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2nd Gen IS Dash (Infotainment) Replacement Options (Carplay,Android Auto, Other)

In a number of forums recently, I have seen a lot of interest pertaining to Lexus IS Dash replacement options so I thought I would relay my knowledge of those options.
Below are the options I am aware of for Lexus IS250/350 Dash Replacements Circa ~2006 to 2013. Some of the companies below have options for earlier and later models


GROM Audio VLINE units for Factory Navigation Lexus Models
(Option 1 (called VLine2) turns Factory dash into an Android Dash, Option 2 screen mirrors)
[Uses Factory Navigation Dash but converts the underlying system to Android by installing a new computer system]
Home Page: https://gromaudio.com/
Specific Part (Part # LEX5VL2 ): https://gromaudio.com/store/vline/le...n-upgrade.html
Comments: Looks like a nice option if you want the original dash and have a Factory navigation. This is not an Apple Carplay, but a separate Android instance with apps you can install. However I am told the VLine2 may soon have support for Android Auto, but I have not confirmed that as I did not see it on their site.


Phoenix 10.4 Vertical Screen Android Navigation Radio for Lexus IS 300, 250, 350 2005-2012
[Replaces the entire dash for any model (Nav or Non Nav] with a single 10.4 Tesla style display]
Home Page : https://www.phoenixautomotiveinc.com/
Specific Part: https://www.phoenixautomotiveinc.com...-350-2005-2012
Comments: This is the nicest looking dash replacement I have seen. It is not Carplay or Android Auto. I thought I had heard though this unit has issues, but I am not sure if that is true.


Scosche Dash Replacement only for Non Factory Navigation and Non Mark Levinson Lexus Models 2006-2012 (2013?)
[Replaces Dash with Climate Control LCD and Double Din slot ]
Home Page : https://www.scosche.com/
Specific Part ( Part # ITCLS01B) : https://www.scosche.com/2006-to-2013...stallation-kit (Note : If you see a video at the link, it is for the wrong part. The static rendered photo shown however is the correct part)
Comments: I bought and installed this part and combined it with the Apple Wireless Carplay unit from Alpine called the ILX-107. I have been very happy with this setup


Metra Dash Replacement Only For Non Factory Navigation Models of Lexus Models 2006-2012 (2013?)
[Replaces Dash with Climate Control LCD and Double Din slot ]
Home Page: Metra Online | Welcome to Metra Auto Parts Online Warehouse
Specific Part ( Part # 99-8163) : Metra Online
Comments: I almost got this one except that it was not available at the time I was ready to buy.


BeatSonic Double Din Car Stereo Install for Lexus IS 2006-2009

(Separate Parts depending on whether or not you have the Factory Navigation or Non Navigation Option)
[For Non Nav option, The CD player is removed and the space from the CD player down is where the double din screen will sit.]
Home Page : BeatSonic USA
Specific Part : Lexus IS 350 2007
Comments: I felt this screen sat too low for my liking.

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ok. I have to ask. Is there no option for a dash install kit for a aftermarket head unit for a model WITH the factory nav and without the Mark Levinson Audio?

I keep on seeing the Scosche and the Metra, and apparently those are the only 2 options. I already have my Pioneer radio with apple carplay and need to know... I could care less about the factory nav, I just want to have my car play, and the climate control.
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ok. I have to ask. Is there no option for a dash install kit for a aftermarket head unit for a model WITH the factory nav and without the Mark Levinson Audio?



I keep on seeing the Scosche and the Metra, and apparently those are the only 2 options. I already have my Pioneer radio with apple carplay and need to know... I could care less about the factory nav, I just want to have my car play, and the climate control.

I am not sure if you noticed but the Grom Vline2 is designed to use the Factory navigation unit as its touch screen. Also it looks like Phoenixs Teslas style dash replacement also might work with models that had the factory navigation installed as I didnt see where it said it wont work with those models.

The only downside for IPhone users with these first two choices is they do not support Apple Carplay (although you can screen mirror). Thats the main reason I did not get the Phoenix unit. However, if you are an android user, these two seem like very viable options, despite my concern of the reliability of the Phoenix unit.
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