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Old 12-10-2018, 08:37 PM
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Apple TV into Display Instructions

This is a follow up with the instructions to a thread iíve posted a couple days ago. Please do this at your own risk, I am not responsible for anything you do. This installation is fairly simple you just need to know the faintest about wiring. Before you start make sure your model has RCA inputs in the armrest of your car. The main components you will need is an apple tv (you can easily find them used on offer up for 20-40$ I bought mine for 25$ everything included. It was the 3rd generation. The apple tv 3 and 4 will work for this but apple tv 4 is more costly. Apple tv 3 is the last model to have silver remote and 4 is the first model to come with siri remote.), an hdmi to rca converter box with a usb power cable, some extra wire , RCA cables, and a cigarette lighter to 12v adapter box (around $30). The tools you will need is a flat head screw driver/ prying tool, smaller philips head, scissors, and some electrical tape.

So once you have everything set up apple tv inside on a tv to make your life easier. Now your car has a safety feature where it wonít let you watch anything on screen unless parking break is pulled. Some people put the parking break on 1 click. This is not only bad for ur car but also will not work in this because your car also has a speed sensor that would turn off the display after sensing speed. So here is a video that explains how to get passed this issue and also shows you how to disassemble the middle portion of your car which is necessary. Itís not as scary as it looks trust me.
Now he is trying to install a back up camera so just disregard that part but do not put together the car after bypassing that. You can put the radio unit and screen back in place youíre done with that part. Now next what you will do is take the cigarette lighter converter and cut off and splice the wire where the cigarette lighter part was.

Now after cut place the box part in the glove box and run the spliced wire behind the glove box and through the front of the consol so it comes out the front. (you might need to extend this part with the extra wire if it wonít reach) Now you will tap into the back of the cigarette lighter that is located right here.

Now after this plug in the apple tv into the box and also plug in the HDMI to RCA converter in one of the usb ports. Make sure everything gets power now hook up the HDMI from apple tv to converter.(what I did to save most space and keep it super clean was I ordered a 6inch HDMI cable and a 1 foot AC cable for apple tv cord) now once you have this all hooked up all you do is hook up RCA cable to converter run it through the center consol just like the first time but run the RCA down by next to the transmission. Now pop that black center price off in between arm rest and transmission. Here you have two choices I went for the cleaner one. First is to run it into the arm rest and just connect it, second is to unscrew RCA input from armrest and just have 3 holes and have the RCA input and wire connected under trim of car. Now all you do is make sure everything works. Put back all the interior peices and you should be good. How apple tv will work now is you will need to run it off the personal hotspot of your phone. So what I do is turn it on before I start the car so when by the time it starts you easily just airplay your music or mirror your phone like usual. Itís way easier then it sounds and worth it for what youíre getting with the price. Sorry it is so long I tried to explain it best as I can it you have any questions or if you need pictures of any specific step I will try to get it to you asap.

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Old 12-11-2018, 08:09 AM
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Thanks for the follow up. I hope you answer your pmís when I go to tackle this. Great idea.
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Old 12-20-2018, 05:51 AM
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want to see something that's 10x times crazier ??….saw this on FB on G37 Strictly Sedans...and the price isn't too bad and its plug , Its a Tesla based interface for the G37 and Its amazing, the cost which I think is nothing is under $600 https://www.phoenixautomotiveinc.com...niti+model_g37
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^^^Nice but an expensive option compared to what OP is offering...i Just got to do this for android and good to go....
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true that...
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Originally Posted by Rich11G37xS View Post
want to see something that's 10x times crazier ??Ö.saw this on FB on G37 Strictly Sedans...and the price isn't too bad and its plug , Its a Tesla based interface for the G37 and Its amazing, the cost which I think is nothing is under $600 https://www.phoenixautomotiveinc.com...niti+model_g37
wow thank you so much definitely might save up for this, itís exactly what i was looking for because other after market ones make the g look older n cheaper but this does complete opposite. Also would i need to have android or would i be able to stream stuff off my iphone too?
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not sure

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wow thank you so much definitely might save up for this, itís exactly what i was looking for because other after market ones make the g look older n cheaper but this does complete opposite. Also would i need to have android or would i be able to stream stuff off my iphone too?
I believe so, thereís a big write up , with just about any question you need answered on FB thereís this group specifically aimed at the Tesla based screen for G37 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2080...211/?ref=share
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Originally Posted by Rich11G37xS View Post

I believe so, thereís a big write up , with just about any question you need answered on FB thereís this group specifically aimed at the Tesla based screen for G37 https://www.facebook.com/groups/2080...211/?ref=share
This Tesla screen thing is awesome. Will it work with a 6 mt?
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Thats not something I can answer for you, that FB group has every answer you can ask
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