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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Mon, Jul-08-2019, 11:10:40 AM   #221
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Default Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

Avant 3 was a complete pos. This one is reliable for me. Just has some software quirks like all Chinese head units. Then again it’s not like the oem nav is not without its quirks.
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Avant 3 was a complete pos. This one is reliable for me. Just has some software quirks like all Chinese head units. Then again itís not like the oem nav is not without its quirks.
My Avant-3 hasn't been that bad... my only true beef has been the BT not being super stable but that said it does have 3 devices trying to sync on it at a time. I will run the RCTrack through USB soon so maybe that will help stability... but aside from that its been pretty stable
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Old Mon, Jul-08-2019, 01:34:58 PM   #223
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Default Re: Avin Avant 4 Thread

If you want to appreciate the functionality/speed/lack of lag in the Avant 3, just get a car with iDrive. The iDrive in my 2017 i3 is unbelievably shit compared to my Avant 3. 5000 miles in to iDrive, I find it distracting, laggy, and devoid of any functionality I care about over MKIV.

The Avant is a bit buggy, but it's quick, not distracting (at least when running CarPlay), and actually offers useful functions.
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Old Tue, Jul-09-2019, 03:41:01 AM   #224
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so disappointing to hear, was thinking of going this route to have wireless carplay. thanks for posting and hopefully all the issues are sorted .
i think i got a dud. going to have them ship me a new one i think. steering wheel controls don't work, screen flickers on/off killing apps. otherwise it's cool.
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Got a new system file from Avant last week and applied it on Friday.

I'm glad to report the update resolved the issue I was having and over all the unit feels much more stable.

Additionally, the radio app no longer auto starts when the unit is first turned-on unless the radio app was the last app running when the unit is turned-off.

Still no 'off' switch for the radio app though.

You'll need to reach-out to Avant support to get the file. Once you get it, place it on a thumb drive. Insert the thumb drive onto one of the USB ports. Go into settings and run the MCU Update option. Let it finish and the unit will do the rest.
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Anyone had any issues with their HK subs after install? I simply swapped my Avant 2 for the Avant 4 and now one of my subs is working but at low volume and the other isnít working at all. The rest of the speakers are working normally as is the unit itself. Iíve also played with the fader and loud button and nothing has changed. I used the new harness they gave me with the unit as well.
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Anyone have any suggestions?Thanks!
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Anyone have any suggestions?Thanks!
Swap in the old unit and test if the issue persists. If it doesn't, then you have a defective unit, if it does, Murphy probably struck your subs.
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Radio connector pins enlarge over time and doesnt make a proper contact, check and pinch the pins a little tighter. Mine used to do same.
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So I just installed a avant4 replacing my older Dynavin D99.
Iím not off to a good start

First the sound quality is very poor, like cheap headphones you get on airlines, compared to original rad or Dynavin itís noticeable
Iíve only played music via the Bluetooth steam app pre installed and via wireless CarPlay that doesnít work.

Wireless CarPlay goes gray screen and becomes unusable if it even works at all

Now the pre installed music steaming app wonít launch

Front camera wonít work apparently because I bought it with the older avant3 I never installed.

Itís only a week old and making a crap impression

Lots of other issues I could maybe tolerate if the main issues were managed but Avin support wonít even answer my requests for assistance
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