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Old 1st January 2019, 18:40   #1
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Has anyone these?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Upgrade-Ver.../dp/B07921W2LL

I've never been a great lover of satnav but this seems good value and I think look good in the car
The only thing I've noticed with satnav in a works pool car they don't have traffic like on phones which is very handy.
Has anyone had any experience with these or can recommend a similar unit , one thing I must have is a USB port as I have all my music on memory sticks

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Old 2nd January 2019, 13:44   #2
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The unit looks decent but so do all these China branded devices that seem to come from one factory.


This unit however *will not fit* in a 75 or a ZT. The units casing is too big.


Look for cheap custom E46 like this


Or maybe one of these?
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Thanks for that , do I take it that although the BM E46 says double did, it's actually smaller.
Those navell star ones? Are they any good and still available?
When I got the car it came with a double din faceplate which I assume is BMW E46 double din
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Thanks for that , do I take it that although the BM E46 says double did, it's actually smaller.
Those navell star ones? Are they any good and still available?
When I got the car it came with a double din faceplate which I assume is BMW E46 double din
I wouldn't bother with the Navall Star as there is no longer any back-up. Any double din will fit if you have a cage & a faceplate
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Hi Russ,


The units I presented are called double din but are actually single din chassis with a double din face plate. So yes these do fit although you have to cut of the ears of the face plate for the unit to fit (so test run first to see if it works before fitting)


NavAll was a "brand" sold by Sean / Radioguy. He has been banned from this forum because he cheated guys out of their money. So I guess you don't want them. The Star particularly seemed to have rather a lot of problems.


I am not sure what face plate you got at this moment. If it is a standard after market fascia you could look for units with a reduced depth. There are a few threads on this forum that can tell you what the maximum depth is. Feel free to search


If you are looking for a Chinese unit you might consider Eonon or Xtrons. Both are what you might call premium Chinese brands a bit more expensive but better supported than brands like Wondefoo or MongWeed.
I have an Eonon in my X-Type and an Xtrons in my ZT-T. Xtrons are sold by a forum member who has his shop on eBay and the net (www.androidice.co.uk). Decent guy with good support so recommended.


Hope this helps
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Thanks for that. I looked at the one linked because it looks kind of period for the car will that not actually fit because of depth ?
On a slightly different note are parking cams and microphones universal?
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I think this will look even better for our kind of cars (including period :-) ):






Parking cams (I think you mean rear viewing cams) and microphones are not universal. It basically depends on the type of connector. Most cams can be connected but some require some fiddling. In regard to the microphone you should watch the impedance (not sure if that is the correct word :S)


EDIT: This is the rear view cam I used on my ZT-T. It works OK. It is connected to the video input called rear cam on my units loom.
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That looks really good shame it has no slot for a USB stick.
Does modern satnav show traffic?
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Hi Russ,

The usb stick is hidden in the glove department. I don't like sticks sticking out of my dash, do you? ;-)

The Xtrons (the photo is of the NavAll but they look almost identical) has three USB ports at the back. I use one for DAB+, one for the rear view camera and one for the stick. I mostly use the micro SD card to listen to music though :-)

Edit: traffic is only possible when you are on-line as far as I know. I don't believe it has TMC (but unsure at this point)
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Cheers for that, those little USB sticks well more of a bubble are fine as you can move from car to car
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