Apple CarPlay For 1996-2019 Harley-Davidson® Owners

Apple CarPlay For 1996-2019 Harley-Davidson® Owners

by Cliff John August 27, 2018

Less than a month ago, Harley-Davidson announced that Apple CarPlay will be included in their Boom! Box GTS Infotainment System beginning in 2019. The system will be standard on 2019 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited, Ultra Limited Low, Road Glide® Ultra, Road Glide® Special, Street Glide® Special, CVO™ Limited, CVO™ Street Glide®, CVO™ Road Glide® and Tri Glide® Ultra models and a factory-installed option for Harley-Davidson Street Glide®, Road Glide® and Electra Glide® Ultra Classic® models.


[Update] - Our Sony XAV-AX7000 bundles are now in stock and ready for purchase! Click on the link below that matches the year of your Harley to learn more!


We are thrilled Harley-Davidson is joining forces with Apple to offer CarPlay to their riders purchasing a 2019+ Touring model.  

Now the price tag from Harley-Davidson. It looks like the Boom! GTS Infotainment System will be an option at $1,899.99, and while it will come standard on some 2019 models - you're still paying for it in the total price of your new bike. 

The ultimate downside of this announcement is that it leaves most 2018 and under Harley-Davidson Touring model owners wishing they could get their hands on an Apple CarPlay ready unit. Why? The Boom! GTS System is not available on older models. Here it is, straight from the source: Harley-Davidson FAQ's

Boom! Box GTS Infotainment FAQ's

The good news is we have an easy solution for the 1996-2019 Harley-Davidson Touring family that are looking to add Apple CarPlay and a ton more audio performance improvements on their bikes. 

First, let's address the 2014-2019 Touring family looking to add an Apple CarPlay receiver. Here's some great shots of our Sony XAV-AX5000 bundle, complete with Apple CarPlay, in a 2017 Street Glide:

Sony XAV-AX5000 Bundle

Sony XAV-AX5000 Bundle

Want to learn more about this set up for 2014-2019 Touring bike? If so, we blogged about it last week or if you're ready to purchase you can check out our '14-'19 Sony XAV-AX5000 product page. Check it out and give us a call, 301.825.9007, if you have any questions. 

Now, to 1996-2013 Touring model owners. You may have noticed that all Apple CarPlay aftermarket head units have a Double DIN design. Taking a quick look down at your inner fairing you probably only see a Single DIN slot. Well, now what? How is a Double DIN receiver ever going to fit in your current inner fairing? The answer is it isn't. Ever. 

The solution for the 1996-2013 Touring family looking to add an Apple CarPlay receiver on their bikes? A new Inner Fairing offered by Metra. Introducing the 95-HDIF:

Metra 95 HDIF

This fairing is built to fit perfectly on your 1996-2013 Touring model and also perfectly fits a Double DIN head unit. Problem solved. 

We offer our customers a prewired and ready to install, Sony XAV-AX5000 plug and play bundle with the Metra fairing for the 1998-2013 Touring family, allowing them to easily install it themselves if they don't have it installed in the shop.

Here's what's included in the bundle and the supporting retail price if you were to source the products yourself:

Sony XAV-AX5000 Plug & Play Bundle w/ Metra 95-HDIF Inner Fairing:

  • Sony XAV-AX5000 (retail: $399.99)
  • Metra 95-HDIF Replacement Inner Fairing (retail: $599.99)
  • Metra HD-ASWC-1 handlebar control integration module (bundle maintains your factory handlebar controls) - (retail: $89.99)

We offer this plug and play bundle for $859 for our non-painted inner fairing bundle and $899 for our vivid gloss black inner fairing bundle - saving you a ton off the retail price if you were to source the products yourself - not to mention be left to wire and solder everything together yourself, or worse, pay to have someone do it for you.

Interested in purchasing this bundle for your '96-'13 Touring model? Check out our Sony XAV-AX5000 Inner Fairing Bundle product page to learn more and purchase! 

Have questions? Give us a call, 301.825.9007, or submit a contact form at the bottom of this page with any questions you have and we'll take care of you!   


  • 1996 - 2013 Electra Glide and Ultra Classic & 2006 - 2013 Street Glide

    Here's a video of a complete product review of our Sony XAV-AX5000 Plug & Play Bundle w/ Metra 95-HDIF Inner Fairing:

    Again, we offer this complete plug and play bundle, including all products/details above, out the door for $859/$899 for our Non-painted/Vivid Gloss Black options. If you're looking to add Apple CarPlay and improved audio performance to your 1996-2013 Touring model - this is it. 

    Give us a call, 301.825.9007, or submit a contact form at the bottom of this page with any questions you have and we'll take care of you! 

    Here are some more pics of our Sony XAV-AX5000 Plug & Play Bundle w/ Metra 95-HDIF Inner Fairing:

    Sony XAV-AX5000 Inner Fairing Bundle

    Sony XAV-AX5000 Inner Fairing Bundle

    Sony XAV-AX5000 Inner Fairing Bundle

    Metra 95 HDIF

    Metra 95 HDIF

    Additional bundle details:

    Sony XAV-AX5000 Product Highlights:

    • digital multimedia receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • 7" touchscreen display on bezel-less panel
    • works with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • plays FLAC files on USB drives
    • Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • Digital multimedia receiver (does not play CDs)

    Smartphone Features:

    • Pandora and Spotify control with iPhone and Android

    Audio/Video Features:

    • plays media from USB memory devices
    • 10-band equalizer with digital time alignment
    • Dynamic Stage Organizer (DSO) compensates for low speaker positions
    • subwoofer controls


    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: dual rear USB inputs, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: 5-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, subwoofer)

    Other Info:

    • built-in internal amp (17 watts RMS/55 peak x 4 channels)
    • CTA-2006 compliant
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter included in bundle and prewired)
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    Additional Metra 95-HDIF Features: 

    • ISO DDIN radio provision
    • Complete inner fairing for a factory look
    • Stainless steel hardware
    • Made from durable ABS plastic
    • Colors: Non-painted and Vivid Gloss Black

    What's in the Box:

    • Digital media receiver w/ 7" touchscreen monitor (10A fuse)
    • Metra 95-HDIF replacement inner fairing for DDIN radio
    • Metra HD-ASCW-1 handle bar control integration module
    • Wiring harness (prewired)
    • Remote control (RM-X170)
    • CR2025 3V battery (installed in remote)
    • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 12' cable terminated by a right-angle mono-3.5mm connector)
    • Operating Instructions
    • Warranty Sheet
    • Owners Manual

    Again, give us a call, 301.825.9007, or submit a contact form below with any questions you have and we'll help you out! 

    Cliff John
    Cliff John


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