Apple CarPlay retrofit prior to MIB2 A3 etron 8V pre facelift.


New Member
Oct 25, 2020
Reaction score
Port Dover
Don't have any idea where this should end up. I'm using these terms cause that's the best I can do. I have been able to access the engineering menu, and validated my presumptions.

version says HMI_AU_MIB_High_NAR_SOP5_143200

I do live in Canada, (NAR?) and hav semi updated the Nav Maps. BUT

No backup camera. just put in some aftermarket backup sensors. How on earth "NAV+" doesn't have a backup camera is beyond me.

Anyway. I was not interested in CarPlay until I found out that since iOS 12 WAZE is supported - and some other NAV programs, in inluding one that doesn't use data.

The question is - does anyone have any experience for an aftermarket kit for Apple CarPlay (and Android Auto) I've made inquiries - One place in California says I need to have an A/V plug in the AMI to work. But what does the USB port that Audi says "Power Only" I would like to know - why? - is it wired that way, or is it a ruse? I want and NEED a backup camera as well.
Have at it!

(i'm adding a link from Wikipedia that might help some). I STILL don't know the difference between MIB 1 and 3G+...)