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Hi guys

Posting this for information to anyone interested that the FIS-Control MMI and a Wireless Carplay/Android Auto Interface are compatible and work as intended when both are installed. This is installed on a 3G MMI+ system.

My main concern was that there is only one LVDS port on the back of the head unit, and both systems use the LVDS connection. So I just daisy chained the cables and thankfully it all works.

No install DIY here, those can be found easy on the web.


Thanks to @Dippy for all your help in the set up/configuration of the FIS-Control MMI. I found it a bit daunting at 1st, but finally got my head around it.














 

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Great to see you got it all working.
I can see a picture of a car behind your gauges - is that the background or a reflection?
Is your list 5 from the TCU?
Is Wireless Carplay/Android Auto effectively making the MMI screen a display from the phone or does it have any actual functionality itself? Presumably it is designed for touch screens so how do you control it?
 

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Great to see you got it all working.
I can see a picture of a car behind your gauges - is that the background or a reflection?
Is your list 5 from the TCU?
Is Wireless Carplay/Android Auto effectively making the MMI screen a display from the phone or does it have any actual functionality itself? Presumably it is designed for touch screens so how do you control it?
  1. Car behind gauges is a background image, but I assume you are joking, hard to get that reflection from within the car :ROFLMAO:.
  2. Yes.
  3. No its not designed for touchscreens. Wireless Carplay/Android Auto Interface provides a link so you have the Carplay/Android Auto on the MMI screen and you interact with it via the MMI buttons in the centre console (see link to interface install above for button functionality, pg. 12). Basically it's a dumbed down version of your phone functions suitable for driving situations. The number of compatible apps is limited to those that have Carplay/Android Auto compatibility. Waze (for speed camera notifications) and Spotify are my favs atm. There is also phone mirror functionality but I have yet to get it working.

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FIS is on my next list of mods and when it is back in stock, which should be beginning of next month!

If anyone reading is impressed by the FIS Controller and what Cadguy has posted, would you be interested in a group buy!? :)

Aswad, so did you upload new graphics? Or is there a library of images for the background and gauges? I think I will be trying to match the speedo looks etc in the FIS gauges, if we can upload or alter the images displayed. :)

I've not listened to music in my car for over a year, too busy listening to my custom exhaust! :D
 

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FIS is on my next list of mods and when it is back in stock, which should be beginning of next month!

If anyone reading is impressed by the FIS Controller and what Cadguy has posted, would you be interested in a group buy!? :)

Aswad, so did you upload new graphics? Or is there a library of images for the background and gauges? I think I will be trying to match the speedo looks etc in the FIS gauges, if we can upload or alter the images displayed. :)

I've not listened to music in my car for over a year, too busy listening to my custom exhaust! :D
There are 3 basic templates available on the FIS-MMI website. I then modified the background with Photoline (available for free if you know where to look). I've never used Photoline (or any other photo editing software) before, but it didn't take me long to get the hang of the basics. I just used images I found via Google and other image sharing sites. Best to use *.png files with a transparent background for the foreground images (logos etc).

So went from this:
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Everything layout wise is fully customisable.

There are a few themes shared on the FIS-Control forum. Hopefully more will be shared in the future.
 

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Great, thanks Aswad! Just what I thought! I will be customising the display images then! When I get the FIS Controller! :)
 

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I had a similar wait for the last batch of stock
 

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FIS Control ordered!
So from your video, I notice you can scroll through the tabular data lists using the roller on the steering wheel? Do you have to pick what each screen shows? Obviously the gauges screen can only show 3 data outputs.
Can't wait for the delivery!

Then I can use it to keep an eye on the IATs, before I upgrade the charge cooling rad! :)
 

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FIS Control ordered!
So from your video, I notice you can scroll through the tabular data lists using the roller on the steering wheel? Do you have to pick what each screen shows? Obviously the gauges screen can only show 3 data outputs.
Can't wait for the delivery!

Then I can use it to keep an eye on the IATs, before I upgrade the charge cooling rad! :)
Exciting times

Be sure to update the firmware once you have it installed.

Yes, on the FIS-Control configuration page (CLICKY ME) you can choose up to 8 or 10 parameters per table (ECU dependent, mine can display 8 per table/screen). The 1st 3 parameters on table 1 are what your dials will display.

In order to scroll through all 5 tables with the roller on the steering wheel you must have this box ticked at the bottom of the configuration page (thanks to @Dippy for pointing this out to me).

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Thanks! I've had a quick look at the German videos and recognise the plethora of tables! :D
Upgrade Firmware? What's this bit?

I presume the ignore rearview camera stops it coming up on the screen when using FIS? :)

So with the roller, is this how you select the FIS control tables and gauges? Do you not press the button above as you would to choose DAB, TEL, Nav etc When you click through using this button does the FIS come up then? I suppose all will be clear when I get the Control unit, but just asking in eager anticipation! :)
 

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Thanks! I've had a quick look at the German videos and recognise the plethora of tables! :D
Upgrade Firmware? What's this bit?

I presume the ignore rearview camera stops it coming up on the screen when using FIS? :)

So with the roller, is this how you select the FIS control tables and gauges? Do you not press the button above as you would to choose DAB, TEL, Nav etc When you click through using this button does the FIS come up then? I suppose all will be clear when I get the Control unit, but just asking in eager anticipation! :)
The unit may be shipped with an older firmware. You can check what firmware the unit has via the FIS-Control Updater android app (hope you have an android phone!).

From the configuration page at the top is a link to the latest firmware.

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Download it to you phone, then send it to the FIS-Control unit via the updater app.

Yes ticking ignore rear view camera would indeed do that.

No other buttons need pressing, just roll the roller to switch from MMI to FIS.
 

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Yep, got an android! I also have the SD card slots and SIM slot in the head unit for adding more songs to the Jukebox, still have a load of albums from the previous owner! Luckily we have the same taste in music! :D maybe there is a way to update using the SD slots, but will use the mobile app! :)
 

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Just seen this. It looks awesome, all that data. Let us know your thoughts after you've had a good play and let us know your findings. Dave it'll be interesting to see what those iat's are doing.
 

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It's very handy to have the info in front of you for sure, but you can't really monitor everything while driving for obvious reasons. Some sort of logging would be ideal.
 
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Yeah it will be good to see.
I could take the laptop out with me and datalog the IAT using VCDS. But you need to get the car warmed up and take it for a good drive. The FIS will be a quick check if I'm pressing on. :) I did the datalogging on my 3.0TDi after I fitted a new bigger intercooler. Diesels don't bother with hot IATs as much as petrol engines.
 

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Upgrade Firmware? What's this bit?
I believe that the developer is still doing this alone and so he implements enhancements as he can. It is a good idea to keep checking the Konfigurator page change log to see if anything useful has been added. I note that a recent version enables the "dot" in vitrual cockpit mode. If this is the peak value I might update my FW to have that. I also haven't gotten around to changing one of my lists to TCU to see what might be interesting there.

I presume the ignore rearview camera stops it coming up on the screen when using FIS? :)
Yes. but I have mine enabled because in general when I am in reverse the camera is far more important to look at than boost or engine data!

So with the roller, is this how you select the FIS control tables and gauges? Do you not press the button above as you would to choose DAB, TEL, Nav etc When you click through using this button does the FIS come up then?
Yes it is mostly just the roller, however this doesn't just change the FCM screen, it still changes the DIS. I usually have my DIS showing digital speed and so when I use the roller to change FCM screen the DIS usually changes to something related to the Juke Box or radio. So I have to use the button to revert the DIS. Also holding the button down allows access to the FCM menu (but once it is set-up there's not much need to access that). The roller allows the screen to be set back to the Audi MMI one.
 

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It's very handy to have the info in front of you for sure, but you can't really monitor everything while driving for obvious reasons. Some sort of logging would be ideal.
Suggest it to Stefan - he's always been very responsive on his forum.
 
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I believe that the developer is still doing this alone and so he implements enhancements as he can. It is a good idea to keep checking the Konfigurator page change log to see if anything useful has been added. I note that a recent version enables the "dot" in vitrual cockpit mode. If this is the peak value I might update my FW to have that. I also haven't gotten around to changing one of my lists to TCU to see what might be interesting there.
Yeah, it does ay on the FIS info that the software is in constant development so changes will be applied. :) What's the 'dot'?

Yes. but I have mine enabled because in general when I am in reverse the camera is far more important to look at than boost or engine data!
That was my thought too, I'd like to see that bollard behind me rather than how much boost I'm getting in reverse! :D

Yes it is mostly just the roller, however this doesn't just change the FCM screen, it still changes the DIS. I usually have my DIS showing digital speed and so when I use the roller to change FCM screen the DIS usually changes to something related to the Juke Box or radio. So I have to use the button to revert the DIS. Also holding the button down allows access to the FCM menu (but once it is set-up there's not much need to access that). The roller allows the screen to be set back to the Audi MMI one.
It will all become 'Alles Klaar' when I get the FIS delivery! (Hopefully!)

Might have to pick your FIS brains when I get it, if I get stuck!
 

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