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Hi all,

I'm looking for a professional advice. I have a 2018 European LC 500. As you probably know, one major problem with that is that the CarPlay retrofit for pre-2020 LC500s have never been released in Europe and probably never will.

I'm thinking about getting a 2021 LC500 head unit and installing it to my 2018 model in the hope of getting factory CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Will this work?

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Hi Adam, I have absolutely no idea! Have you spoken to your dealer? I have a feeling that this would throw up a lot of incompatibiities and conflicts, software- AND hardware-related probably, but it's really beyond my competence. Clearly it would invalidate any warranty you've got also. Other members may be able to make more informed comment though.........

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Thanks! The dealership has no idea. They kind of scammed me when they sold me the car, stating that it had CarPlay. We're now trying to find a solution for retrofitting somehow.

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1 hour ago, aalmos said:

I'm looking for a professional advice. I have a 2018 European LC 500. As you probably know, one major problem with that is that the CarPlay retrofit for pre-2020 LC500s have never been released in Europe and probably never will.


Have a look at this topic I started recently. This is the unit I bought and it claims to be compatable with the LC 2014-2020.

 

 

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FYI my dealership installed this unit for me first and I suggest sending it back ASAP because it is terrible. Touchpad doesn't work (no cursor, you only have 2 directional control) and you have to restart the factory navigation every time you wanna switch back to the factory infotainment. I'm also looking at aftermarket units. The best ones I found were from Lsailt and GROM.

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Adam

Have you looked on the USA Club Lexus Forum as I am sure they will have solutions

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