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Apple Car Play

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by tigerpilot, Dec 16, 2023.

  1. tigerpilot

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    2016 Level 4 Standard Audio. Is there any way to add Car Play without changing the head unit? Thanks, Don
     
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    No, unfortunately there isn't any way to do so without replacing the head unit.

    That said, i have seen an adapter on ebay that lets you put a 2018+ head unit into a 2016-17 prius. (search for this on ebay "Toyota Radio Retrofit Adapter - Entune 2.0 (pre-2019) to Entune 3.0 Carplay")

    Though i'm not 100% sure it works with the prius.
     
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    There actually is a way for the gen 4 pre-facelift models (Entune 2 and Touch 2). There is an adapter from a company called Carabc which hooks into the original radio's wiring harness. I installed this in my 2016 a few weeks ago and there are multiple YouTube vids on this.
     
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    How about some details or link to some more info? We aren't trying out for "Ghost Hunters" here, ya know.
     
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    The unit I built into my 2016 a few weeks ago is from a company called Carabc. Installation was done in under 30 minutes. There are also other companies offering a similar device, but the Carabc seems to be the cheapest.

    Picture quality is a bit worse than the native nav app because it hooks into the backup camera feed (touchscreen is working just fine with it), but this is a tradeoff I'm more than willing to make for wireless CarPlay.