So after months of searching and waiting I finally have a Golf 7 (2013) with working discover pro incl. Carplay & android auto.
I will build a tread on Retrofit Build MIB II with CarPlay.
- parts + costs
- tools + guide
Not going to make this post at once but I'll start today (12-dec-2015).
Last spring I bouth myself a almost new Golf 7 from 2013, limestone grey, 1.4 DSG (140HP). It had (back then) the composite media in it, so a small screen and no navigation. From day one I wanted to upgrade my infotainment to one with navigation and I preferred the big screen (just nicer).
So the search started, first on google and with the dealer. The dealer was clear, not possible, but on google there was a lot to discover. Problem with VW is, the old version RNS510 was stolen to many times and the retrofit was too easy, therefor VW taught we have to do something, so they start program the MIBI brain-unit (in the glove box) to the vehicle (VIN). This way a stolen unit won’t work in another car, smart thinking but this makes the legal retrofit difficult.
After some searching I found APG, a company in Polen which claims to be able to program the brain-unit to the car and should be plug and play after programming. This gives opportunities but also some a bit suspicion, after having a lot of email conversation with them and some good feedback from someone who had some experience with them, I made up my mind… let’s do it☺.
Contact APG: [email protected] (Alex)
But at this moment the news came out that VW is going to implement Carplay in there 2016 models, this would be a big advantage to the system and car. This brings new questions, software & hardware.
If you buy a new golf right now you’ll get an MIB2 for sure but Carplay is only available if you bought the car-net option (afterward buying is (as far as I know) not possible.
So back to AGP, contacted them in the summer if they already could deliver the MIB II preprogrammed to my car, yes this was possible but not cheap, BUT at least it could. Parts that I ordered;
parts + costs
Partnummer Description Supplier Cost in EUR 3G0035021 MIB II (inc. LTE and DAB+) APG 1450 ex tax 5G0919606 Display same as old one (Big one 8inch) APG 5Q0035726E New USB Connector (needed for carplay) Partacus 25,64 5G6035577B DAB+ ariel (hard to get) BM parts (dutch supplier) 35 GPS Aerial GPS ariel Ebay 17 DAB+ extent cable DAB+ extent cable Ebay 5G1819743D Dasboard trim (needed if you got first a small screen) Ebay Tools Ejecter tool for brain (A) PC5-93 (2pcs) Ebay 1,40 Ejecter tool for display (B) Volkswagen Double Din Stereo Radio Removal (4 pcs) Ebay 1,77 Sharp knife, Stanley knife na na na
Remove the original brain unit with tool A.
Disconnect connectors at the back of unit.
Adjusting connector (pink) for video signal, just cut away a nock so it will fit. (if you’re not a noob you’ll see it)
Take your new brain unit en connect all cables
Add the GPS aerial, can be mounted behind the unit of somewhere else over there.
Add the DAB+ extent cable (how this works can be added another time)
Putting back the new unit until you hear 2 clicks without any forces.
Now the second part of guide, replacing the display and USB.
First pull at the bottom
If the bottom is loose remove the second part (middel) of the dashboard, use some force but try to be firm, so short strong pulls.
Gently move futher with the top frame, do not use a lot of force.
Probably the air-units will come with them, that’s okay. There are 2 cable attached too the air units so don’t pull it completely out.
Use a pointed pliers to disassemble the connector on the top.
The second connector can be reached from beneath, first press the notch then pull the blue connector.
Now you can remove the frame, if you’re replacing the frame, you have to transfer the air units. Check if all the metal clips are in the dashboard and not attached to the frame
Now the display can be remove by using the 4 tools.
Remove the display carefully because of 2 connectors attached to it. Remove the 2 connectors en adjust the white connector so it’s fits, same as at the brain side.
Now the box for the USB unit, first pull out the mat.
Than use a pliers in one of the holes, you will damage a bit the box but you wont see it because of the mat. Again, put firm and short, it’s locked by 2 clips at the front left and right.
Once it loose, close the box and pull it a bit out.
Now the USB+aux-unit can be remove from behind with 2 metal clips, very easy.
Once loose, place the box a bit back and pull out the USB+aux-unit.
Disconnect the 2 connectors, both are locked with clips.
Disassemble the USB unit, just by 2 clips but it pretty tight, just use 2 knives or the tools for disassembly the display. (Because of the fact I already replaced it this image can be confusing)
Place the new USB, easy click (can’t be placed wrong) and connect the connectors.
Normally my suggestion would be to test everything before re-assemble everything again but in my case I know it will work so I started directly.
Push back the box and you will hear 2 clicks. Now push in the USB also in place with 2 clicks and replace the mat.
Now assemble the new display, just connect the 2 connectors (one adjusted so it fits) an click it in place, this goes almost without any force. (it falls in)
The top frame can be placed back, first attach the blue connector from beneath and place the unit a bit back and connector the top connector with the pliers.
Once the connectors are connected push back the frame (not the bottom part) and a few clicks will tell you it’s tight.
Than place the middle part en push it in place together with the top frame, you’ll see why.
Now all you have to do is coding the new USB (VCP or VCDS), I have VCP so;
Connector you cable to the car and you computer and make connection. First put you’re MIB in diagnostic state, press and hold the menu button for 20 seconds.
First you see
Than you see this
Choose for "Green engineering menu"
Than choose for option 1 or 2 and reboot the MIBII by pressing and holding the power button.
This state of you entering the MIB II for coding
Now connect VCP to 5F
Choose you’re car (golf VII in my case) and connect.
Go to coding
Go to byte 19 and adjust it with 1111 0100 (binair) F4 (HEX) 244 (dec)
Start coding and you lower bar will give an okay and MIB II will reboot.
Now everything should work as you can see!