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Just put a Pioneer Apple CarPlay Receiver in Roadster

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by garry753, Jun 18, 2017.

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  1. garry753

    garry753 RoadsterS753 ModelS P1449

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    I just had a Pioneer SPH-DA120 installed in my Roadster Sport, replacing an old Kenwood head unit. It really transformed the experience in my car - it feels much more like the Model S center pad, but in a Roadster form factor. People can hear me on calls much better with the mic from the Pioneer and calls sound a lot clearer. The GPS implementation is a lot better through Apple Maps (though I do wish I could use Google Maps instead) than through the Garmin Maps in the old Kenwood (and they are always up to date). Listening to music is a lot easier (although I wish the Pioneer had a better implementation of album art). The Siri stuff helps me stay hands-free too by reading messages and with voice transcription. In all, I'm really happier driving the Roadster with this head unit.
     
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    Can you take pics during the day? I'd love to see it, thanks.
     
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    garry753 RoadsterS753 ModelS P1449

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    Better? :)
     
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    I'm really interested in the single DIN version for my 1.5 (Pioneer AVH-3300NEX). But I don't think the screen will clear the windshield wiper stalk when it's deploying/retracting. Anyone have experience with this?
     
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    garry753 RoadsterS753 ModelS P1449

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    Originally (even before the Kenwood) I had a head unit with this issue. At the time, I cut the stalk and sanded it down to shorten it. It worked just fine, but of course I needed to modify the car to make it happen. That stalk piece is like $30 or so to replace btw.
     
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    I am thinking about an Apple Carplay unit for my classic. My current unit is awful. Does this unit support wireless Apple Carplay, or does it require a lightning cable to work? Alpine is supposed to be releasing a wireless Carplay, but it has been extremely delayed.
     
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    garry753 RoadsterS753 ModelS P1449

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    Lightning cable for full carplay, but it does support bluetooth for regular pioneer apps.
     
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    You are absolutely correct! The Pioneer AVH-3300NEX screen does hit the wiper stalk when the screen opens. On the plus side, it keeps the windshield clean. I'm going to see if I can order a replacement stalk and trim off the end of it. Possibly 3d print a replacement cap.

    Has anyone else done that, out of curiosity?
     
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    That could be mostly due to the location of the mike - looks like a new mike is stuck to the instrument cluster and not placed where the old mike was on the dash.
     

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