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Hi all- I didn't see a thread (or missed it) but thought I would offer my contribution. I retrofited Apple Carplay in my 2018 Sienna via the free software update DIY. As some of you may know, Toyota released this retrofit in early 2019 for dealers to install. Thus far, all dealers I talked to wanted to charge an hours worth of service rather than retroing as a courtesy.

In any event, here are the links to instruction and files!

2018 Sienna TSB
T-SB-0057-19 Premium Audio – Panasonic
T-SB-0055-19 Base Audio – Pioneer
T-SB-0053-19 Audio Plus -Denso-Ten

Update Files for Sienna
2018 Sienna Premium Audio – Panasonic
2018 Sienna Base Audio – Pioneer
2018 Sienna Audio Plus – Denso-Ten
 

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Hi all- I didn't see a thread (or missed it) but thought I would offer my contribution. I retrofited Apple Carplay in my 2018 Sienna via the free software update DIY. As some of you may know, Toyota released this retrofit in early 2019 for dealers to install. Thus far, all dealers I talked to wanted to charge an hours worth of service rather than retroing as a courtesy.

In any event, here are the links to instruction and files!

2018 Sienna TSB
T-SB-0057-19 Premium Audio – Panasonic
T-SB-0055-19 Base Audio – Pioneer
T-SB-0053-19 Audio Plus -Denso-Ten

Update Files for Sienna
2018 Sienna Premium Audio – Panasonic
2018 Sienna Base Audio – Pioneer
2018 Sienna Audio Plus – Denso-Ten
So I have a 2018 Sienna SE with the Preferred Equipment Package (not an SE Premium trim). The description of the audio system in the Preferred Equipment Package from the 2018 Sienna brochure says "Entune™ 3.0 Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and App Suite". Does this mean I have the Panasonic Audio system?
 

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Attached is one picture I took of the model information. Under "Softare Information" it says this software was developed by or for Panasonic so I'm pretty sure I have the Panasonic system.


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Attached is one picture I took of the model information. Under "Softare Information" it says this software was developed by or for Panasonic so I'm pretty sure I have the Panasonic system.


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yup, you use the premium panasonic link
 

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yup, you use the premium panasonic link
I work in information technology so I'm hoping that I can do this upgrade myself. Funny thing is that I don't need Apple Carplay because I use an Android phone but the rest of my family does. On a side note, I'm so glad Toyota is finally including Android Auto in their cars. I still couldn't believe they included support for Amazon Alexa before Android Auto. I would love to have been in the meeting where that decision was made to see how they came to that decision.
 

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It came down to costs and licensing. Ironically the Hondas these years supported android but not carplay.

they do have aftermarket piggy back box android systems but the source channel is the aux
 

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It came down to costs and licensing. Ironically the Hondas these years supported android but not carplay.

they do have aftermarket piggy back box android systems but the source channel is the aux
That's interesting. I figured Toyota being the world's largest automaker would have some leverage to negotiate a good licensing deal with Google for Android Auto.
 

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I work in information technology so I'm hoping that I can do this upgrade myself. Funny thing is that I don't need Apple Carplay because I use an Android phone but the rest of my family does. On a side note, I'm so glad Toyota is finally including Android Auto in their cars. I still couldn't believe they included support for Amazon Alexa before Android Auto. I would love to have been in the meeting where that decision was made to see how they came to that decision.
You can for sure. It's a simple firmware upgrade. Once the firmware is on the USB stick, the software update will find it and update itself.
Here's the link from the ToyotaNation forum (it has Sienna files too):
If you follow the TSB instructions, you'll be fine.
 

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Thank you for sharing. I love Apple Carplay and use it exclusively in my 2019 Avalon. I wish Toyota had offered this same update for our 2018 Highlander Limited Hybrid Platinum......
 
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