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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
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Old Wed, Apr-17-2019, 06:06:14 PM   #31
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Default Re: AVIN AVANT 2 issues thread (new for 2019)

Here is the answer from avinusa.
The Avant2 system was developed over 7 years ago and has been discontinued for many years now. There are no new software updates for it. Disconnect the GPS antenna from the radio. The GPS IC chip inside the radio might be causing the issue. Then perform a factory restore on the unit. This should get the radio working again minus GPS. Our newest system has the latest GPS IC chip and is not affected by this bug. We are offering the all-new units to previous Avant owners for only $349.99.

In this case i think about this offer........ but i am not sure
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Old Fri, Apr-19-2019, 02:59:52 PM   #32
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I have disconnected the GPS antenna and while this has fixed the rebooting issue, Iím having trouble using any of the apps and radio. I did the factory reset by pressing the power button 8 times then holding it. It went through the reset. Then installs 17 preloaded apps. Then I get nothing. Anyone know what to do from that point?


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Old Fri, Apr-19-2019, 05:30:37 PM   #33
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Default Re: AVIN AVANT 2 issues thread (new for 2019)

That's weird. I followed the same procedure and it works fine now (minus GPS of course). I did order the Avant4 so I'm prepared to throw the '2' in the dumpster soon.

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I have disconnected the GPS antenna and while this has fixed the rebooting issue, Iím having trouble using any of the apps and radio. I did the factory reset by pressing the power button 8 times then holding it. It went through the reset. Then installs 17 preloaded apps. Then I get nothing. Anyone know what to do from that point?


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Old Sat, Apr-20-2019, 02:19:31 AM   #34
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So my Avant 2 is junk. Disconnecting the GPS antenna stopped the rebooting but the apps wonít load. Honestly, I just want a radio, Bluetooth stream capable head unit and the less work to install the better. Anyone getting rid of a working Avant 2 or 3 let me know. I know I can buy the Avant 4 brand new for $350 but it would require running new cable since my car is factory navigation. Really would like plug and play to my Avant 2 set up.


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Old Sat, Apr-20-2019, 07:44:31 PM   #35
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If I were to replace my Avant 2 with a Avant 4, are all the wiring hookups the same? Does the new unit have as good or better sound processing. The Avant 2 with speaker upgrades was amazing. The ability to adjust all the finer sound processing controls made a huge difference over the stock NAV head unit.
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If I were to replace my Avant 2 with a Avant 4, are all the wiring hookups the same? Does the new unit have as good or better sound processing. The Avant 2 with speaker upgrades was amazing. The ability to adjust all the finer sound processing controls made a huge difference over the stock NAV head unit.


If your car had OEM navigation you need to run new cable to the trunk.


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I suppose there is no place that can fix these things, right?
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I suppose there is no place that can fix these things, right?


From the sounds of it, the repair is more costly than the price of a new Avant4.


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It really should be a disconnection of the antenna in the back and that's it.. I'm able to use all my applications but I haven't signed into the store to use THOSE applications if that's what your trying to do

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It really should be a disconnection of the antenna in the back and that's it.. I'm able to use all my applications but I haven't signed into the store to use THOSE applications if that's what your trying to do

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Discussing AVIN AVANT 2 issues thread (new for 2019) in the E46 M3 (2001-2006) Forum - Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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