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- 2016 Regal Turbo
I have a 2016 Regal and just noticed a screen shot in another section of the forum and it has Both Carplay and the Android Auto icons, do I need an update to my system to add the android stuff?
The answer is yes. You need to go to the dealer and have the firmware updated. At one time the dealer would do it under warranty. Now they may charge for the labor.I have a 2016 Regal and just noticed a screen shot in another section of the forum and it has Both Carplay and the Android Auto icons, do I need an update to my system to add the android stuff?
A dealer can definitely do the programming but, they normally will not do it for the kind of upgrade we are talking about since, it involves swapping modules. If you have a connection there, that's great. In fact, this kind of program involves a download onto a USB and then program the modules through the USB port. You do not come near the ECM so, nothing mission critical at risk. Yes, you can end up paying $1000 if you go through MVI or infotainment.com with new modules and it would still be about $700 (including programming) if you source used parts yourself. If you net out a $150 map update that I would have to do, the net cost is $550. I also hope to get some money back reselling my current modules on ebay. Still, it's definitely not a cheap upgrade. The main benefit of the HMI 2.5 upgrade is that it apparently makes for an overall better intellilink experience since the response time is much improved. . If you can get past the cost, I have not heard anyone regretting the upgrade though it would probably make most sense for someone who does not already have factory nav and a Bose radio.myredcar,
Thanks for the Heads Up.
I have read quite a few Good Reviews for Nav Tools, hundreds of them.
I've also read quite a few that weren't so forgiving.
Then last night I spent hours reading the Post on the Corvette Forum.
I hadn't been to any other forums looking, just read reviews.
That Forum Post got me wondering if maybe the Good Reviews were Made Up(Written by) by someone at Nav Tools?
I think I'd looked into WAMS once before, I know I did last night.
I'm really gonna have to find out exactly what kind of money I'm talking about.
I know I don't have to have the Factory NAV, but I don't want to give it up, or any
of the other things that came with my car.
From what I'm calculating, it's gonna be close to $1000 to do this (maybe $100-$200 Cheaper buying the Parts On Ebay or Amazon).
The only thing I'd be gaining going this route would be HD Radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
I'm also going to have to check with my son to see if they can Program the HMI and Radio Module.
I'm sure they can, they're a Dealership, might be cheaper going this route?