Could I buy the parts for the navi version and upgrade it myself?Big issue is most carplay type add-ons need a screen so either you would need a whole new radio setup or you would need to upgrade to the navi version and then use a GROM VLINE2 unit.
My 2007 does not support the VLINE so I use the isimple adapter to plug my iphone into the car. Can fast-forward and rewind though radio controls and see song information on the XM screen.
You could; but, it would be very expensive. You would need to upgrade to the hard-drive based 10-13 MDX tech or Adv navi model and still have to add NavTool or Grom on top of that. I'm not sure you could do that for anything less than $1500 not counting time/labor with used parts?Could I buy the parts for the navi version and upgrade it myself?
Ok. If I wanted to add CarPlay to this car, what would you recommend I do?You could; but, it would be very expensive. You would need to upgrade to the hard-drive based 10-13 MDX tech or Adv navi model and still have to add NavTool or Grom on top of that. I'm not sure you could do that for anything less than $1500 not counting time/labor with used parts?
- install navi screen
- new center stack with navi functions
- new wiring harness
- bluetooth audio streaming
- new radio/navi codes
- loading software/firmware for navi, phone, bluetooth audio streaming, address book, voice commands, etc...
Almost easier to trade for a 2nd gen tech model; but, you will still have the oil consumption issue and normal high mileage wear/tear stuff to worry about. The +2014 3rd Gen MDX in fwd or sh-awd is an improvement in almost every area over the 2nd Gen MDX. There should be way more tech or Adv 14-17 models to pick from that you can add carplay (carplay standard on +18 MDXs).
Yes, restively easy and under $1k. I’ve seen pictures online of this vintage; on 2007-2013 non-nav models, they replace the radio and lower storage compartment with a new screen and trim bezel.
THE PROBLEM IS ON DECIDING BETWEEN THE NEW RECTANGULAR OVER SEAS UNIT OR THE INTERFACE UNIT. 😅Check out AliExpress. I think one of these will work for you?
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IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S WORKING OK I SOLD A AVH-SERIES AND DIDN'T INSTALL IT FOR THE REASON OF THE ESTETICS AND HOW I WOULD HAVE TO LOOK DOWN UPON THE MODEL FOR NAVI OR RECREATIONAL MUSIC VIDEOS AND DECIDED NOT TO GO THIS WAY, BUT IT SEEMS ALL IS GOING WELL WITH YOUR INSTALL!This headunit uses the MDX amp & can play dvds, cds, divx formats…i wired it to the aftermarket backup cam as well..
CAN'T LIE BUT THE STRUGGLE ISREAL, TRYING TO DECIDE BETWEEN THE OVER SEAS ANDROID BASED RECTANGULAR SCREEN OR THE INTERFACE MODULE AVAILABLE.Just throwing it out there… you can also use the center vents (from MDX with Nav) with a custom enclosure to house an appropriately sized screen, while using the center speaker bezel and connect that to the video outputs of the Pioneer Headunit.
So essentially, you will have a similar looking NAV screen but will be getting video from the head unit…Just an idea…