September 11, 2020 1 min read

This is a CarPlay Smart Box suitable for B8 without MMI platform.

It is currently compatible with the following models:

✅ Audi A4 A5 Q5 (B8 without MMI) 2010-2016 - (CSBAU-1)

✅ A4 (2010-2016, Platform: B8 without MMI) - (CSBAU-1)

✅ A5 (2010-2016, Platform: B8 without MMI) - (CSBAU-1)

✅ Q5 (2010-2016, Platform: B8 without MMI) - (CSBAU-1)

✅ Audi CarPlay Smart Box 1 (CSBAU-1)

And for other Audi B8 without MMI head unit models, please contact us. 

The detailed steps are as following:

1.Disassemble air conditioning panel.

1.Disassemble air conditioning panel.

2.Disassemble and remove out head unit.

2.Disassemble and remove out head unit.

3.Disassemble the screen.

3.Disassemble the screen.

4.Pull out LVDS cable behind the display and convert with CarPlay kit LVDS cable.

4.Pull out LVDS cable behind the display and convert with CarPlay kit LVDS cable.

5.Assemble and connect touch screen.

 5.Assemble and connect touch screen.

6.Disassemble glove box carefully.

6.Disassemble glove box carefully.

7.Pull out gateway cable and convert with CarPlay kit's.

7.Pull out gateway cable and convert with CarPlay kit's.

8.Replace AUX cable from 48pin harness cable.

8.Replace AUX cable from 48pin harness cable.

9.Then all back to original.

9.Then all back to original.

10.Installing well with microphone.

10.Installing well with microphone.

11.Connect all cables with CarPlay box.Touch screen cable LVDS OUT, Aux cable, Microphone.

11.Connect all cables with CarPlay box.Touch screen cable LVDS OUT, Aux cable, Microphone.

12.Connection for rear view camera.

12.Connection for rear view camera.

13.Locate CarPlay box at good position and fixed , then all jobs done.

13.Locate CarPlay box at good position and fixed , then all jobs done.

14.Turn on Wifi from iPhone, pairing bluetooth with CarPlay system and the phone, then entering CarPlay system automatically.

14.Turn on Wifi from iPhone, pairing bluetooth with CarPlay system and the phone, then entering CarPlay system automatically.

15.Enjoying Apple CarPlay with Siri, calls,music,maps.

15.Enjoying Apple CarPlay with Siri, calls,music,maps.

16.Rear view camera  with tracking on.

16.Rear view camera  with tracking on.

17.Long press ‘’Mode’’ button switch between original and CarPlay system, all based on steering wheel control and touch screen.

17.Long press ‘’Mode’’ button switch between original and CarPlay system, all based on steering wheel control and touch screen.


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