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Carplay installation tutorial on Mercedes A-Class

Carplay installation tutorial on Mercedes A-Class

intérieur classe A

We will see here in pictures how we install Apple Carplay on a Mercedes A-Class.

Required hardware: a torx T20 screwdriver and a curved tool (a hanger for example).

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 auxiliary cable, and a USB cable (no need to plug it in if using the wireless device).

STEP 1: REMOVING THE CAR RADIO

mercedes classe a ntg 4.7

The removal of the car radio is done by first removing the ventilation grilles.

démontage grille ventilation mercedes classe a

Push in a curved tool to pull on the ventilation grilles.

démontage grille ventilation mercedes classe a

démontage grille ventilation mercedes classe a

Pull towards you, it's very well fixed so you have to pull frankly.

démontage grille ventilation mercedes classe a

It is also necessary to remove the left one.

démontage grille ventilation mercedes classe a

The middle ventilation grid must not be removed.

démontage grille ventilation mercedes classe a

You can see that the car radio is held by a torx screw behind the ventilation grid.

démontage autoradio mercedes classe a

It comes out on its own.

démontage autoradio mercedes classe a

Carefully remove it by unplugging the connector(s) if any.

STEP 2: CONNECTION

branchement quadlock

Connect the Quadlock (station power outlet) with the By-Pass 

branchement carplay mercedes

Plug the by-pass into the original quadlock slot.

branchement carplay mercedes

Next, pull out the original LVDS (video jack) from the set (gray).

branchement carplay mercedes

Plug it into the socket provided.

branchement carplay mercedes

And plug in the kit's pink video jack instead of the original LVDS jack.

prise vidéo carplay mercedes

Just like this.

STEP 3: TEST

switch carplay Mercedes

Press the RETURN button on your pad for 3 seconds.

menu carplay mercedes classe A

The menu appears, select what you want to use : Apple Carplay, Android Auto or Mirror Screen.

apple carplay Mercedes classe A

We chose Apple Carplay which will launch by default (without the previous menu), to choose Android Auto for example, go to the MERCEDES application.

Order our Apple Carplay module for MERCEDES Class A : HERE