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GROM VLine VL2 Infotainment

$1,189.00

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4.98 out of 5 based on 56 customer ratings
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VLine Accessories

VLine VL2 now Wireless!

LexusSahara, and VXwith the list growing. 

If you dont see your car listed please contact us.

Introducing VLine for select Nissan and Honda!

Now with Android 8.1

Wireless for

Android Auto and  CarPlay!

VLine VL2 Offers large memory: 3G RAM and improved specs for faster load and boot time, and faster operating speed. VLine VL2 operates on Android Oreo 8.1 for optimal performance.

 

About VLine
VLine Infotainment System is a smart computer that connects to the back of your stereo and fully integrates into cars infotainment system and display without compromising or affecting  factory functionality.

Upgrade Your In-Car Infotainment

Now you can get a connected car experience without needing to buy a brand new car! Integrating the latest in mobile technology straight into your factory navigation unit, allowing you to access Google Maps, Spotify, Web Radio, and more…

VLine is the smart computer that connects to the back of your Lexus , Toyota or Nissan Touchscreen stereo and integrates into the car infotainment system and touch screen display. Once VLine is installed, you will use stereo touch screen to operate VLine. VLine is stand alone unit that does not require phone connectivity (except for mobile hot spot and Bluetooth A2DP streaming).

What can you do with VLine?

  • Play Music: Stream music from your phone via Bluetooth (A2DP), Web Radio, Spotify, Pandora, the choice is yours! Music is displayed on your screen and played through your car stereo.
  • Find Your Way: No need to pay to upgrade your factory navigation, use Google and Waze maps for navigation and real time traffic updates.
  • Voice Commands: Use voice control for navigation and music control, just tell your car where you’d like to go or what you’d like to listen to.
  • Google Play: Access the Google Play store and download whatever app you like.
  • Sound Quality: Connecting straight into your car stereo, the sound quality is crystal clear.
  • Fully Integrated: Seamless integration with your existing system, you keep all factory controls and features.
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto: Now Wireless!

 

Please note that due to high cost of insuring, this product is ineligible for any free shipping offers.

 

Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions 32 × 24 × 11 cm
Option

LEX3LVL2, LEX3VL2, LEX4VL2, LEX5LSVL2, LEX5VL2, LEX6RTVL2, LEX6VL2, LEX7TVL2, LEX7VL2, LEX8TVL2, LEX89VL2, LEX9VL2, LEXGXVL2, LEXGSVL2, LEXKVL2, NIS8VL2, NIS9VL2, NISKIVL2, NISKVL2, TOY6VL2, HON2VL2, HON3VL2, TENVL2, TOYHKVL2, LEX9LVL2, LEX9TVL2, LEXKLVL2

  1. 5 out of 5

    Awesome
    I have bought 2 products over the years from Skot and he is awesome to deal with and very knowledgeable and helpful in regards to his products. For anyone looking to upgrade their car entertainment systems you will not get a better product or service anywhere else. Keep up the great work mate.

    Highly recommend

    [LEX5VL2 2006 RX]

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I bought a Vline2 from Skot late last year to fit to my 2008 Landcruiser Sahara. What an improvement. Modern convenience in an older cruiser. Absolutely love it. Pre sales, after sales and tech support from Skot is gold standard. I cannot recommend Cushie Audio highly enough. Thanks Skot.
    [LEX5VL2 08 Sahara]

  3. 5 out of 5

    Wow, finally I was able to get apple carplay in the wife’s Lexus CT200h, game changer.
    I was referred to Skot at cushie audio, I told him what I needed and he was able to get the Grom units from the USA.

    Skot was very helpful right from the start. Units were on back order, still got unit with in two weeks. Got an audio guy to install the unit for me.

    So now have apple CarPlay, can revert back to original system in the car, everything remains the same.

    Skot’s support, knowledge and after service is amazing. Would highly recommend Skot from cushie audio.

    Thanks again Skot, wife was very happy.
    [LEX89VL2 CT200h]

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Skot is fantastic and helpful with these units. We are going through our second now we liked the first so much (for 2010 Lexus CT200H). I have had mine setup for over a year now (installed march 2021) and with the new mobile phone cameras these have left me with no anxiety about getting a fine when my maps/spotify are just projected to the factory unit.
    [LEX6 CT200H] 2nd VLine club!

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Semi Post Covid a number of business people/workers have lost the art of customer service, not so with Cushie Audio. Skot has gone beyond just offering customer service. Skot has been fantastic in customer service and technical help and assistance setting the Vline up. I originally bought the unit for a 2008 Sahara and it worked fine, I then decided to upgrade to a 2017 Sahara, Skot helped by upgrading the unit. All thumb’s up for me dealing with Cushie Audio, the next challenge is unlocking how much this device is capable of. At present it does everything and more that I was told it would do

    Super happy
    [LEX5 converted to LEX7T 2017 Sahara]

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Thanks very much to Skot, the quality of pre and post purchase customer service provided by Skot is something very few other companies (let alone competitors) provide. Only recently installed the Vline so will have to give it a bit of time to play with and adjust to. But much easier to install than I was expecting and so far is doing exactly what I want it to do – bar a few tweaks I am yet to work out (eg. drops bluetooth tethering when not in Android Auto).
    Also that this product is continually being supported with ongoing firmware and software updates makes me feel pretty comfortable any future issues are going to be dealt with very well (by both Skot and Grom).
    [LEX6VL2 & APTOUSB2 2011 Sahara]

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Had the Vline for almost a year now, definitely couldn’t go without it anymore. It has become such an essential for all my cars, had it in a 09 IS250 then in an 2012 IS350 and now in a 09 ISF. Wireless Android Auto was one of the best updates this has ever received. Its responsive and it improves the sound of the Mark Levinson sound system so much. Install was super simple and definitely recommended it to everyone who is looking to upgrade from lexus factory head unit.
    [LEX6VL2 is250]

  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I purchased vline from Scott. Very smooth transaction and the information on how to install was fernominal. After care service is extremely satisfying. I would deal with him any day and would certainly recommend people to him. Thanks Scott for your assistance. You are Value for Money.

    Regards
    DionDamon
    [LEX5 07 Sahara]

  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Here’s a big shout out to Skot at Cushie Audio. This bloke has amazing customer service standards and nothing is too much trouble for Skot. I have conducted most of my enquiries via email or text and he replied with haste every time without fail.
    Any problems are quickly addressed and I can say this product performs well. I highly recommend the Vline console and can guarantee Skot will swiftly attend to any installation and after sales problems you may encounter.
    Also worthy of a mention is that this product is continually being supported with ongoing firmware and software updates.
    Cheers, Rod.
    (LEX7T/8T in 2017 LC200 Sahara)

  10. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Hands down, best customer service I’ve ever experienced! Great product, if you’re thinking about this upgrade it is well worth it and I would definitely recommend you buy from Skot at cushieaudio. Cheers!
    [LEX5VL2 in Lexus ISF 08]

  11. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I had the VLine professionally installed last week. Took about 2.5 hrs.
    I have one of the more difficult to find solutions for the 2008 Sahara Landcruiser. I had been looking at all the different solutions available for 2 yrs and I kept coming back to this one. In the end it was a no brainer – cheaper, no cutting of the dash, if anything goes wrong the original setup is still available and working etc.
    There is a bit of setup to customise how I wanted the apps and had wireless carplay, internet, Torque Pro running with about 2-3 hrs of fiddling around.
    Skot is a great help and support and answered a lot of questions over the whole journey. I asked a question and an answer would fire back very. I have suspicions he may be a bot 🙂 not.
    So far, I’m loving the VLine and all its offerings.
    Thanks Cushie Audio and Skot
    [LEX5VL2 & OBII Dongle]

  12. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Bought my GROM VLine for my 2011 CT200h from CushieAudio from New Zealand, arrived to me really quick, and unlike other online seller, Skot has really helpful the whole way through and it has been a really pleasant experience buying through cushie.

    The VLine is very easy to install in my car, just take your time and don’t forget a few cables like I did and you’re sweet. Skot helped me out with a few tips and tricks with the install too if you need it! The only real draw back I see is the reversing camera issue others have mentioned, where you have to get back to the oem screen somehow before getting in reverse or else you won’t see the reversing camera. Something you can get pretty used to, because the positives of having this installed is immense, having wireless android auto in a 2011 car is amazing for this price, would totally do it again.
    [LEX6RTVL2]

  13. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    hi i purchased the vline last year for my 2021 vx landcruiser.i installed myself with help from skot via emails.pretty straight forward.since then i have done updates and i have had no issues.skot is always willing to help and occasionally calls to check on system.i recommend that you get one of the vlines from skot and you will have no regrets.thanks
    peter

    [LEX9TVL2 2021 VX]

  14. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Grom VLine – After Sales Service
    Can’t speak highly enough of the help and patience Skot shows for those of us technically challenged. Bought my unit for a Lexus IS250 some 10 months ago and it has worked faultlessly since then until updated iPhone and unit wouldn’t recognise the new phone (probably due to me). Anyway, Skot spent time getting me up to speed with software updates etc., and walking me through the process of downloading/installation and reconnecting new phones.
    {LEX5VL2 IS Lexus}

  15. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Recently purchased the Grom VLine LEX5 for my IS250. I initially had a few hiccups, but the process in which I was able to deal with Skot was unparalleled to any service I’ve received before. Skot was able to answer my call over the weekend (not implying that he may do with you – it’s just the kind gesture I’m noting), and he assisted me immediately with an issue I had with the shipped software. He went out of his way to email me instructions to remediate the issue, he sent me an array of resources and consistently followed up to ensure that I was satisfied and that the VLine was in working order.

    Fast forward to today. The VLine is awesome. It works almost flawlessly with some hurdles that will be fixed overtime through remote software updates. This includes, but is not limited to:
    – on Android Auto, when you’re receiving an incoming call, the unit changes from the VLine interface, back to factory UI. But note, this doesn’t happen when you make outgoing calls.

    – When front/rear parking sensors are engaged, the UI doesn’t go back to the VLine UI, you have to press the DISC/Aux to get back.

    These are very minor issues that I have observed and I don’t want this to draw attention away from how incredible this product is and how convenient it’s made my life for the past few weeks.

    Ultimately, I am really happy with this purchase as Skot goes above an beyond for his customers – this made the experience better. I will not hesitate to purchase another unit for my LS600hL as I trust Skot to assist through any issues I may face.
    {LEX5VL2}

  16. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    LEXUS GS300 2005 owner (3GR-FE/3GR-FSE) with 14 speaker Mark Levinson audio system. In summary, it works really well and the sound quality will blow any FM transmitter or Cassette Aux adapter out of the water. Seriously, it is a waste of the ML audio to use those things.

    I was on the fence between getting the Bluetooth adapter kit or the Vline2 and spoke to Skot using the instant messaging chat. He responded almost instantly and took the time to answer any questions I had over the phone.

    I ended up purchasing the Vline2 and could not be happier. It gives my head unit up-to-date modern technology with Apple Carplay (or Android Auto) and you would not be able to tell the vehicle is from 2005.

    Skot helpfully linked me the correct Vline model to purchase for my car which was the LEXGSVL2 (I recommend you ask Skot for the correct model before you buy just to be absolutely sure).

    I’m from NSW and purchased the product at 12 noon on Friday. He posted it on that same day and it arrived by the evening on Monday.

    He sent me all the tutorials and manuals specific for my car model and answered my questions during DIY installation and got it working on the first try. The most difficult part of installation is knowing how to take off the panels and head unit inside your car, so I recommend watching YouTube videos to help with that. Make sure to double check that you have the tools ready to go before you start. All I needed was the plastic panel removers, a Phillips screwdriver, and an 8mm single hex socket with an extension arm to reach the notoriously difficult to remove bolts that secure the head unit in these Lexus vehicles.

    It really is simple plug and play after that and anyone can get this up and running.

    You lose out on the Disc changer function as you need to press “DISC” to access the Vline , but I wasn’t using that anyway. Other than that, the head unit still maintains all its factory functions, including climate, FM, AM, navigation, reverse camera, etc. All the steering wheel functions are kept and steering wheel can be used to skip tracks, accept calls, and change the volume.

    It took me 1.5 hours to install, but it should take everyone else much less time as I spent the majority of the time looking for a socket arm extension to help remove the bolts!

    Skot sent me a YouTube video tutorial to help with updating the Vline firmware and getting Carplay to work. Only takes a few minutes.

    For anyone on the fence, IT IS WELL WORTH THE MONEY if you want to maintain the factory OEM look with the Head unit (which in my opinion should not be changed out for Lexus vehicles, as any other aftermarket radio or android tablet looks tacky).

    The Vline unit sits neatly in my glove compartment and the Bluetooth microphone sits flush against the panel near my panel. There is some strange satisfaction in saying “Hey Siri, direct me home” and having it show up on the screen. Gone are the days where I will need to mount my phone to the vents. The missus looked at me funny when she saw the interior mid-installation, but she loves the functionality of it now, and the key to that is simplicity and accessibility.
    {LEXGSVL2}

    • Thanks for this Tommy! it did all happen very quick didnt it. I just have to point out only cars with external CD changers forfeit this. All indash ones still work as normal.
      Have a Cushie day!!

  17. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have a 2008 Sahara and I absolutely love this unit! The original is so integrated with car features (reverse camera, climate control, steering wheel controls etc etc) and this unit allows all of these to continue operating along with CarPlay, which was my reason to get it. It is a really simple install and can be done in a day.

    The only thing better than the unit is the support that Skot gives you to go with it. Incredibly helpful with install guides (print and YouTube) and available to talk and text with, almost anytime. A really genuine guy who makes you feel like you’ve known him for 20yrs on the first phone call.

    Great product, great company to deal with
    “Have a Cushie day!” 😉
    {LEX5VL2}

  18. 5 out of 5

    Bought this to put in my 2008 200 Series Landcruiser Sahara which requires a very specific headunit.

    After speaking to Skot ALOT! Who was extremely patient and helpful. I pulled the trigger, this is the BEST addition to my car.

    Originally had an electrician install it, had some connection issues, so had to yank it all out, and reinstall the replacement unit myself. It was super easy.

    Skot was super helpful throughout the whole thing and after.
    I did have some issues with the wireless connectivity and Skot replaced it immediately. The new unit has made me car superbly modern, even more than the new 300.
    I will buy again.
    {LEX5 in Sahara}

  19. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I had purchase a 2011 Landcruiser Sahara. I had been looking at upgrading the head unit once it had arrived and looking at the full 16inch screen ones , but I didn’t really like the issues and problems people were having, also the problem with them shutting down and then not being able to use their air con. So I had been looking a the Vline LEX6.
    I spoke with Skot, who has been awesome with replying and answering my questions.
    I’ve installed it and it has been awesome with the functionality of being able to still use the factory settings and screen.
    Having the ability to install other apps like WIKI camps , Fuel Maps have been great as my previous car had an android unit and had this function.
    Caravanning and camping has been made better. :-).
    {LEX6 VLine Sahara 2011}

  20. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have been eyeing off the grom unit for a while and decided to bite the bullet. From the get go Skot was quick to respond and offer his assistance. I was able to pick the unit from him and offered me a demo on how it all worked. Usually places just want to sell you the product and offer no help after that. Skot was super helpful and even offered for me to come back when I couldn’t get some screws out and use his tools. I now have car play in my 05 LS430 and it’s exactly what I was hoping for!

    Thanks Skot.
    {LEX4 in LS430}

  21. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Best customer service.. EVER
    I was looking for a Grom Vline for my Lexus and was on the Cushie website. Skotty was there on the other end of the website ready to offer real time help and answer my questions. It was purchased and sent to NZ right away and I received it within a week. I took it to a place that specializes in car audio etc. They struggled to install it and Skotty was there on the other end offering help and giving guidance. We unfortunately couldn’t get it going (the issue was with my vehicle not the Grom) so Skotty got in contact with the company that actually makes the Grom asking for assistance on this. We had a next plan of attack within 2 days and it was installed and running within 2 hours. 10/10 I would recommend anyone to use Cushie audio as the support and customer service is well above average and the best I’ve had by far. I would definitely shop here again for anything I may need in the future. You’re a legend mate
    {LEX5LS in JDM GS350}

  22. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent purchasing experience. From enquiry through to sales to installation to follow up, Skot has been an absolute pleasure to deal with. Product is great; I us Android, it integrates seamlessly. Definitely recommend.
    {LEX6RT 2011 RX450h}

  23. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’ve had my grom for sometime now, and couldn’t be happier. Skot was awesome to deal with, and happy to answer any questions I had before and after purchase. Grom has brought all the modern features to existing 18 year old factory unit. Very happy with my purchase
    {LEX4 in LX470 2003}

  24. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I installed a Vline in my Lexus 430. It works very well although the computer unit is sometimes a little slow in response. It thoroughly modernizes the vehicle. I installed the unit myself. Skot was incredibly helpful during the install process. His patience with my dumb questions was outstanding. The most difficult part of the process was threading the harness, blind, through to the glove box. Skot counselled me with great skill – Russ have a break and don’t rush it. As a side note, the unit actually gives you two options to run apps: Android Auto or directly adding your favorite apps into the unit. The unit is well worth the money and with Skot’s advice a self install is really quite do-able.

    {LEX4VL2 in 2004 LS430}

  25. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I can’t speak highly enough about Skot at Cushie Audio. I have a 2010 Lexus LS460 and bought a GROM Vline 2 from Cushie Audio in order to get Android Auto and Apple Carplay. Skot is one of those rare people who are dedicated to customer service above all else. I am hard to impress these days but Skot surpassed my hopes and expectations. From pre putchase enquiry, through the purchase process and especially after sales help and advice he continually goes above and beyond for myself and all his customers.
    {LEX6VL2 in LS460}

  26. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Ok purchased two vlines from Skot from Cushie Audio.

    The product is amazing and considering the unit can bring cars a decade old, up to 2021. Best of all the hardware unit is generic ready to take the wire harness and firmware (Lex6/7) that’s appropriate for your model of car. Don’t be scared by forum comments for setup issues, because Skot will help you through all of that with 1:1 customer service you simply would not get from any manufacturer (I mean any in any field).

    Im certain that the install and outcome for both cars, if I purchased direct from GROM (based on forum issues reported with manufacturers support), just would not have been as clean, functional and bug free. Skot just goes above and beyond.

    It’s not a dig at GROM or the product. It’s an amazing product tackling a very difficult task. Like any custom software solutions that integrate technical systems, it just needs that extra level of support which only Cushieaudio.com.au delivers.
    {LEX6 & LEX7T}

  27. 5 out of 5

    I have a beautiful old 2009 Sahara. Had the V-line dropped in about a year ago and I love it.
    Scott is regularly in touch with updates and his service is fantastic.
    Love the V
    {LEX6VL2 2009 Sahara}

  28. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Been looking at the Grom Vline units for quite sometime and bit the bullet a couple of weeks ago. Bought a LEX3VL2 for my 2003 Lexus GS300 and after struggling for an hour or 2 finally got everything working, Netflix, Youtube, Bluetooth everything is working wonderful, couldn’t be happier. Car feels more modern now. Thank you Skot for all the help, much appreciated.
    {LEX3 GS300}

  29. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    My VLine Lex6 in my 2012 200 Landcruiser Sahara is working a treat! Still have full factory controls for A/C, radio etc but now ive got apple carplay, android auto, you tube music, waze etc etc etc! The system works flawlessly, even retaining the steering wheel controls and reverse camera.
    I installed in only 2.5hrs, very easy following the instructions and initial setup, and the Project 200 page for the dash pull apart.
    Skot’s customer service is fantastic, the best customer service ive ever experienced! I had personalised text messages to help me choose what I needed, and keep me up to date with the order progress, he even unboxed it and did the latest update to it before shipping.
    I definitely recommend Cushie Audio and the Grom Vline if youve got an older Sahara.
    {VLine LEX6VL2}

  30. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I highly recommend Cushie Audio. I had Lexus GS300 2006 3rd Gen install Grom Vline 2 in Cambodia. Cushie Audio provide a wonderful service even after sales service. Thanks to Skot at Cushie Audio, you help and support me a lot and make me feel warm with your company. It must be hard for you to keep in touch with me in Cambodia. Keep up this perfect service mate.
    {VLine LEXGSVL2}

  31. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Skot at Cushie Audio for your awesome customer service. Honestly didn’t know good customer service existed anymore.

    There had been a few little gremlins with the LEX6 unit I purchase and fitted to my 200 series Sahara, but she’s working an absolute treat now, thanks to Skots awesome help in getting it sorted. Having apple car play is the best mod ive done to this vehicle.
    {VLine in Sahara}

  32. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I own a Lexus ISF 2012 model. Skot has been fantastic from when I first made contact with him answering all my questions to even after I had the unit installed, I had an issue with Bluetooth and he was prompt to call me and explain how to solve it. Im loving wireless Android Auto. Spotify is gold! Google maps is so much better 👌 thanks Skot
    {VLine in ISF Lexus}

  33. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Every single thing from start to finish has exceeded my expectations .
    Skot has been available to answer every one of my dumb/odd/technical questions promptly, with humour and with an exceptional knowledge of his product.
    If your sitting on the fence about his products, just bite the bullet, neither him or the product will disappoint.
    I can not recommend him highly enough!!!!
    #secret_turkey_business lol
    Cheers
    {VLine in 2008 Sahara}

  34. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Skot’s service has been amazing and the Vline has made a huge difference in modernising the car’s entertainment system.
    {VLine in IS250}

  35. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have 2012 Landcruiser 200 Sahara. All that was missing was apple CarPlay. A phone call with Skot back in 2020 convinced me to get a Vline. But due to the bloody Coronavirus I had to delay my purchase.
    Finally decided to order one, so I messaged Skot who remembered me straight away, and put through my order promptly.
    Had to wait until Father’s Day to open my present, lol! Went to install it and fan into a hurdle. Knowing it was Father’s Day, long shot but I messaged Skot not hoping on a reply.
    But Skot with his top notch customer service replied pretty much straight away, and hurdle was avoided, Vline installed and up and running., exactly like I wanted!
    Couldn’t be happier with the service from Skot at Cushie Audio, and the Vline which finally gave me CarPlay in my awesome LC200.
    Thank you Skot
    {VLine LEX7T Sahara}

  36. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    ALL I’ve ever wanted is CarPlay in my Landcruiser Sahara. Due to integrated climate controls in the radio this is no easy feat.
    I tried a few Tesla style replacement screens and had endless issues and sent them all back.
    Cushie provided me with a small box that plugged into the factory screen and integrated CarPlay perfectly. It’s witless CarPlay too – what a bonus!
    I just get in my Landcruiser and drive now. CarPlay comes up on my screen.
    Cushie has provided unparalleled service. All questions about installation and configuration were answered VERY promptly. I HIGHLY recommend their service and products to anyone.
    {VLine in Sahara}

  37. 5 out of 5

    VLine + CushioAudio = Awesome
    I’ve just had a VLine installed in my 2012 Lexus and it has transformed the car.
    The entertainment unit now has all the bells & whistles and it is a dream to get into each day.
    The process of buying and installing was made all the better by Skot at CushieAudio. He was so patient with me, answering all my questions and doing a fantastic job. Don’t change your Lexus just to get a decent entertainment system, buy one of these.
    {VLine in IS250}

  38. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I purchased my LEX6VL2 for my 2010 Sahara Landrcuiser in Nov 2020.
    It has updated the technology whilst keeping the OEM screen to allow me to use wireless android auto (WAA), play music from Spotify and Tune in Radio, use Google maps and waze, plus also play offline music. This can be done either through WAA or direct from the VLine itself.
    Skot has been very helpful through the whole process and has provided some excellent after sales service.
    {VLine in Sahara}

  39. 5 out of 5

    After months of looking for a way to change my infotainment system in my 2007 RX 350 without losing any of the climate control and other functions, and nearly giving up hope, I found that i really didn’t need to change anything. I found the Grom Vline2 which was an amazing android computer you can add to the infotainment display that integrates amazingly into the car functions.
    And when I found Cushie audio was the only seller in Australia I thought the process was going to be very difficult. But thanks to the owner Skot, the process was so simple. He contacted me with updates and it arrived from the US within the timeframe he gave me. And he shipped it to me from Queensland to Sydney. He was happy to answer any questions I had and even sent me a guide video when I needed it. Would recommend 100% of the time. Thank you Skot.

    Now I have all the features I’ve ever dreamed of in my car including:

    -Carplay (Wireless!)
    -Android Auto
    -Internet access
    -Full Android Playstore for nearly an unlimited number of apps!
    -The buttons on the steering wheel still work with it
    -The original Infotainment system hasn’t changed. Did not change anything in my dash!!!
    {VLine LEX5 in RX350 2007}

  40. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Apple Play in the Landcruiser is a God Send. Probably increased the value by $2-3k
    {VLine 2008 Sahara}

  41. 5 out of 5

    What an awesome unit. I bought a 10 yr old car knowing it won’t have all the bells and whistles of today’s cars audio systems.

    But It does now. Skot is a gentleman, he was honest from the start when he said he had none in stock and was waiting a shipment. He provided updates while waiting for receipt of his shipment. Quick delivery and above all awesome after sales service. I had a few bumps along the way, which we found out are my fault as I’m not a technical person. But Skot provided excellent service and instructional videos to help me make this work for me.

    I can now say after only a week or so after installing the unit it functions as described and beyond. I highly recommend Skot if your after a fair dinkum bloke who will sell you a unit specific to your needs and help you along the way.

    {LEX6 VLine in 2010 Sahara}

  42. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Vline in a 200 series Landcruiser
    Super happy with the Vline in my car does so many things has really brought a 13 year old car up to an awesome level for audio and visual experience I personally love the upgrade from the stock unit !
    Being able to upgrade software and firmware is very handy as well as hdmi connectivity is handy to plug chrome cast or other devices in for entertainment.
    The product support also is second to none with help only being a call away !
    {VLine 2008 Sahara}

  43. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Unlike a lot of things the Vline 2 has improved with age. I have 2 LS460’s both with Vline 2’s installed and over the past year or so almost all of the bug’s and glitches have been fixed with GROM and Android firmware and software updates and improvements. I run Wireless CarPlay and a generic eBay Android Auto USB DAB+ Tuner with great results.
    The Android lockups, touch screen not responding and Wireless CarPlay failures to launch are all fixed plus the orientation of the user interface can be correctly set for Australia. It is now possible to unreservedly recommend this huge upgrade to a Lexus LS owner who is not technical providing all the Android and Vline 2 updates are done at the beginning. It will be take their car audio experience right up to date if not considerably easier to use than the present Lexus models. As I understand it many of the issues were related to the unique setup for these earlier LS series cars and I am very grateful that GROM have taken the time to sort it all out. I can watch movies/Netflix or YouTube while parked, run the Torque App with the Bluetooth OBD2 module Cushie sell for the Vline 2 and all work using the steering wheel controls.
    I use Spotify for the majority of my music and the high rate audio setting gives great audio. I’ve also used Apple Music and Google Music with no problems, I just prefer Spotify’s curation of their playlists. When I hit an occasional Optus dead zone the streaming audio and CarPlay interface now normally come back – in the country I use music on a micro SD card in the GROM or on the iPhone. I have driven the latest Lexus cars and honestly prefer the Vline 2 as it is more intuitive and easier to use, definitely the best upgrade you can do on an LS.
    {VLine x 2 LS460’s}

  44. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Brilliant product and awesome service by Skot. Was wanting toupgrade my Lexus IS250 UI for a long time and this did the trick. Great to have wireless carplay in and bluetooth AD2P.
    Very good support from Skot the whole way. Not too hard to install/setup. Would highly recommend anyone who wants to upgrade their Lexus UI.
    {LEX6VL2 is250f sport 2010}

  45. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Deciding to go with the V-Line was a no brainer. Yes ofcourse it’s an expensive investment but it’s worth every dollar.
    Skot at cushie audio is the most helpful guy you will come across, with excellent back and forth communication. I got the Grom V-Line to go in my 2007 Toyota crown, install was easy, plug and play. Had some teething issues at the start, but after a diagnosis and a firmware update it’ was good to go.

    Definitely definitely definitely recommend!
    {VLine in Majesta}

  46. 5 out of 5

    So glad I went for the VLine in my 04 LX470.
    I can now watch the footie, boxing and UFC while I’m out and about 🤫
    Great addition to the rig. No stress no fuss install too! Skot is always only a phone call away if you need help. Health to enjoy 🙏🏼
    {VLine LEX4VL2}

  47. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have to say this, the device grom vline2 has completely rejuvenated my decade old Lexus is250. Flawless system that doesn’t ruin the existing oem functions! together with support from Skot, I saved a ton from installation cost!! It’s quite a simple plug n play system. Will take a picture soon.
    Lastly, I want to mention, the service and support provided by Skot!. It’s clear to see his passion in customer satisfaction. Dealing with Cushie audio wasn’t just a financial transaction, it was a pleasant experience, especially considering the time and effort Skot puts to ensure you have a smooth experience!!!!!
    {LEX6VL2 in IS250}

  48. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Bought some audio gear from this company twice now. Second time I had a Japanese import that these guys nor the manufacturer knew what exactly would work and after months of trial and error, with great communication I ended up with a working VLine2 system for my Toyota Crown Majesta. Great communication and all around friendliness. Solid 10/10.

    As for the product itself, worth the money, every cent. Instead of doing some custom wiring for an aftermarket unit for my upgraded factory sound system that you can’t get a beatsonic kit, this was well worth it. Sounds brilliant, touch screen works well, GApps is well worth it for a deddicated interface. Also solid 10/10
    {VLine in Majetsa}

  49. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Highly reccomend Cushie Audio as they did a fantastic job installing vline 2 in my 2003 lexus lx 470.
    They also managed to install a rear view camera in my central screen, something that i taught wasnt possible.
    Skot was very professional and easy to deal with. He handled everything from ordering to install flawlessly. Now my Lx has all the features a new car has including spotify, Google maps, youtube.. it takes driving to the whole new level.
    Thank you so much!!
    {VLine LEX4VL2 LX470}

  50. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Bought this to put in my 2008 200 Series Landcruiser – it’s the Sahara version so it makes it incompatible with just about every modern option for a head unit on earth. But i REALLY wanted CarPlay and to rid myself of the circa 2008 Toyota navigation nonsense.

    Had a couple of long chats to Skot before i pulled the trigger, then had to wait for lockdown in Melb to end before i could get in installed. Paid an auto-sparky to do it, had some install issues (caused by auto-sparky), and ended up pulling the whole thing out and doing it again myself. Now been in the car for a few weeks and working well.

    Skot was super helpful throughout the whole thing – talked me through bits of removing the dash of my car (i’m not a ‘car guy’ so found this terrifying) and really stands by the product. And so he should – it does what it says on the tin, the car now feels a lot more current, and i’m able to hide my phone away when i’m driving.

    No doubt about it, it’s not cheap. But would i buy it again? Absolutely.

    {VLine LEX5VL2}

  51. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’m truly enjoying the V-Line series in my 08′ Lexus LX570. Once installed it upgraded entire experience of my ride. I can now play YouTube video straight onto factory display or use google maps.
    Please note that even brand new Lexus LX570 is not equipped with any similar features e.g. allow to install apps or to watch YouTube on factory screen. This device makes it all possible without making any changes to vehicle’s factory equipment or to it’s appearance. Also importantly all factory vehicle features remained functional after the VLine is installed.
    The rear entertainment system can be operated separately to the front display with the VLine in case if your kids prefer to watch cartoons while being chauffeured around.

    The installation process is quite easy and literally a plug and play. You will be required to have a bit of patience and 1-2 hours of your time with the right tools ready.
    You will be required to remove the front entertainment system to plug the VLine in and layer all necessary cables as per instructions. The package comes with full instructions on how to install. You can also find lots of videos on YouTube on how to install VLine in various car models.

    The purchase itself took quite some time to settle due to manufacturing and delivery timing issues despite COVID-19. But I must say Skot was always providing order updates and he did everything possible to make me a happy customer!

    Cheers,
    Anton

  52. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    100% recommended. This guy is amazing, he answered all my question quickly and precisely. And vl2 LEX6 is working nearly perfectly on my is250 MY11.

    Plz, Grom Audio, fix the reverse cam problem ASAP! Just this one problem otherwise this machine is perfect!

  53. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    So the install was super easy, literally plug and play. The update process was fairly easy following the loose instructions however figuring out the small quirks of how it interacts with the Lexus factory UI and reverse camera took a bit of time.

    I learned that the reverse camera only works if you activate the factory UI before going into reverse. Also to get to the audio system settings, you need to add and use the Factory UI shortcut to get access to it because the disc button or aux button doesn’t get you there even though the included manual says so.

    Apart from those quirks, overall it’s a great upgrade to sound quality over BT audio and it gives better options for navigation and media streaming. Definitely worth it if you want Android Auto and Apple Carplay.

    Happy for you to post that review on your site under an anonymous name if you like.

    Btw could you please check with GROM if there is a way to have a screen lock with pin or password when you first turn on the car/boot up VLINE? I had a look through options and couldn’t find it. I’m pretty concerned about it from a security aspect if someone was to steal the car, they can also access my identity and account information through Google Play store and Gmail.
    {2012 Lexus ISF}

    Reply From Grom;
    Google passwords cannot be taken over via VLine. If two factor authentication implemented, it will not harm if people get access to VLine. For valet or spouse we have Users feature that allow to switch to another accvount in a matter of seconds preserving Google info of the owner.

  54. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Had the VLine in my Lexus LS600 hL for maybe 7 or 8 months now. I did the install myself and as far as me or Skot know I think mine’s the first in an LS600 in Australia. My car has a factory rear seat entertainment system with DVD and happy to report the VLine works perfectly in my car, no loss of any factory functions.

    First off – the buying process:
    Skot is an awesome bloke and will bend over backwards to help out. Delivery was super flexible – I didn’t want my unit right away and he was happy to hold it for me for a few weeks. He’s kept in constant communication with me and gets answers from GROM quickly whenever I need. Incidentally, GROM support is also pretty helpful and they know their product inside out.

    Secondly – the install process:
    Getting the unit plugged in and working took me no time – literally less than 2 hours. If you just want a quick install and you’ve done a head unit before you can do this in under a day. Fully installing everything in my case was about a month of working in my spare time because I had to get rid of an old aftermarket digital TV setup that I had no information on, and I also went a bit overboard – I did a completely hidden install, with the following features:
    * Completely reversible installation
    * Hidden mic in the dome light console
    * Upgraded factory bulkhead connector to USB and rewired it for remote USB ports
    * Installed a 4G modem in the centre console
    * VLine SD card port repeater under passenger seat
    * Installed chromecast to use VLine to cast content to factory rear seat entertainment system
    * Upgraded rear seat entertainment input to HDMI
    * Mini Bluetooth keyboard for rear seat control

    Third – living with the VLine:
    Honestly, these days I pretty much never use the factory entertainment system. Out of the box (6 months ago) the VLine wasn’t super stable to begin with, but it had heaps of potential. Since I’ve had it, I’ve noticed Grom have made a heap of improvements:
    * Colours are more vibrant
    * System stability is almost perfect (I would say its somewhere north of 99.5% stable now)
    * Scrolling support on factory screen
    * Google Maps works great

    It has support for Android Auto/Apple Carplay but the unit itself so full-featured that I never really use it.

    GROM support are faultless – they respond very quickly, they obviously know about bugs before I report them and let me know when fixes are on the way, firmware updates are fairly regular so I know they’re still improving the product every day. Skot is always a call or e-mail away so local support is always there.

  55. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I’ve had this great little gadget installed for a week now, and find it a really good addition to my Lexus GS460 2008. There are one or two glitches (such as the touch screen becoming unresponsive), but these might be overcome with software updates. Android Auto works well (except when it doesn’t – that’s one of the little glitches – if you exit Android Auto you have to unplug the phone and plug it back in to get back to Android Auto). The screen resolution is excellent, looks like the car was made with it. All in all I’m very happy with the unit. I am hoping that a future update will bring wireless Android Auto connection.

  56. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Im enjoying the Vline a lot, Its setup perfectly for my car and operates as though its direct from factory. The way it works with all the steering wheel buttons is pretty much perfect. Sound quality is also amazing, im very very happy with the unit, I had to do the installation twice, i forgot some plugs the first time so i had to go back and plug them in, apart from personal error, it was very basic to install, literally plug and play, lol, and i forgot to plug.

    Very happy with with the way skot helped me also, he really went that extra mile to make the buying process fun.

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RUSSELL MAUGHAN
5 months 23 days ago

I am having trouble getting Android Auto run using Bluetooth from my Samsung 7 and making the unit operate hotspoting from my phone. Using a USB cable all works perfectly.

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Steve
6 months 22 hours ago

Will this fit in a 2017 Gxl landcruiser
Thanks

Support
6 months 10 hours ago

Hey Steve,
Vline works only on factory screens. This is a blog I did on 200’s. If yours isnt there please send a pic. With the radio on and in FM mode. You can text it to 0499 887 393 if it’s easier but include details so I dont have to cross ref it.
https://cushieaudio.com.au/200-series-wireless-carplay-android-auto/

Have a Cushie day!!
Skot

PS Say g’day to Kev!

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Andrew
8 months 14 days ago

ALL I’ve ever wanted is CarPlay in my Landcruiser Sahara. Due to integrated climate controls in the radio this is no easy feat.

I tried a few Tesla style replacement screens and had endless issues and sent them all back.

Cushie provided me with a small box that plugged into the factory screen and integrated CarPlay perfectly. It’s witless CarPlay too – what a bonus!

I just get in my Landcruiser and drive now. CarPlay comes up on my screen.

Cushie has provided unparalleled service. All questions about installation and configuration were answered VERY promptly. I HIGHLY recommend their service and products to anyone.
{LEX6 in Sahara}

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Adam,
1 year 1 month ago

Will the backup camera still work? (2008 Lexus IS250)

Support
1 year 1 month ago

Hi Adam,
Yes it will, as all factory functions will.
Some IS users however experience a glitch when putting it in to reverse. There is a simple work around. Other brands do it as well it’s something no one has found a definitive answer to.
Here is a good video of VLine though CarPlay is wireless too now.
Cheers,
Skot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IN_WjHAZwo

 
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