Hello did succeed to make it works?I thought that had to be done through USB hence needing the usb to work... or is that done through VCDS too...
OK so here is a thought - I need to confirm that I am getting 12v from the power lead (green connector wires) before they go into the usb hub as I have not checked this as yet - would I be right in thinking that if I am not getting 12v then it will possibly be the long coding ??
The unit came from a 2017 A3 TDi so I think they had carplay as standard so I would have thought coding would be ok but I could be wrong... once USB connection works, licences on the car will be activated as we need usb to work to do the necessary I believe...
I am a novice and the chap doing my activation etc has done hundreds and he says that the usb is needed - is he wrong ?
Hello, can you indicate where you connected each one in the 4D0971636 connector? I have done the same as you and I have taken advantage of the OEM wiring of the car. Buy things from the Chinese... NO.Ok all sorted - indeed was able to re-use my green quad-lock, however 2 wires I still had to splice into +12V and ground (I used the thicker red and black ones as pictured - removed from connector).
The only remaining question is the USB ports - MIB1 unit has 2 USB connectors - grey and yellow, while MIB2 has 4 - grey, yellow, green, beige.
I have USB1 retrofitted in front of cupholders (has green connector) and USB2 + AUX retrofitted under armrest (has green + red connectors (+ 6-pin)). My aliexpress harness came with a green-green usb connector cable and a green-yellow one, with the yellow being a right-angle connector (meant to be plugged into yellow MIB2 port).
I used the aliexpress green-green cable to link USB 1 and USB 2 green-green. To re-use the existing cable I plan on shaving a tab on the original black under-armrest connector so it can plug into the red port on USB 2. Other end stays plugged in to yellow, same as on MIB1 unit.
What are the green and beige USB ports for on the MIB2 unit? One is for VC - the other for wireless charging or something?
Armrest-side: necessary 6 wires in the new connector, while the remaining ones stay in the old connector (unused)
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MIB-side: 4 necessary wires in positions 1-3 + 7 of green quadlock and red/black to be spliced into +12V/ground. All others are unused (stay in original connector above).
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MIB1: grey + yellow
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MIB2: unused green + beige ports
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Can you help me out with the pinnings and where you connected the power wires to on the cabling between usb box and unit?Thank you all for the discussion friends,
Today I have activated apple CarPlay in my A3 8V PFL 2015 without spending a single penny in cabling, Only arranged the 6 pin connector (8W0 971 636)
became possible only because of you guys Cheers to you all