About the CRUX ACP-WL Wireless Apple CarPlay® Interface
Go with wireless Apple CarPlay
Go with wireless Apple CarPlay
If you've got a factory or aftermarket car stereo that includes wired Apple CarPlay, CRUX's ACP-WL interface lets you convert it to wireless CarPlay. Simply plug the interface into the stereo's CarPlay-compatible USB port, wait for confirmation on the stereo's display, and switch it on through the Bluetooth® settings in your iPhone®. And bingo, you're good to go wirelessly. The ACP-WL will remember your settings when you hop back in your vehicle. The ACP-WL interface works with any factory radio with wired Apple CarPlay, and with any radios with wired Apple CarPlay made by Alpine, Kenwood, JVC, Pioneer, Jensen, Boss, Dual, Axxera, and Stinger.
"So now when I hop in my 2017 VW and don't need a charge, I don't even have to get my phone out of my pocket to use CarPlay. This interface also features a USB pass-through port. I leave my iPhone's Lightning® cable in the car in case I decide I need a charge, and when plugged in, the wired CarPlay re-syncs and takes over. It's a great piece that I think our customers will love.”
— Darren, Crutchfield Vehicle Integration Buyer
Wired or wireless
This CRUX solution includes the hideaway interface and the USB-A to USB-C plug to connect to your stereo's USB input. The ACP-WL includes a pass-through USB port, so you can switch back to wired CarPlay by connecting your iPhone using a Lightning® cable to keep your battery charged. If you want to stay wireless, you may want to consider a wireless Qi charger to help keep your iPhone's battery replenished.
Compatibility note: This interface is currently not compatible with Sony car stereos.
- plug-and-play interface that converts wired Apple CarPlay in factory and select aftermarket car stereos to wireless Apple CarPlay
- compatible with Kenwood, Pioneer, JVC, Alpine, Jensen, Boss, Dual, Axxera, and Stinger car stereos with wired Apple CarPlay
- pass-through USB port allows wired CarPlay connection to charge iPhone battery
- includes interface and USB-A to USB-C cable
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # ACP-WL
What's in the box:
- CarPlay wireless dongle
- 7" USB-C to USB-A cable
- Installation Instructions
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More details on the CRUX ACP-WL Wireless Apple CarPlay® Interface
Wireless CarPlay Dongle: The CRUX ACP-WL Wireless CarPlay Dongle converts wired Apple CarPlay in select aftermarket car stereos to wireless Apple CarPlay. Compatible aftemarket radios include Kenwood, Pioneer, JVC, Alpine, Jensen, Boss, Dual/Axxera, and Stinger. It also works with factory radios that have built-in CarPlay (not compatible with factory radios that require the CarPlay app to be downloaded).
- CRUX does not guarantee compatibility with all Apple CarPlay compatible aftermarket and factory radio models from the brands listed above.
- Not compatible with the following aftermarket Sony radios - XAV-3200, XAV-3000, XAV-AX5500, XAV-AX5000, XAV-305DB, and XAV-AX1000.
USB & Bluetooth Connectivity: The CRUX ACP-WL features a USB-C port and comes with a 7" USB-C to USB-A cable that plugs into your compatible factory or aftermarket radio's USB port that is used for CarPlay. You'll then need to connect your Apple iPhone (5S or newer) to the ACP-WL via Bluetooth to gain wireless connectivity. Select your compatible radio's USB/CarPlay source input for setup and playback.
Pass-Through USB Port: There is also a pass-through USB-A port on the CRUX ACP-WL that allows you to connect your Apple iPhone's Lighting-to-USB cable, so you can continue to charge the iPhone's battery while enjoying wireless CarPlay.
Warning & Disclaimer: The CRUX ACP-WL must not be used by the driver for watching movies or videos while driving and operating the vehicle, which is also prohibited by law in many states and localities. CRUX Interfacing Solutions and Crutchfield shall not be held liable for any consequential, incidental and contingent damages arising from misuse, but not limited to material damage or personal injury resulting, directly or indirectly due to any unauthorized usage of this product.
End User Agreement: End user agrees to utilize this product in accordance with the above mentioned stipulations and in compliance with all Local, State and Federal laws. If user does not agree with any of the above safety warnings, end-user shall be legally bound to immediately discontinue use and return this product to place of purchase.
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