Auto New CarPlay Install

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by cwosigns, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. cwosigns macrumors 65816

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    Had a Pioneer 4100NEX installed in my 1999 Miata. So far loving the CarPlay experience. Coming from the factory head unit and blown speakers, which were replaced with JL Audio C2-650 speakers, it feels like a different car. [​IMG]
     
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  3. RWil85 macrumors 6502a

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    apologies if this is rude - would you mind providing an approximate cost for head unit, etc?

    did you do the install? looks great.

    I was looking into it for a Honda of mine and I ended up getting into a whole thing where I'd lose the stock sub, etc and that's beyond my level of understanding. wondering what someone would charge to wire it up and do all the heavy lifting.
     
  4. cwosigns thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Which Honda? I liked the 4100NEX so much in my Miata that I took my Honda CR-V in and had the same head unit put in. Trickier for sure, but they were able to keep the factory steering wheel controls, back up camera, amp, subwoofer and speakers.
     
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    Pilot.
     
  6. cwosigns thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If you have a reputable car audio specialist in your city, it may be worth checking out. They will likely try to oversell you; just be firm about what you really want. Their initial quote for my Miata was over-the-top; I ended up getting something for about 50% of their initial quote.

    You should probably do some research on Pilot forums to see what others have done. That's who I knew which wiring harness to insist upon in order to remain all of my steering wheel controls.
     
  7. StuBFrost macrumors member

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    I am very interested in CarPlay but don't you have to connect your phone to the USB every single journey to be able to use it or have I misunderstood?
     
  8. cwosigns thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Right now, yes. But wireless CarPlay systems will be coming out soon. And even on short trips, your phone will still connect via Bluetooth for music if you want it to. But my phone is always plugged in while in the car anyway, so for me it wasn't any change to my workflow.
     
  9. RWil85 macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for the info, good to know.

    also, forgot about the plugging in thing - will most likely wait and see what the wireless (and more expensive lol) options look like.
     
  10. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

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    I like the plugged in - gets charged while doing all the other stuff
     
  11. ZachsMacDaddy macrumors 6502

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    That looks great. It's as if that space was intended for that radio. It just looks natural there.

    I am thinking about putting the 4200NEX into my Santa Fe.

    I have a question for you about the use of the unit. Can you still listen to and control music while using the maps app for navigation? Can you change over to the music app without it dumping the navi? If you are in the music app and an upcoming navi alert or direction is due, will it pop up a message to alert you?
     
  12. cwosigns thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes. It works exactly as one hopes it would. If in navi, you can click the home button and open music to browse or find something else. If you approach an upcoming turn, you'll get a drop-down banner and voice prompts. If you're in a call, you still get drop-down banners but with a chime instead.
     
  13. kingston73 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking of the 4200 as well. Can you still use Bluetooth and not CarPlay if you want? I have an older pioneer that I can use waze over Bluetooth and want to know if I can still keep that functionality?
     
  14. ZachsMacDaddy macrumors 6502

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    I just got my 4200NEX delivered today. I'm going to start doing the wiring harness connections so I can have it ready to install. I got a backup camera too, but that looks like it is going to be a real PITA to run the wire for that up through the rear lift door on my Santa Fe, then get it through to the cabin, and then run it all the way to the front.
     
  15. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Could you share photo of your phone while plugging in? I want to see the setup.
     
  16. Steve.P.JobsFan macrumors 6502a

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    That's a clean setup, man. I would kill for CarPlay in my 1999 M3, but BMW decided to use a Single-DIN radio. :(

    Can't put it in my 2004 Accord daily driver either, the radio and climate controls are all one unit. I can get around that, but I have to put the radio where my storage cubby is, and I don't want to lose it, plus having two radios is stupid - especially when the CarPlay one is at the very bottom of the centre stack, way out of my line of sight.
     
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    i wish more manufacturers would have space (and connectivity) for a dock. Would be quicker and easier than plugging in with a cable and look better too.

    I get that CarPlay is supposed to take over functionality from the phone when driving so you don't need to see the iPhone's screen but I never liked the little hole you have to shove it into. Looks messy.

    Same for the middle (between the seats) console, presuming it has USB. It gets filled with too much crap that can scratch the phone so I don't like putting it there either:
     
  18. kingston73 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm curious for those of you with the 4200nex, or even the 4100. Was there any lag with touch inputs? I recently bought and used and then returned a 4200nex because it was SLOW. I would touch it and count to 3 or 4 before anything happened. Changing the volume would be the same thing, press up or down and then 3 seconds later it would actually do something. Is this typical of a carplay unit or did I get a defective unit?
     
  19. cwosigns thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That definitely hasn't been my experience. For the most part, it is very responsive.
     
  20. kingston73 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to see if I can return it and either get a replacement or a different one completely, seems mine is broken...
     
  21. ZachsMacDaddy macrumors 6502

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    My button response is nearly instant.

    Did you try a firmware update?
     
  22. kingston73 macrumors 6502a

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    That was the first thing I checked, newest firmware.
     
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    Installed an AppRadio 4 a few days ago, so far absolutely loving it. Coming from an older Kenwood this knocks its socks off.
     

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