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  1. Has anyone tried this yet? I set up an appointment Friday to have the firmware in my stereo updated and will be ordering the 2.5 HMI module tonight to see if this actually works.
  2. New to GM lineup... Coming from another brand (Ford with Sync) I was used to receiving semi-regular updates for the software... Does GM put out updates for Intellink? If they do is this something that only dealers can update? I looked on the GM owners sight and couldn't find any info. Thanks
  3. I purchased my truck in February of 2016, and used Apple CarPlay from day one, and never had an issue. Fast forward two years to an Android phone. I plug in, expecting the same easy set up as my work truck (2018 Silverado), and nothing happens. I was confused, as I remember when I bought the truck it was advertised as supporting Apple Carplay/Android Auto. After checking through several forums and MyLink version numbers, I realized it needed an update. Called the dealer and set an appointment, but when I arrived, I was told this was a "customer pay" update, (if I remember correctly, as of April 2017?) and it would cost me ≈$50 to regain the functionality I purchased with the truck. Anyone else have this issue, and if so, what was the result?
  4. I wanted to let everyone know about a new product we are now offering for the I0B work truck vehicles. We can now offer a navigation solution to these vehicles and at the same time give you the ability to add more camera functionality and HDMI input for video solutions. This particular vehicle has been somewhat ignored by most manufactures out there as far as solutions go, but I think you find this one to be pretty slick. What I have really noticed about the I0B system is that the screen resolution and clarity is WAY better than the 8" touchscreen (in my opinion). This not only opens up a whole world of new opportunity for the I03 trucks, but it now gives the current I0B user more possibility. I'm eager to get some feed back and what everyone's thoughts are on this. As usual, I wont be in here a ton, but I will make a point to try and check in at least once a day for a while to participate and answer questions. This first video was made kind of on the fly and with very little time, however it does show the new pieces capability's. I'm really hoping to get a more detailed video put together in the next couple weeks showing more. As always...please feel free to TEXT me with any questions. 919-995-9523
  5. Hey all I have been looking on the forum for info about upgrading the factory io3 base radio in my 15 Sierra 3500. It's a work truck so I don't want to go crazy. I was looking at the pioneer 4200nex and 8200nex. I really want to keep it looking factory without hacking up the dash. I'm looking for some feedback from anyone currently using these radios or any other better head units that have nav and Bluetooth or Android Auto without spending more than $1000. Thanks for any advice!
  6. Hi, I just recently picked up my factory-ordered 2016 Silverado LT with the IO5 8" MyLink unit. The Android Auto integration works quite well except for one major problem namely that I can't always get Android Auto to launch when I connect my phone (a Nexus 5X). After some fiddling around, I've discovered that the only way that I can get Android Auto to launch reliably is to connect the phone after I've started the truck but before the Bluetooth connection is established. If I connect the phone after the Bluetooth connection, Android Auto attempts to start on the phone but then stops. If I connect the phone before starting the truck, Android Auto sometimes launches but often doesn't . What I don't know is whether the problem is with the phone or the truck. Has anyone else come across this problem? If so, is there a solution? Any information greatly appreciated.
  7. Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president, Buick and GMC commented on the system, saying, “Providing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility ushers in a new era of staying connected in a convenient manner." Apple Car Play is rolling out sooner and will be available in many markets in the fall.
  8. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 9/28/2015 Those 2016 GMC Sierra Canyon and Yukon owners who have the available eight-inch IntelliLink system will have Android Auto installed by their dealer starting in March 2016. The only change required will be a software update. Google Maps, Google Now and the voice interface with Google form the backbone of this new system. A wide range of Google Apps such as WhatsApp will also be compatible. A single button on the steering wheel will enable users to use voice commands to operate the Android Auto system. Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president, Buick and GMC commented on the system, saying, “Providing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility ushers in a new era of staying connected in a convenient manner." Apple Car Play is rolling out sooner and will be available in many markets in the fall.
  9. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 3/1/2016 General Motors rolled out a series of press alerts today letting owners know that Android Auto is now available. The updates are available for 2016 model year GM vehicles that were prepped to accept the upgrade. The way it works is you take your Chevy, GMC, Buick, or Cadillac to the dealership and they will perform a software update to enable the Android Auto functionality. Android Auto will allow users to access Google Maps, Google Now, and to speak with Google. The system also allows, as GM puts it, "Access to the growing audio and messaging app ecosystem that includes WhatsApp, Skype, Google Play Music, Spotify etc." We wish the upgrade availability list was simple, but it is not. Here is the information we have by brand from GM regarding which vehicles can be upgraded. Note that some vehicles already have the Android Auto system. Call your dealership if you are unsure of your car's compatibility. Note that Android Auto requires a phone running the Android Lollipop 5.0 operating system or higher. The system also requires that the phone be connected to the vehicle via the USB cable and ports. It does not work via BlueTooth: 2016 MY Chevy Vehicles with the 8-Inch MyLink Infotainment Eligible for the Android Auto Software Update: Malibu (Excludes Limited), Impala, Volt, Camaro, Camaro Convertible, Corvette, Corvette Convertible, Colorado, Silverado, Silverado HD, Tahoe, Suburban 2016 MY Cadillacs: All vehicles with Cadillac CUE with the exception 2016 SRX. XT5 and CT6 new models come equipped. 2016 MY Buicks: Regal or LaCrosse model equipped with an eight-inch IntelliLink system 2016 MY GMCs: Canyon, Sierra and Yukon models equipped with the 8-inch IntelliLink system
  10. Chevy's new 8-speed transmission for up-level trims and LED lighting are among the biggest news. HID headlights standard on WT trims, and LED headlights for High Country also are surprising. Here's the full details of the important stuff in bullet form. Full details of 2016 Silverado Advanced lighting is focus of exterior redesign HID lights are standard on WT, LED fog lights standard on LT Z71, and LED headlights are standard on LTZ and up trims. Each trim level has it's own grill: WT = Chome horizontal grille, with black inserts : LT & LTZ = all chrome : High Country =Chrome with unique inserts and body colored bumper All trim levels feature LED running lights, parking lights, and turn signals. LTZ, LTZ/Z71, and High Country feature full LED lighting, from headlights to taillamps CarPlay compatible at launch, Android Auto will come later via software update Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist, and IntelliBeam high bean assist are options New remote locking tailgate available Wireless phone charging variable on LT and LTZ double cab and all crew cab models High Country avaliable with power articulating running baords 8-speed transmission standard on all 6.2L engines, and 5.3L engines with LTZ and up trim levels. We'll be driving the all new 2016 Sierra and Canyon Diesel in just a few weeks. More information on the 2016 Sierra should be out later this week.
  11. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 9/24/15 Chevrolet is using the State Fair of Texas to take the final wraps off of the newly refreshed 2016 Silverado. With the public debut also comes new details about the models added features, lighting, and transmission. Chevy's new 8-speed transmission for up-level trims and LED lighting are among the biggest news. HID headlights standard on WT trims, and LED headlights for High Country also are surprising. Here's the full details of the important stuff in bullet form. Full details of 2016 Silverado Advanced lighting is focus of exterior redesign HID lights are standard on WT, LED fog lights standard on LT Z71, and LED headlights are standard on LTZ and up trims. Each trim level has it's own grill: WT = Chome horizontal grille, with black inserts : LT & LTZ = all chrome : High Country =Chrome with unique inserts and body colored bumper All trim levels feature LED running lights, parking lights, and turn signals. LTZ, LTZ/Z71, and High Country feature full LED lighting, from headlights to taillamps CarPlay compatible at launch, Android Auto will come later via software update Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist, and IntelliBeam high bean assist are options New remote locking tailgate available Wireless phone charging variable on LT and LTZ double cab and all crew cab models High Country avaliable with power articulating running baords 8-speed transmission standard on all 6.2L engines, and 5.3L engines with LTZ and up trim levels. We'll be driving the all new 2016 Sierra and Canyon Diesel in just a few weeks. More information on the 2016 Sierra should be out later this week. Update 1: The Chevrolet Communications Manager for Silverado posted this photo of a "WT" trim level on Facebook. Note it includes LED running lights, turn signals, and HID lights - all standard.
  12. Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto is software that allows certain functions and apps from a driver's smartphone to be projected and controlled from a vehicle's in dash infotainment system. Both of Chevrolet's infotainment systems will work with CarPlay and Android Auto for 2016. The 7-inch system will work with both standards at the start of production while Chevrolet will offer owners of the 8-inch systems the ability to upgrade later in the year. The 8-inch system will only be compatible with CarPlay at the start of production and will gain Android Auto compatibility with the update. Unfortunately for current owners, 2015 and earlier system cannot be upgraded and will never work with CarPlay and Android Auto. That said, don't worry. We'd have to imagine that aftermarket upgrade options will be in hot demand for this new bit of tech. We also expect a similar announcement from GMC in the near future. Stay tuned! 2016 Chevrolet Models that will be compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto 7-inch MyLink Spark Cruze Malibu Camaro Silverado Silverado HD 8-inch MyLink Cruze Malibu Impala Volt Camaro Corvette Colorado Silverado Silverado HD Tahoe Suburban
  13. Zane Merva Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com 5/28/2015 Chevrolet has announced that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto comparability will be coming to 14 models for the 2016 model year. 2016 Silverado, Silverado HD, Colorado, Tahoe, and Suburban owners will all be able to take advantage of the screen sharing features by the end of the model year. Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto is software that allows certain functions and apps from a driver's smartphone to be projected and controlled from a vehicle's in dash infotainment system. Both of Chevrolet's infotainment systems will work with CarPlay and Android Auto for 2016. The 7-inch system will work with both standards at the start of production while Chevrolet will offer owners of the 8-inch systems the ability to upgrade later in the year. The 8-inch system will only be compatible with CarPlay at the start of production and will gain Android Auto compatibility with the update. Unfortunately for current owners, 2015 and earlier system cannot be upgraded and will never work with CarPlay and Android Auto. That said, don't worry. We'd have to imagine that aftermarket upgrade options will be in hot demand for this new bit of tech. We also expect a similar announcement from GMC in the near future. Stay tuned! 2016 Chevrolet Models that will be compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto 7-inch MyLink Spark Cruze Malibu Camaro Silverado Silverado HD 8-inch MyLink Cruze Malibu Impala Volt Camaro Corvette Colorado Silverado Silverado HD Tahoe Suburban
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