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Hey there,

My 06 RRS has been in "phone mode" since I bought it a few weeks ago. I tried doing the battery reset (wire between the terminals) and tried using my iCarSoft diagnostic tool to clear all the radio related codes - but I'm still stuck in phone mode. I was thinking about getting a junkyard OEM unit - but the prices seem a bit high for an old unit imho.

My other car has a Apple CarPlay unit and it spoils me. Hell, every time I rent a car these days - it has that.

I received a quote from my local Best Buy (~$850 for a Pioneer Apple CarPlay double din head unit with all the parts needed for install) who claims to have done this to other newer Land Rovers - but I'm still skeptical since this car has a mile of cables running inside of it. I'm totally fine losing the top nav screen too as the touch capacitor crapped out too. I don't have the rear entertainment package either if that makes a difference.

I searched and saw folks had some success in the past, but I just want to see if anyone recently has done this.
 

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Update: pulled the head unit and had temporary success pulling and reconnecting the MOST cable...but it reverted to phone mode after a few minutes. Ugh

I have a used OEM unit from an lr3 coming in for the time being...I’m assuming it’s the same as the one in the RRS. Please correct me if I’m wrong.
 

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Just talking out loud: but soon after placing the order for the LR3 head unit, I noticed the number on the faceplate is 6CD-465 - but the RRS ones say 6CD-565. I tried doing a search and found nada, ended up calling my Land Rover dealer and they said that the head units are different. thankfully i was able to cancel the LR3 order and found a RRS one. if the new 565 one is a dud, then I'll reconsider an Apple CarPlay unit.
 

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rolled the dice on an unknown condition $75 head unit from ebay. upon taking the old one out completely, i saw some sort of coffee/coke stain all over the back of the unit...could explain why it bit the dust. hooked the new one up and voila - radio works! guess ill table the apple carplay business until later
 
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