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Vehicles come with different radio systems due to their makes, years, models. Some of them look wonderful and offer various functions. While some are old-fashioned designs with simple functions, especially the older the car, the older the radio. But, whatever your original car radio looks like, there is always room for you to make improvement. Just spend several seconds to read this article, you’ll get to know how to install a car radio.


No matter which car you do the radio replacement work, here are some tips you need to know. Firstly, prepare handy tools which may include plastic pry tools, screwdrivers in different size, tape, power drill etc. Secondly, as we will work on the auto power system, for safety, it’s better to keep car power off during the removal and installation process.

Now, let’s check out all the steps to finish the replacement.

Radio replacement on a BMW vehicle

Car model: 2010 2011 2012 2013 BMW X5 E70 (CIC System) 

New radio: Seicane H814 Android Touchscreen GPS Radio System

Section 1, How to remove the original radio?

Step 1, Use the plastic pry tool to pry open the A/C outlet, take down the outlet and disconnect its plug.


Step 2, Remove two screws that fixed the original radio screen, one at left side, another at right side. Take down the screen and unplug the connectors.


Step 3, Remove screws that fixed the button panel, then pry to open it and take it down, as well as disconnect the plugs.


Step 4, Remove screws that fixed the original DVD unit, take it down and unplug all the connectors.


Section 2, How to install a new radio?

Step 5, Have a check for the wiring harness as well as other accessories of the new radio screen system from Seicane.


Step 6, Connect the new wiring harness to car plugs, then correspondingly connect the new radio screen and original DVD unit. Check the user manual to get help if you have difficulties in distinguish different interfaces.


Step 7, After connecting the new screen and factory DVD unit, you can turn on the car to test the new radio system, if everything works normally, then install all the car parts back. If there is problem, check carefully whether the cables are connected correctly.


A quick look of Seicane touchscreen radio for BMW vehicle

Bigger screen to provide better sight

This for 2010 2011 2012 2013 BMW X5 E70 (CIC System) radio mainly consists of a 10.25″ IPS screen, which looks very exquisite and supports touchscreen operation. You can enjoy videos at a perfect view. What’s more, when you use the navigation, everything about the route will be shown super clear on the large display. This makes huge differences compared to the original small screen.

More functions to have more fun

The time when boredom and fatigue hit you on the drive, Seicane car radio will be the best way to help you get refresh. You can listen to FM/AM/RDS radios, enjoy some songs of your favorite singers, find interesting videos on Youtube, surf the Internet to know news, etc. With the Carplay functions, you can play phone applications on the radio screen.

Increase driving safety on the journey

With integrated technology in the radio, you are able to add external car cameras to the GPS stereo system to make your drive safe and easy, including backup camera, driving recorder, rear view camera and more.



Clearly, a vehicle is an integrated technological production, you can’t calculate the kind of technology a car uses. And the audio system is one of amazing innovations in a car. No driver can tolerate a car without audio system played on the journey. While the needs for audio which saves time and does not take up too much attention, has been increased than ever before. Hence, in terms of without an easy-to-use and multifunctional car audio system, lots of car owners choose to install an aftermarket Android car stereo for their cars.


If you are planning to upgrade your 2012-2015 BMW X1 E84 (CIC) radio for a better one, you will get useful information here. In this article, we will share you how to install an upgraded touch screen in the car. Let’s see how to do.

Check the factory audio system in the dashboard.


Removal steps for original audio

Step 1, Pry to remove the button panel at the bottom.

Step 2, Pry to remove the trim frame that fixed the A/C controllers.


Step 3, Pry to remove another trim frame that fixed the DVD buttons.


Step 4, Remove screws that fixed the DVD unit.


Step 5, Pull out the DVD unit, and unplug the connectors.


Step 6, Pry to remove the A/C vent panel, take down the panel and disconnect the plug.


Step 7, Pry to remove the frame that fixed the original car audio screen.


Step 8, Remove screws that fixed the original screen.


Step 9, Pull out the screen and unplug the connectors.


Installation instructions of Seicane GPS Audio System

Step 10, Check the parts of the new radio screen unit to ensure they are in good condition.


Step 11, Unplug the optical fiber connector of the DVD unit, and connect it to the new cables.


Step 12, Connect the DVD unit to the car via the new cables.


Step 13, Install the DVD unit to the dashboard.


Step 14, Connect the new touch screen to the car with the new cables.


Step 15, Install the new screen back and tighten the screws.


Step 16, Plug the AUX connector.


Step 17, Install the A/C vent panel back.


Step 18, Turn on the car to test the new stereo system.


As we can see, this 10.25” touchscreen audio system is very convenient to operate. The simple UI design saves our energy of finding different functions. On the other hand, a bigger size screen is able to display more navigation information, we can see them very clear, ensuring safer drive.

During road trips, a multifunctional car audio system is very essential. The beautiful music from the audio fresh our boredom and driving fatigue. You can also watch some videos, surf the Internet to add more fun. What’s more, the Carplay function gives you ability to use phone application on the radio display.