The Compatibility of BMW Vehicles with XTRONS Head Units

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The Compatibility of BMW Vehicles with XTRONS Head Units

Postby xtrons » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:10 am

With the development of the in-car infotainment industry, more and more BMW E53 / E46 / E39 / E90 owners prefer to upgrade their factory stereo with an aftermarket option, providing more advanced features, at a fraction of the cost. Some people like to install the new system themselves, but problems with compatibility during installation and limited technical knowhow do commonly arise.

Here we will try and give you some tips on the compatibility and installation of your XTRONS BMW specific infotainment system.

Head Units for the BMW 5 Series / X5
If you decide to choose one of the following XTRONS custom fit car stereos for your BMW 5 Series / X5: PG7539BA, PF7539BA, PF7539BAP, PB7639BAP, PF7239BGT, PF7139BGTS, and PF7139BS, please read the following information for reference.

For vehicles that have the 17 pin harness connector and the 4 pins indicated below are empty, XTRONS BMW specific systems are not compatible with your car.
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For vehicles that have the DSP system, XTRONS BMW specific systems are also not compatible with your car.
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If your car is compatible with your chosen XTRONS BMW specific head unit, please remove the plastic frame as shown in the picture below.
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You may have come across some sellers advertising that their X5 (E53) head units are also compatible with the BMW E39 vehicles. This actually is not the case and the head unit will stick out in the bottom corners, as shown on the picture below.
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Head Units for the BMW E46 / 320 / 325
If you are searching for a vehicle specific head unit for your BMW E46 / 320 / 325, the following XTRONS BMW systems are compatible: PG7546BA, PB7646BAP, PF7546BAP, PF7546BA, PF7246BGT, PF7246BGTD, PF7146BS.

For vehicles that have the 17 pin harness connector and the 4 pins indicated below are empty, XTRONS BMW specific systems are not compatible with your car.
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Car Stereos for the BMW E53 / X5
XTRONS has the following vehicle specific head units for your BMW E53 / X5 vehicles: PG7553BA, PB7653BAP, PF7553BAP, PF7553BA, PX7153DAB, PF7153BS.
Before you choose one of the above head units for your vehicles, please check the following tips first.
XTRONS custom car stereos are compatible with BMW X5 E53 (2000 – 2006), but please check to ensure that your BMW X5 E53 ISO connectors are 17-Pin (2000-2001) or 40-Pin (2002 – 2006).

For vehicles that have the 17 pin harness connector and the 4 pins indicated below are empty, XTRONS BMW specific systems are not compatible with your car.
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Please remove the plastic frame as shown before installing the head units.
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Car Stereos for the BMW 3 Series
If you want to replace your BMW 3 Series OEM head unit with an XTRONS system, you can choose one from the following models: PB7690BAP, PG7590BA, PF7590BAP, PF7290BGT, PF719BS, PX7190B, PX7190BDAB.
For the installation of the above XTRONS head units in your car, please see the below advise.
Please remove the plastic frame as shown before installing the head unit.
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For vehicles which are equipped with the button bar as shown below, then purchase a frame as shown on the bottom right corner below is required to successfully complete installation.
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If your vehicle is a BMW E90 model, please check the images below to help with a successful installation.
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For further questions, please leave a message on the forum or send an email to XTRONS support via techsupport@xtrons.com.

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The Compatibility of BMW Vehicles with XTRONS Head Units

Postby Architectbog » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:14 am

i use the AV8R and i love it but the only problem i have with it is that the engine controls are right behind the stick so i have to reach behind it to move the throtles.
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Re: The Compatibility of BMW Vehicles with XTRONS Head Units

Postby xtrons » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:39 pm

Architectbog wrote:i use the AV8R and i love it but the only problem i have with it is that the engine controls are right behind the stick so i have to reach behind it to move the throtles.


Hi
Do you have any other problems with the unit?
Kind regards
Diana


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