2018 Lexus RX450h Apple Carplay

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2018 Lexus RX450h Apple Carplay

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Installed that Apple CarPlay SCB-LX-HIGH on Lexus flagship SUV RX450h

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2018_Lexus_RX450h_Carplay
2018_Lexus_RX450h_Carplay

The Lexus RX450h, featuring a hybrid system that combines a gasoline engine and an electric motor, has been introduced, marking Toyota’s successful establishment as the first to achieve and solidify a global presence in hybrid systems.

The navigation system integrated into the 2018 Lexus RX450h can be inconvenient and lacks intuitiveness, making it difficult to use.

The only solution to address this issue is ultimately to install an aftermarket CarPlay interface, as there are no other special methods available.


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2018_Lexus_RX450h_Carplay

The CarPlay interface installed in the Lexus RX is of the SCB-LX-HIGH type.

All installed wiring is protected with sound-absorbing tape to prevent noise interference.

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2018_Lexus_RX450h_Carplay

Each of the connecting wires may appear somewhat complex, but they are easily secured to the OEM connectors or wiring without any damage through a PLUG&PLAY method.

To minimize internal noise, all components are reinforced and installed using soundproofing materials and sound-absorbing tape.

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2018_Lexus_RX450h_Carplay

The USB slot where the iPhone’s Lightning cable connects is neatly installed at the bottom of the air conditioner controller switch.

When an iPhone is connected, CarPlay activates, and when an Android phone is connected, Android Auto activates

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2018_Lexus_RX450h_Carplay

When the genuine AUX channel is selected, CarPlay’s voice output is directed to the vehicle speakers, and CarPlay itself can be navigated using the genuine mouse controller.

Although Lexus’s genuine mouse controller system may not be the most user-friendly, leveraging the voice recognition features supported by the CarPlay platform surprisingly makes navigation quite manageable.


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