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Default Nav-Tool Group Buy

Some folks from the 9-4X group worked out a group buy with NavTool to get the mirroring unit (the most expensive one), for $400/ea.

Required group size is 10. Would anyone be interested in joining in as the same NavTool part works on both the 9-5, and the 9-4X.
Your 9-5 must be equipped with navigation for this to work.

Looking forward to hearing back!!
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Some folks from the 9-4X group worked out a group buy with NavTool to get the mirroring unit (the most expensive one), for $400/ea.

Required group size is 10. Would anyone be interested in joining in as the same NavTool part works on both the 9-5, and the 9-4X.
Your 9-5 must be equipped with navigation for this to work.

Looking forward to hearing back!!
I have never heard of NavTool. What is it?
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Been trying to get back to this all day!!

Navtool is a company that developed an interface box for cars equipped with touchscreens that don’t have phone interfacing capability. It adds Carplay and I think Android Auto to our cars. You disconnect the cable for the touchscreen, plug it into the box, plug the box into the screen and it all operates normally, except, you can select phone mirroring, and the interface box overrides the H/U video output and puts AA/CarPlay on the display.

It also allows you to add 4 other camera inputs if you feel inspired to plop cameras in your mirrors, grille, etc. Not something I would do, but the option is there I guess.

They have a website, if you google Navtool you should see it pretty quickly.

I installed an AVIC 8200NEX in my 9-3 and love CarPlay. Whenever I get in my 9-4X (same audio/video application for 9-5) I miss all the capability.
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I would be interested! Count me in!
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That's great! We're at six people right now. I'd love to have this extra integration in my 9-4X, and I'm sure a lot of other people would take advantage of it as well.

Now that I've become used to having Carplay, it's difficult to do without.
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I'd be down for the group buy.
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Been trying to get back to this all day!!

Navtool is a company that developed an interface box for cars equipped with touchscreens that donít have phone interfacing capability. It adds Carplay and I think Android Auto to our cars. You disconnect the cable for the touchscreen, plug it into the box, plug the box into the screen and it all operates normally, except, you can select phone mirroring, and the interface box overrides the H/U video output and puts AA/CarPlay on the display.

It also allows you to add 4 other camera inputs if you feel inspired to plop cameras in your mirrors, grille, etc. Not something I would do, but the option is there I guess.

They have a website, if you google Navtool you should see it pretty quickly.

I installed an AVIC 8200NEX in my 9-3 and love CarPlay. Whenever I get in my 9-4X (same audio/video application for 9-5) I miss all the capability.
I assume there is still the ability to switch back to the HU video output and use it as normal?
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I've never used one in person, but my understanding is that you can use the HU normally, but if you want Carplay, or the other video inputs, the interface essentially hijacks the screen, until you switch back to radio/nav/etc.
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Count me in for the group buy! I've been waiting for a while to get the Android Auto version of their box but their price was too much. Let me know when/how to order
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