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Update for you all, install was quick and easy. Just took my time with disconnecting the connectors on the radio. Honda trim removal is really easy and the VIN with no letters & without the first number worked great, first number the website gave me worked. Overall very pleased I have Apple Play in the family Pilot. Highly recommend this route for anyone considering it.
 

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Note if u want navigation here are the model numbers
2016
EX-L W NAVIGATION
39540 TG7 A21 RMD (REMANUFACTURED)
39542 TG7 A21 (ORIGINAL)
39541 TG7 A12 DISPLAY SCREEN AND VENTS

TOURING
39542 TG7 A41 BLACK BOX
39541 TG7 A12 SCREEN
ELITE
39542 TG7 A51 BLACK BOX
39541 TG7 A12 SCREEN

2017
EX L W NAVIGATION
39542 TG7 A22 BLACK BOX
39541 TG7 A12 SCREEN
TOURING
39542 TG7 A 42 BLACK BOX
39541 TG7 A12 SCREEN
ELITE
39542 TG7 A52 BLACK BOX
39541 TG7 A12 SCREEN
2018
EX L W NAVIGATION
39542 TG7 A24 BLACK BOX
39541 TG7 A12 SCREEN
TOURING
39542 TG7 A44 BLACK BOX
39541 TG7 A12 SCREEN
ELITE
39542 TG7 A54 BLACK BOX
39541 TG7 A12 SCREEN

RMD IS THROUGH DEALERSHIP OR WHEN UR CAR IS UNDER WARRANTY AND IT WAS REPLACED WITH A REMANUFACTURED ONE SO IF U SEE RMD AT THE END IT MEAN IT WAS REPLACED UNIT
THE DISPLAY SCREEN IS THE SAME FROM 2016 AND THE UNITS COMES WITH VENTS
HOPE THAT KINDA CLEAR THINGS UP
Hello, I came across 39540-TG7-A42 not listed on oa1583's list and is supposed to be a 2017 touring, could it be a remanufactured model? Would it work like an original or is it any different? I have a 2016 touring
 

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Those who have installed 2017 head unit in 2016, have you noticed any issues with the head unit recognizing your iPhone when you connect it? My wife has been complaining about since I did the upgrade last week and I tested it today myself.

So the first time I got in car and connected my iPhone XR to the lightening cable connected to the left USB port (the on closest to the power socket) the head unit detected it right away and started Apple CarPlay. Then during the drive I stopped and removed the phone. After that when I connected the phone it just couldn’t connect. The phone would charge but the head unit doesn’t recognize it as connected and keeps saying “no device is connected”.

Tried disconnecting and reconnecting, connecting to the second USB port but nothing worked. Tried my wife’s phone and same results all the time the phone showed charging so the cable was working.

Then after another break connected the phone and CarPlay came online without any issue.

Anyone else has seen this issue? Is it because the cable connected the USB port to the radio isn’t supporting CarPlay?
 

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Those who have installed 2017 head unit in 2016, have you noticed any issues with the head unit recognizing your iPhone when you connect it? My wife has been complaining about since I did the upgrade last week and I tested it today myself.

So the first time I got in car and connected my iPhone XR to the lightening cable connected to the left USB port (the on closest to the power socket) the head unit detected it right away and started Apple CarPlay. Then during the drive I stopped and removed the phone. After that when I connected the phone it just couldn’t connect. The phone would charge but the head unit doesn’t recognize it as connected and keeps saying “no device is connected”.

Tried disconnecting and reconnecting, connecting to the second USB port but nothing worked. Tried my wife’s phone and same results all the time the phone showed charging so the cable was working.

Then after another break connected the phone and CarPlay came online without any issue.

Anyone else has seen this issue? Is it because the cable connected the USB port to the radio isn’t supporting CarPlay?
Make sure you are using the official Apple white charging cable that came with your iPhone. Sometimes cheaper cables don't work as well when it comes to the data connection.

I am using an aftermarket cable, but it definitely isn't the cheapest option out there. Experiment with the official cable first before going aftermarket.
 

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Make sure you are using the official Apple white charging cable that came with your iPhone. Sometimes cheaper cables don't work as well when it comes to the data connection.

I am using an aftermarket cable, but it definitely isn't the cheapest option out there. Experiment with the official cable first before going aftermarket.
That was my first guess as well and I believe it is an OEM but I guess I will invest in an genuine cable just to confirm. Those damn things aren’t that cheap :)
 

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Purchased and installed black box p/n 39542-TG7-A14 with all the great information in this thread. Android auto works great. If anyone wants to tinker with my old one from a 2016 non-Nav EX-L, I'll send it for the price of shipping.
 

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I just finished installing an used unit from a 2017 Pilot Touring into my 2016 Pilot Touring. The new model is 39540-TG7-A42 and I can confirm it works great. Now I need to get used to Carplay which, so far it is fun.
I now have a 2016 unit in perfect condition for sale LOL. By the way, the microphone also works great.
Thank you ALL who participated in this educational chain.
does the DVD player features work with no problem also?
 
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