My audio guy has no idea, so can you guys help with an Android setup in a 2006 XK, as I want to bring Spotify into her?
Thanks 8bit, but I don't have " the old-style iPod cable in the car" unfortunately :-(There's a modification you can buy which replaces the standard touch screen and most of the controls below it with a large, Tesla-style tablet type thing but from what I can gather you'll lose certain functions of the car (heated/cooled seats maybe?) and to my eyes at least it looks bloody awful. If you just want to get Spotify music in the car, you can get one of a couple of Bluetooth solutions which will enable you to play music from your phone from various apps, including Spotify. I use a BoVee Bluetooth adapter which connects to the old-style iPod cable in the car, this works pretty well - steering wheel controls work but I don't get track/artist info etc. on the screen unfortunately.
Thanks Yakman......So is that Jaguar ACM installation a relatively easy job for my service guys?Before you go down the Bovee route, check to make sure you have the Jaguar ACM installed. I'm pretty sure it wasn't standard on a 2006 XK (certainly my 2008 XKR didn't have one as standard). I believe the part is C2P16491 which should still be available. That will at least get you the AUX-IN which you will need for any Bluetooth adaptor.
I believe the installation is fairly straightforward, but I'm pretty sure the module will have to be enabled on the car. That is a job for a Jaguar dealer (or well equipped indy). It is usually installed with the connectors (iPod, 3.5 stereo jack and USB) in the centre armrest cubby hole, but mine are in the glove box where I keep my Firefly Bluetooth adaptor (works brilliantly and is much cheaper than a Bovee!).Thanks Yakman......So is that Jaguar ACM installation a relatively easy job for my service guys?
So you have two options I think, have the ACM module fitted to give you that iPod cable, or there's another method detailed here - https://www.jaguarforum.com/threads...x150-xk-xkr-4-2l-only-acm-alternative.115429/Thanks 8bit, but I don't have " the old-style iPod cable in the car" unfortunately :-(
Or a CHOOCL which used Bluetooth 5.0 and works a little better than the Bovee 1000: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08JBT9ZF9/?tag=forums0e-20I've got the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto modification, it integrates with the existing info screen , works great , but it's very expensive unless you can install it yourself.
I did have the Bovee 1000 and adaptor before as 8bit mentioned, try that as it might be all you need
One of these -
Bovee 1000 Amazon
Well, I got the kit from the 'JagWrangler', presented it to 'Chiltern Jaguar', who then activated the AUX much cheaper than a Jag 'Stealer' would have & bingo, my Sony Xperia Android runs 'Spotify' or wen streaming through it faultlessly. In fact, the output (pre-amp) quality on the Sony Xperia has really shown up the poor quality of the on-board XK amplifier, so with being able to also stream ALL radio stations, I'll never need to suffer poor stereo music again. Lord bless the 'JagWrangler'So you have two options I think, have the ACM module fitted to give you that iPod cable, or there's another method detailed here - https://www.jaguarforum.com/threads...x150-xk-xkr-4-2l-only-acm-alternative.115429/
Try xkr2007.comHi @Mike_Hammond - I also found these and a forum post somewhere about them not working in the XK without modification, but no details of the modification needed. Do you know what's required?
I seem to remember a YouTube video from TheJagWrangler showing an aux in rather than Bluetooth receiver but they don't seem to sell that. Presumably also possible, maybe something like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/304520344852. The description for that item suggests it also needs power in addition to the plug itself.
Very many thanks for sharing, @Mike_Hammond - an absolute mine of information and clearly a clever and capable chap behind it. I've been reading various pages for the past hour and half! I see he sells modified cables like the Volvo one I posted above (Bluetooth and jack plug) - @Dazza993 you might be interested?Try xkr2007.com