Looking to add Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to your 2014-2015.5 factory 8″ display equipped North American Spec 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 make this happen.
This kit includes a new Radio Module and HMI module. Not “second hand”, used, or salvage.
So how does this work? First you must understand your wants/needs. Do you have navigation or if not do you want to add it? If the question to either of those questions is yes then you’ll want to choose the kit that includes a Navigation HMI. Second you’ll need to know your vehicles audio type. Do you have a Bose Premium audio system? If so then you’ll need to choose the package that includes the HMI you want with a Bose radio; its pretty simple. You cannot mix and match radios, if you have Bose you need the Bose radio if you dont you need the base radio. You can tell which Radio style you need by checking your vehicles RPO Code Label (Generally in the Glove box) for RPO UQ3/UQ5 you need a BASE Radio for RPO UQA/UQS you need a BOSE Radio. On the radio note ALL of our kits include HD Radio!
In addition to the HMI and proper mating Radio Module that we will supply you with the only other thing you’ll need to procure 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. 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 that we are aware of.
Installation is literally as simple as swapping out your existing units for the new units we will provide you; they will be plug and play.
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.
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 4″ Display IO4 equipped truck please see Click Here for the upgrade for those vehicles that includes the proper 8″ screen.
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.
You will lose the ability to pause/rewind/fast forward live radio when completing this upgrade. This is due to GM removing those features on any HMI based application that also has CarPlay/Android Auto.
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.
If you do NOT have OnStar (Generally RPO UE0 Onstar Delete) please contact us PRIOR to ordering as your kit will require custom programming.
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 at a fraction of retail cost.
Full HMI Unlock Programming: Adds a ton of useful features at a discounted price. Please Click Here for the full feature set as well as the requirements of this awesome Add On!
PLEASE NOTE: This kit is intended for properly functioning North American factory spec vehicles. It is not intended to remedy any existing issues such as blank screen, “glitches”, “ghost scrolling/presses” or any other infotainment issues. While possible in some instances these parts may address issues like those above we do not in any way shape or form market this product as anything other than an upgrade for properly functioning vehicles and any existing issues should be professionally diagnosed by a GM dealer prior to purchase. Also some C7 Applications may lose the “Driver Mode” Selection with this upgrade due to later model module communication changes.