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Old 07-02-19, 06:08 AM
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A number of folks on the RX forum have been using a unit from these guys with good success (and online support). Just noticed they have one that appears to be for the GX. I'm chatting with support now to figure out which pieces are needed for CarPlay and will report back.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Andr...001963153.html
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hope it works out
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I would love to be able to install Android Auto on my car's infotainment system. The lack of it is frustrating on a vehicle like this.
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Iíve been looking at this as well. However, Iíd also like to get rid of the old tape player portion at the bottom of the dashboard and your option does not do that. As a result, Iím looking at this:

https://rhinoradios.com/products/lex...hoC7lkQAvD_BwE

Does anyone have any experience with this item? Backup camera needs to be replaced, which is fine considering the poor quality from the factory.
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Iíve been looking at this as well. However, Iíd also like to get rid of the old tape player portion at the bottom of the dashboard and your option does not do that. As a result, Iím looking at this:

https://rhinoradios.com/products/lex...hoC7lkQAvD_BwE

Does anyone have any experience with this item? Backup camera needs to be replaced, which is fine considering the poor quality from the factory.
I have tried the one and here are some of my experiences with the unit: (read the posts towards the end)

https://www.clublexus.com/forums/gx-...console-6.html
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Originally Posted by jojotheduc View Post
A number of folks on the RX forum have been using a unit from these guys with good success (and online support). Just noticed they have one that appears to be for the GX. I'm chatting with support now to figure out which pieces are needed for CarPlay and will report back.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Andr...001963153.html
If anyone can validate the quality of Bluetooth audio, I'll be buying this one. The RX forum is having the same complain, the Bluetooth audio is really bad for the other party. It's a deal breaker for be.
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If anyone can validate the quality of Bluetooth audio, I'll be buying this one. The RX forum is having the same complain, the Bluetooth audio is really bad for the other party. It's a deal breaker for be.
Not sure why this unit matter for your concern.

Bluetooth audio quality depends a) how source are being encoded, such as format, sampling rate, if all above are equal, then it will be depends on the amplifier and associated components such as speakers and environment. The bluetooth audio profile are conformed in certain standard, which is a transportation method to deliver the digital packs. so it is a simple "garbage in and garbage out" concept.

All those Android solution are still rely on the GX OEM head unit for amplifier at the end. They do not replace the head unit. In fact, the OEM head unit is REQUIRED in order for any of such solution to work.
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Apparently this module in RX is causing all kinds of issue in bluetooth. Read the last few posts here https://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-...017-rx350.html

All I want is Android Auto with no downgrade in phone call quality.
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Originally Posted by tipsytopsy View Post
Apparently this module in RX is causing all kinds of issue in bluetooth. Read the last few posts here https://www.clublexus.com/forums/rx-...017-rx350.html

All I want is Android Auto with no downgrade in phone call quality.
Have you thought about a Grom Audio?

https://gromaudio.com/store/vlite/index.html
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Have you thought about a Grom Audio?

https://gromaudio.com/store/vlite/index.html
I don't see a Grom solution for GX 2018 yet.
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Someone on GXOR claimed they actually have compatibility up to ‘19 but website isn’t updated yet. You may want to send them an inquiry to confirm if this is the case or not.
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Thanks.. will check with them. I already installed Beat Sonic mirroring.. but that's just a one time novelty, not practical to use it daily. Android Auto in the other hand is awesome.. always used it to full capability in my other car
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ive had good dealings with grom. used a simpler version in my es and my gx. was able to get the tech guys right away when i had questions.
yeah sometimes they dont update the website as quick as wanted
i really wanted the large display hzhao tested to work well. maybe the software will get updated someday.
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I really wanna buy this, but when I scroll down, it says it's for the ES. Worth the shot? Or should I wait?
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