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Old 04-30-2019, 11:42 AM
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Finally I had time to install Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to my 2008 Q7, I can't stand any car without CarPlay. I've just done in time for my trip to LA this weekend. I'll get the touchscreen in when I have time, but using the airmouse is quite efficient.

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What system or solution did you use on the Q7? The few that I have seen lack an important features such as pass through GPS for Google Maps / Waze, etc.

Agreed, after using CarPlay it’s hard to go back to a standard system.
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What system or solution did you use on the Q7? The few that I have seen lack an important features such as pass through GPS for Google Maps / Waze, etc.

Agreed, after using CarPlay it’s hard to go back to a standard system.
Most of after market solutions are not integrated to Audi MMI 2G correctly.
All MMI 2G-3G with back up camera has a RVC controller which has 3 Video inputs - 1 to the head unit FBAS - 1 to the camera and the other is for TV tuner or DVD player.
Analog TV tuner only available in Europe and used one are quite inexpensive, less than $100 including shipping, some even $60, they may look ugly but as long as they work is fine. Each Analog TV tuner has 2 AV inputs - You can use one for CarPlay and other for external TV tuner from US or use the Audio as Bluetooth streaming device.
CarPlay and Android Auto is achievable by an Android USB dongle made for Zjinnova Z-box. It only works with Android OS, therefore we need an Android TV Box to send AV to Analog TV Tuner to the MMI system.
After you configure the Android TV Box with Zbox software, just plug and play.
For the Q7 without touchscreen all you need:
-TV tuner with AV input cables.
-Android TV Box with AV out and some don't have, if you use HDMI, you need HDMI to AV composite (hit and miss on this one), some work, some don't.
-Android CarPlay USB dongle. Make sure it's Zjinnova and not some off brand.
-Air Mouse.
-USB microphone for iMessage since the CarPlay app can't use the phone microphone.
-Capacitive Touchscreen only cost $22 from Ebay.
I'll update the website when needed. I've seen people wanted the easy stuff for Audi media and spend tons of money for things don't work or not compatible with the system.
When you use Audi devices, the MOST bus will control them correctly, when phone call come, the MMI bluetooth takes precedence, when it's done, it will go back to the secondary device, ie music player or tv tuner. Many Android muxing devices sold, they use their bluetooth and it's never as clear and noise free like the Audi MMI bluetooth phone.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for Audi MMI 2G ? Audi
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What you need to get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to play one MMI 2G and 3G.
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