It did! I unplugged it when I completed install and closed the dash. Left it in for the setup.So the Canada radio worked for you? Btw did you remove the GPS wire or keep it plugged?
That looks sick! But you spent 700 for that. I totally get it but not everyone is looking to drop that much to swap out their screen.First off, I have always preferred to use OEM parts for a retrofit upgrade and yes this is better than no CarPlay at all but I have to disagree with this retrofit because there are better options. This is just too much work and a hassle for a head unit with a small screen that doesn't really fit the dash that good. The Maxca or Dasaita head unit, for just a few more dollars, is plug and play plus you get a huge 9" screen. I just don't prefer this "upgrade" because it's a gamble and too much work for the end result of a small screen and ill fitting head unit. Below is a picture of my Dasaita and a link to the thread and my picture album of it. The Dasaita is $500 and fits the 2016-2021, the Maxca is $200 and is known to fit the 2016-2018 (I could not get it to work in my 2020). The Maxca is very basic but the Dasaita is a full featured app radio and I can even watch movies on it over the USB port. Make sure to send a picture of your stock head unit and if possible the wire harness to the seller. I found the customer service from Dasaita (staff) to be outstanding and the Maxca (one guy) to be good.
I have a 2020 HR-V LX AWD that did not come with CarPlay. There is a reply in a thread on this forum about this radio but the poster didn't give a link or info to buy. It took some research but I found it and the seller confirms that it will fit the 2015-2020 cars that came with the basic radio...www.hrvforum.com
Thanks. I am jelly that you have OEM parts but in this application it's just the lessor of the two options.
Just to be clear, when bought directly (www.aliexpress.com) from them, the Dasaita is $500 and the Maxca is $200 which includes UPS shipping. In fact, my Dasaita head unit was $498. I'm not sure where you got the $700 number from.
A big part of the appeal of this upgrade is that the LaneWatch camera on the passenger mirror is plug and play compatible. I don't think they included that in the LX trim, so yeah, there's not really a reason for you to go for the CR-V head unit vs a different brand except price.If the goal here is to get CarPlay or Android Auto, I don't see the logic in using that old outdated small screen ill fitting head unit, other than it being OEM.
You're right, the LX doesn't have LaneWatch but the Maxca and Dasaita head units do have that function too (the ability to use the LaneWatch). So, if one were to do the Maxca or Dasaita to get CarPlay (wirelss by the way) or Android Auto, they could still use the LaneWatch if their car has it. In fact, when I had the Maxca in my LX and I turned the right turn signal on, the screen (9 inches by the way) did try to show the LaneWatch but it was black because my LX doesn't have the camera on the side. So yeah, the LaneWatch would work with the Maxca or Dasaita with the other trim levels above the LX... and it's ALL plug-and-play.A big part of the appeal of this upgrade is that the LaneWatch camera on the passenger mirror is plug and play compatible. I don't think they included that in the LX trim, so yeah, there's not really a reason for you to go for the CR-V head unit vs a different brand except price.
Yes, the 2019+ does have CarPlay, other than the LX model. The mounts are the same; however, the wiring and harness connectors are different. The 2016-2018 and 2019+ have different harness connectors. So, no, you can't put a 2019+ into an earlier model without hacking up the wires (and knowing how to do that) because the harness connector from the 2016-2018 will not plug into the 2019+ head unit. You may want to do more research as I'm new to adding CarPlay to a Honda (although I've owned Hondas for 15+ years) but I looked for three months to do this (add a factory Honda head unit with CarPlay) to my 2020 LX and found no solution, so I got an aftermarket head unit instead.Asking the question of Do the 2019+ HRV models have CarPlay? And if so, is there any connector, functionally, physical mount difference?
For the purpose of purchasing a used 2019+ head unit and dropping it in my 2018
Y'all should be advised of the above quote. I read the whole thread when researching this and I'm sure a lot of people haven't done that. Not to mention that this is a somewhat technical and complicated upgrade.The critical point for everyone to be aware of is that you have to have a 2016-2018 HRV EX or higher trim level for this swap to work.
Plus the amplifier differences if you have an HRV EXL or are swapping in a head unit from a CRV EX-L into a lower level HRV.
It does appear that for plug and play that you need to swap in a CRV EX head unit into a HRV EX.
And a CRV EX-L head unit into a HRV EX-L.
Plus be aware that this thread only applies to US 2016-2018 HRV's.
I wonder if one of the mods could change this thread title to include the critical trim detail?
Perhaps improve the thread title to:
"Finally Carplay for 2016-2018 HRV EX or Higher Trim Models! (CRV Head Unit)"
Just a thought that will help everyone before they consider this swap.