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Carplay installation tutorial on Audi A5

Carplay installation tutorial on Audi A5

We will see here in pictures how to install Apple Carplay on an Audi A5 with mmi 3G system.

Required hardware: a ratchet with 8 bits and 2 Audi car radio removal keys.

Installation time: 30-40 minutes

Inventory: Carplay module and wiring.
This includes the module, a wifi antenna, 2 LVDS (video) cables, the power cable, the sound cable, and a USB cable (do not plug it in if using the wireless device).

STEP 1: REMOVING THE GLOVE BOX

intérieur audi a5

démonter cache plastique audi a5

Gently open the compartment with a spatula (supplied by us).

dévisser côté plastique audi a5

Unscrew the first screw

démontage boite à gant audi a5

then 3 screws at the top

démonter boite a gant audi a5

and 2 screws at the bottom

faire tomber boite a gant audi a5

STEP 2: REMOVING THE MMI CAR RADIO

démontage poste audi a5

STEP 3: CONNECTIONS

We see the gateway on the picture, we come to connect to it. So we have to disconnect the gateway and connect our power plug and reconnect the gateway with the female plug so as to make a bridge.

emplacement gateway audi a5

démontage gateway audi

démonter gateway audi

The power is connected, we now switch to the front part, the car radio.

arrière mmi audi a5

It is necessary to connect the wifi antenna as well as the LVDS plugs (pink and grey), it is for the video, the display of the Carplay.

carplay branché mmi

Make a splice in the green cable (next to the blue-yellow)

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Connect the blue MMI cable (so you can use the MMI buttons when navigating in the Carplay).

prise audio radio mmi a5

At this level make a test if the original microphone is used by the Carplay system for Siri for example. Otherwise, simply add the supplied microphone under the steering wheel to be discreet.

micro audi a5

Fix the carplay with a rilsan so that it does not move while driving.  

fixation carplay a5

Reassemble the car radio and glove box and enjoy the carplay by pressing the NAVI key.

STEP 4: ENJOY

You can then choose between Apple Carplay, Android Auto, Mirror Link or your original mmi Audi screen. We selected Apple Carplay by long pressing (2-3 seconds) on the NAV key.

audi a5 carplay

Module link: HERE