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Apple carplay/Android Auto.

Postby mitchnewy on Sun, 18 Sep 2016 12:49 +0000

Hi all,

All articles I've read indicate Toyota is not currently considering Apple carplay/Android Auto.

If this changes in the future will the head units be able to software update?

Id really like this feature available for functionality and map updates etc.
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Re: Apple carplay/Android Auto.

Postby Merkin on Tue, 05 Dec 2017 8:21 +0000

Just bumping an old thread.
Has anyone with a gen 8 gone down this path? I find the Toyota head unit clunky, none of the ‘apps’ ever work (I’m in a rural area) and even the sat nav is not all that great - I’ve got a $100 Garmin with more features than the Toyota sat nav (speed alerts, camera positions etc)
I would have to replace the whole unit- ken wood have one that would do the job. I’d also like to add in a wireless tyre pressure monitoring system too.
Anyone got any comments?
Cheers.
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Re: Apple carplay/Android Auto.

Postby damon27 on Wed, 06 Dec 2017 1:31 +0000

Check out Arrow auto electrical, if you are on Facebook.
They do a plug and play module that allows you to have full use of your iPhone/Android device via the AV selection on the factory head unit.
The videos look good and it is the path i will be heading down eventually.

https://www.facebook.com/arrowautoelect ... 192386069/
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Re: Apple carplay/Android Auto.

Postby William_Foster on Wed, 06 Dec 2017 9:58 +0000

The new Alpine unit has been announced on the Australian website (finally), for $1,099 you get wireless CarPlay: https://www.alpine.com.au/shop/navigation/ilx-107/
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Re: Apple carplay/Android Auto.

Postby Merkin on Thu, 07 Dec 2017 3:52 +0000

damon27 wrote:Check out Arrow auto electrical, if you are on Facebook.
They do a plug and play module that allows you to have full use of your iPhone/Android device via the AV selection on the factory head unit.
The videos look good and it is the path i will be heading down eventually.

https://www.facebook.com/arrowautoelect ... 192386069/


thanks mate, these look great. ive sent them a msg via msnger - i wonder if he would be interested in a group buy? might do a bit of a discount. im keen as to get an OBD reader as well - can display a whole raft of things straight onto the hilux head unit...
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Re: Apple carplay/Android Auto.

Postby Dwyerman on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 7:51 +0000

Merkin wrote:
damon27 wrote:Check out Arrow auto electrical, if you are on Facebook.
They do a plug and play module that allows you to have full use of your iPhone/Android device via the AV selection on the factory head unit.
The videos look good and it is the path i will be heading down eventually.

https://www.facebook.com/arrowautoelect ... 192386069/


thanks mate, these look great. ive sent them a msg via msnger - i wonder if he would be interested in a group buy? might do a bit of a discount. im keen as to get an OBD reader as well - can display a whole raft of things straight onto the hilux head unit...


I'll go in for the bulk buy
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Re: Apple carplay/Android Auto.

Postby LashellBeazley on Mon, 09 Sep 2019 5:51 +0000

Yes, for now, Toyota is offering Apple Car Play and Amazon Echo connectivity for its 2018 models. You can also read more details from here https://www.forbes.com/sites/greggardne ... 18-models/. However, if you don't have 2018 model then I don't think you need to worry more because many car stereos like https://fanguider.com/best-car-stereos/ also work effectively with Android as well. So, if you have an old car then Pioneer AVH-3300NEX could be a better option for you. Yes, it works for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
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Re: Apple carplay/Android Auto.

Postby bugeye on Thu, 16 Jan 2020 7:31 +0000

LashellBeazley wrote:Yes, for now, Toyota is offering Apple Car Play and Amazon Echo connectivity for its 2018 models. You can also read more details from here https://www.forbes.com/sites/greggardne ... 18-models/.


I don't think this applies to the Hilux... at least not for the time being

You can check here: https://www.toyota.com.au/connected
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Re: Apple carplay/Android Auto.

Postby 05luxy on Wed, 05 Feb 2020 1:02 +0000

Another really good head unit is the Polaris. Comes with either Tom Tom or Hema preloaded or both for an extra cost. also has the option for apple car play or android.

https://polarisgps.com.au/product/hilux-maxx/
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Re: Apple carplay/Android Auto.

Postby OffroadingOnline on Fri, 22 May 2020 5:08 +0000

Bump
Anyone know what happened to Arrow Auto Elect. I was interested in their mod.
Anyone purchased a 2 din Android unit that they can recommend.
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Re: Apple carplay/Android Auto.

Postby Bushwalker8 on Fri, 22 May 2020 8:53 +0000

I bought one from these guys, had it for over a year and happy with it.
https://www.digoptions.com.au/android-g ... -ra~197110

Unlike the big brands what I like about this one is the android is very open and you can customise and do a lot with it, it's just like a tablet in the dash. Great for Hema and anything else you want to install from the play store like email, you tube, movies, whatever.

A couple minor fiddly issues installing, they are in Melbourne and helped clarify a few details over the phone. I sent them the details of the extra wiring needed in the loom adapter for gen 8 so they should have fixed that now.

Edit: Just to make it clear everything is in the unit itself, not limited functionality beamed from Android Auto from a phone. Doesn't matter who's driving or if a phone is on or where it is, it all just works as it should with the vehicle. You can connect your phone if you want to.
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Re: Apple carplay/Android Auto.

Postby lobes on Sun, 12 Jul 2020 9:03 +0000

hey,
did you install this yourself?
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Re: Apple carplay/Android Auto.

Postby Bushwalker8 on Mon, 13 Jul 2020 9:27 +0000

Yes, installed it myself
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Re: Apple carplay/Android Auto.

Postby nzhilux19 on Mon, 27 Jul 2020 5:23 +0000

Bump.

Has anyone found the dongle you can get for Apple car play yet?

I have a 2019 hilux
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Re: Apple carplay/Android Auto.

Postby OffroadingOnline on Mon, 26 Oct 2020 1:41 +0000

I have purchased a new head unit from Joyingauto. https://www.joyingauto.com/joying-2016- ... ation.html
Only been in a couple of weeks but everything seems ok at the moment. Very easy to install, watched a couple of videos from the mob at Carbon Car Systems. Used Joyongs GPS and microphone. Have a factory reverse camera and have purchased a harness from Carbon Car Systems for about $40.
Steering wheel connection worked automatically. Bluetooth is phone is clear.
Paid extra for tpsm app and external caps. Have installed wiki camps, camps australia, oziexplorer, obd2, spotify and all work. Early days but everything is great.

I chose joying as they were sure it would fit my car and also the specs, 4gb of ram and 64gb storage.
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Re: Apple carplay/Android Auto.

Postby rusty66 on Sat, 31 Oct 2020 5:12 +0000

Would it be possible to retrofit a unit from the new, current model Hilux which comes with CarPlay?

I don’t want to fit an aftermarket unit and could imagine that there are quite a few of us who’d prefer that route.
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Re: Apple carplay/Android Auto.

Postby bugeye on Wed, 11 Nov 2020 11:38 +0000

Yup, I'd be up for that too...
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