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Aftermarket carplay on 2017 RX350

 
Old 01-01-19, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by richard203 View Post
do the lexus interface works on this one? like the side screen?
when you enter android interface, it will take up the whole 12.3Ē screen. Carplay will use up the whole screen

In lexus interface, there is still split screen as normal.
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Old 01-01-19, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by qvtruong View Post


is this what you are looking for?

https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32834054907.html
thank you!!
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Old 01-02-19, 04:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Gravel350 View Post
In spring of 2018 I bought a used 2016 RX350 and on Christmas eve, some idiot ran a stop sign in front of me and I think my car is going to be totaled. Takes a long time for insurance to look at it due to the holidays. Found a low mileage 2017 RX350 F-Sport with all the options we like, but the navigation on the 2016 RX350 is TERRIBLE, especially here in Canada and there was major highway construction where the in-laws live, so even new cars have outdated maps. If I can use Google Maps for navigation on the big screen that would help a lot. Otherwise I may just have to get a loaded 2019 Acura RDX (Canadian packages are different than US).

With this Android box, if not using it (phone not plugged into it), does it affect the Lexus screen operation at all? Home button, Bluetooth, Phone calls, SiriusXM, etc?

How does it know where the voice commands have to go? When you are not using the android box, the regular car commands still work?
so because of a map error you would get a rdx ??
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Old 01-02-19, 01:20 PM
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OK, so is the conclusion that this system works Awesome, Great, OK, or Poor? Also, if this an easy DIY or best to have an installer do it? Thank you!
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Old 01-02-19, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Bearcat View Post
OK, so is the conclusion that this system works Awesome, Great, OK, or Poor? Also, if this an easy DIY or best to have an installer do it? Thank you!
the system work somewhat awesome (bonus point is the carplay android software get updated monthly OTA and keep getting new features such as automatic night mode and custom car icon). If you have experience with disassemble the headunit and familiar with the headunit cables, itís pretty easy. The cables all have unique connectors, canít plug them incorrectly. If you trust yourself, do it. It takes you an hour. Otherwise, come to an installer.

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Old 01-02-19, 02:50 PM
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Here are some new photo. Notice the OEM-like lexus icon :-)



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Old 01-02-19, 02:57 PM
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You've sold me. When you have a chance would you please post the link of exactly what you purchased? Thanks man!
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Old 01-02-19, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Bearcat View Post
You've sold me. When you have a chance would you please post the link of exactly what you purchased? Thanks man!
this one: https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32832617100.html

Select the option with Carplay added ($504.30) it comes with a carplay usb dongle to plug to the android box.

Download the aliexpress app from appstore and buy it from the mobile app. It will show 18% discount in the app



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Old 01-02-19, 09:36 PM
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can u make a video from lexus interface to apple car play then back to lexus interface? it will help me convince my parent to do this mod. =)
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Ordered it...now the wait.
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Old 01-03-19, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by richard203 View Post
can u make a video from lexus interface to apple car play then back to lexus interface? it will help me convince my parent to do this mod. =)
iíll record a video detailing how it works later today :-)
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Old 01-03-19, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by richard203 View Post
can u make a video from lexus interface to apple car play then back to lexus interface? it will help me convince my parent to do this mod. =)
Here is the overview video

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Old 01-03-19, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Bearcat View Post
Ordered it...now the wait.
Great! Let me know how it goes
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Old 01-07-19, 02:27 PM
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So I received confirmation it's on its way. How long did it take for you to receive it? Also, do you have to take the screen out or just the console unit?
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Old 01-07-19, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Bearcat View Post
So I received confirmation it's on its way. How long did it take for you to receive it? Also, do you have to take the screen out or just the console unit?
it will take between 2-3 weeks.

Yep, you need to take the screen out to plug in the display cable splitter. It pretty easy. Just pop out the screen back cover, and the little plastic piece in front of the screen. Then you will see a bolt in the back on the passenger side and 2 bolts in front of screen (if I remember it corectly) to remove to move the screen and reach a blue and a white connectors in the back of the display.

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