Upgrade head unit to Apple Carplay?

hskrdu

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2003 Golf GLS 4D 5M, 2015 GSW SE 6M
Last week I made an adaptation map, using a mix of instructions, as even the RT page was a little confusing. My process:
VCDS > Applications > Controller Channels Map
Single Controller Address: 09
Function: Adaptations
Output: CSV file

I found the file as an excel document and looked it over, but that's it. I have seen the additional posts about using Notepad (?) or Winmerge (?) for comparisons, but I have no data to compare at this point, and need to confirm the process.

I have an older and a newer cable, one is labeled "KII-USB," the other "HEX+CAN, Dual-K & CAN <-> USB." I know the first one is too old.

The RT page has a rather unclear mention of HEX and "restore," so your suggestion above might refer to that?

It's gonna take me a while to look through your link!
 
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Cuzoe

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MK7 Golf S
Yes I'm referring to the HEX Restore for new cables. But that CSV file adaptation map is all you need.
 

hskrdu

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2003 Golf GLS 4D 5M, 2015 GSW SE 6M
Thx Cuzoe, I'll read through your facelift BCM posts, and search more for the HEX restore. Quick glance at the RT page indicates my cable might be too old for that. Maybe I'll make a map of a second BCM and practice using winmerge to compare.
 

740GLE

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NH
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2015 Passat SEL, 2017 Alltrack SE; BB 2010 Sedan Man; 2012 Passat,
I've got one (exactly this unit - just tested it) - $250USD by the time it got to me and replaced the missing knobs.
Would sell it for same. pm me if interested.

I'd snatch that up in a heartbeat if it was the "non nav" that has App in the upper right. With out Nav system i couldn't have a display saying such, i guess thats the limit of my OCD.

Keep your eye open for one and i'll snag it off your hands.
 

codyayrton

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2011 Jetta Sportwagen TDI 6M (sold to VW), 2015 Golf S Sportwagen TDI 6M
I completed component protection (CP) removal today with help from Simaservis1108 on WhatsApp. When contacting him, be aware that he is in GMT+1 time zone which is nine hours ahead for those of us in Pacific time zone. It took about 2.5 hours including troubleshooting things, testing, and PayPal. With Semiservis1108 fee, MIB2 main unit and screen from online auto salvage, and VAS5054A and D-link DUB-E100 from someone on TDIClub, it all set me back $550. Semiservis1108 texted me through everything and made it easy.

The process...

1. Set up the vehicle and computer to ensure that everything stays powered. I connected the VW battery to a 6-amp charger.
2. Ensure that the computer is connected to the internet with good signal.
3. Turn on ignition
4. Download TeamViewer and provide Simaservis1108 the username and password given.
5. Connect VAS5054A to OBDII and computer.
6. Connect the old MIB main unit to the Quad Lock connector in glove box. The other cables can remain disconnected.
7. Connect the new MIB main unit to the Quad Lock connector and all other cables in glove box when told to do so.
8. Hold FOB to emergency coil under wiper stalk until Simaservis says to stop.
9. Turn ignition off when told to do so.
10. Turn ignition on when told to do so.
11. Connect D-Link DUB-E100 to MIB USB port in cubby under MIB screen unit and forward of gear selector/stickshift.
12. Connect ethernet cable between DUB-E100 and computer.
13. Press and hold menu button on MIB display unit until it cycles through Service mode and then to Testmode Menu.
14. Scroll to and select Green Engineering Menu with MIB display unit's right knob.
15. Scroll to and select debugging.
16. Scroll to and select ethernet.
17. Insert SD into laptop.
18. Insert same SD into MIB2 unit in glove box when told to do so.
19. Test MIB functions when told to do so.
 

Cuzoe

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To be annoying and pedantic, component protection is never removed 😬. It is adapted so then there is no longer a component protection fault present in the gateway and new (to your car) module. Adapting component protection tells your car that everything it sees belongs, makes everything a happy family 😁.

If you hear some retrofit-ers talking about "removing component protection'" they are likely talking about doing software hacks such that the module no longer "cares" about the component protection fault. For an MIB2 this would mean a radio that still outputs audio but shows the component protection faults if you do a scan. This is generally the case if you buy a so called plug & play unit.

And to be annoying and pedantic again, even in these cases, component protection has not been removed, the fault is just ignored. I have yet to see or read about anybody actually removing it, meaning it does not require adaptation and there are no faults. I don't know if it's even possible to remove it. I expect no one is putting forth any effort when you can just hack the software to ignore the fault anyway.
 
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