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Full link activation

MatTheMerciless

Active Member
Feb 16, 2019
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Changing the USB port with the new E rev. ( 5Q0 035 726 E) is needed if you are iPhone user. Android Auto and mirrorlink is running and with the old USB port but if you want to use apple Car Play you have to change it. All VAG use the same ports, mine is from Octavia MK3 - second hand.

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Any idea what the difference is? Curious as to why this is needed and why it doesn’t come by default.
 

bahyr

Active Member
Jun 26, 2019
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I guess the old USB port is just connection and the new have inside some ic scheme.
 

Walone

Active Member
Feb 10, 2016
893
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Near Heathrow
Any idea what the difference is? Curious as to why this is needed and why it doesn’t come by default.
I suspect that cars built with the ability to have Full Link activated, such as yours, had the incorrect or early USB port, whereas cars that had Full Link activated from factory, like mine (2016 MY), had the later USB port which works fine with Car Play and Android Auto.
 

Jon Wright

Active Member
Apr 17, 2020
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I think I paid £120 for mine activating. It’s worth every penny. I use Car Play only, but have heard great things about Android Auto.
I have a 2015 ST and it turned out that the USB port didn’t support Full Link. I think it was a low speed port (maybe usb1.1) and they had to swap it for a high speed port (presumably usb 2.0). It was the first time the dealer had encountered that issue so they supplied and fitted the new port free of charge.
Thanks I'll get onto nearest seat dealer and check it out

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Jon Wright

Active Member
Apr 17, 2020
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Thanks for that, there's a seat dealer in Tralee an hour away as bought car in seat Tipperary so too far you think it's worth doing changed my phone to Samsung as Huawei not best

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Jon Wright

Active Member
Apr 17, 2020
69
27
Dealer I bought it from just informed me yesterday that they'll do the full link free of charge! Only problem is they're along way from me, still very good of them,

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Irishleon

Active Member
Mar 9, 2020
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Galway
Dealer I bought it from just informed me yesterday that they'll do the full link free of charge! Only problem is they're along way from me, still very good of them,

Wow that's very lucky of you unfortunately for me I don't know if its worth the €200
 

Jon Wright

Active Member
Apr 17, 2020
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Yeah, thought it was very good of them, though I think it has to go to them to be done, sure waut and see, I'll keep you updated

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Polly

Active Member
Jan 16, 2019
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Okay Sorry what is FULL LINK ACTIVATION and what does it benefit over Android Auto.
I have it but do not use it whatever it does.
 

ysfdncr

Active Member
Jan 17, 2016
165
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New Jersey, USA
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Okay Sorry what is FULL LINK ACTIVATION and what does it benefit over Android Auto.
I have it but do not use it whatever it does.
Full link is disabled in some cars by factory and it can be activated later with a payment. So it is a paid function. It moves your phone screen to car's screen and you can talk with siri or google voice by pressing and holding voice command button on steering wheel. So you can just say "call my home" and it will make a call. You can start navigation using google maps, waze or apple maps. You can play music using Apple Music, Spotify or any other compatible music apps. If you modify your phone's software you can play videos on car screen. I think it is very useful if you are wasting too much time in your car.

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