DS 5 2015 Touchscreen 7" with MirrorScreen - AA or Carplay

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DS 5 2015 Touchscreen 7" with MirrorScreen - AA or Carplay

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Hi,

Just bought a new car. Ds D5 (Under the DS brand) year 2015. When putting my vin nr on the Citroen site the headunit seem to be called "Touchscreen 7" with MirrorScreen". Is this headunit able to use Android Auto or Apple Carplay? If not, is there anyway of upgrading it?

Thank you in advance!

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Re: DS 5 2015 Touchscreen 7" with MirrorScreen - AA or Carplay

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Hi and welcome.

You have the SMEG unit. It is one of the earliest touch screen units, but you may be able to get CarPlay or Android Auto activated by the dealer. They usually have to apply an update and activate it with their diagnostic tool / server before you will get the functionality. So that is what I suggest you do first and secondly, you have an outstanding recall on this vehicle. I can't tell you exactly what it is, but it won't cost you anything to get fixed. So I would contact Citroen or DS - whoever is nearer (they are the same) and get it booked in at the same time. Who knows, they may even do the CarPlay / Andoid update free while they are doing the recall work.... :-D
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The '15 MY can get CarPlay, but not AA, at least not without swapping the entire HU.

There's also a 3rd party box which can add AA by acting as a middleman between the HU and the screen, am planning on getting one but haven't had the time yet.

Source: '15 DS5 owner.
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Your vehicle was built in May 2015, so still had the earlier SMEG unit which is already Mirror Link Compatible as it is, but for Android Auto, you probably need the later unit IIRC or a later compatible NAC Wave 2, but it will need configuring.
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So there is some hope for Carplay at least! Thank you! Have contacted a few dealers around My area and asked if they can help me with both the update and recall!

I have seen those 3rd party integration boxes! Some sites Looks a bit shady though and with different versions. Have you found One that should Work for our car?
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Thank you both for all the help!
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GiveMeABreak wrote:
04 Sep 2021, 10:37
Your vehicle was built in May 2015, so still had the earlier SMEG unit which is already Mirror Link Compatible as it is, but for Android Auto, you probably need the later unit IIRC or a later compatible NAC Wave 2, but it will need configuring.
Another question. Do you happen to know which version of the SMEG system I have? Seem to be three different ones? SMEG, SMEG+ and SMEG+IV2.
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You have the early unit by the looks of it. There was some confusion as they changed to the later units after May 2015 - but of course there was old stock on the market, so people could of bought a model made int he factory earlier, but registered later which had the earlier SMEG system. I know some owners were really angry as they waited for some months after May and still ended up with the older kit in their cars and couldn't get Mirrorlink to work and no CarPlay!

I think most have opted to get a SMEG+ IV2 replaced - but this can be difficult to get telecoded by a dealer as not all of them have experience of doing this from a donor car or simply refuse to do it.
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GiveMeABreak wrote:
05 Sep 2021, 12:04
You have the early unit by the looks of it. There was some confusion as they changed to the later units after May 2015 - but of course there was old stock on the market, so people could of bought a model made int he factory earlier, but registered later which had the earlier SMEG system. I know some owners were really angry as they waited for some months after May and still ended up with the older kit in their cars and couldn't get Mirrorlink to work and no CarPlay!

I think most have opted to get a SMEG+ IV2 replaced - but this can be difficult to get telecoded by a dealer as not all of them have experience of doing this from a donor car or simply refuse to do it.
Okay! Understandable that people got angry.. Mirrorlink seem to be dead if you have a newer handset. So Cant really use it... Will take delivery on the car this friday and will have to check what version I have then. I know it have Navi at least. Have I understood correctly with version 3.xxx = Smeg, 5.xxx Smeg+ and 6.xxx Smeg+ IV2?
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That sounds about it!