posted later on. Overall I love it 75% - the other 25% would be getting the sub to work.

BTW - anyone wanting to use this with a DSP system, there should be a harness coming out for this soon if not already available. I know it has been tested on the X5 but not sure on the E39. IF there are no differences between the X5 and E39 DSP then you have a solution readily available.

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I would love to know more about the harness and the timeline for when it may be available. I am looking for a direct replacement with no significant modification to keep as close to stock as possible, or to revert to stock with minimal effort.
 

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Let me check with my vendor and see if the harness is available. Having this unit is almost like a dream come true, I love how I have so much flexibility in selecting my audio source.
 

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Pics of install when you get a chance
 

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Pics !!!!

Not in any specific order but here are some pictures of the install.
 

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Since I can't PM yet, I'm assuming you replaced the OEM 16:9 (MkIV) with the Hualingan head unit - do you still have the MkIV? If so, is it operational? If operational, will you part with it for a reasonable price?
 

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BTW - anyone wanting to use this with a DSP system, there should be a harness coming out for this soon if not already available. I know it has been tested on the X5 but not sure on the E39. IF there are no differences between the X5 and E39 DSP then you have a solution readily available.

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I saw something on xoutpost or bimmerforums this morning regarding a DSP harness. I didn't have a chance to look too closely but I'll look for the link.

Your install looks great, the unit fits very nicely!

edit: here is the DSP kit: http://allinmotion.ca/Home.php

from this thread: http://www.xoutpost.com/classifieds...avigation-entertainment-system-e39-e53-2.html
 

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Yes OBC functions still work, however I'm not sure how I would go about changing the date/time if I ever needed to but the headunit has a clock built in so not worried. The OBC function that I really care about is the 'Range" otherwise known as Distance to empty.


BTW - AllinMotion.CA is where I ordered the unit from and Florin has many more in stock.
 

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The color on the display seems like a match
 

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madbadmixmaster: Wow! It looks like you already had an aftermarket system and the work to take it back to stock would be quite an effort (not that you would want to do that, but I may). Great work and it looks quite a bit out of my league. :)
 

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hidden OBC functions?

Yes OBC functions still work, however I'm not sure how I would go about changing the date/time if I ever needed to but the headunit has a clock built in so not worried. The OBC function that I really care about is the 'Range" otherwise known as Distance to empty.


BTW - AllinMotion.CA is where I ordered the unit from and Florin has many more in stock.

BTW, are the hidden OBC functions still available?
 

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Kirkjn,

not sure how to access the hidden functions after everything in my beast has been removed including the components in the rear. If there is anything you would like for me to test, please let me know?


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MixMaster - sent you an email a few days ago, not sure if you got it. Let me know if you're still interested in selling your 16:9. Thanks!
 
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