Auto CarPlay from Halfords

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by brandscill, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. brandscill macrumors 6502

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    Has anybody here from the UK had Halfords install a CarPlay unit for them?
     
  2. MrMister111 macrumors 68010

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    I haven't but it's one place I'm looking, did you go ahead and get them to? Or someone else?
     
  3. brandscill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I ended up getting one second hand from eBay and fitting it myself
     
  4. MrMister111 macrumors 68010

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    Ah ok was it easy to fit then? Which unit did you get please?

    Into which car did you fit it into? All work as expected? Still work fine with iOS 10 etc, bugs?

    Would love to see some pics and even better video of it actually working in a "real" car as just see vids on YouTube but sometimes staged.

    Does it connect first time every time? Any crashes? Was it worth it? How is maps?

    Thanks
     
  5. brandscill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll try and do this for you tomorrow and answer your questions, if in 2 days I've not returned please post as it means I simply forgot
     
  6. brandscill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I forgot! Sorry, I'll try this weekend.
     
  7. MrMister111 macrumors 68010

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    A friendly reminder as requested ;)
     
  8. brandscill, Nov 30, 2016
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    brandscill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here are some photos of where I placed the microphone, GPS and USB connector.

    Will DM you the video shortly :)
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  9. MrMister111 macrumors 68010

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    Thx a lot for that watched the vid to. Looks a good job as well you happy with fitting? Wish CarPlay was wireless though as short hops more likely not to plug in.

    I'm interested in the maps so wouldn't need a Sat Nav then
     
  10. brandscill thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Fitting wasn't too hard, my car had a standard double din and I bought an adaptor kit to make wiring it in simple. It's a two man job mainly because you need extra arms to hold back bits in the car whilst you feed wires around. It was perhaps a 2-3 hour job for a good fit with another person.

    Maps work well, I've used them quite a lot all over now. As for wireless - it would be nice for short trips but I just find myself plugging it in and chucking it in the cup holder.
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    It's also rumoured Pioneer will release an updated version, whether this is wireless or not I'm not sure. Just a rumour
     
  11. MrMister111 macrumors 68010

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    Can I ask how your getting on with CarPlay having now used it for a while?

    Anything good/bad, any wishes you have for it?

    Any absolute deal breakers, or would you now always look for it to be in, or at least option to fit in

    Still seems a limited after market choice in the UK for units though. Still seems to be the ones that came out a while ago. And in noticing a lot don't have DAB integrated which I definitely want in.
     

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