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Honda Accord Apple Carplay/Navigation Not Working

Apple Carplay is intended to provide a seamless transition between your car’s navigation system and your iPhone. When Apple Carplay stops working or causes a glitch in your car’s navigation system, it can be overwhelmingly frustrating.

Apple Carplay stops working for multiple reasons. A system reboot may be all that you need. Secondly, you can try turning Siri off and then on again. Thirdly, check your cable to be sure that you have a solid connection. Fourth, restart your phone.

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If all of those efforts still fail, you should look into a system update. Apple Carplay is designed to be able to update software to keep it current with your phone’s software for full functionality without having to update your car’s hardware. Your phone’s iOS may need a concurrent update.

Apple Carplay Will Not Connect to a Honda Accord

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Connectivity issues can usually be solved by taking these steps. According to Apple, you may have better luck by plugging into a different USB port in your car.

  • Check your USB cable, and make sure that you are using an Apple-branded USB cable to pair your device.
  • If you are using a wireless connection instead of a USB, then check your phone’s setting to make sure that WiFi and Bluetooth are turned on.
  • Make sure that you have Siri turned on for all of your devices.
  • Check your privacy restrictions in your app settings and make sure that Apple Carplay is allowed. If you do not allow Carplay, then your phone will block this connection.
  • On your phone, unpair your car using “Forget This Car” and then set up Apple Carplay again as a brand new connection.

If all of these steps have still failed, then check to see if your car’s stereo system is using the latest firmware available from the manufacturer. You can find more information about this in your owner’s manual.

Honda Accord Apple Carplay Stopped Working

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This is the most frustrating failure by Apple Carplay, and it happens more often to some users than others. This results in dropped calls, lost navigation, and the inability to access music stored on the iPhone.

Often the system will reboot itself and then continue working. If this happens frequently, it is a sign that you need to update the Apple Carplay software. You should also check your iPhone and make sure that it is running the latest iOS.

If both systems are running the latest software version, then you may need a firmware update from the manufacturer of your stereo system.

Honda Accord Not Connecting to Bluetooth

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When the Bluetooth connection between your Honda and your iPhone becomes corrupted for any reason, the quickest method to fix it is to clear out the old settings and start fresh with a new connection.

To do this, forget the Bluetooth connection with your device from the car infotainment side. You can also do this on the phone’s pairing side. Then set up the connection as a brand new pairing and it should work fine.

Honda Accord Will Not Play Spotify

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If you are using Spotify through your Carplay integration, then it may stop functioning after your most recent iOS update. This is very common. There are multiple things you can try to get Spotify back up and running.

  • Fully close and reopen Spotify.
  • If you have Waze and Spotify integrated through Carplay, then turn off that integration in the Waze settings. It may be interfering with the functionality of Spotify.
  • Check to make sure that your Carplay is updated to the latest iOS along with your iPhone.

Honda Accord Will Not Recognize or Connect to iPhone

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In some cases, an iOS update on your phone will suddenly disrupt an established Bluetooth connection. This can even happen with a wired USB connection.

  • In older Accords, rather than a USB connection, switch to the wired 3.5mm audio input.
  • In newer Accords, start by completing a full iPhone restart. Also, turn off and restart your vehicle to reset the infotainment system.
  • If a restart does not fix the connection, then forget the pairing in the vehicle and reconnect as a brand-new iPhone connection.
  • Double-check that you have Siri and Bluetooth allowed on the phone and the infotainment system. Also double-check that you have “allow USB connections” and double-check that your Bluetooth connection is still enabled.

Honda Smartphone Connection Not Working

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Honda uses a smartphone connection called HandsFreeLink. Whether you are using an Android device or an iPhone, it should connect to HandsFree Link via Bluetooth. If this is not working, then restart both the car and the phone.

If the Honda still refuses to pair with the phone, then forget the connection, and start over with a fresh Bluetooth connection to the phone.

Users who install Android Auto may find that the functionality disappears unless the application is being used through a USB cable.

Honda Navigation Display/Screen Not Working

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First, try restarting the car. If it is still not working, then try disconnecting the battery to reset the infotainment system. Reconnect the battery and restart the car. If the navigation display still does not work, then it is time to schedule the car for service.

This is because the problem may be a needed firmware update, a bad circuit board, a blown fuse, or any number of other problems that can be easily diagnosed by a Certified Honda mechanic. If your Honda is still under warranty, this is probably a covered repair.

Honda Navigation System or GPS Not Working

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There are a couple of reasons that your Honda navigation system stops working. Firstly, make sure that the nav antenna on the back of your vehicle is clear from debris and that the car is free of tall buildings and trees that may be blocking the GPS signal.

Secondly, it may need a software update. Visit the Honda Navigation Update System website to check for updates and view installation instructions.

Honda Accord Navigation Reset

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The method used to reset the navigation is different for the various models of Honda Accord. You will need the passcode for your particular radio. It is included on a little white business-type card with the vehicle at purchase.

If you do not have the passcode card, then you can get your passcodes directly from Honda. Please note that these steps may not be available on every model of Honda Accord.

  • Start the car and wait for the GPS to initialize.
  • Press the cancel, map, and menu buttons all at the same time. This will bring up the diagnostic screen on your infotainment center.
  • Use the selection wheel to choose the Detail Information and Settings screen. Then select ECU Info and then Mem Clear.

These steps will completely clear out all personal information and trip information that is stored in the vehicle’s RAM. To restart the navigation system you will now need to enter the passcode that was provided with your vehicle.

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Honda Accord Not Reading Text Messages

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If your Honda Accord is receiving text messages but not reading them out, then the setting that allows this may be turned off in either your infotainment center or on your phone.

  • Make sure that notifications are on in the Bluetooth settings for your Handsfree Link.
  • Double-check that text notifications are allowed in the connection settings on your phone.
  • Update the phone to the latest iOS or operating system.

Unfortunately, a mismatch between the firmware on your infotainment system and your phone’s operating system can cause errors where the infotainment system can notify you of incoming texts but is unable to read them, or can only read SMS but not MMS.

Your Honda dealer can easily update the firmware on your infotainment system and help you solve your phone pairing problems.

Honda Accord Display/Touch Screen Not Working

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The display screen can go dark for several reasons. If you have recently done some aftermarket work, it could cause a blown fuse, shorts in the wires, or damage to the power supply for the infotainment screen.

These problems can also be caused by rough roads, extreme fluctuating temperatures, and sometimes for no apparent reason at all.

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  • Try disconnecting the battery for about 30 seconds to reset the car’s ECU. Then reconnect and start the car. You may need to enter the pin code that you were given with the car to reboot the infotainment system. It is on a little white card.
  • If a reboot does not help, locate the radio 20 AMP fuse. Pull it out and make sure that it is still good. It may need to be replaced.
  • If the screen will not come back on, take it to your Honda dealer for a diagnosis and possibly a replacement screen.

Honda Accord Display Wallpaper

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The Honda Accord infotainment system allows you to import up to three images for use as wallpaper images. This is done through a USB port.

  • Place three images that you want to use for wallpaper on a USB flash drive. These must be less than 6MB and in a .BMP or .JPEG format.
  • Plug the USB drive into the car’s USB port and select system settings then wallpaper.
  • Click add new, then use the wheel to select the picture you would like to import.
  • Repeat this step to add up to two more photos one at a time.
  • Use the set button to select which photo you would like to use as your wallpaper.

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