*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 SIMPLY ORDER OUR RETROFIT KIT LINKED BELOW WITH ALL BRAND NEW HARDWARE AT DEALER COST**
Looking to add Car Play or Android Auto to your 2014-2015.5 GM Vehicle with proper OEM functionality? You’re in the right place! Please read the entire product description as it explains how this works, the ins and outs and what parts you’ll need to supply us make this happen. As noted several times throughout this is a SERVICE and does not include any hardware.
If you have a 2016 that was built WITHOUT Car Play/Android auto please Click Here for a specific product just for those applications!
So how does this work? First you must decide if you want to roll the dice on second hand/used/salvage HMI and Radio hardware and supply them yourself to us for programming; we have seen a very high DOA/Failure rate on salvage units. The other path is to simply click HERE and have us supply BRAND NEW full warranty factory correct hardware (at dealer cost no less!). If you want to take the supply your own hardware route please read the rest of this description then utilize the hardware lists below to source hardware that matches your vehicles configuration; it does not matter what vehicle they come out of as long as they are on one of the lists and meet the rest of the criteria.
AGAIN 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 to get is a 2016+ USB hub (this does not need to be shipped in to us) 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. For most applications the part number for this unit is 13519224 (MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT GET SENT OR PURCHASE A 13519244) 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.
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. Please note that 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 ship in UDD cluster upgrade click HERE to check that out) to gain the full use of steering wheel controls (inside Car Play or Android Auto) and Siri/Google voice commands otherwise you will be pressing the screen constantly; this is also a great time to consider a CarPlay / Android Auto compatible Denali Cluster upgrade to get that functionality! Steering wheel controls OUTSIDE of CarPlay / Android auto will work as they did previously but WITHOUT the upgrade controls support varies inside of Android Auto and in Apple CarPlay on most phones you’re missing Siri Eyes free and Answer/Hang up calls. On some iPhones with iOS 15 you’ll also be missing the track change/skip function due to a change in removing the old iPod control support from CarPlay.
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.
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.
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 that some C7 Applications may lose the “Driver Mode” Selection with this upgrade due to later model module communication changes.
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!