2018 Prius 2 and Google maps

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Audio and Electronics' started by Steve Ignots, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. Steve Ignots

    Steve Ignots New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2019
    4
    0
    0
    Location:
    Elk Grove Village IL
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    I don't have the nav system but am wondering if there's anyway if I plug my phone into the car I can get the Google Map to show up on the display?
     
  2. Steve Ignots

    Steve Ignots New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2019
    4
    0
    0
    Location:
    Elk Grove Village IL
    Vehicle:
    2018 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    Failing that any recs on cell phone holders that ideally would be on the dash right in front of the steering wheel?
     
  3. alanclarkeau

    alanclarkeau Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2016
    5,824
    6,395
    0
    Location:
    near Brisbane, Australia
    Vehicle:
    2016 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
    I bought one of these on eBay - it was stuck in front of the Steering Wheel and to the back of my (cheap, I think about $70) GPS unit. I recently removed it, as I'm preparing the car for sale, but it came off easily - well, not difficult - I slid a piece of dental floss between the adhesive and the dashboard, and I worked it back and forth. It didn't leave a mark at all. That was after it had been on 3½ yrs.

    That said - not sure it would work on a Mobile Phone as easily??

    upload_2020-2-6_23-18-0.png
     
  4. Sooner Al

    Sooner Al Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2016
    385
    337
    0
    Location:
    Oklahoma, USA
    Vehicle:
    2016 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Three
  5. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    86,294
    38,200
    0
    Location:
    boston
    Vehicle:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    new h/u?
     
  6. Prodigyplace

    Prodigyplace Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2016
    10,872
    10,434
    0
    Location:
    Central Virginia
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    fotomoto likes this.
  7. fotomoto

    fotomoto Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    4,820
    3,138
    0
    Location:
    So. Texas
    Vehicle:
    Other Hybrid
    I installed one of these in my 06 gen 2 and CarPlay works great. Added bonus: I got a much better head unit that sounds worlds better than the OEM even with stock speakers.

    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_158XAV1000/Sony-XAV-AX1000.html

    The stock 2018 II base head unit is easily removed as well.
     
  8. Prodigyplace

    Prodigyplace Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2016
    10,872
    10,434
    0
    Location:
    Central Virginia
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    Add $200 for the kit and lose all onscreen functionality except backup camera. I think I'll pass on that one.
     
  9. fotomoto

    fotomoto Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    4,820
    3,138
    0
    Location:
    So. Texas
    Vehicle:
    Other Hybrid
    A couple of things:

    Gen 2 has (crappy) stock backup cam on the separate MFD screen.

    The $200 kit for Gen 4 (gen 2 is much less) retains most (all?) stock head unit functionality (the few hybrid specific items I use are redundant and are already available on the upper dash display). From the details page (bold mine):

    Retained Features: The following factory features (if applicable) are retained when replacing your factory radio with a compatible iDatalink Serial Port head unit from Kenwood, JVC, Alpine, or Pioneer using the Maestro RR Car Radio Replacement Interface module and HRN-RR-TO2 installation harness.

    • Analog or Digital Amp (with Turn On, Fader, & Gain)
    • Vehicle settings personalization menu
    • Auxiliary AV input
    • Backup camera
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    Extra Features: The following Extra features are added when replacing your aftermarket head unit with a compatible iDatalink Serial Port head unit from Kenwood, JVC, Pioneer, or Alpine using the Maestro RR Car Radio Replacement Interface module and HRN-RR-TO2 installation harness.




      • Performances Gauges (user selectable)
      • Vehicle Information (Tire Pressure, Battery Voltage, Door Open, & Check Engine Codes)

    The additional $25 charged by crutchfield for a pre-configured harness is an exceptional value, makes it all plug/play (no wire cutting/splicing on most installs), and is highly recommended.

    YMMV
     
    #9 fotomoto, Feb 6, 2020
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2020
  10. Prodigyplace

    Prodigyplace Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2016
    10,872
    10,434
    0
    Location:
    Central Virginia
    Vehicle:
    2017 Prius
    Model:
    Two
    On Gen 4 that is on the upper display only anyway, not the Head Unit.
     
Loading...