Finally a way to get wireless CarPlay!

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Fred99
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Re: Finally a way to get wireless CarPlay!

Post by Fred99 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:15 pm

I installed mine with some trepidation, but it went like clockwork.

I takes a short time to fire up when you start up but no driver action needed, it just connects.
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Mr-M
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Re: Finally a way to get wireless CarPlay!

Post by Mr-M » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:08 pm

I still haven't found an Android one.
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Fred99
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Re: Finally a way to get wireless CarPlay!

Post by Fred99 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:04 pm

Why don’t you ask the sellers?

The clue is in the name - CarPlay is not an Android product.
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Re: Finally a way to get wireless CarPlay!

Post by BWanderers » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:06 pm

Good to hear Fred. I'll let you know if I experience the same ease of installation.
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Glendia
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Re: Finally a way to get wireless CarPlay!

Post by Glendia » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:48 pm

Received my dongle today (only 8 days after ordering) worked first time without any updates, and also worked after doing the updates (phew !).
Cost was £103.47 (inc p&P).They charge in US Dollars so I guess this will be variable depending upon exchange rate. So an expensive ‘toy’ but I’ve always wanted the convenience of not having the hassle of having to cable up my phone every time.

A question for existing users though. My car has 2 USB ports in the charging tray at the front of the car, and 2 further ports for backseat passengers underneath the ventilation ports of the central front armrest. Ideally I would like to place the dongle in the back USB ports and tuck it away from sight but I cannot get the dongle to work in these backseat USB ports (tbh thinking about It I’m not even sure I’ve ever used a wired CarPlay connection from these ports either).
Has anyone tried using the dongle in these back USB ports ? Are there any other Hidden USB ports in the car (tried the glove compartment but cannot see any) ? I would just prefer the dongle out of site in an area where it cannot get knocked and at present I seem to be limited to the 2 ports in the centre console.
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Glendia
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Re: Finally a way to get wireless CarPlay!

Post by Glendia » Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:09 pm

Ok having read these forums I now know the rear USB ports are for charging only .... shame
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Fred99
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Re: Finally a way to get wireless CarPlay!

Post by Fred99 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:58 am

I stuck the unit to the upper surface of the cubby hole with Blutak. It's completely hidden.
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Glendia
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Re: Finally a way to get wireless CarPlay!

Post by Glendia » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:09 am

Fred99 wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:58 am
I stuck the unit to the upper surface of the cubby hole with Blutak. It's completely hidden.
Good idea will give it a go, thanks
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Dal22
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Re: Finally a way to get wireless CarPlay!

Post by Dal22 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:43 pm

Fred99 wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:58 am
I stuck the unit to the upper surface of the cubby hole with Blutak. It's completely hidden.
Ingenious!
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Re: Finally a way to get wireless CarPlay!

Post by Rrtuk » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:13 pm

I have one of these, it did cost a fair bit compared to others but the key thing is that these really do work. CarPlay is subject to the same foibles as the wired version, so don’t expect a miracle. The benefit is after 10-20 seconds your phone is available via CarPlay wirelessly. I’d say if you think you need one, you probably do. Oh and on the fitting (plug it into one of the front USB ports) it did take a few seconds but it did work without any updates.

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