For VW Touareg 7P Series
Car Model : Volkswagen Touareg 7P with RCD550
Integration of Apple CarPlay
*Android auto is also supported.
Used parts: VW7P55_NP
Operation video from previous installation - on 2013 VW Touareg
Wired CarPlay / Wired Android auto.
Video is quite outdated - It's using the old UI ver of CarPlay .
Why & How ?
Both CarPlay & Android Auto grants NAV with latest map, via Google / Apple Map and Waze.
Not to mention that media players like Spotify / iTunes / Audible / and those Digital Radio / podcast apps.
None of VW Touareg with RNS850 headunit, ever came with the CarPlay / Android auto,
nor that the headunit will ever receive such upgrade from VW.
With our integration product,
All of those can be integrated into the existing audio setup
CarPlay & Android Auto will be installed as form of an 'external device' that attaches to the headunit.
It is an aftermarket product hence doesn't work exactly same as the factory fitted one in current VW models.
Having said that, it will only play sound via AUX (external media input) and won't do fade in / out.
Nor sync with voice command function button on the steering wheel.
Although we can utilize the Answer button to execute voice command role instead*
However It still uses the original touch screen and sound system.
*Steering wheel control adapter reeuqired along with our CarPlay / Android Auto Integration kit.
Both CarPlay & Android Auto will work
via original touch screen.
Press and hold the ANSWER button
to proceed to CarPlay / Android Auto
Apple CarPlay -
Supports the latest
iPhone & iOS versions
dedicated USB port
CarPlay / Android auto Module : Contains CarPlay / Android Auto License and dedicated chipset
Video Interface Module : Transfers the image generated from Module box, to audio screen of the car.
Certain products of ours have both modules merged into one.
Cable loom : Literally those cable / connectors needed for installation.
They will connected between those 2 and also audio headunit in the vehicle.
USB Extension Cable: Used for creation of Female USB input (flush mount) on desired location.
External Mic* : Used for Voice command via siri or Google Assistant.
If you are using Wireless CarPlay, certain devices will use this Mic for phone call also.
Also, certian device of our unit will not need external mic at all,
as It will 'wake up' the original Mic for voice command.