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How to install Apple Carplay on Audi Q5 SQ5

How to install Apple Carplay on Audi Q5 SQ5

We will see here in photos how to install Apple Carplay on a Audi Q5 SQ5. (model year: from 2009 with mmi)

Necessary material: a ratchet with tip 8 and 2 Audi car radio extraction keys.

Installation time: 30-40 minutes

Inventory: Carplay module and wiring.
There are therefore the module, a wifi antenna, 2 LVDS cables (video), the power cable, the sound cable, and a USB cable (do not connect it if you use the device wireless).

Step 1 : Removing the glovebox

interieur audi sq5

Gently open the compartment with a spatula (which we provide)

boite à gant sq5

You have to unscrew the first screw

boite à gant sq5

then 3 screws at the top

boite à gant sq5

and 2 screws at the bottom

boite à gant sq5

boite à gant sq5


Step 2 : Removing the mmi radio

démontage autoradio mmi audi

démontage autoradio mmi audi

Step 3 : connections

We see the gateway in the photo, we just plug into it. So you have to disconnect the gateway and plug in our power plug and reconnect the gateway with the socket so as to make a by-pass.

démontage gateway audi

 démontage gateway audi

démontage gateway audi

The power is on, we now go to the front, the car radio.

arrière mmi audi

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

carplay branché

you have to connect the sound thanks to the also a by-pass, as we had done with the gateway previously

son mmi audi

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

prise mmi audi

Connect the blue MMI cable (this is so that you can use the MMI buttons when you navigate in the Carplay)

prise audio radio mmi

Install a mic if you want to use Siri

micro audi sq5

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

fixation carplay

Reassemble the radio and the glove box and enjoy the carplay by pressing your NAVI button.

Step 4 : Enjoy

carplay audi sq5

Enjoy your Audi Q5 Apple carplay!

Link of carplay interface for Audi Q5/SQ5: HERE.

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