GA8166 Android 7.1 Direct Fit Head-Unit for BMW X5 (99-05): 7" Touch Screen / Screen Mirroring / DVD / GPS Navigation / Bluetooth


SKU: GA8166

Eonon GA8166: Plug-and-Play Head-Unit Upgrade Kit for 1999-2005 BWM X5

Eonon GA8166 Installed

    The Eonon GA8166 is Eonons latest plug-and-play upgrade kit for e53 BMW X5's, it builds on Eonon's strong reputation for ultra accurate fit and pairs high quality hardware with sleek Android 7.1 user interface features like split-screening apps and screen mirroring compatibility to give your vehicle all of the latest in car entertainment options you could ever hope for.  If you are looking to install this yourself, the kit does include everything you will need (aside from some tools) and no special skills, cutting or wiring are required to complete the job.  You can spend more, but you won't get more value!

Overview of Features

  • GPS Navigation – Google maps pre-installed (Sygic GPS software can be purchased as an option if you stand-alone navigation that won’t require a mobile data connection)
  • Screen mirroring
  • Bluetooth
  • AM/FM Radio
  • DVD/CD Player
  • USB/SD slots card for digital media files (USB doubles as a 2-amp phone charger)
  • Download and use any app right on the head-unit (Google Play built-in)
  • Steering Wheel Control Integration
  • Super fast boot-up time

Applicable Models

BMW X5 1999-2005 (E53) - Works with DSP

(Note: Please confirm the model year, size and shape of the center console panel before purchasing.  Please call us if you have any questions about this product - 651-203-8003)

Eonon GA6166 fitment check

Android 7.1 Nougat

GA8166 BMW X5 Android 7.1 Nougat

     Because the Eonon GA8166 runs on Android you will have instant access to Google Play, and any app you may find there; download and run Spotify, YouTube etc., right on the head-unit.  If you familiar with Android products there will be virtually no learning curve, as nearly all functions, touch commands (like long holding an icon) will mirror your previous experiences.


 2GB RAM  ensures lag-free, ultra responsive performance

2GB Quad-Core 16GB

Split screen mode

GA8166 Split-Screen Apps

    Run two apps side-by-side, so, for example, you can listen music via Spotify while keeping an eye on Google Maps for navigation.

Finally!  HDMI output for HD quality video

GA8166 HDMI Output

    Not only will you get the best possible resolution, but HDMI also transmits uncompressed audio-video data in digital form through a single cable, providing you a world-class viewing experience. (Note: only compatible with monitors that have an HDMI input.)


 Bluetooth Hands-Free Calling and Audio Streaming

GA8166 Bluetooth hands free calling and music streaming

Bluetooth audio for calls and music    Bluetooth® wireless technology helps you can play music from phone apps like Spotify or Pandora, and make hands free calling while driving. Apart from supporting the display of song information and phone book, the head unit also supports searching contacts rapidly.

Screencast / Screen-Mirroring

GA8166 Screen Mirroring

    Display any content from your Android or iOS smartphone onto the Eonon's screen, so you can watch videos on its larger 7" display (audio is also transmitted and played through the vehicle speakers). If you cast your Android phone to the GA8166 while also connected by USB cable you will get full bidirectional control and access to all of your phones functions including phone book, games and more.  With bi-directional control you will be able to operate your phone by using the Eonon touch screen.  An added benefit of using the screen-mirroring feature is that audio bandwidth is 50-times greater than Bluetooth, so you will have a nearly lossless wireless audio connection.

Steering Wheel Control Integration

GA8166 SWC: Automatically integrated steering wheel controls

     The GA8166 will automatically integrate with your steering wheel controls for seamless use of buttons for changing songs, channels and adjust volume to provide you a safer and more enjoyable journey.

Dash Cam Ready


GA8166 Dash Cam

     Dash Cameras are used to avoid false accusations and insurance claims, but are also fun for recording the idiosyncrasies of life.


 Eonon GA8166 Customize buttons color, backgrounds and startup logo

    Select your own background, startup logo and button light color!

 Quick Boot

 Eonon GA8166 Super fast start up times!

No longer waiting a long time to access the system. Quick boot technology speeds up the boot time from 25-seconds to 1-second. Fast boot times are very nice when using a backup camera because you won't have to wait for an annoying amount of time for the screen to come on to view the backup video. 


Eonon Other Functions




Screen-Mirroring (aka Miracast, AirPlay): 2-way/Mutual control between the Eonon and your smart phone

Automatic steering wheel control (SWC) integration (no setup required)

Auto-memory function:  Upon startup Eonon head-units will return to the function that was being used when it was powered-off.

Operating System (OS):  Android 7.1 Nougat

CPU Processor:  RK3188 1.6GHz Cortex A9 Quad-Core


Built-in storage: 16 GB


7-Inch TFT LCD

Resolution: 1024 x 600

Capacitive touch screen:  Use "pinch" "swipe" or other multi-finger gestures just like you would on your Android smartphone or tablet

Choose one of the 87 built-in car logos or any image from your SD card as your boot logo (enter the factory settings menu, password : 126)

Button light color: preset options + user selected custom color

6 dynamic backgrounds pre-installed

Custom backgrounds:  Set virtually any image to be the background

Image brightness adjustable

One key screen-off


Compatible file formats: MP4 / DVD / CD-R / CD-RM / MP3 / WMA / JPEG/ WMV/ MTV/ AVI / MPG


Make and receive hands-free calls (compatible with Bluetooth 2.0 or later, including smartphones from Apple, Samsung, HTC, Sony, etc.)

Quickly connect and play music wirelessly

Bluetooth phone book with contact search

Bluetooth Code: 5802 (Name: EONON)

Supports Bluetooth contact sharing

OBD-2:  Supports most Bluetooth OBD2 ELM327 Dongles (Not compatible with password protection)


78 Programmable Radio presets (54 FM, 24 AM) with auto search/program

Built-In RDS Radio Receiver Function

Audio & Video

4x45 Watts Surround Stereo

Equalizer Presets:  FLAT / VOICE / ROCK / POP / JAZZ / CLASSIC / CUSTOM (10-channels plus subwoofer)

Built-in microphone (optional external microphone included)

Input & Output

RCA audio/video output

AUX audio/video input

Backup camera ready (RCA video input)

Supports USB drives and Micro SD cards up to 64gb

Dedicated subwoofer output (rca)

USB/SD Supported Video Formats:  MPEG-1/2/4, H264, RMVB, DivX…all Android video formats and 1080P decoding

Audio formats:  MP3, WMA, WAV, AC3, OGG, FLAC etc.

Image formats:  JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF etc.

USB port for dedicated 3G WiFi dongle (most users will just use a mobile hot-spot or home WiFi network for connectivity)

FR/FL/RR/RL Four channel Output (line leveled for external amplifier)

Built in amplifier FR/FL/RR/RL 4-Channel Audio Output

Outputs video in any mode, not just DVD mode!

Full Kit Contents

GA8166 Kit Contents and Accessories