My 2018, Carplay & Dual USB Mod

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AntHunt
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Re: My 2018, Carplay & Dual USB Mod

Post by AntHunt » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:39 pm

I don’t think so. As the OP I tried several options before heading down this road. On one hand it might work, as it’s before the modules hub. But then the modules hub might not work correctly.


bilboastra
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Re: My 2018, Carplay & Dual USB Mod

Post by bilboastra » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:34 pm

Added bonus, this has fixed the compatibility issue my LG G6 mobile phone had with android auto in that it crashed all the time, its been rock solid today.


astraowner
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Re: My 2018, Carplay & Dual USB Mod

Post by astraowner » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:51 pm

bilboastra wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:34 pm
Added bonus, this has fixed the compatibility issue my LG G6 mobile phone had with android auto in that it crashed all the time, its been rock solid today.
I also noticed that my R4.0 with 2015 software were a lot less prone to give the black screen when connecting than with the old one.

Now the radio is updated so now it works every time like it should, but the old software liked the new USB one better.

Maybe the added power, made the voltage more stable.
2016 Astra K 110HP, Opel Eye camera, front and rear parking sensors, dual zone climate control and heated front seats, sight and light pack.


bilboastra
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Re: My 2018, Carplay & Dual USB Mod

Post by bilboastra » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:38 am

I agree it must have been the power requirements of the LG phone were too great for the original port.

My Samsung phone normally drains when it is connected if in use, Android auto etc, today battery went from 53% to 75% on my drive to work with waze and google play going so definitely a worth while upgrade.


Bogbody
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Re: My 2018, Carplay & Dual USB Mod

Post by Bogbody » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:37 am

Ebay seller of the part for this mod was on holiday until 15th .... now they are back from hols the part is no longer £22 but has jumped up to £32.
Oh dear .... market forces?
Cant justify it at £32 ....


AntHunt
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Re: My 2018, Carplay & Dual USB Mod

Post by AntHunt » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:34 am

Keep looking for the part. As I said in an earlier post, the same part fits the Grandland X too. There may be a new part number for the later models. My initial research also showed this to be the case; that the same part was available with multiple part numbers.


Bogbody
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Re: My 2018, Carplay & Dual USB Mod

Post by Bogbody » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:32 am

How much does the part cost over the (uk) counter?


astraowner
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Re: My 2018, Carplay & Dual USB Mod

Post by astraowner » Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:43 pm

Bogbody wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:32 am
How much does the part cost over the (uk) counter?
You can not buy it over the counter, this is a part that is fitted to US vehicles as far as i understand.
2016 Astra K 110HP, Opel Eye camera, front and rear parking sensors, dual zone climate control and heated front seats, sight and light pack.


Bogbody
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Re: My 2018, Carplay & Dual USB Mod

Post by Bogbody » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:09 pm

Endgame then.
Ebay suggests that £32 is the cheapest - other prices are £37 inc postage.
Cant justify it for half a dozen uses a year when my (free) bodge works OK.


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Re: My 2018, Carplay & Dual USB Mod

Post by astraowner » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:56 pm

Bogbody wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:09 pm
Endgame then.
Ebay suggests that £32 is the cheapest - other prices are £37 inc postage.
Cant justify it for half a dozen uses a year when my (free) bodge works OK.
I paid around £21 at this shop including shopping and i think it is worth every penny as i am now able to actually charge my phone and use AA at the same time.

https://www.ebay.de/str/globalvehiclepartsservice

Shop says he is on holiday for a month, so maybe when he gets back he will re-list the item.
2016 Astra K 110HP, Opel Eye camera, front and rear parking sensors, dual zone climate control and heated front seats, sight and light pack.


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