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I've read and seen an lot of stuff about my link but hoping you guys might be able to tell me straight.
I'm picking up a 2016 Sv6 s2 in a couple days, Diddnt grab a manual. Can I get in and use Android Auto straight out without any upgrades?
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You cannot. No Android Auto / Apple CarPlay.
 

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You cannot. No Android Auto / Apple CarPlay.
No good, not a necessity.
What's up with the vids of people holding the home button down?
Is that after the ice upgrade or whatever it's called?
 

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The Naviplus option http://www.naviplus.com.au/online-s...id-Auto-&-Apple-CarPlay-Package-Kit-p99585170 is about the best if you want to retain the factory Mylink , unfortunately I could get it to play music through the Android Auto so I returned it ( buy through ebay with paypal for added protection incase it doesn't work ) .The guys at Naviplus assured me it does work but I couldn't get it to . These 2 options at the end of this thread https://forums.justcommodores.com.au/threads/my-link-upgrade.256697/page-3 are about the best after market systems iv'e seen , the problem with the Alpine halo9 https://www.alpine.com.au/shop/navigation/ilx-f309e/ option is that there isn't a single DIN facia available yet for the VF so filling the hole is a bit ad hoc . In the end I chose the Kenwood option which is due hopefully sometime this week . I will keep you's updated when I get it installed .
 
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If a 2016 SV6 doesn’t have HUD, there’s nothing I’m aware of that you’ll miss out on by fitting an aftermarket unit.
If it does have HUD, then current speed limits on the HUD won’t come from the aftermarket unit & the SatNav directions won’t work.
 

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If the Kenwood unit connects to the HUD, it’s new news ... but ANY unit which does it I’d be very seriously interested in!
Imagine actual current up-to-date maps for the life of the car!! And we keep cars for decades ...
 

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Kenwood use Garmin maps for the nav version which has yearly update for about $25 https://www.ausnavtech.tk/ausnz/ . AFAIK the only other function that hasn't been integrated is the heated seat button for Calais but this is being worked on .
 
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Apparently the other thing that doesn’t work with the Kenwood system is the reverse traffic alert.


Quite often the speed limits are wrong and the advantage of being able to use googlemaps/Waze for free out weighs losing HUD speed limit's and directions .

EDIT : There is a version of the Kenwood unit that has its own maps https://www.kenwood.com/au/car/visual_navigation/dnx9180dabs/ , it would be interesting to know if they managed to adapt it to the HUD , but it cost about a grand more than the unit I got https://www.kenwood.com/au/car/visual_navigation/ddx9018dabs/
 
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