Just wanted to give you guys a little PSA. If you do choose to buy used parts for this retrofit please get your seller to guarantee they are in working condition. Been seeing a few dead units and export units being sold online which all require map updates. Just a word of caution.
Another option - buy something like THIS: http://www.ebay.com/itm/233628394318 Ditch the trash mirror display and wire the camera end into the trailer tailgate with the transmitter and wire the receiver end into your stock system with a simple switch. Depending on the strength of the transmitter you may be able to do the switch/receiver wiring within the vehicle as to avoid water damage. The stock camera's in our K2's are just simple composite so any aftermarket composite camera should work no problem. I've hooked a satellite box into my camera line as a proof of concept to test it working. If this is something some of you might be interested in I'd be happy to test it out as a proof of concept. I know myself or @pgamboa would easily be able to make a camera/switch adapter harness which would almost make something like this plug n play for around $100 all said and done.
Also - this just matters for the radio module. The HMI and USB will always need to be upgraded and only a select few vehicles will be able to have their existing radios updated.
Nope - you usually have to pull the module. Some had part number 23402909 (Made in 2015 but upgrade-able to 2016 FW). There's no RPO that determines which part # you ended up with.
P.S. - we include radio/dash trim removal tools with every kit purchase from coastal flash [emoji108][emoji123] Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
Some 2015.5's radios can be upgraded to the new firmware but anything below requires an HMI, radio module and USB for proper functionality. If you want voice commands you'll want a cluster flash or upgrade as well. We provide a kit including all 3 modules for the carplay/Android auto retrofit. Plug n play. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
I have a 2015 3500hd ltz with bose and navigation. I don't have carplay and hoping to get it by swapping HMI. From what I understand so far, if I want to keep my navigation I will need a i06 NG 2.5 HMI and usb. Can you let me know what all I need?
Thank you for the help!
Chris is right. It all comes down to personal preference. I'm not the biggest fan of the factory maps and am fine using Google maps. Even in areas of no cell service you can pre-download that map area and the GPS in your phone will still navigate you. If you wanna keep your IO6 an IO6 go that route. If you live mainly in an urban areas and want to just use carplay/AA go for IO5 and save a few bucks. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
No stress. Just figured I'd point it out that if it's a 2016 you don't need the radio done. Just the HMI.
Might want to do a bit more research. Not saying you're wrong but I've done plenty of swaps for people who have the 2016's and only the HMI is needed to be programmed. The radio does not need to be touched. If @Goinovr has any more questions he can also reach out to us at Coastal Flash and we'd be happy to assist.
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