Alternate Replacement Head Units for older L405's
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    Alternate Replacement Head Units for older L405's

    Having owned my AB for a few months now i'm starting to look at options to at least get better Nav on the main screen and better music integration/control and I've come across this

    https://youtu.be/ZZS4wiJdBgY

    https://4x4shop.ca/product/vogue-land-rove...n-android/

    I know it's a lot of money but if it does what it suggests it does I think it is worth it.

    This appears to the only other solution ( other than the NavPlus option ) that I can find

    Like the idea of an OEM looking 10" screen with proper functionality


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    Re: Apple CarPlay for older 405's

    Interesting...please keep us updated and let us know how well it works if you decide to get this screen. I wonder if it's all plug and play. It would be nice to update the screen in my 2013 L405 and have Apple CarPlay but for $1,550 it would need to work just as good as my existing screen if not better.
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    Re: Apple CarPlay for older 405's

    the title is misleading. this thing doesn't give you CarPlay.
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    Re: Apple CarPlay for older 405's

    I've ordered one from now from the manufacturer so will report back and maybe do a video on the install

    Si

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    Re: Apple CarPlay for older 405's

    Quote Originally Posted by BigladUK View Post
    I've ordered one from now from the manufacturer so will report back and maybe do a video on the install

    Si
    That would be great if you can do a video of the install!
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    Re: Apple CarPlay for older 405's

    So i've had an exchange of emails with the manufacturer and wanted to share what I've learnt thus far

    The kit you buy seenms to be a 10.25" screen that has Android built in that. This screen has the same back enclosure as the Standard Equipment and the way you keep all the original functions to is remove the 2 internal boards from your Headunit and put them inside this new screen ( headunit )

    This seems a simple job TBF as shown in this video

    https://youtu.be/JpamFhCet60



    The kit then has a wiring harness ( to make it Plug & Plug ) with the addition of a Mic ( I assume to allow you talk to the Android OS Apps ) , GPS Receiver ( I assume so the Andriod OS APPS can use GPS ) and a GPS Speaker ( which I'm told is for the GPS Audio but I don't understand why this won't come out through the speakers )

    See the pics for the kit


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    So, install seems very simple and totally stock ( except a MIC )

    Obvisouly this kit doesn't offer CarPlay out of the box but as it's an Android Headunit adding this dongle seems to adds that functionalty

    https://www.redmondpie.com/apple-carplay-u...r-any-car/


    These are the questions I've asked along with the asnswers I received

    Q Do all original functions still work like Climate Seat control, Massage seat control, Ambient Lighting control, Surround Cameras etc ?
    A YES

    Q Does the OEM voice control button work with Siri in Apple Car Play mode?
    A NO


    Q Why does the his new unit need GPS Anntena, GPS Speaker, External Mic as all these things should be passed to the headunit from the OEM cabling ?

    A Because this android head unit system is independent from the original multimedia. And the original multimedia's functions will remain



    Q Does the original OEM Nav still function ?

    A The OEM Navi will work as usual.

    Q Also, does this support Apple CarPlay via the OEM armest mounted USB port ?

    A I don't think it support Apple CarPlay via the OEM Armrest Mounted USB.
    It supports aftermarket CarPlay Dongle. Its price is US$60.

    Q I’ve looked at your advert and I don’t see where a USB port is, I see a wiring harness, I see a GPS receiver, I see a MIC and I see a GPS Speaker ( but sure what this is for ? ) but no USB port

    A check attached please.
    It has 2 USB ports.

    Q There is no Microphone is that kit, is one not required ?

    A The mic will be included

    Q What is the purpose of the GPS Speaker ?

    A The GPS speaker will be used for navi voice.


    Q I’m right in saying that the 2 black panels either side of the existing display that had soft buttons are replaced with virtual buttons on the new 10.25” display ?


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    A yes the screen will be replaced with 10.25" full touch screen.




    Q Does the audio that comes out of the Android system ( for example if you’ve installed the App Spotify ) come out of the car audio or the GPS speaker ? Why is there a speaker just for the GPS audio ?

    A Because the connection will be via AUX.So the speaker is just for navi voice.


    Q Do all the steering wheel controls work when using the android system or if the carplay dongle is attached and car play is active can a phone call be accepted and cancelled using the steering wheel controls ?

    A Yes
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    Re: Apple CarPlay for older 405's

    Just for clarity, this post above should have been posted a week ago but as I'm a new memeber it got lost in the spam capture jobby

    Yes I've ordered this kit along with the USB CarPlay & AndroidAuto Adaptor my title is valid

    The kit should take a few weeks to arrive but I'll post back

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    Re: Apple CarPlay for older 405's

    Please message me as soon as you have this all working and can do a video demo! I am very interested in this route for my 2015. I am interested this running in carplay only and also curious how this would affect the SAT radio that the current setup provides.

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    Re: Apple CarPlay for older 405's

    Sure thing,

    I can answer that question though, all original functions and sources will continue to work exactly as before

    https://youtu.be/RdALIu_gQkE



    Si

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    Re: Apple CarPlay for older 405's

    I'm mostly interested in the Apple CarPlay but it seems like this unit is not exactly set up for that. Also, I would want to use the existing USB in the center console to connect the iPhone for CarPlay...wireless CarPlay would be even better. I wonder if the 2017 screen would work in the 2013-2016 L405's...
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    Re: Apple CarPlay for older 405's

    you could wire up the armest USB port to the USB port from the CarPlay adapter

    I have wireless carplay in my BMW and it's deffo the best solution but everything i've read seems to suguest it's not possible

    I'll ask the supplier his thoughts

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    In fact I’ve just come across this video which shows the install in a 405 from start to finish

    https://youtu.be/HiBQK7lvTmA

    Doesn’t seem to difficult

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    Re: Alternate Replacement Head Units for older L405's

    Looks intriguing. I would love to see google maps with traffic on it come up. I might get one then.
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    Re: Apple CarPlay for older 405's

    Quote Originally Posted by BigladUK View Post
    you could wire up the armest USB port to the USB port from the CarPlay adapter

    I have wireless carplay in my BMW and it's deffo the best solution but everything i've read seems to suguest it's not possible

    I'll ask the supplier his thoughts

    Si
    I don't like the idea of having to access the glove compartment for the USB CarPlay adapter. It would have been much nicer if they would have made it plug and play for the center console armrest USB port as well. Overall, this unit seems to have good potential. Keep us updated!
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    I guess you could workout the cabling for the armrest and move those pins over to use the usb in the armrest but I think they are trying to leave you with everything that you have now still fully functioning and if they took away the usb you couldn’t update the maps, plug in an iPod etc, I admit the features are limited when the screen upgrade has been done but I think that’s there plan

    As for CarPlay in the glove box, the module that plugs in to the usb isn’t very small so might not be a great fit in the armrest and I know from my own experience of using CarPlay in my 7 series 4 hours a day for the past 18months, then I get in the car my phone is out away in the charging cradle in the armrest so I’d be ok with putting in the glovebox. Apple CarPlay isn’t really geared up for you trying to use your actual phone when car play is being used

    Those are just my opinions btw

    Si

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