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AntHunt
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My 2018, Carplay & Dual USB Mod

Post by AntHunt » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:39 pm

Hi Folks,

I've been digging around the Carplay and USB hub issues. ie. getting a USB to work at the same time as Carplay. I came across this thread on another forum and wondered if anyone in the UK had tried it?

https://www.astra-k-forum.de/index.php/ ... -13509942/

Thanks,

Ant.


AntHunt
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Re: My 2018, Carplay & Dual USB Mod

Post by AntHunt » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:03 pm

So I've done a bit of research and found a few parts on ebay.

I almost bought this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2016-18-Chev ... SwnfRb2MyW until i saw the import duty.

Realising that they all said "Made in China" on them I looked elsewhere and found this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/163690525640?chn=ps for £22.01 with free delivery.

I'll update this when it arrives and I've tried installing it!

Ant.


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Re: My 2018, Carplay & Dual USB Mod

Post by astraowner » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:34 pm

Ok, my german is really schlecht....

Would both USB ports be active or is it one fully active port and one "charge only"

I guess that the charging would atleast be the 1A option instead of the useless 0,5A option in my 2016 Vauxhall.
2016 Astra K 110HP, Opel Eye camera, front and rear parking sensors, dual zone climate control and heated front seats, sight and light pack.


AntHunt
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Re: My 2018, Carplay & Dual USB Mod

Post by AntHunt » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:42 pm

I use Google Chrome as my browser that offered to translate the entire thread for me. Worked really well.

As far as I gather, it works fully. Both ports charge, work with CarPlay/Android and USB media. The OP shows his phone and USB stick connected simultaneously.

I’ll keep you updated. I’m actually quite excited if this works as I’ve been missing using my iPod!


AntHunt
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Re: My 2018, Carplay & Dual USB Mod

Post by AntHunt » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:46 pm

AstraOwner:

Just a side note as I’ve just seen your car model. I believe the 2016 uses a different USB connector? Isn’t it more flat and square compared to the 2018?

I’m lucky that I have the Navi 900 which should fully work. From the post I mention, R4 users have not been able to use the 3.5mm socket and some 2018 R4 don’t have CarPlay? By the sounds of it?


astraowner
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Re: My 2018, Carplay & Dual USB Mod

Post by astraowner » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:51 am

AntHunt wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:46 pm
AstraOwner:

Just a side note as I’ve just seen your car model. I believe the 2016 uses a different USB connector? Isn’t it more flat and square compared to the 2018?

I’m lucky that I have the Navi 900 which should fully work. From the post I mention, R4 users have not been able to use the 3.5mm socket and some 2018 R4 don’t have CarPlay? By the sounds of it?
Mine is a standard 2016 with usb and aux inside the armrest. Are you saying that they not only changed what ports are available between MY, but also size and form factor ? I had read somewhere that i could swap my 2016 USB+AUX for a 2017 forward USB. I want to do something as my 2016 only charges at 500mA and this is barely enough to keep the phone from loosing power when using AA, GPS, and so on, and the 2017 onwards should be 1A chargers.

I dont care for the aux port as i will never use it anyway.
2016 Astra K 110HP, Opel Eye camera, front and rear parking sensors, dual zone climate control and heated front seats, sight and light pack.


AntHunt
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Re: My 2018, Carplay & Dual USB Mod

Post by AntHunt » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:16 am

I can only say "possibly". My recollection was that it was different.

My 2018 looks like this which sits on top of the coving inside the arm rest.

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I thought the 2016 was fitted flush in the coving in the arm rest.


Ant.


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