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.



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