Advertise on fullfatrr.com »

Home > In Car Electronics (L322) > CarPlay for under £100
Post Reply  Down to end
Page 3 of 3 <123
Print this entire topic · 
madnessgonemad



Member Since: 28 Aug 2020
Location: Kent
Posts: 89

England 

Hi, yes that is more or less it. An old number plate makes a good base and Velcro to hold it in case you change your mind!
I used silicone adhesive for the plastic surround ( more numberplate)
One thing I have changed since my post; I decided to hardwire the audio connection to the 3.5mm socket in the back. I read an article that demonstrated that a wired 3.5mm connection is always better quality than Bluetooth.
So my iPhone connects to the CarPlay screen by Bluetooth but the sound is wired to the 3.5mm socket. Obviously select aux on the audio menu on the car. It’s very easy to hide the cable.
It makes connection much more reliable also not having to double connect to Bluetooth.
Hope that makes sense
Good luck with yours

Post #695712 7th Jul 2024 6:58pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Driyage



Member Since: 30 Apr 2024
Location: Essex
Posts: 16

United Kingdom 

Hi,

Thanks for the reply!

Great idea on the old numberplate (I’m sure I have a few laying about)!

For the wiring, does much trim have to be removed (for power)?

I think I’ll go with the wired 3.5mm option as messing around with BT is a pain !

Thanks again,
Don

Post #695888 10th Jul 2024 11:25am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Baltic Blue



Member Since: 13 Aug 2015
Location: North Wales
Posts: 3712

United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Baltic Blue

You might want to search out a post detailing a very neat modification to the rear aux which allows a lead to be plugged in permanently and the lid to still close.
I remember it , but sorry can’t just find it at the moment.
Mike. G reg 2.5VM Vogue Portofino red 1991- 1999
V reg 2.5td P38 Rioja red 1999- 2006
53 reg td6 Vogue Oslo blue 2006- 2015
11 reg 4.4 TdV8 Vogue SE. Baltic blue 2015- date.
https://www.fullfatrr.com/forum/topic56162...tty+affair

Post #695894 10th Jul 2024 12:16pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
madnessgonemad



Member Since: 28 Aug 2020
Location: Kent
Posts: 89

England 

Not much trim needs to be removed. You can feed the power cable ( and the aux) under the dashboard and pick it up in the front corner.
I removed the vent and trim (10 min job)
Then the 2 bits of trim in the footwell and you can take the power direct to the fusebox. The audio cable can hide behind the trim and tuck it behind the trim on the transmission tunnel.

Baltic blue; I would be interested in the wiring mod to tidy up the 3.5mm socket.

Does anyone know where it might be hiding?

Post #695895 10th Jul 2024 12:22pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Baltic Blue



Member Since: 13 Aug 2015
Location: North Wales
Posts: 3712

United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Baltic Blue

I’ll keep searching, but basically you just need a 3.5mm aux extension lead with a 90’ plug on the end that plugs into the socket., meaning no modification to the existing car wiring.
Mike. G reg 2.5VM Vogue Portofino red 1991- 1999
V reg 2.5td P38 Rioja red 1999- 2006
53 reg td6 Vogue Oslo blue 2006- 2015
11 reg 4.4 TdV8 Vogue SE. Baltic blue 2015- date.
https://www.fullfatrr.com/forum/topic56162...tty+affair

Post #695897 10th Jul 2024 12:48pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
RINOR



Member Since: 10 Oct 2021
Location: VIKEN
Posts: 7

Norway 2012 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Barolo Black

Could you please post a new link to this unit? Tried it, but comes up with “unavailable”. Thanks😊

Post #695953 11th Jul 2024 4:50am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
madnessgonemad



Member Since: 28 Aug 2020
Location: Kent
Posts: 89

England 

The exact one that I got is not around now.
This one is very good value at the moment and is made by the same company.

Just found this amazing item on AliExpress. Check it out! £276.95 | Road Top Large Display 8.8 Inch Touch Screen Wireless Carplay Android Auto Multimedia Player GPS Gen 2 Car Radio for Any Cars
https://a.aliexpress.com/_EvXk25v

£51 is pretty good! There are lots around

Post #696045 12th Jul 2024 10:03am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
madnessgonemad



Member Since: 28 Aug 2020
Location: Kent
Posts: 89

England 

Baltic Blue wrote:
I’ll keep searching, but basically you just need a 3.5mm aux extension lead with a 90’ plug on the end that plugs into the socket., meaning no modification to the existing car wiring.
Mike.


Thanks Baltic Blue. I actually already do this. I was thinking of a wiring mod to completely hide the aux cable in the armrest somewhere. Yes, I know I’m ocd……………..

Post #696046 12th Jul 2024 10:06am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Post Reply
Post Reply  Back to top
Page 3 of 3 <123
All times are GMT + 1 Hour

Jump to  
Previous Topic | Next Topic >
Posting Rules
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



Site Copyright © 2006-2024 Futuranet Ltd & Martin Lewis
fullfatrr.com RSS Feed - All Forums


Switch to Mobile site