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      11-30-2017, 07:35 PM   #1
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Should I install Aftermarket Eonon Head Unit?

Ok, so I bought my 335d used and it doesn't have bluetooth or iDrive (which is a good thing, seeing how outdated and user-unfriendly the system is). Originally, I wanted to retrofit the bluetooth, but that's about $1,000 for that installation.

So, I came across the Eonon GA8165 head unit and it seems good from the reviews. It runs on android OS and has bluetooth, Google maps, a touchscreen and access to all apps on android phones. It's also just $319, significantly cheaper than a BT retrofit.

So here's my question: is it worth it installing this head unit? I've heard some people say that you shouldn't remove the OEM head unit because it causes electronic problems. Does the Eonon unit do the same? Do the steering wheel controls work properly. How is the quality of the unit? I'm worried about it being a cheap Chinese unit.

Any Eonon head unit owners willing to chime in?
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      11-30-2017, 09:08 PM   #2
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Dynavin is noted to be a higher quality unit that avoids
some of the problems with aftermarket compatibility.
There new model is the N7 the N6 still had some problems.
Note if you have the Logic7 amp speaker setup you will need
a Analog to fiber optic output. Dynavin makes one so does Avin
its a recent release.

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I would be suspicious of any full featured head unit
that cost's 300 bucks when the quality ones are running in the 750 to 1000 range.

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      12-09-2017, 10:26 AM   #3
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I am in the same situation. My 2011 has no Bluetooth. It's the basic radio. Was interested in the Eonon unit.
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      12-09-2017, 11:22 AM   #4
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You can also install a head unit with built in BT for about $400 plus coding.
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      12-15-2017, 07:40 PM   #5
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So, I ended up buying the Eonon GA8165 and just installed it. It's decent, but not as good as i expected. The bluetooth works, and you can hear the other person well, but the microphone that Eonon included is poor quality. Also, I can't seem to be able to download my contacts from my phone to the head unit. I press the download contacts button, but it doesn't do anything. Bluetooth audio works well, and I haven't tested the navigation yet. I will post a review later (after I test all the features).
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      12-20-2017, 10:32 AM   #6
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Ok great to hear. How is the radio reception? Did the sound quality change with the new unit?
What phone do you have? May be the unit is android base it works better with a android phones?
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      01-22-2018, 11:34 PM   #7
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I too am interested. I will be having this Eonon installed in my 328i base BMW next Tuesday and would like to hear other users' opinions on it.
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      03-02-2018, 04:56 PM   #8
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Does anyone know if these eonon units still retain full functionality of the OBD port as far as passing inspections and reading and clearings codes? I've been looking at the 8165a and seems like it has good reviews on YouTube.
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      03-16-2018, 12:28 AM   #9
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I'm curious to how people have found this stereo too, was also looking at Xtrons. I realise Dynavin is the top brand but at 600 it's more than I want to spend on s stereo. Hope to hear a review soon
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