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Carplay up and running!

So carplay is working well in my 124. Used mazda firmware and got the parts from a mazda dealer. Just waiting for a new Serial TTL adapter as mine is bust before putting it back together.



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For those that want this, I'm happy for you. I have CarPlay in my Charger, and I find it to be totally useless.
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Can you share how you achieved this and what parts you required? Did you upgrade the firmware yourself? Have you retained the ability to "tweak"? What about the Fiat Sat Nav?

So many questions :-)
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I'm intrigued for the sole ability to use Waze without my phone sliding off my leg every shift...
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Can you share how you achieved this and what parts you required? Did you upgrade the firmware yourself? Have you retained the ability to "tweak"? What about the Fiat Sat Nav?

So many questions :-)
Yes! Please! All of that. Tell us!
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Can you share how you achieved this and what parts you required? Did you upgrade the firmware yourself? Have you retained the ability to "tweak"? What about the Fiat Sat Nav?

So many questions :-)
So I used Mazda firmware from the Mazda3revolution forum. Link

This means my fiat nav card does NOT work anymore and won’t unless Fiat bring out a CarPlay firmware.

The parts are
USB HUB: TK78-66-9U0C
User manual: 4100-77-300ES
USB wires: C830-V6-60Z
You also need some foam tape, will find the part number

I used a guide available from miata.net that was easy to follow. Link
I have lost the ability to tweak but I will use serial access to restore that tomorrow.
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...This means my fiat nav card does NOT work anymore and won’t unless Fiat bring out a CarPlay firmware.
Would a Mazda nav card work or is it going to barf on a non-Mazda VIN number?

I like Carplay nav, but it get's a bit ropey out in the booneys with no cellular data. Good to have the onboard system as a backup.

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Thanks for the description - need to decide if CarPlay is worth the effort.
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For those based in North America then I believe at present you have to wait as there is not a North America firmware available yet. However for those in other geographies you can, at your own risk, use the appropriate MX-5/Mazda firmware. Do NOT try to use a firmware from a different geography...

The parts listed above for the hub and cables etc should work irrespective of geography. Please do read the installation guide carefully as there is a preferred order and set of steps you should follow. If you use the Mazda firmware you will lose your navigation (however you now have Carplay so it shouldn't be a major issue). While I don't have formal confirmation I do not believe you can use a Mazda Nav Card as the VINs won't match but I am not aware of anyone having actually tried this yet.

Unless you are a trail blazer or happy with the risk I would recommend people wait for Fiat to launch a firmware, and if you are asking when will this be then the answer is we don't know yet, but go and contact Fiat via their website, Facebook, Twitter etc and keep asking them.....

Congrats to OP, he is the second one I am aware of that has updated their 124.

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I’ve just noticed a couple of updates on the Miata forum and mazda3revolution forum that indicate the US firmware will be available from Sept 1st and that there are 8000 updated hubs/cables in the North America for the dealers.

If you are looking to do the update yourself then carefully read the instructions by ASH8 that are linked in the earlier post on this thread. Also be sure you have the correct version of the cables and hubs as some earlier and/or China specific ones have been available which do not work on non-China cars.

Remember that the Mazda firmware will be required until Fiat release their one. The impact of this is the loss of the use of the Fiat navigation SD card.
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