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Old 10-23-18, 10:49 PM
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can you listen to sirius xm while looking at carplay?

so its using bluetooth audio for to play music for the carplay?

still kinda confused based on the video
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Old 10-23-18, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by goto35 View Post
can you listen to sirius xm while looking at carplay?

so its using bluetooth audio for to play music for the carplay?

still kinda confused based on the video
i think you can listen to other audio source from the car, so siriusxm still works (you can change audio source using the little screen next to the odometer when the carplay is presenting on the big screen). Yeah I was playing music through the carís bluetooth.
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Old 10-24-18, 07:12 AM
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Wait so what "source" do you have to leave it in order to hear carplay or the andriod? Do you change the source to AUX? Or does the source need to be bluetooth audio?

Would love another video of how it starts up etc?
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Old 10-24-18, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by goto35 View Post
Wait so what "source" do you have to leave it in order to hear carplay or the andriod? Do you change the source to AUX? Or does the source need to be bluetooth audio?

Would love another video of how it starts up etc?
Iíll get another video for you later.

To hear music through the carís speaker, after booting to carplay, you need to select bluetooth source on your car, and bluetooth output on your phone. On your phone, there will be 2 audio output: Auto Box and Lexusí multimedia bluetooth. If you select Auto Box, music will play on the andoird box speaker. If you select lexusí one, it will play through carís speaker via bluetooth. That is for music.

For navigation sounds and siri, it can only play through the android box speaker (canít make them to play carís speaker).

For phone call, it works either way. When you pick up a call, most of the time it will play on carís speaker. Sometimes it doesnít, then on your phone, change output to the lexusí bluetooth.

Choosing the AUX in Media is just a way to boot to carplay, after that it will stay in carplay and you can change to other source. Same for the Mode button, it just to boot to android, then you can change the audio source you would like. However, for some reasons, these two ways donít work reliably for me. The only method that work reliably for me is to hold the hang up phone on steering wheel for 3 seconds and it will swtich to carplay.
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Old 10-24-18, 07:59 AM
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question when your in Carplay what happens when you press the "Menu" button on the mouse? Does it go back to the Lexus info system? How can you switch to the lexus info system when you are in carplay or andriod?
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Old 10-24-18, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by goto35 View Post
question when your in Carplay what happens when you press the "Menu" button on the mouse? Does it go back to the Lexus info system? How can you switch to the lexus info system when you are in carplay or andriod?
here we go



to switch between carplay and lexus enform, press and hold hang up phone for 3 seconds.

the back button will act as back in carplay
the home button will go to the androidís home interface.
up and down, maps button wonít work in android/carplay
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Old 11-06-18, 07:56 AM
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Confirmed, there is a setting to connect the android box bluetooth to the lexus bluetooth, so all the sounds will go through the carís speaker.
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Old 11-15-18, 06:10 PM
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has anyone heard of this company? seems like they offer a touch screen carplay option

https://4x4shop.ca/product/2016-lexu...ltimedia-copy/
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Old 11-15-18, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by DaytonaV View Post
has anyone heard of this company? seems like they offer a touch screen carplay option

https://4x4shop.ca/product/2016-lexu...ltimedia-copy/
there are some other options like that on aliexpress. However, I prefer and chose the android box option because it let me keep the car’s OEM display and all the OEM features/options.

the display replacement option in that link is good for people who have the smaller screen size. For 12.3” screen size, nahh

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Old 11-15-18, 06:26 PM
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so the oem stuff will be gone and u cant switch back?
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Old 11-15-18, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by richard203 View Post
so the oem stuff will be gone and u cant switch back?

If you replace, most likely you need to figure out how to get to the OEM features/options/settings such as the backup camera, steering wheel control, using the ****, lexus vehicle settings, etc. I don't have it, so I'm not sure how hard or easy it is to do it. Also, the screen on RX 350 is placed kinda far away, so touch screen is not really safe while driving. If you want to switch back, you need to put the OEM display back in. It takes time.

For the android box, it's like just another computer that connects to the lexus display. Click a button to switch to android and back to lexus and vice versa.
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Old 12-02-18, 06:02 AM
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This is awesome...any word on this working on a 2017 NX300h? I tried looking on Aliexpress and couldn't find a specific one. Thanks OP!
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Originally Posted by ptung07 View Post
This is awesome...any word on this working on a 2017 NX300h? I tried looking on Aliexpress and couldn't find a specific one. Thanks OP!
is this what you are looking for?

https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32834054907.html

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Old 12-03-18, 08:14 AM
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quick question. does the device use an HD source if you plug in an iphone or does it take the HD source and downconvert it to RCA?

Thank!
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Old 12-03-18, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by critten View Post
quick question. does the device use an HD source if you plug in an iphone or does it take the HD source and downconvert it to RCA?

Thank!
I'm not sure what you meant. At least, I don't see any RCA connection in my setup. The iPhone connects to a carplay dongle (via my Anker USB Lightning cable) which in turn connects to the android box via USB, and the box connect to the display via a blue LVDS connector that uses the same technology as Lexus' OEM display connector. I guess it uses an HD source? or at least it uses all the pixels in my 12.3" display without scaling (the Lexus screen resolution is 1280x480 for my 2017 RX)? The seller's post says it's HD 1080p, but there is not enough pixels on Lexus display to show 1080p anyways, so it make no difference imo.

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