2016 (Only) Android Auto / CarPlay Upgrade / Retrofit

(14 customer reviews)




For the 2016 Model year GM was forced to build certain vehicle lines with the older Version 2.0 IO5/IO6 HMI units that were not  Car Play / Android Auto Capable. You can identify if you have one of these vehicles by checking your vehicles RPO (option code) label (Generally in the Glove Box) and looking for the RPO Code “CPO” on the label which means “CREDIT – APPLE CARPLAY / ANDROID AUTO NOT AVAILABLE” if you have this you are in the right place. If you have RPO CPO you DO NOT HAVE the right hardware to ship in an HMI for this service you MUST choose to have us supply one of the new units we offer. If you DON’T have this RPO and still don’t have car play please contact us so we can assist with other remedies.

If you dont have this RPO and are ONLY missing Android Auto you already have a 2.5 HMI and are just missing the Android Auto Software. You may order this service and ship the HMI from your vehicle to be updated and add Android Auto.

The good news is if you have RPO “CPO” while you don’t have the Car Play capable HMI you DO have the Correct Radio, Cluster and USB hub so an HMI swap in this instance is all thats needed.

You  may choose to source your own hardware and save some money (Please confirm the HMI part number before ordering this service or any hardware with our “best practices” list below) OR we can supply a BRAND NEW HMI (not factory seconds or used/salvage/second hand) if you so choose. If we supply the units they carry the full factory warranty as well as our limited warranty. Again if you have RPO CPO your factory 2.0 HMI is NOT capable of Car Play or Android Auto operation and must be replaced using the choices above.

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 help you source these if need be!

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 you are able to locate and we can go through what (if any) detriments you may have.

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.
PLEASE NOTE: As outlined above this item/service is ONLY IO5/IO6 8″ Equipped vehicles that meet the requirements above; this will not work with the 7″ IOB infotainment.

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 and if you cant find them we can source them for you!

HMI (Human Machine Interface):
North American Spec Non-Navigation (OnStar Nav RPO IO5)

North American Spec Navigation (RPO IO6)

14 reviews for 2016 (Only) Android Auto / CarPlay Upgrade / Retrofit

  1. jkscam (verified owner)

    Honestly I just wanted to give you guys a big s/o you guys did a fabulous job on my hmi I will recommend this to everyone even the damn shipping box was awesome very satisfied customer 

  2. Shannon Sturm (verified owner)

    Great customer service and the new 2.5 unlocked module is great!! thanks again

  3. Dallas Fountain (verified owner)

    My 2016 Silverado didn’t come with Carplay from the factory. I contacted these guys and got me setup, I received my hmi module from them and they exceeded My Expectation’s I highly recommend, highly knowledgeable staff and great customer service!

  4. Lance Paddock (verified owner)

    My 2016 Silverado with io5 8″ Radio had no backup camera or android auto-enabled. There android update and him unlock did exactly what I wanted at a reasonable price. Will definitely look to your services for future needs.

  5. Patrick Moran (verified owner)

    Awesome product! True plug and play and couldn’t be easier.

  6. kenw56148 (verified owner)

    This is it! Dealer wanted 2x the cost. Pure PNP. change the cabin filter you can do this. Great service and great product. Thanks!

  7. LEE HANDEL (verified owner)

    This is practically the best option for anyone out there without Carplay/AA. Combined with Phil Gamboa’s Youtube video, this is a fantastic product that will put your vehicle at the top of the line with all the added functionality you require to keep Nav, streaming music and everything Carplay provides. I had a small issue with the unit that was shipped, but the Sales staff jumped right on it and fixed my issue and even through in a huge bonus for my trouble. Its the only reason I didn’t give this a 5-star review, but honestly if you are reading this review you should not hesitate to work with the WAMS team for your updates.

  8. Joshua Dickens (verified owner)

    Wish I would have found this 4 years ago! Great product and installation is very easy!!!

  9. John Ramirez (verified owner)

    Great great product guys .
    The only negative thing I can think of is why didn’t I find out about you guys before . Easy installation truly plug in and play . Anyone thinking of getting this it’s totally worth it . Order was easy — status of order easy to follow -shipping info super easy 100% satisfied thanks guys

  10. Adam Feber (verified owner)

    The screen on my 2016 Silverado gave me a “waiting for media update” message one day and then went blank and didn’t come back on. I took it to the dealership and they charged me $165 to diagnose that my HMI was shot and needed to be replaced which would run $1050 for a new HMI and 2 hours for install. I found this online and decided to give it a shot. It came quickly and all I did was plug it in, start my truck, and I’m back in business!

  11. Mike Ellis (verified owner)

    Great service you could not ask for anything better or easy. I hade it installed in about 4 mins. It works perfect

  12. John Colver (verified owner)

    I had bought a 2016 and was pretty bummed to find CarPlay didn’t work. After allot of searching I was referred to this service. Went salvage yard hunting, found a non nav HMI for $60. Sent it in and a week later and 5 minute install everything works great. I might go hunting for a nav HMI now and do the full unlock. Very satisfied

  13. ThorTheRock (verified owner)

    I will admit i was a little concerned about sending in my HMI and not being able to utilize my truck, But WAMS took care of everything quickly and professionally! I couldn’t be more Excited! To the point i even left work early to install it. 4 – T-10 torx screws and plug and play! I am beyond impressed! If you’re even on the fence about this upgrade. DO IT! My 2016 truck with Android Auto runs perfectly!!!!! Nothing but Great things to say about WAMS!!!! I just wished i pulled the trigger sooner!!!! Thanks again for the amazing work!!!!!

  14. Kenneth Koller (verified owner)

    Very happy with my new HMI! I too was unhappy my new to me 2016 Sierra had the CarPlay delete. I purchased a new HMI from these guys. It worked great but I still had a few questions. I emailed them around 9-10 pm and they were answering me within only minutes back and forth a few times. I can’t ask for any better responsiveness than that! Wonderful people to work with.

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