This video details how to remove the OE Navigation system from a E53 X5 as well as the process and procedure for replacing a defective LCD screen. My screen had some dead pixels on it, that is why I replaced it.
Printable directions can be found here (I did not create these directions, I used them as a reference): http://www.xoutpost.com/article/E53%20Navigation%20Screen%20Replacement.pdf
The replacement LCD screen can be purchased here: http://www.eurotech-lcd.com/product.asp?s_id=262&l_id=89
This video uses a trim removal tool, which can be purchased here: http://amzn.to/GYcJgu
Note: THE USE OF THIS DIY IS FOR YOUR REFERENCE ONLY. I DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR INJURIES THAT RESULT FROM ANY USE OF THE EXAMPLES, INSTRUCTIONS OR OTHER INFORMATION IN THIS DIY.
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Hualingan 4th Gen Multimedia Headunit in my E53 BMW X5
This is a quick video to show some of the features of my Hualingan 4th Gen
Multimedia Headunit that I fitted in my E53 BMW X5. I previously had the
standard CD Player/Stereo fitted so this is a big upgrade!
The 3rd and 4th Gen Hualingan units are far better quality that the 1st and
2nd Gen units in every way, and they have ironed out most (if not all) of
the software issues. The 1st & 2nd Gen units were notoriously unreliable
and largely 'prototype', so beware of eBay sellers offering these old
units. Make sure you ask which Gen you are buying. Visually the 4th Gen (in
this video) looks pretty much the same as the older ones, but the button
text and backlights are much better and look way more OEM that the older
ones. The actual user interface is much quicker and smoother on the 4th gen
too. Apparently the 4th Gen has 2 processors unlike the previous models.
The Bluetooth works great over the phone and the Mic has been greatly
improved on the 4th Gen unit. I use the in-built Mic and it works way
better than I expected, calls are clear and perfect both ends, no shouting
needed. On the video I also show streaming music from my iPhone4 to the
Headunit via Bluetooth, which also works great (and I didn't even know it
did this when I bought it...Bonus!)
The Headunit is also fully compatible with the X5 steering wheel controls,
including the Phone buttons. It also comes with a remote that has all the
functions on it.
I have not routed the Digital TV antenna yet, it is sat in the glovebox so
of course I haven't shown this in the video, but when I briefly put it out
on the dash to test it, it found all the channels and seemed to work pretty
well. I'll upload a video of this when I have actually routed the Ariel
BMW pixel repair - E38 E39 speedo LCD display - silver ribbon cable - UNCUT
BMW pixel repair video.
E38 E39 X5 speedo LCD display repair with ribbon cable. This uncut video
shows you the idea of the BMW speedo pixel repair with silver cable. The
ribbon cable is coming from
Good DIY skills required!!! No soldering iron, no T tip, no recalibration,
BMW X5 E53 Air Filter & PCV Replacement How to DIY: BMTroubleU
How to get to, remove and install the e53 air filter and adjacent PCV unit.
Its initially a difficult job, especially with the air filter housing, but
is made easier with the right tools. PLEASE NOTE I NO LONGER DO REQUESTS AS
I DONT WORK FOR BMW ANY MORE BUT IM STILL HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS
BMW Navigation System Software Upgrade, Different Computers
Information about the navigation displays and computers found in the BMW
E38 7 series, E39 5 series, E46 3 series, and E53 X5 series. Andrew
details how to upgrade the navigation computer software as well. The car
in this video is a 2000 BMW E39 M5.
The MKIV Navigation computer is available for any BMW that has any of the
older systems, MKI, MKII and MKIII. The 16:9 display can be added to any
BMW as well, upgrading from the 4:3 display is plug-and-play.
Link that Andrew was looking at:
BMW X5 2006 Bluetooh reset
This video shows how to reset the bluetooh module after it had lost
connectivity with the phone. Once the bluetooh is reconnected the phone
functions reappear in the nav display. Thanks to Bimmerfest forums where I
read tips about it. Hope it help you all..
eas | aurora Angel Eye Installation Overview - 2003 e46 325Ci
Installation overview of aurora Angel Eye kit on a 2003 BMW 325Ci.
We have seen lots of Angel Eye kits on the market in the past 5 years.
Everything from separate lightsources, CCFL tubes, failing inverters and
LED kits with gaps and warranty issues with vendors. What happens when you
can't find something for your BMW on the market that suits your needs?
You simply design them yourself.
Introducing aurora, an entirely redesigned angel eye kit for your BMW from
eas - unlike anything else on the market.
aurora produces a fully uniform look using a 60 LED array, which matches
most Xenon maps for an OEM look and are very bright - these can even be
seen in daytime. You will immediately know another vehicle with a set after
yours are installed.
1999-2003 e46 3-series Coupe (pre-facelift, non-sealed lamps)
1999-2005 e46 3-series Sedan
2000-2006 e46 M3 Coupe/Convertible
More info at www.europeanautosource.com.