How to Put an Aftermarket Touchscreen in 2013-2016 BMW 5 Series F10 F11 NBT?

People have different reasons to upgrade their factory car radio systems. If you are planning to install an aftermarket touchscreen head unit to your 2013 2014 2015 2016 BMW 5 Series F10 F11 NBT, you get to the right place. Let’s tell you how to do.


Section 1, Getting a suitable aftermarket head unit

When you Google car radio on the Internet, you are given thousands of options, as result, you find it’s hard to decide which to buy. You’d better make the buying plan at first, as below listed,

  1. Know the year and model of your car
  2. The way to upgrade the factory radio, like replacing the car screen, or changing the whole car radio system, or adding new speakers only etc.
  3. Make your budget.
  4. Now Google the radio you want.

This installation guide is showing you how to replace the car screen which turns out the super easy way to upgrade a BMW radio system. And we recommend the Seicane touchscreen car radio, it comes with lots of outstanding features including,

  • 10.25” large touchscreen, resolution up to 1920*720
  • Quality hardware to keep smooth operation and stable performance
  • Be compatible with original cars with / without original navigation
  • More entertainments such as listening to FM/AM radios, playing music, displaying videos, applying Carplay etc.
  • Support all original car functions, easy to use
  • Support original camera and aftermarket cameras

You can check more information at Seicane Official! They provide excellent service to each customer.


Section 2, Doing the best preparation

First of all, no matter what kind of job you do, you need to prepare tools to help you work conveniently and quickly. The tools you need to use for removing and installing a radio will include plastic pry tools, screwdrivers in different sizes, tape, electric drill and so on.

Secondly, as you can find, there are lots of car plugs we will work on, thus, powering off the car before working on the radio system is must. Keeping safety.

Lastly, do not put the disassembled accessories everywhere, or you may not find them in time.

Section 3, Removing and installing steps

Now, let’s follow below steps to start. See the original radio system.


Step 1, Use plastic pry tool to remove the A/C panel. Mind your hands, be careful not to scratch the panel.


Step 2, Take down the A/C panel, disconnect the plug.


Step 3, Remove two screws that fixed the car radio screen, one on left side, another on right side.


Step 4, Take down the car screen and unplug the connectors.


Step 5, Remove two screws that fixed the DVD button panel.


Step 6, Pry to remove the A/C button panel.


Step 7, Take out the DVD unit, unplug the power cable and the fiber optical connector (if with OEM fiber optical).


Step 8, Before using the aftermarket car radio screen, check its parts whether in good condition.


Step 9, Use new cable to connect the unplugged fiber optical connector (if with OEM fiber optical). If you are not sure the connectors, read the user manual.


Step 10, Then connect other new cables to the DVD unit, and install it back to the dashboard.


Step 11, Install back the DVD button panel as well as A/C button panel.


Step 12, Connect the new radio screen and fix it well.


Step 13, Finally, install back the A/C panel.


Step 14, You can turn on the car to use the new radio system to check whether everything works normally. If there is problem, it’s advised to double check the wiring condition and ask professional after-sale service if needed.


A Guide for Installing Seicane 10.25” Upgraded Touchscreen Radio in 2010 2011 2012 2013 BMW X5 E70 (CIC System)

seicane-car-stereo-navigation-systemAs one of popular aftermarket car radio suppliers, Seicane offers quality and affordable Android car radio with GPS for various car models. These radio system are easy to use, comes with lots of amazing functions and keep stable performance, greatly improving your driving experience.

For BMW vehicles, Seicane released the H8 series car screen which BMW owners can used it to replace their small factory screen and enrich more functions. Now at this post, you’ll learn to know how to install the Seicane H814 , a 10.25” Upgraded Touchscreen Radio, in 2010 2011 2012 2013 BMW X5 E70 (CIC System).

  • Basic Tools: Plastic pry tools, screwdrivers
  • Note: Ensure the car power is cut off before working.

The removal and installation steps

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 screws that fixed the original radio screen, take it down and unplug the connectors.


Step 3, Remove screws that fixed the button panel, they pry to open it and take it down, as well as disconnect the plugs.s3-1s3-2s3-3

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


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 screen and original DVD unit.s6

Step 7, Turn on your 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.  s7

By checking this guide, you may realize that indeed this is the easiest way to upgrade a radio in BMW vehicles when compare to installing an aftermarket radio system in other cars. Then, what people say about Seicane H814 Android touchscreen radio for 2010-2013 BMW X5 E70 (CIC System)? Let’s check out.

This unit is made of a big screen, when I watch videos and use navigation, I can see everything very clear. It always keeps my eyes in the most comfortable condition.” – Jay

Well, I love listening to radios, one of my favorites about this touch screen is it provides FM and AM radio worldwide, I am given lots of radio choices by this product.” – Andy

I own a second-hand BMW X5 E70 (CIC) which doesn’t come rear view camera, while I am the guy who can’t park and reverse a car well. After installing this Seicane car radio and adding the rear view camera, now I can park the car easily with the help of HD rear images.” - Rolla

It took me some time to find a suitable car screen to replace my 2012 BMW X5 E70’s basic screen. My friend recommended the Seicane and there turned out that every penny is worth it. This unit is easy to install, plug and play, and comes with lots amazing functions, adding more fun in my drive.” - Edward

Now, find your ideal radio in Seicane!