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I'm buying my daughter an EX-T for her birthday and pick it up in a few weeks. The salesman says she'll need an HDMI cable to use CarPlay, but I think I've read elsewhere that no cable is needed and her phone (iPhone 6c) can be connected via Bluetooth on the 10th gen civics - which is correct? Thanks!
 

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While some phones (Samsung) Have HDMI capability, Apple does not, nor does the Civic.
You just use the USB Charging cable to connect. I'd be suspect at buying a car from a salesperson that stupid that they don't know that.
 

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Yea my girlfriend uses the car play and she just hooks it into the usb that is under the console, not the one under the cup holder. And it works every time! Just make sure you have a quality usb :)
 

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It's worse than that. With a simple exploit it's possible to fully mirror a phone onto the indash screen on a 2015 through the HDMI.
And yet, not compatible with current model...hmmm. Wife has new '16 Pilot, and it's also incompatible...whiskey tango foxtrot?
 

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Yea my girlfriend uses the car play and she just hooks it into the usb that is under the console, not the one under the cup holder. And it works every time! Just make sure you have a quality usb :)
Quality is key, some people cheap out and buy $1 cords but spending the $10 for something from Best Buy is your best bet, better than dealing with issues. Even better if it's a tangle free cord.
 

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Salesman probably meant a USB cord.

I thought Apple Car play would be wireless through bluetooth, but it's not you must have a USB cord to connect the phone to the car.

At least as far as I could tell the 24 hours I test drove one.
 

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You will need a lightning to usb cord for your iphone to work with carplay. I plug mine into the usb port under the radio dash. It works great, however, I would recommend using an original Apple OEM cable. I tried a knock off and the carplay seemed a little squirrely so I switched back and have had no problems with carplay.
 

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Salesman probably meant a USB cord.

I thought Apple Car play would be wireless through bluetooth, but it's not you must have a USB cord to connect the phone to the car.

At least as far as I could tell the 24 hours I test drove one.
Streaming audio and phone will work on bluetooth alone, but to run the actual CarPlay app and move all the data for maps and w/e other apps you are running they require the use of a USB cable. It is the same for AndroidAuto.
 

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I use my iPhone cable with no issues for CarPlay.What are the benefits of a HDMI cable.
 

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I use my iPhone cable with no issues for CarPlay.What are the benefits of a HDMI cable.
you can not use a HDMI cable in our cars with modifying the system. The lightning cable is fine
 

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I did notice in a advertising video from across the pond that the Civic had a HDMI port.
 
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