Apple Car Play

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dvn
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Apple Car Play

Post by dvn » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:30 pm

Hey all,

I've done a little research on the forum but can't seem to find anything specific about this question (or I've probably scanned past it...).

I have a 2017 (67 Plate) QQ 1.5 dCi N-Connecta and I'd love nothing more than to have Waze on the big screen, aka, Apple Car Play.

I have read some articles that say the hardware is there, but the software isn't. An in-car entertainment guy who just hard wired my dashcam today said it's possible that they just need to activate the software but they'd need Nissan tech to do so. He said he didn't have the required tech/software to attempt it.

Nissan is most definitely either going to have my eye balls out for the click of a button or just say 'we can't do that' – Has anyone had Apple Car Play installed or activated after-market?

Thanks in advance guys, here's a picture of the beauty below:

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Re: Apple Car Play

Post by gloucester » Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:41 pm

Welcome to this forum.

I'm not sure where you've read what you've read.

The "old" Connect unit (with SD card slot) definitely CANNOT be upgraded by changing the software.

The "new" Connect unit already has CarPlay and Android Auto.
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Re: Apple Car Play

Post by calnorth » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:52 am

There are aftermarket head units discussed on this site...DASAITA being the main one.

search.php?keywords=Dasaita

The headunit we have from production (Connect 3 with SD card) is an absolute dead end...both hardware and software.
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dvn
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Re: Apple Car Play

Post by dvn » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:45 pm

Nightmare! Thanks for the info guys, much appreciated.

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Re: Apple Car Play

Post by Cod » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:08 am

dvn wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:45 pm
Nightmare! Thanks for the info guys, much appreciated.
You are able to fit the newer headunit though.

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