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2020 Infotainment swap into my 2014?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by 5bucksis5bucks, May 27, 2020.

  1. May 27, 2020 at 9:26 PM
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    5bucksis5bucks

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    Was curious if I could find and swap in a 2020 head unit into my 2014 and if it would even work right with the new features in the 2020. Anyone know if this is possible?
     
  2. May 28, 2020 at 3:31 AM
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    From what the dealer told me when I was having issues with CarPlay the answer would be no. It's not a single unit that does everything. There are multiple computers that are part of the system. There are cheaper direct fit options to give you CarPlay / Android Auto. Most people go with the T9.
     
  3. Oct 17, 2020 at 2:26 PM
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    Just tried this for my 2019 and running into port/cable issues. About 3/4 ports are not compatible. Tried reaching out to a few car audio stores and they said it’s impossible, but I’m not giving up. Keep you posted if I find a work around.
     
  4. Oct 17, 2020 at 9:46 PM
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    I settled for the halo9, probably the best option and definitely worth the money.
     
  5. Oct 18, 2020 at 6:18 AM
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    I bet it would be possible, at least for some of the functions, if you knew the pinouts of the connectors and wired them together directly or built yourself adapter harnesses with opposite gender plugs that you'd be able to find, but it wouldn't be simple. I don't know what the differences between buttons like the steering wheel buttons would be, too, so you might end up losing all functionality on the steering wheel. It could be like a 2019 uses a Sega Genesis controller protocol while the 2020 uses a Super Nintendo controller protocol. Yeah, you could work around it with some engineering, but have fun with that. And if you're snipping plugs off of cables, enjoy.
     
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  6. Oct 21, 2020 at 10:43 PM
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    Here’s a few pics of the ports. In the works with getting a few cords from a parted out 2020. Fingers crossed!

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