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Select 2018 Lexus Vehicles Get Apple CarPlay & Amazon Alexa Upgrade

Lexus Apple Carplay

Lexus has announced that Apple CarPlay & Amazon Alexa functionality is now available for owners of 2018-2019 models with an Enform 2.0 infotainment system.

The 2018 model year LS sedan, LC coupe, RC and RC F coupes and NX crossover are eligible for the upgrade, as are the 2019 model year NX crossover, RC F coupe, and ES sedan that currently do not have CarPlay or Alexa installed.

The update will cost $199 at dealerships, and is available in both the USA and Canada. For more information, you can refer tothe Customer Help page announcement.

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Got any pointers to the files? :)
Thanks! Sounds just annoying enough that I think I'll let the dealer take care of it when I'm in for my new 4 free tires on that recall.
ross7777
Lexus has released the CarPlay update for select models. Some dealers are doing it for free and others are charging anywhere from $70 to $300.

The files were posted online and people have been installing it themselves. Takes about an hour.
I would be very reluctant to install the files myself, and any dealer charging $300 should be ashamed and reported to Lexus Corporate.
Ian Schmidt
Thanks! Sounds just annoying enough that I think I'll let the dealer take care of it when I'm in for my new 4 free tires on that recall.
I'm a techie dude (and I think you are too), but this is something I'd rather just pay $200 for honestly. Too much of a headache.
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I did it to my 2018 NX 300 F SPORT fully loaded with NAV and AVS. It took about an hr and 20mins. I then did a colleagues 2018 NX F SPORT, non NAV, that took about 45mins. Easy peasy! Works great! :cool:
krew
I'm a techie dude (and I think you are too), but this is something I'd rather just pay $200 for honestly. Too much of a headache.
I am, but since it takes an hour I'm fine with paying the dealer as long as they don't go above $199. I've been bitten in the past many times by devices wanting a flash drive to be just so.
Weird that RX / LX is not included.
Deusex
Weird that RX / LX is not included.
RX/LX aren't on Enform 3.0 yet as far as I'm aware. Presumably they'll join the club whenever the next updates to those models finally stop being rumors.
Ian Schmidt
RX/LX aren't on Enform 3.0 yet as far as I'm aware. Presumably they'll join the club whenever the next updates to those models finally stop being rumors.
That is even weirder as RX is lexus best selling SUV and LX is the top one.

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