More and more BMW X1 F48 owners want to upgrade their original radio screen with an Android one in the aftermarket, but most of them don’t know how to start. If you are looking for the useful tips to change your BMW F48 radio, you are right here. In this post, we are sharing an easy replacement guide with you.
- Stereo option: Seicane Android Touchscreen Car Stereo
- Tools: Plastic pry tools, screwdrivers.
- Note: Before you start, turn off the car power to ensure safety.
Original stereo system
Part 1, Removal work
Step 1, Use the plastic pry tool to remove the button panel.
Step 2, Take down the button panel and unplug the connectors.
Step 3, Remove screws that fixed the CD unit, take it out, and unplug the connectors.
Step 4, Pry to remove the A/C vent panel, take it down and disconnect the plug.
Step 5, Remove screws that fixed the car stereo screen, take down the screen and disconnect the plugs.
Part 2, Installation work
Step 6, Before the installation, check the wiring harness of the Seicane touchscreen stereo system to make sure each accessory in good condition. And take a look at the user manual if you are not sure them.
Step 7, Connect the original CD unit to the car with the new wiring harness.
Step 8, Then install the CD unit to the dashboard, tighten the screws.
Step 9, Connect the new stereo screen and install it back. Then you can turn on the car to test the new stereo system. If it works well, you can move to Step 10; If there is problem, carefully check again the cable whether correctly connected.
Step 10, Install the A/C vent panel back.
Step 11, Install the button panel back. The whole installation finished.
Since we don’t need to change the whole stereo system (screen and CD unit), it won’t take you much time to do, it’s easy and not complicated.
The Seicane screen head unit only exchanges the original car TFT monitor, all the original car functions are still supported, you will be used to it very soon.
Designed with a 10.25” IPS touchscreen, not only can you see information at a best view, but you can operate the product very conveniently. It provides more entertainment choices such as streaming Bluetooth music, watching online movies, using Carplay etc. On the other hand, it supports external car cameras like DVR, rear view camera, which help increase driving safety wherever you drive.