Now that we have a home! Yay! The NEX models are both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto ready head units. This is what I did: 1. There are 2 USB ports, CarPlay or AA in port 1, and a second port. I used the included USB extender in Port 1, so I have the option of using either without removing the head unit. I hooked a lightning cable directly to USB port 2 for charging a second device. 2. I grabbed a HDMI cable, connected that to the HDMI in port on the back. I connected this to an HDMI to Lightning adapter (also connecting the USB port 2 lightning cable as the adapter requires both). You can mirror the screen and watch videos if you want. I did not bypass the Video In Motion brake thingie. 3. I connected a male to male 1/8" earphone cable in case I want to connect to an earphone jack. With these I found that I shouldn't have to remove the head unit. I have the option of using everything in the future.