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Replacing 2.0 HMI module with 2.5 HMI module to add CarPlay/Android Auto to 2014-2015 Silverado

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Finally upgraded the radio and HMI in my 2014 Silverado. I had considered doing it for awhile, but when Indiana law changed to require hands free operation it forced me to go ahead and do it. I dont like mounts on my dash and always missed CarPlay in my truck. Chris White and White Automotive Media, if its more than just him, couldn't have been more helpful. I considered buying the modules from them and they helped me weigh the pros and cons. Ultimately, I rolled the dice on ebay after I found a few deals, but didnt change the level of customer service I received there which really says something about the company. Still a risk as I dont have a warranty, but I was fully aware of that when I went that route. They were still extremely helpful throughout and got my modules turned around quick. I couldn't be happier with my transaction end to end and will be considering the Denali cluster in the future!

 

Dont be afraid to give these guys a shout! https://www.whiteautoandmedia.com/product/2014-2015-5-c-k-platform-car-play-upgrade-retrofit-programming/

 

Also, for anyone on the fence about pulling/swapping the modules, it isnt hard. I grabbed these interior tools on Amazon, and probably didnt need them, but always meant to get a set. I have scratched plastics in other cars using screwdrivers. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KXN7LE6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Here is video I used as a primer for the swap, its really easy. You dont need to do everything that was in that video depending on what your upgrade was. Mine was just the radio and HMI.

 

 

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I have a 2015 Chevy 2500 it had the 4 in screen with back up camera and my link I want to go to a 8 inch screen. I bought a radio off line what else do I need? The hmi module? Do I need a 2.5? I don’t care about navigation I just want to be able to use my phone through radio and have a bigger back up camera. I’m so confused please help

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8 minutes ago, Djcarter140 said:

I have a 2015 Chevy 2500 it had the 4 in screen with back up camera and my link I want to go to a 8 inch screen. I bought a radio off line what else do I need? The hmi module? Do I need a 2.5? I don’t care about navigation I just want to be able to use my phone through radio and have a bigger back up camera. I’m so confused please help

You can have them supply the radio module and HMI here - https://www.whiteautoandmedia.com/product/2014-2015-5-c-k-platform-car-play-upgrade-retrofit-programming/

 

You can have them supply all that you need (including the screen) for the upgrade here - https://www.whiteautoandmedia.com/product/4-inch-to-8-inch-upgrade-io4/

 

I've used them for ALL my upgrade needs and custom programming.  All working like factory. 

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On 7/15/2020 at 3:45 PM, jrob56 said:

Finally upgraded the radio and HMI in my 2014 Silverado. I had considered doing it for awhile, but when Indiana law changed to require hands free operation it forced me to go ahead and do it. I dont like mounts on my dash and always missed CarPlay in my truck. Chris White and White Automotive Media, if its more than just him, couldn't have been more helpful. I considered buying the modules from them and they helped me weigh the pros and cons. Ultimately, I rolled the dice on ebay after I found a few deals, but didnt change the level of customer service I received there which really says something about the company. Still a risk as I dont have a warranty, but I was fully aware of that when I went that route. They were still extremely helpful throughout and got my modules turned around quick. I couldn't be happier with my transaction end to end and will be considering the Denali cluster in the future!

 

Dont be afraid to give these guys a shout! https://www.whiteautoandmedia.com/product/2014-2015-5-c-k-platform-car-play-upgrade-retrofit-programming/

 

Also, for anyone on the fence about pulling/swapping the modules, it isnt hard. I grabbed these interior tools on Amazon, and probably didnt need them, but always meant to get a set. I have scratched plastics in other cars using screwdrivers. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KXN7LE6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Here is video I used as a primer for the swap, its really easy. You dont need to do everything that was in that video depending on what your upgrade was. Mine was just the radio and HMI.

 

 

 

If you had the HMI unlocked, don’t forget to get this camera harness. https://harnessdr.com/product/2014-2015-silverado-sierra-reverse-camera-adapter-harness/

 

it’s awesome being able to check out what’s behind you while you’re driving. Check on your trailer, tailgaters, or even if you forgot if you put your tailgate up. ?

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On 7/23/2020 at 8:12 PM, cbrsilv15 said:

If you had the HMI unlocked, don’t forget to get this camera harness. https://harnessdr.com/product/2014-2015-silverado-sierra-reverse-camera-adapter-harness/

 

it’s awesome being able to check out what’s behind you while you’re driving. Check on your trailer, tailgaters, or even if you forgot if you put your tailgate up. ?

I thought about it but ultimately skipped having it unlocked. I was after carplay almost exclusively. If I towed more I think I might have, but just have a little single axle trailer for yard work I could drag down the road without wheels on it haha.

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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. 

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On 7/23/2020 at 12:03 PM, pgamboa said:

You can have them supply the radio module and HMI here - https://www.whiteautoandmedia.com/product/2014-2015-5-c-k-platform-car-play-upgrade-retrofit-programming/

 

You can have them supply all that you need (including the screen) for the upgrade here - https://www.whiteautoandmedia.com/product/4-inch-to-8-inch-upgrade-io4/

 

I've used them for ALL my upgrade needs and custom programming.  All working like factory. 

Did you have to change the cluster or anything?  There's a note about that on their site saying that you lose the steering wheel controls if you don't.

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Did you have to change the cluster or anything?  There's a note about that on their site saying that you lose the steering wheel controls if you don't.

If you already have the factory 4” color cluster (UDD), you won’t have to swap that out. However, it does need custom programming so that the Handsfree Voice Function (Siri Eyes Free/Google) works off the right side voice controls.


https://www.whiteautoandmedia.com/product/udd-color-cluster-upgrade/


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Did you have to change the cluster or anything?  There's a note about that on their site saying that you lose the steering wheel controls if you don't.

If you already have the factory 4” color cluster (UDD), you won’t have to swap that out. However, it does need custom programming so that the Handsfree Voice Function (Siri Eyes Free/Google) works off the right side voice controls.


https://www.whiteautoandmedia.com/product/udd-color-cluster-upgrade/


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On 8/8/2018 at 8:36 PM, Darmichar said:

Keep in mind, my truck is a 2014, non-Bose, non-Nav. The people that this has worked for on iOS, from what I’ve seen, are in 2015’s. I’m prepared to ultimately spend whatever I have to to make this work, I’m just trying to logically get to that point as cheap as I can.

The cheapest I've seen is coastal flash, they do everything for decent amount

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On 8/1/2018 at 1:18 PM, Darmichar said:

Im upgrading the radio on why 2015 Sierra to the 8". I purchased the display already but it does not tun on due to the hmi. Does anyone kn ow if I buy a 2.5 hmi the display will work currently I have a 2.0 hmi. I don't want apple car play or android auto or navigation. I just want the bigger display.

 

 

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.

 

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I am figuring out how to update my IO6 & HMI 2.5 to support carplay and android auto...  Any final word on the configuration of IO, HMI & USB combo?

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Just looking into this mod for my 2014.

 

I also stumbled across the Linkswell system and now I'm not sure which direction to go.  The 12.1 screen for similar price seems much better.  That screen is Massive!!

 

Any thoughts?

 

https://www.adcmobile.com/product/gen-4-t-style-radio-for-2014-19-gm-trucks/

 

 

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13 hours ago, Bowtie619 said:

Just looking into this mod for my 2014.

 

I also stumbled across the Linkswell system and now I'm not sure which direction to go.  The 12.1 screen for similar price seems much better.  That screen is Massive!!

 

Any thoughts?

 

https://www.adcmobile.com/product/gen-4-t-style-radio-for-2014-19-gm-trucks/

 

 

I went back on forth on this for a while......after a lot of consideration I decided I didn't like giving up some of the integrated features that I would by doing the linkswell system.  But at the end of the day I'd say it's a personal preference.

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