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CarPlay up and running on my 2016 Tacoma

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by tonylop33, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Mar 14, 2019 at 9:42 PM
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    helix66

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  2. Mar 14, 2019 at 9:54 PM
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    bunz559

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    Thanks for posting this! Much appreciated.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2019 at 6:08 AM
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    Robb_D

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    Thanks for the info. I understand the system now, for the money I think the integration is so so.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2019 at 1:57 PM
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    RhinoSoul

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    Where did you buy the kit?

    Thanks
     
  5. Mar 17, 2019 at 2:49 PM
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    tonylop33

    tonylop33 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    GCH Automotive at 951-847-5673. The owner is Greg. The Korean manufacturer connected me to him.
     
  6. Mar 18, 2019 at 9:07 PM
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    Volksparts

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    Thanks for posting the video. I was wondering how the nv connect worked.
     
  7. Mar 18, 2019 at 10:13 PM
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    Kevin8se7en

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    Anyone know if theres an Android Auto version of this?
     
  8. Mar 18, 2019 at 10:47 PM
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    tonylop33

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    It shows Android and iPhones in the instructions so I assume it does both. This is a page from the instructions. I have not tried an Andriod personally.

    TY Auto Play installation manual pg 3 .jpg
     
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  9. Mar 18, 2019 at 10:55 PM
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    elduder

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    You can use the Crux SWRTY 61N, cost about $70, keeps all the functions the Datatlink does, just doesnt have the extra stuff for your head unit.
     
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  10. Mar 18, 2019 at 10:58 PM
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    tonylop33

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    Good to know and I am sure that is a good option for some folks.
     
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  11. Mar 19, 2019 at 3:41 PM
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    pop.tremuloides

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  12. Apr 7, 2019 at 12:22 PM
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    Doesn't the OEM USB connector work instead of having to add another one in order to use this CarPlay system?
     
  13. Apr 7, 2019 at 3:39 PM
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    tonylop33

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    Not to use apps like WAZE, google maps, etc. For that you need something other than the oem usb connector.
     
  14. Apr 7, 2019 at 3:57 PM
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    What did you pay for the kit?
    How’s everything been working?
     
  15. Apr 7, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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    RhinoSoul

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    I order the kit from same place tonylop33 did. They have been amazing. Super helpful with amazing customer service.

    As a side note. I really wanted my OEM USB port to act as the Carplay USB port. So I unplugged the USB connector from my factory radio and used one of these to adapt it to the CarPlay module (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QF01H2E/). It seems to be working well. It loses the OEM usb capability but I prefer that it works for Carplay.

    Thanks tonylop33 for putting me in contact with the company.
     
  16. Apr 7, 2019 at 7:35 PM
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    tonylop33

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    Everything is working fine. Once in a while the backup camera takes a couple of seconds to switch over. That is only thing I have noticed. The retail price is $599.
     
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  17. May 30, 2019 at 9:38 PM
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    I’m in SoCal and rang them up. Did you have them do the install or someone else? Any problems or suggestions after a couple months?
     
  18. May 31, 2019 at 3:58 AM
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    tonylop33

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    I am in NorCal so they did not do the install. No problems so far.
     
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  19. Aug 30, 2019 at 2:17 PM
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    Acill

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    I just got done talking with Greg over at GCH Automotive and got one myself. He is a very friendly guy and was honest about the units. i think it will be a great solution. I plan to order a 2nd for my wife if her 2015 RAV4 head unit works with them.
     
  20. Aug 30, 2019 at 2:51 PM
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    Beats audio is about to release a version also.
     
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