**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A SERVICE FOR YOUR FACTORY HMI AND RADIO MODULES AS THEY ARE NOT CAPABLE OF CAR PLAY/ANDROID AUTO OPERATION. YOU MUST SOURCE NEW TO YOU MODULES (WHICH MAY BE NEW OR USED) FROM THE LIST BELOW OR CHOOSE FOR US TO PROVIDE YOU FACTORY NEW HARDWARE**
This service allows the newer version 2.5 HMI and Mating Radio modules to function properly in an older 2013-2015.5 IO5 / IO6 equipped GM vehicle to gain Apple Car Play and Android Auto. You can also utilize this service on an IO4 4″ equipped vehicle when utilizing a customer supplied 8″ screen. Swapping these modules out adds factory Apple Car Play / Android auto as well as the faster responsiveness the 2.5 HMI affords.
You may choose to supply your own new to you hardware (Please confirm part numbers before ordering this service or any hardware with our “best practices” list below) OR we can supply a set of BRAND NEW (not factory seconds or used/salvage/second hand) units to you. If we supply the units they carry the full factory warranty as well as our limited warranty. THE MODULES CURRENTLY IN YOUR VEHICLE ARE NOT CAPABLE OF THIS UPGRADE. YOU CANNOT SHIP YOUR FACTORY MODULES IN FOR THIS SERVICE.
In addition to the HMI and proper mating Radio Module the only other thing you’ll need is a 2016+ USB hub that goes in your console to replace your non compatible older version. This is the USB module where you plug your devices into that has two ports and likely an SD Card reader these vary by console style. Generally the part number for this unit is 13519224 and can be found many different places online including Amazon. The new USB hub does not have an SD Card reader and there are no compatible hubs for this upgrade that have the SD Card Reader unfortunately.
Other modules outside of the “best practices” list may be able to be utilized but you may not get all of the features, have features that are not compatible with your vehicle or may hamper future upgrades. If you are truly unable to find any of the modules listed below drop us a line from the “Contact Us” tab with what part numbers you are able to locate and we can go through what (if any) detriments you may have. THE RADIO MODULE MUST MATCH YOUR VEHICLES AUDIO CONFIGURATION! If you have Bose you need a Bose/Premium Audio Unit, if you dont you need a Base unit. These are not interchangeable. If you are confused about which audio configuration please consult your RPO code label (generally in your glove box) and look for the codes listed under the radio portion of our fitment matrix to determine which you have.
WAMS does not recommend and will not participate in doing an HMI only upgrade as it would be missing basic features like voice directions for maps, siri etc. We recommend a minimum of a properly retrofit programmed HMI and Radio module. If you desire a full OEM proper Car Play/Android Auto experience you will need to replace the HMI, Radio AND Instrument Cluster (Or opt for our UDD cluster upgrade) to gain the use of steering wheel controls and Siri/Google voice commands otherwise you will be pressing the screen constantly; this is also a great time to consider a Denali Cluster upgrade.
If you have a 2016 that was built WITHOUT Car Play/Android auto please Click Here for a specific product just for those applications!
If you have a current XM radio subscription after installation you’ll need to contact them and update your account with your new Radio ID. You can find this on the module itself or by tuning to Channel 0 on the XM band.
If you are ordering a navigation HMI but do not have factory navigation please note you will need to provide a GPS antenna OR factory onstar signal splitter and cables; we can provide assistance sourcing these if need be.
Please make sure you disconnect the battery from the vehicle before reinstalling your freshly programmed modules. While not required this minimizes the possibility for damage or DTC’s.
About the optional Add Ons:
Map Update: This is for Navigation HMI’s only to upgrade the Map Database to the Model Year data listed. Generally we always offer the most up to date available data.
Full HMI Unlock Programming: Adds a ton of useful features at a discounted price. Please Click Here for the full feature set of this awesome Add On!
Best Practices Hardware List:
Any of the part numbers under the heading you are looking for will work so feel free to search for all of them if need be.
HMI (Human Machine Interface):
North American Spec Non-Navigation (OnStar Nav RPO IO5)
North American Spec Navigation (RPO IO6)
Radio Modules (Includes HD Radio) :
Base Audio (NON BOSE RPO UQ3 or UQ5)
Premium Audio (BOSE RPO UQA, UQH or UQS)