Android auto on ds3 65 or 66 plate

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Android auto on ds3 65 or 66 plate

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Hi there, I'm buying a used ds3, I love the ds3 but also love android auto. The ones I've found is a 65 plate media nav or 66 plate elegance with no nav. Can the software on either of these be upgraded to support android auto? I've been searching everywhere for updates or jail breaks but can't find anything
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Re: Android auto on ds3 65 or 66 plate

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Those are not the names of the telematics systems. What system the car has will depend on the trim / options and year.

2015/16 models were likely fitted with eMyWay (RT6), some 2017 models had the SMEG touchscreen system - which should support mirror link, but not Android Auto.

It wasn't until 2018 I think that the Connected NAV systems were fitted to the DS3 (depending on option / trim level which supported Apple Car Play and Android Auto.

To be certain which system you have, we would need the VIN of the vehicle you are interested in to see what system it is fitted with.

But to answer your question - there's no such thig as jail breaks for these systems! Only certain models of SMEG could be updated via the dealer for CarPlay (not sure about Android Auto, but Mirrorlink should already be supported - but again if an early system, may be able to be dealer udpated.) All the rest of the systems cannot be upgraded top CarPlay or Android Auto. RT6 (eMyWay) does not support these and only the later 2018 Connected Nav systems have CarPlay / Android Auto.
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Re: Android auto on ds3 65 or 66 plate

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Thanks for your reply. The vin of the one I want is VF7**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff] is it possible to put sat nav on it ? It has the touch screen but just says no sat nav :)
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Re: Android auto on ds3 65 or 66 plate

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Hi, that vehicle has the older SMEG unit and does not have WiFi on board or Satellite Navigation. This unit cannot be upgraded by a firmware or software update to provide this as the hardware is not there.
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Re: Android auto on ds3 65 or 66 plate

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Thank you mate. I bought one anyway. 65 plate. Although it won't use my phone to connect to Internet. Is there any updates for this VIN ? I saw one on citron website for 69 quid and then another for speed cameras for 6.99. But couldn't find latest os version. Do you have to pay 69 quid each time for any updates
Vin VF7**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff]
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Re: Android auto on ds3 65 or 66 plate

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It says UK V 105.11 AND THEN a code of 6FW572739
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Re: Android auto on ds3 65 or 66 plate

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Ok, so you have the SMEG digital touchscreen on this one, and yes, it has an outstanding after sales campaign notification, so get it booked into you Citroen Dealer ASAP. It won’t cost you anything, although I can’t tell you what it involves, only the dealer will be able to notify you of the issue.
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Re: Android auto on ds3 65 or 66 plate

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Sorry I realise now you were referring to navigation updates. But it was worth the misunderstanding in that you have a recall due!

Yes the maps are per release and per country. If I were you, I would hold off a bit as this version is 2021, although the data was actually collected In the first quarter of 2020. So it’s already due an update and you won’t want to be buying this to find they bring another one out in a couple of months.

I can’t say when the next update will be released, but I would wait a little.
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Re: Android auto on ds3 65 or 66 plate

Post by kevin142 »

Ok cool. I found a YouTube video with links to free updates so I'll give that a try as maps seem really out of date. :) thanks for the help and support ill be getting that recall done ASAP:)