You would want to stick with an 06 that was made before Jan 30, 2006 to make life easier. At least somewhat easier regarding the extra airbag code.This may seem like an of request, but I’m in the market for an Lx 470 and CarPlay has become an essential feature in my life.
So I’ve been researching aftermarket stereo options to be sure I can make CarPlay possible before buying a 470. My searching led me to this thread, which I’ve read all 19 pages of.
My question is, as wired CarPlay seems to work fine with the PX6 (though wireless would be awesome), is there a particular year and/or option package that makes the install of this PX6 easier? I’d be looking at 2006/2007vehicles ideally but I saw some mentions of 2007 models that were difficult?
I know it seems silly to base a purchase on an aftermarket radio but I figure at this stage I might as well look for what would be best all around.
Thanks in advance, I’ve really enjoyed this thread!
You can only turn it on/off from the display.Anyone played with the rear climate controls on this? Is it easy to turn on and off? And does it maintain the last state the car was in before it was last turned off?
Our expedition turns it off every time I restart the car and it’s a pain to turn back on
Be very, very careful with AliExpress sellers. I was ripped off by AutoStereo to the tune of $600, and I do believe that most of the sellers are actually just different faces for the same company. I sent a defective unit back to them in China, using the exact address and names they told me to, but they claimed it never arrived and kept my money, basically taunting me with "what are you going to do about it?" because I had stupidly agreed to pay them through Paypal instead of AliExpress.Update:
I contacted four AliExpress Teslastyle sellers (maybe ZhiFang wholesale resllers using their own brand names?). Knowledge is power.. I'm trying to see the good in all this bad news.
Dch Store conversation
123auto Store conversation
Autostereo Store conversation
Peng GPS Store conversation
Then I went to to the source. I contacted Zhifang directly via WeChat. I had a a conversation with their representative Dora, and she shared some hopeful news with me. Then I gave her the link to this thread and asked her to pass it on to the ZhiFang CEO and engineers.
Thanks for the tip!Buy through phoenix automotive or RhinoRadio in the states to protect from this. Both have been great to deal with.
Unfortunately I didn't have the best experience with RhinoRadios. I should have known better than to order something from China during the coronavirus craze.Any luck with the 99 Nakamichi? Sorry if you have already replied.
Thanks for the update! My lx is finally arriving to Norway on Saturday after buying it in the US in September. Hopefully audio will be my only technical worry!Unfortunately I didn't have the best experience with RhinoRadios. I should have known better than to order something from China during the coronavirus craze.
I ordered the 1998-2002 LC/LX470 unit, and RhinoRadios told me my Nakamichi unit is compatible after i sent them not one, but severel photographs of my head unit and climate controls. A few weeks go by and I am asking them the status of my order. They ask me to resend them photographs of my HU/CC controls. I oblige. Then they tell me its not compatible. I cancelled my order for a full refund. This is one $500 risk I didn't want to take any longer. I applaud them for refunding the money very promptly.
I ended up settling for a 7'' Alpine head unit and bypassed my stock nakamichi amp. I used the factory wiring diagram for my car to help with the install. The sound quality is good and I and could easily upgrade the speakers/subwoofer/amplifier to a more modern system in the near future. Its also nice to have the audio system and climate controls seperate. I honestly think this is safer and more usable. Im not going to loose any sleep over not having a tesla screen.
I have a modern touch screen HU with Carplay and Andriod auto, bluetooth, and I am very happy with it. All for less than half the price.
That being said, had I been more persistent/ambitious and patient, I probably would have been able to install the 1998-2002 LC/LX470 unit in my LX with nakamichi using the same basic methods (I made a custom harness, painstakingly nonetheless).