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I RECENTLY BOUGHT A CARLINKIT 2022 CARPLAY AI BOX 4G+64G 8 CORE ANDROID 9 WIRELESS ANDROID AUTO APPLE CARPLAY MULTIMEDIA SMART AI BOX FOR MY SELTOS KIA GTLINE 2021, BUT UNFORTUNATELY IT DIDN'T WORK
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If following the included directions didn't work (or you're not really very tech oriented), maybe get someone else you know to have a look and see if they can get it working.
Other than that, your best bet would be to contact the seller for guidance or return it and try something else.

My CarLinkit connected super easy on my Seltos SX, just following the included directions.

Make sure you are plugging it in to the correct (always on) USB port closer to the driver side. The one closest to the passenger side (Assuming you are Left hand drive where you are) is NOT the radio connection port.

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Thanks a lot for your reply. I'm quite good in these technical issues. I followed all the instructions as described in the manual. I even did an update to my unit, but unfortunately it didn't work. I'm using data USB, in fact I tested both USB plugs with no result. My Seltos is an India version.
 

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Why does it say CarPlay for an Android device?
Also, why is Netflix an app for a mobile screen? (And a web browser鈥hrome). Something seems janky there鈥

At any rate, it Sounds like something isn鈥檛 quite set right on your Seltos鈥ersonally, I鈥檇 bring in a fresh set of eyes that can check your connections/settings and make sure everything is right. We often overlook things when we think we have tried everything and know the answer.
 

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Why does it say CarPlay for an Android device?
Also, why is Netflix an app for a mobile screen? (And a web browser鈥hrome). Something seems janky there鈥

At any rate, it Sounds like something isn鈥檛 quite set right on your Seltos鈥ersonally, I鈥檇 bring in a fresh set of eyes that can check your connections/settings and make sure everything is right. We often overlook things when we think we have tried everything and know the answer.
Perhaps some settings have to be adjusted in the hidden engineering mode to which I can no more access especially after the last update. It asks for an 8 digit code instead of 4
 

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Also, why is Netflix an app for a mobile screen? (And a web browser鈥hrome).
AI boxes are a totally separate product from the wireless CarPlay adapter. AI box runs its own Android system which uses the Android Auto display protocol as its primary screen and then hosts wireless CarPlay/Android Auto as an optional extra. The benefit is that you鈥檙e no longer locked to only the official apps allowed on AA/CP by Android/Apple, and you can do extra things like inserting a SIM card into the AI box in order to run a Wi-Fi hotspot or simply to gain full-time data access and never need to troubleshoot a wireless CarPlay/AA connection from your primary device.

The best way to describe it: AI box is just like the phone you already have, except it doesn鈥檛 have a built-in screen and instead uses your cars screen. I conversationally refer to mine as my 鈥渃ar phone鈥.


Thanks for the the telegram group. As for the update, I already did it
My last thought here is that if you鈥檝e already updated the box, you鈥檝e tried different cables, you鈥檝e tried factory resetting the box, you鈥檝e tried disabling and then re-enabling the phone projection settings in the main Kia system鈥 then that鈥檚 about all you can do. Carlinkit and Exploter are usually pretty good with keeping up with crippling bugs like that.. If I see any chats relating to this, I鈥檒l make another post here.

The October 2022 Kia update for the Seltos has been suspended for 鈥渂ugs鈥. I have no idea what those bugs are, and can鈥檛 say whether it would cause this issue or not. So if you鈥檙e on that recent update, I would definitely recommend running a factory reset on the head unit to see if it clears any issues. If no change, you will probably just need to wait until the next head unit update releases. I wouldn鈥檛 recommend going through the OEM/service menu - there鈥檚 not much in there that could solve this (but again, I鈥檒l update if I see something that contradicts this).

They tend to change those codes every year or so. But all it takes is for someone to unpack one of the downloaded updates from the desktop program and sift through the changes - which will probably happen within the first couple weeks after they revise and relaunch the October/November update. Usually that discussion will be posted on XDA Developers Forum. It might even be on there already.. I鈥檒l poke around
 

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AI boxes are a totally separate product from the wireless CarPlay adapter. AI box runs its own Android system which uses the Android Auto display protocol as its primary screen and then hosts wireless CarPlay/Android Auto as an optional extra. The benefit is that you鈥檙e no longer locked to only the official apps allowed on AA/CP by Android/Apple, and you can do extra things like inserting a SIM card into the AI box in order to run a Wi-Fi hotspot or simply to gain full-time data access and never need to troubleshoot a wireless CarPlay/AA connection from your primary device.

The best way to describe it: AI box is just like the phone you already have, except it doesn鈥檛 have a built-in screen and instead uses your cars screen. I conversationally refer to mine as my 鈥渃ar phone鈥.




My last thought here is that if you鈥檝e already updated the box, you鈥檝e tried different cables, you鈥檝e tried factory resetting the box, you鈥檝e tried disabling and then re-enabling the phone projection settings in the main Kia system鈥 then that鈥檚 about all you can do. Carlinkit and Exploter are usually pretty good with keeping up with crippling bugs like that.. If I see any chats relating to this, I鈥檒l make another post here.

The October 2022 Kia update for the Seltos has been suspended for 鈥渂ugs鈥. I have no idea what those bugs are, and can鈥檛 say whether it would cause this issue or not. So if you鈥檙e on that recent update, I would definitely recommend running a factory reset on the head unit to see if it clears any issues. If no change, you will probably just need to wait until the next head unit update releases. I wouldn鈥檛 recommend going through the OEM/service menu - there鈥檚 not much in there that could solve this (but again, I鈥檒l update if I see something that contradicts this).

They tend to change those codes every year or so. But all it takes is for someone to unpack one of the downloaded updates from the desktop program and sift through the changes - which will probably happen within the first couple weeks after they revise and relaunch the October/November update. Usually that discussion will be posted on XDA Developers Forum. It might even be on there already.. I鈥檒l poke around
Well noted, I'll reset it and let you know.
Many thanks for your help 馃檹馃徎 I'm new in android AI boxes issues but I can follow. It was a gift for my last birthday given by my youngest son
 

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Well noted, I'll reset it and let you know.
Many thanks for your help 馃檹馃徎 I'm new in android AI boxes issues but I can follow. It was a gift for my last birthday given by my youngest son
I reset the unit but nothing changed I still have the same software version
 

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I own a 2021 Seltos SX, but never heard of a CarLinkit. Can someone tell me what this is?
It plugs into the always-on USB port and allows wireless CarPlay or Android Auto (YMMV on Android)
If you have the smaller screen entertainment system, you already have wireless connection and don't need it.

Link to item on Amazon:

 
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