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Hi,

I came across this device on eBay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/142706828754?ViewItem=&item=142706828754

It seems to work on android 4.2 and after, so it should work on the 2016 Pilot headunit and it is way less expensive than replacing it with a newer one.

Does anybody have any experience with it?

Thanks
Good thread with videos. It seems to work on a Jeep Wrangler

https://forum.xda-developers.com/android-auto/android-head-units/apple-carplay-usb-dongle-android-t3647996/page12
 

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It's a good option if you want Carplay. Android Auto can be had for about $7.50 but either option will require root and "hacking" of some sort. This dongle device was intended for Android based aftermarket head units in my opinion but it still can work for us!

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Hi everyone

I just got the device today (It took it a lot to get through customs). I had little time to play with it, but IT WORKS! at least the CarPlay part. I don't have an android device so I can not tell. I could not play a lot with it, so I'm not sure if everything works as it should.

As far as I've tested:
Music apps work and sound is great (Tune in radio, Podcast, Music, Amazon Music).

Maps works, but I had no voice coming from the speakers to get driving prompts.

I had not chance to test Siri or phone calls.

Getting it to work is fairy easy after you have the head unit rooted as shown here:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/general/guide-how-to-gain-root-shell-2016-honda-t3487644

After you had the unit rooted install the APK provided on the head unit and then plug the device in the left usb by the 12V socket and connect the iPhone to the usb on the device using a lighting cable. It doesn't seem to work with on the right one.

So far it seems I got CarPlay on my 2016 Pilot for 50$ instead of changing the head unit.
I hope this helps to somebody trying to avoid the hassle of swapping the head unit
 

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How does the interface show up in your radio? Is it shown in the source menu as Apple Car Play? Do the Apple menus show up?
JonBaker00 You have to open the app you have to install (AutoPlay Box) and it connects to the activates CarPlay as shown on this video (If I have time I'll try to do one on the Pilot tonight).


The device shows up as a car on the iPhone CarPlay Settings so you can remove apps or change where they are displayed. (See screenshots from my phone attached)

I hope I've clarified some things for you.
 

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