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Any way to install the Apple CarPlay in the 2015 EXL? I know they beta tested on this vehicle, seems like I’d only need the software.

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i doubt it. I got a 2016 crv exl and the best it could do is just mirror the iphone screen on the stock 2 din radio using an hdmi adapter.

I already replaced three of my honda's with apple carplay and android auto capable headunits:
1) 2008 civic ex with nav - replaced with JVC KW-M750BT (carplay/android auto)
- used idatalink sw adapter for steering wheel controls

2) 2013 civic ht non-premium radio - replaced with Sony XAV-AX5000 (carplay/android auto)
- used metra axxess sw adapter for steering wheel controls (both handsfree and audio remote buttons)
- reverse camera retained in imid display (maybe will transfer the camera to the nice 7" display on the sony in the future)

3) 2008 element ex - replaced with JVC-810HD (built in navigation/non-carplay/android auto)

My 2016 crv ex is a bit relatively new to me, so I plan to replace the unit maybe another two(2) years from now. I am content with using the usb direct connect to iphone (ipod mode) to play from phone - music/podcast etc. i try to avoid bluetooth since connecting directly to phone using ipod mode - i get the benefit of continuous phone charging while using in on my car
 

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Not that I know of.

Your best bet will be an aftermarket head unit. www.crutchfield.com is a good place to start your search.
 
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Not that I know of.

Your best bet will be an aftermarket head unit. www.crutchfield.com is a good place to start your search.
I agree. While I spent a little more than I was planning, I got all required and optional wiring harnesses and for an additional $30 (I believe) they wired all the harnesses together so it was literally plug and play.


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I agree. While I spent a little more than I was planning, I got all required and optional wiring harnesses and for an additional $30 (I believe) they wired all the harnesses together so it was literally plug and play.


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Which model did you install? Does it work with bluetooth and backup camera?
 

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so I was able to get a CarPlay update for the 2015-2016 CRV EX and above. I was able to get a USB stick that had it work perfectly this is the beta software that was released and it works well, only thing I've noticed is CarPlay when you turn your car on will take up to 20 seconds to load up but when it does its very snappy. I made a copy of the usb contents and have it posted with instructions here. I can't confirm that this works because when I tried to duplicate it I was not able to get a update prompt the second time around (this happened with the original USB that performed the update and the copy that I made). But here goes, let me know if it works at all for you guys. I'm pretty stoked that this works and I don't have to change out any hardware to get CarPlay. BTW all functionality including steering wheel controls work.

1. What you want to do is make sure that when you download this file that it is transferred to a usb drive that is formatted at FAT32, name the drive USB20FD.
2. In the car make sure all doors are closed and everything is off, windows up.
3. Turn car on and wait for the head unit to fully load. Plug the drive into the USB port to the left. Wait 2 minutes for the update message to show up, select the update and wait for it to finish to 100% it might stall at the end at 99%.
4. Follow all prompts.
5. You will see CarPlay as an icon on the headunit.
 

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If this works I will build a statue of you and pray to it every day.

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LOL, that's amazing, just doing my duty. I did notice you posted this with a Pixel I should mention androidauto as far as I know does not work, just CarPlay.
 

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I have an old iPhone 6 that can live in the car. Mainly use it for music and my messaging app. I would guess my phone will still be connected through Bluetooth for phone calls (not through carplay). But I think I could make it work. I'll update this when I get a chance.

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looks like it was uploaded a few months back, a video was from longer than that. Either way hope this helps someone I didn't see the file uploaded either.
 

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looks like it was uploaded a few months back, a video was from longer than that. Either way hope this helps someone I didn't see the file uploaded either.
I'll confirm what others said in the other thread my 2015 touring gives an "USB Error" when inserting the update. Seems it's ex and ex-l only. Maybe SE in canada as well.

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I'll confirm what others said in the other thread my 2015 touring gives an "USB Error" when inserting the update. Seems it's ex and ex-l only. Maybe SE in canada as well.

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yea mine is a EX, so EX and EX-L it is, non nav models.
 

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I was able to get this to work!!!

2015 EX-L, followed instructions but one thing to note is to have the security code handy for your head unit. For some reason the one i got online from Honda's site wouldn't work. Not sure but after a few turn off/on it some how skipped it, but im going to call dealer monday to find out correct code.

Not sure if this new revision requires a different code or not?

Sorry for bad picture quality I did this late last night
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