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Volkswagen Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto MMI Retrofit Interface VW

If you want to keep the existing screen in your VW, then our CarPlay Retrofit Unit ticks all the boxes. This unit hides behind the centre console and supplies your car with wireless/ wired Apple Car Play and Android Auto. The unit does not replace any of the components of the infotainment system and it allows the use of the current system in the car. Switching between CarPlay and the infotainment system is very easy.


  • Wireless/ Wired Apple CarPlay 
  • Wireless/ Wired Android Auto
  • Screen mirroring from your phone using Apple Airplay and Screen Link
  • Siri and Google Assistant
  • Bluetooth and Wifi
  • USB

Apple CarPlay

Using the VW system you’ll be able to navigate through the Apple Carplay as if it were installed from factory.

Top Features:

  • Full Apple CarPlay Functionality for iPhone 5 and above
  • Use of Original Screen and Controls
  • Full GPS Navigation via Apple Maps, Google Maps or Waze
  • Music Streaming via Spotify, Apple Music etc
  • Handsfree Calling and Messaging via Siri
  • Can connect Wireless or Via Cable (To keep your device charged)

carplay UI

For a full list of compatible apps, go to https://www.android.com/intl/en_uk/auto/


Android Auto

Android Auto is your smart driving companion. With a simplified interface, large buttons and powerful voice actions, Android Auto is designed to make it easier to use apps from your phone while you’re on the road.


Top Features:

  • Route to your next destination using Google Maps with real-time GPS navigation and traffic alerts.
  • Make calls using voice actions and answer incoming calls with just a tap.
  • Listen to your favourite media apps including Google Play Music, Spotify, TuneIn, and many more Audio apps.
  • Send and receive messages through voice actions using SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and many more messaging apps.

Wired connection Android auto supports all Android phones with Android 5.0 and above.


android auto UI

 VW Model Compatibility

This product is only compatible with the following car. It is important to tell our team the cars registered year and build year. 

If you are unsure on your car is compatible, email us: info@bavarian-automotive.co.uk


  • VW Golf 2013-2017 
  • VW Passat 2013-2018 
  • VW Tiguan 2013-2018 
  • VW Troc 2017

Your car must have a head unit in the glovebox. If it does not have this, then it is not compatible.

  • AUX Input
  • AMI Input

If you have an AMI input, you will need an AMI to AUX Adapter for the sound to work.


Additional Information

The system uses AUX/AMI as sound output. Please check if your car has an AUX/ AMI port. If it has an AMI port, you will need an AMI to AUX Adapter.

If you are unsure on software version, please contact us.

Phone Compatibility

Wireless Compatibility

CarPlay: IPhone 5 and above
Android auto: Pixel Pixel XL /  Pixel 2 Pixel 2 XL / Pixel 3 Pixel 3 XL / Pixel 4 Pixel 4 XL / Nexus 5X Nexus 6P
Samsung Galaxy S8 S8+ Note8 / S9 S9+ Note9 / S10 S10+ Note10 / S20 S20+ S21

 Other models of smartphones support wired connection.



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