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Wireless CarPlay in 4Runner

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by KCDenver19, Oct 10, 2023.

  1. Oct 10, 2023 at 8:20 PM
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    KCDenver19

    KCDenver19 [OP] New Member

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    Hey guys,

    Looking for some help on a good wireless CarPlay adapter for my 4Runner. I bought the Rexing wireless adapter and had issues with it connecting and not letting me adjust the volume so I returned it. Anybody have any luck with any other ones? Thanks.
     
  2. Oct 11, 2023 at 11:01 AM
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    achtung6

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    It's not perfect but the Carlinkit 2.0 from Amazon works very well. I suspect later versions may work even better.
     
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  3. Oct 11, 2023 at 11:09 AM
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    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Apple & Toyota are like the Hatfields & McCoy's.

    They've never got along, and never will. Hey, you can switch to Android or just put all the music on a USB drive? That's what I do!
     
  4. Oct 11, 2023 at 11:13 AM
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    broken-giver

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    pretty sure thats apple and tesla. toyota has wireless apple carplay on all newer cars. Just not 4runner, although as others will point out, adapters exist that basically make your car support wireless carplay.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2023 at 11:25 AM
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    KCDenver19

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    I just ordered the 5.0 on Amazon. It was $59.99 for Prime Day. Thanks for the tip.

    Limited-time deal for Prime Members: 2023 CarlinKit 5.0 Wireless Android Auto & Wireless CarPlay Adapter USB for OEM Wired CarPlay & Wired Android Auto Cars (Model Year: 2015 to 2023), Wireless CarPlay Dongle Convert Wired to Wireless https://a.co/d/8qphHY8
     
  6. Oct 11, 2023 at 1:17 PM
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    TeleMadness

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    I use one of these:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0BR3JBNQB?ie=UTF8

    I’ve had it since February, worked great first in my Mustang and now in my 4Runner. There is a slight delay when pushing an onscreen button and the phone to respond. It’s not horrible but it is noticeable, other than that it’s been reliable and beats using a cable.

    I added a right angle USB adapter and the unit tucks cleanly into the cubbie hole next to the USB port instead of swinging around by its short cable
     
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  7. Feb 1, 2024 at 11:19 AM
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    ToyotFan

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    Has anyone looked at the Magic Box adapter for wireless CarPlay? I'm having issues with the one I originally bought as a good percentage of the time I either get the screen for the adapter itself or my phone just does not want to connect at all.
     
  8. Feb 15, 2024 at 3:59 AM
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    Detroitable

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    Does the adapter need to be connected to the front usb or will it work in the center console? I bought this one. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0CMCSQFY1?ie=UTF8&th=1

    Also a new to me a 2023 ORP in Lunar rock. My TRD pro wheels delivered yesterday and waiting on the cornfed 1" front level to come in so they can all be installed at once.
     
  9. Feb 15, 2024 at 4:59 AM
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    semprenissart

    semprenissart Mèfi

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    wired carplay only works on the front USB. When connecting the adapter, it can only be on that same USB to use wireless carplay. The other USB ports are just providing power (no data)
    The only way to get carplay to work in the center console would be to relocate the front usb that transmits data from the front to the center console
     
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  10. Feb 15, 2024 at 7:09 AM
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    Yobruhitsme

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    Nah. CarPlay works fine in the 2020+ 4Runner head units

    OP got a flakey wireless adapter
     
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