Adding android auto

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adam83
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Astra Model: SRi 1.4T 150
Astra Colour: Red
Location: East Yorkshire

Adding android auto

Post by adam83 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:09 pm

Hi all, I'm new to the forum having recently acquired a 2016 astra sri nav.

My car has apple car play but not android auto, is it possible to add android auto? I've had a quick search but couldn't find a definitive answer.

Cheers.


danh23
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Astra Model: Sri cdti
Astra Colour: Metallic mineral black

Re: Adding android auto

Post by danh23 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:19 pm

I think Vauxhall need to update your radio to add android auto I think that's what have said on here
1.6 CDTI Astra SRI metallic mineral black (110hp)


adam83
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Astra Model: SRi 1.4T 150
Astra Colour: Red
Location: East Yorkshire

Re: Adding android auto

Post by adam83 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:45 pm

danh23 wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:19 pm
I think Vauxhall need to update your radio to add android auto I think that's what have said on here
Ok thanks, I'll try my local dealer and see what they say.


astraowner
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Astra Model: 2016 Astra K 1.6 110HP
Astra Options: Lane assist, dual zone Climate Control.
Astra Colour: Asteroid Grey

Re: Adding android auto

Post by astraowner » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:47 pm

Yes, if you have a 2016 with Navi 900 and no AA, then you need to get it updated.
2016 Astra K 110HP, Opel Eye camera, front and rear parking sensors, dual zone climate control and heated front seats, sight and light pack.


Nofear
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Re: Adding android auto

Post by Nofear » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:35 am

adam83 wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:45 pm
danh23 wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:19 pm
I think Vauxhall need to update your radio to add android auto I think that's what have said on here
Ok thanks, I'll try my local dealer and see what they say.
Where are you based? I tried so many dealers before they knew how to do it. The first 2016 production does need to be update. They do not have a fixed price for this either so there is a bit of room for negotiation.

St Albans managed to do mine in about 3 hours.


adam83
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Astra Model: SRi 1.4T 150
Astra Colour: Red
Location: East Yorkshire

Re: Adding android auto

Post by adam83 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:03 am

Nofear wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:35 am
adam83 wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:45 pm
danh23 wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:19 pm
I think Vauxhall need to update your radio to add android auto I think that's what have said on here
Ok thanks, I'll try my local dealer and see what they say.
Where are you based? I tried so many dealers before they knew how to do it. The first 2016 production does need to be update. They do not have a fixed price for this either so there is a bit of room for negotiation.

St Albans managed to do mine in about 3 hours.
East Yorkshire, theres a few vauxhall garages close by so I'll ring round and see what they say.


Elite_Witton
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Joined: Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:05 am
Astra Model: 1.6T Elite Nav
Astra Colour: Granite Grey

Re: Adding android auto

Post by Elite_Witton » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:14 pm

If you could keep us posted with what they say as I also want this so interested what Vauxhall say 👍


meeko
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Re: Adding android auto

Post by meeko » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:28 pm

Have a look at this post, https://www.astrakforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=705&start=30#p6501 print it out and take with you to the dealer.
I did it about 2 years ago, it was the first one the dealer did, I got lucky as they didn't know what to charge for it, there was a 35euro charge I believe for the software license, so he just asked for £35


astraowner
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Re: Adding android auto

Post by astraowner » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:33 am

meeko wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:28 pm
Have a look at this post, https://www.astrakforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=705&start=30#p6501 print it out and take with you to the dealer.
I did it about 2 years ago, it was the first one the dealer did, I got lucky as they didn't know what to charge for it, there was a 35euro charge I believe for the software license, so he just asked for £35
I paid for some labor and also the £35 for the software.

It REALLY baffles me that Vauxhall would sell me a radio with software bugs (This was the reason i wanted an upgrade) and then charge me for the software to fix it.

I understand that they need to be paid to put it in the car, but paying for bug fixed software is really bad.

I wonder how long Samsung would last as a phone manufacturer, if they would charge you for bugfixed software for their phones.
2016 Astra K 110HP, Opel Eye camera, front and rear parking sensors, dual zone climate control and heated front seats, sight and light pack.


nsanderson
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Astra Model: 1.6T SRi 200 Nav
Astra Options: AGR seat, winter pack,parking sensors, spare wheel
Astra Colour: Power Red

Re: Adding android auto

Post by nsanderson » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:51 am

Samsung just sell you phones that grind to a halt after a year so you buy the next one!

I remember seeing the original specs for the radios and that the 7" non-Nav had Android Auto and Apple Carplay and the 8" Nav only had Carplay.
One thing I got the dealer to do was to update my 2016 SRi Nav to have Android Auto as part of the deal when I bought the car.

To be honest, these latest touch screen 'infotainment' systems seem to have a lot of bugs, just random niggly things but stuff that didn't plague the old push button CD30MP3 units.
1.6T (200) SRi Nav - Power Red, AGR seat, winter pack, parking sensors, spare wheel,


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