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Offline chrispy

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MIB1 Carplay retrofit
« on: December 17, 2020, 07:42:29 pm »
Hi all,

It looks like there are 2 options for getting Carplay into a NZ New 2015 MK7 GTI - either a full MIB2 retrofit with CP removal, re-coding etc, or a drop-in replacement for the screen unit itself.

Has anyone done the latter? Do you loose any of the factory integrated features / does it still have the same look and feel?

I see that AutoGravity does this at a reasonable price. Any major reasons to go with the full MIB2 retrofit?

Also wondering if anyone has successfully done a firmware upgrade for their MIB1 infotainment / nav - am downloading the updated maps from here, but not sure whether this is just new map data or if it will update the rest of the infotainment system (bug fixes etc)?


Offline JaseNZ

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Re: MIB1 Carplay retrofit
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2020, 07:54:58 pm »
I did the full upgrade to the MIBII pro with the 8.5" screen.

Was costly but one of the best upgrades I did to mine. All the options are unlocked unlocked.

I also have wireless carplay via a module I bought from overseas that just plugs into the usb connection in the cubby hole.

I tried MIB1 map upgrade when I had it but it would not work.
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Offline coons

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Re: MIB1 Carplay retrofit
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2020, 03:54:53 pm »
You can also get boxes that you plug in to the back of the glove box unit which add car play to an MIB1 unit. They cost about $450.

I bought one, it was an okay experience. It does what it says, itís even wireless CarPlay which is cool. But the integration isnít seemless like if it were OEM. For example you canít use Google maps spoken navigation and listen to the radio at the same time. It has to be on AUX to hear the nav.

Personally I listen to a lot of podcasts, or my own music. So Iím often only using the crappy interface, so it works well. But if you listen to the radio often itís nigly.
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