Replacing the factory car screen of BMW vehicles with an aftermarket Android touchscreen is one of popular way to upgrade original audio system. It’s not so difficult to do this job as that only exchanges the original car TFT monitor, easy to install, plug and play.
With some tips and assistance, you can replace the BMW car screen yourself. Here we list guide of how to upgrade the 2013-2016 BMW 3 Series F30 F31 F34 F35 (EVO) radio screen, hope it will be useful for you.
- New radio screen: Seicane’s 10.25” touchscreen Android radio for 2013-2016 BMW 3 Series F30 F31 F34 F35 (EVO)
- Basic tools: Plastic pry tools, screwdrivers
- Safety tip: Ensure the car power is off before working.
Here is one of the original car audio systems of BMW 3 Series.
Step 1, Use the plastic pry tool to pry the A/C vent panel from the co-pilot position, then pry to remove the whole vent panel , and disconnect the plug.
Step 2, Remove the trim panel at the bottom of the audio system. Still need to pry it, then take it down and unplug the connector.
Step 3, Remove screws that fixed the button panel. Take down the panel and disconnect the plugs.
Step 5, Remove screws that fixed the original main unit, take out the unit and unplug the connectors.
Step 6, Have a check for the new Seicane touchscreen car audio head unit to make sure everything of it in good condition.
Step 7, According to the radio user manual, correspondingly connect the new wiring harness to the car.
Step 8, Connect the new screen system to the car.
Step 9, Connect the original main unit.
Step 10, Test the new audio system. If it works normally, install all the car parts back. If there is problem, check again the wiring condition.
Upgrading a large size touch screen Android radio system to the car makes your drive better. On one hand, it’s super easy to operate, just with simple finger clicks, you do everything in seconds, quickly and conveniently. On the other hand, when you watch videos and turn on map for navigation, you are always provided a perfect viewing angle by this 10.25″ head unit, seeing information clearly.
One of the powerful functions of the product is it supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, where you can sync your phones and set up your infotainment system to cater to your every in-car need. For example, listen to phone music, use phone maps, check address book and make calls etc.
There is no doubt that a multifunctional car audio improves your driving experience.