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Old 17th November 2016, 17:09   #1
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Default VW owners: Now get Apple CarPlay / Android Auto on your head-unit (MIB II)

If you own a late model VW Polo / Vento / Jetta with the MIB II system, you're in luck.

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I'm happy to inform you that VW cars sold with MIB II now have the option of getting App Connect (Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Mirror Link) activated at the nearest VW Service Centre. I got it enabled on my 2015 Jetta which came with MIB II.

To enable it, the service centre installed the following components:

1. App Connect package, part number 5G0054830A ₹17717.51
2. USB Port, part number 5NA057342A ₹9039.65

These are available officially at VW Service Centers (some dealership executives might not be aware of the same). I got it installed from a Mumbai VW center. VW has sent an mail to all workshops regarding the procedure to enable App Connect and Voice Commands.

You can also enable Voice Commands, but the licence for that has to be purchased separately.

Once the phone is connected to the car via the USB cable, the voice control button (on the steering wheel) can be used to interact with the voice assistants on iOS or Android.
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Very nifty. So just to clarify a stupid question in my head, this costs Rs. 26,xxx to activate? Or are those just notional costs mentioned alongside it, and it's provided complimentary to MIB II car owners?
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for sharing this. Is it not quite expensive?
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This is a great move, but where is the USB port located?
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Default Re: VW owners: Now get Apple CarPlay / Android Auto on your head-unit (MIB II)

I was made aware of this by the VW dealer when I bought the Jetta last month. However, they did not have the pricing then but hinted at ₹20K++

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If you own a late model VW Polo / Vento / Jetta with the MIB II system, you're in luck.

Nothing is complimentary from VW or is it? It's to be paid for even with the new vehicles.
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Very nifty. So just to clarify a stupid question in my head, this costs Rs. 26,xxx to activate? Or are those just notional costs mentioned alongside it, and it's provided complimentary to MIB II car owners?

In the Jetta the USB goes on to one of the blank slots next to the parking assist button in front of the gear shift just before the rubberised cubby hole.
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This is a great move, but where is the USB port located?
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Or are those just notional costs mentioned alongside it, and it's provided complimentary to MIB II car owners?
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Nothing is complimentary from VW or is it? It's to be paid for even with the new vehicles.
Am sure it'll be made standard sooner rather than later. But until then, even new car owners will have to pay.

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Is it not quite expensive?
Very expensive. You could buy a full featured head-unit for that money. But then, most OEM accessories are. One could order these online at a lower cost.

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but where is the USB port located?
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In response to adi_petrolhead: the USB port location remains the same.

Also, Voice Commands is a separate license which is used to interact with the default VW software, it provides basic voice functions like "Call XYZ" etc. You can check out YouTube for the same, the functions are pretty rudimentary.

Whereas, on purchase of the App Connect package, the same Voice Control button on the steering can be used to interact with voice assistants of iOS and Android.
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Why is the USB port purchase necessary. There is already one. Does a new one have to be purchased and wiring installed ?
How does it work. Its a pity apple maps is not available on carplay in India.
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Very Nice, anyways to use CarPlay / Android Auto or mirroring on BMW?
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