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Official Retrofit Kit Upgrades Cadillac Wireless Charging System

Official Retrofit Kit Upgrades Cadillac Wireless Charging System

Back in 2014, Cadillac announced wireless smartphone charging across its vehicle lineup. Also known as inductive charging, the technology was relatively new at that point int time, and was not yet supported by many devices. Cadillac managed to be one of the very first automakers to feature wireless phone charging in its vehicles, but being first also meant adopting an incomplete inductive charging standard. So when the iPhone 8 and iPhone X debuted with next-gen Qi wireless system, Cadillac cars became incompatible with those devices from a wireless charging standpoint. Luckily, the luxury brand has delivered a new retrofit kit to easily upgrade the Cadillac wireless charging system and support the new charging standard.

The new retrofit kit includes a Generation 2 wireless charging module and a jumper harness, which means it’s a plug-and-play solution that should only take minutes to install. Interested customers can track down the new Cadillac wireless charging retrofit kit by searching for part code is 84526978. Pricing for the kit is set at about $100, but some online retailers list the kit at $60 to $70.

The new Cadillac wireless charging retrofit kit includes support for models equipped with the first-generation wireless charging system, including the Inductive Portable Wireless Charger (Production Code K4C) and Accessory Charger (Production Code 5ZI). This includes the following vehicles:

  • Cadillac ELR
  • Cadillac Escalade (pre-2018)
  • Cadillac ATS
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Cadillac XTS
  • Cadillac CT6
  • Cadillac XT5

It’s great to see Cadillac providing a solution for backwards compatibility for this increasingly relevant feature, even for older vehicles. After all, customers in the luxury segments demand the latest and greatest technologies available, especially when it comes to compatibility with the latest smartphones on the market.

Previously, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade was the only Cadillac available that supported the latest Qi wireless charging standard. But now, with this new retrofit kit, customers will finally have access to the convenience of using the latest Cadillac wireless charging system with their new iPhone models. In fact, the kit also expands compatibility for some previously incompatible Android models.

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Jonathan is an automotive journalist based out of Southern California. He loves anything and everything on four wheels.

7 Comments

  1. I have a 2018 CTS V and I own a Samsumg note 8. Currently, the wireless charging port does not support the phone. Does the adapter allow wireless charging with the Samsung Galaxy note 8?

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  2. Excellent! Will order a kit for our 2016 CT6.

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  3. I’m not seeing enough information here. Specifically, which models and years are supported?

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    • There is a list of models right in the article… are you missing it?

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      • Saw that a couple of weeks ago when I read the article, but the models along with the years would be more relevant. Did I miss the years? The CTS has three generations, so the years would determine whether or not this device will work on a particular model.

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  4. Saw that a couple of weeks ago when I read the article, but the models along with the years would be more relevant. Did I miss the years? The CTS has three generations, so the years would determine whether or not this device will work on a particular model.

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  5. On the subject of updating, when I purchased my 2008 CTS I was told that the navigation information would be updated every 18 to 24 months. The last update that is currently produced was in 2015, over 48 months ago. Does Cadillac (or GM) have any plans to issue a current update for my navigation system. There have been many local changes and national freeway improvements and additions since 2015 which would be good to be aware of.

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