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Old 02-06-2018, 06:59 PM
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Wizard263789, are you suggesting accessing the PCM's board by removing the DVD module (like in swandive's thread)?

stealthpilot, I was looking harder at the instructions, and while this system doesn't plug into the SAT connector, the board you install inside the PCM seems to sit right where the SAT board goes - attaching to the same mounting points. Wizard263789's suggestion of using standoffs seems reasonable. Hopefully he's done it and can confirm there's the necessary headroom. The Lsailt unit comes with standoffs and mounts to different locations. It is hard to tell, though, whether its included standoffs leave enough height to also accommodate the SAT board. I'd ordered the Lsailt unit with full Android (like a full tablet with GPS and wifi, not AndroidAuto) and it arrived today. I've not been home yet to see what's in the package. Maybe I'll have time to install it this weekend.
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Old 02-06-2018, 07:08 PM
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Yes on removing the DVD first and yes on the stand-off studs they were fine, well at least the one's we got and used were.

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Wizard263789, are you suggesting accessing the PCM's board by removing the DVD module (like in swandive's thread)?

stealthpilot, I was looking harder at the instructions, and while this system doesn't plug into the SAT connector, the board you install inside the PCM seems to sit right where the SAT board goes - attaching to the same mounting points. Wizard263789's suggestion of using standoffs seems reasonable. Hopefully he's done it and can confirm there's the necessary headroom. The Lsailt unit comes with standoffs and mounts to different locations. It is hard to tell, though, whether its included standoffs leave enough height to also accommodate the SAT board. I'd ordered the Lsailt unit with full Android (like a full tablet with GPS and wifi, not AndroidAuto) and it arrived today. I've not been home yet to see what's in the package. Maybe I'll have time to install it this weekend.
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Old 02-06-2018, 07:27 PM
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Yes on removing the DVD and yes the stand-off studs we got and used were fine for Euro DAB which has pretty much the same height clearance, there shouldn't be any issues.
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Old 02-07-2018, 04:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Dbull65 View Post
I am interested in this mod. I have talked to the company, and they do have special pricing for a group buy. Still on the fence of having to have my PCM opened up. But I would love to have Apple Car Play.
I'm interested in a group buy...
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Dom991.1 View Post
I'm interested in a group buy...
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:27 PM
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I've been following up with the vendor. It seems that the Wireless CarPlay will require different hardware. The manufacturer will probably pursue that, but timing is unclear and it could be a year out.

My inclination is to go ahead with the wired option. If the wireless one comes out next year, I can always do a swap of the external CPU (without opening the PCM a second time) since the existing PCM harness should be possible to re-use.

Given this and the time value of use, I am inclined to go ahead with the purchase. Anyone want to join me?
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Old 02-07-2018, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by stealthpilot View Post

Given this and the time value of use, I am inclined to go ahead with the purchase. Anyone want to join me?
I'd like to participate!
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Old 02-07-2018, 01:50 PM
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I like to participate as well!.

However, can anyone verify the iPhone X compatibility/support from the vendor?
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Old 02-07-2018, 02:54 PM
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I too have been in contact with the Vendor. I am in.
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Dbull65 View Post
I too have been in contact with the Vendor. I am in.
did you receive any group pricing so far? It looks like there are at least 6 of us.
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:23 PM
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Does the install require soldering or anything the average joe canĺt do?
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by stealthpilot View Post
did you receive any group pricing so far? It looks like there are at least 6 of us.
I'd like to participate, too!
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:45 PM
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No soldering required. Basically the same thing replacing a board inside your PC. I would be careful for static electricity and do not force anything.
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:40 PM
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I have a 2014 C4 and would love CarPlay!
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:56 PM
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I would like to participate too! Even soldering is ok
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