Officially US production GLAs built after 1 December 2015 (MY 2016) were the first compatible by design for production installation or retro-fit. After that there’s extensive discussion from many perspectives of what can be done. There is a retro-fit kit dealers can install, but for me it would have been cost prohibitive and the possibility of collateral damage in installation. Plus I would have been their beta tester with no promise of success. Also, the MB solution requires the multimedia package installed, which others here have gotten around.
That said, if you search on Apple CarPlay in our Search function you’ll find a lot of experience from folks who found some workarounds, as well as folks who tried and gave up frustrated.
The graphic you attached...be careful in your evaluation of an approach like that. The law of unintended consequences is always in play.
Selling my 20" Stock AMG wheels from my 2015 GLA 45. Wheels are in good shape, two of them have curb rash. Will post better pics of each wheel when I get them out of storage.
I only used these as my summer wheels so never saw winter/salt. All pressure sensors work great, and come with a new...
Just sold my 2015 GLA and have the bypass tune from Kleemann I have been running on the car for 5+ years with no issues. Best bang for your buck upgrade you can add to the car, with over 50 HP added. Installs in 5-10 minutes, and is easily reversible if you want to take it in for service etc...
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