Ownership Verified: Growing up - Midnight Express - Audi A5 Coupé

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Ah, bummer. B8 A4 has no OEM support for Carplay, so unless you go for something aftermarket like an Alpine X701D, you're out of luck.

 

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I have found a hacky way to set up a chromecast to display on the MMI, so you could do screen mirroring that way. :D

But there's no touchscreen support, so you'd still have to control it via the phone.

I'm thinking about hacking it in just so I can watch youtube or somesuch while stationary somewhere. Just for shits and giggles.

Well, let's get the MMI upgrade up and running first. :D
 

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New custom plates are in!



If anyone gets the reference without googling (or having been told by me beforehand), they get an internet cookie!
 

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Holy shit, forums? How do you do this again? :O

Anywho, in the meantime, no upgrades happened, but we did do a ringmeet!

 
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Was going to do a short update, but I see I missed a video, so here it is first:


Now for the other thing:
 

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During the roadtrip my GPS was starting to fail more often than previously. Before I attributed occasional loss of signal to the weird positioning of the antenna (as the car didn't come with a GPS MMI from the factory, there is no shark fin), but it would seem I was just given a faulty one from the get go. It finally gave up the ghost en route to ringmeet with it failing to acquire signal ever since.

One ebay purchase, 5 minute install and 15 seconds of waiting later:



Huzzah!

I'm thinking about installing the antenna in a more suitable (for the signal) location, which will require its own video. Right now it's in the same position as the old one (above the fuse box to the left of the main instrument panel).
 
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