2001 BMW 5 Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Ease of Use
Overall glad I made the purchase, sounds great , much better than stock unit in my BMW . It only took a few days to get all the features down , not too complex. Install is complex though , lots of wiring and routing of wires. Not a quick or simple job in a e39 body but well worth the 10 hours or so to complete the job. I added the rear view camera and wow what a nice feature. Music streaming via Bluetooth includes play, pause, and track forward for Slacker and others on head unit , although no artist info. The Pandora does work well and gives artist , song and other info and gives station info and other choices as well but took a bit to get to work. Did not work at first , I had to do firmware update and still took a bit of digging to enable but wow is it nice now that it works , just get in car and it starts playing without ever taking phone out of my pocket . Also phone features work well and voice dial is sweet feature I am using more and more. Overall very pleased with purchase.
Pros: Lots of options , home screen app options , (limited but doable) Great phone functions, and super sound with outstanding Bluetooth music support.
Cons: Pandora function difficult to enable , some wiring is able to be disconnected completely via a connector to install and remove but some is hardwired to unit so difficult to handle while installing.