What are the simplest way to install BMW Series 5 Stereo Navigation System with Bluetooth Carplay

In celebration of International Women’s Day, I hang out with my best friend yesterday and she brought me a big surprise which is a new head unit that just fit for my BMW Series 5. When I first receive this gift, the joy has filled with my heart and I can’t wait to replace it at once. Fortunately, everything goes well after I absorb some relevant and useful technical knowledge online. Here I would like to share some experience about how to install BMW Series 5 Stereo in the simplest way for those beginners as a reference.



Before installation, you should pay attention to some important tips. First of all, you can disconnect the power and prepare some tools such as lever before the removal and the installation. Secondly, you should keep all the separate parts from the car and take great care of the dashboard to avoid scratching it during its detachment and installation.

Last but not least, you should keep handy any parts from the car and make use of all the original screws from the car as much as possible so that each related part of the unit can be fixed securely.

Installation Instruction of Navigation for BMW 5 Series E60 2009-2012 Radio

Step 1: Take off the left screw and the right screw.



Step 2: Lever original car screen frame and Pull out the frame.



Step 3: Disconnect LVDS connector and the power cable.



Step 4: Lever the vent panel as reveal from the right side and the middle vent panel from the bottom.



Step 5: Lever the left panel as reveal and Take off the emergency light cable.



Step 6: Take off the left screw and the screws on the right side.



Step 7: Pull out the air conditioner panel and Unplug air conditioner connectors



Step 8: Lever the box from the right side and the same box from its left side.



Step 9: Take off the 2 screws, then Pull out the head unit and disconnect power cable.



Step 10: Pull out new wires( power cable, USB wire,GPS antenna) and original car LVDS connector.



Step 11: Connect above wires with the new android screen



Step 12: Install new screen, first put bottom inside, then fix the screen to stand and adjust to exact screw position on the top.



Step 13: Fix the screws and take out original car optical fiber connector.



Step 14: Connect original car power cable with new power cable and the unplugged fiber optical connector with new wiring.



Step 15: Connect new power cable with the car head unit, then Install the head unit and fix the 2 screws.



Step 16: Put the AC vent assembly back and fix 2 screws.



Step 17: After installing AC panel, Connect emergency light wire and Put emergency light assembly back.


Does this essay tapped your sense familiar to you after you reading these steps? Hope it can help you and I believe you can get a sense of achievement and value if you accomplish by your hands. If you have hard time installing car touchscreen by yourself, you can ask for your car dealer for help or search for some technical service by paying for some money. But for those who are reluctant to go outer assistance, I would like to recommend the link of BMW 5 Series stereo replacement to them, as there are full of variety of resources. Just visit it if you like.





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!


10.25” Android Car Screen for 2013-2016 BMW 3 Series F30 F31 F34 F35 (EVO) Replacement Guide

car-radioReplacing 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.


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



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.

How to Upgrade Your BMW 3 Series Factory Radio Screen?

More and more car owners choose to install an aftermarket android car stereo system for their cars since the factory one can’t meet their needs. Some of factory radios are easy to replace, some of may be tricky, all depends on your car make, models and year. If you have a BMW 3 Series and just want to upgrade its radio screen, you are right here. With below instructions, it’s quick and easy to replace the original car screen with an Bluetooth stereo system.

Important information

Here is the original car radio system.


Part 1, Steps of removing the factory radio system

Step 1, To remove the A/C vent: Use the plastic pry tool to pry the A/C vent, take it down and unplug the connector.



Step 2, Remove these two screws that fixed the original radio screen, take down the screen and disconnect its plugs.


Step 3, Remove screws that fixed the CD button panel, take down the panel and unplug the connectors.3-1 3-2

Step 4, Remove screws that fixed the original CD unit, pull the unit out and unplug the connectors.4-1 4-2

The removal work is done.

Part 2, Steps of installing the Seicane radio screen for BMW

Step 5, Check the wiring harness and other accessories of the new radio screen. Correspondingly connect the new cables to car plugs. Take a look at the user manual to check the ports if you are not sure what they are.

Step 6, Connect the new radio screen and original CD unit to the car with the new wiring harness. Be careful and patient.6

Step 7, Now you can turn on the car to test whether the new radio system functions normally. If there is no problem, install all the accessories including CD button panel and A/C vent back. If it doesn’t work, please check whether cables are connected correctly.seicane-radio-screen

About the Android radio screen from Seicane

This product is easy to install, plug and play since you don’t need to change the original CD unit. You can still use the original car functions after installing this radio, they are kept as before.

The greatest feature of the unit is it comes with a 10.25″ display which looks very exquisite. When you watch videos and use navigation, you enjoy a perfect view. Besides, it supports Carplay. Just use a Carplay USB dongle to connect your phone and the radio system, then you can freely enjoy your smartphone Carplay function in your car.

If there is no reversing camera function in you car before, after installing this multifunctional car radio, you can connect a rear view camera to it, every time when you park and reverse the car, it will automatically switch to the parking image to help you park easily.bmw


An Incredible Easy Way to Upgrade 2016 2017 BMW X1 F48 (NBT System) Stereo

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.

Important information

  1. Stereo option: Seicane Android Touchscreen Car Stereo
  2. Tools: Plastic pry tools, screwdrivers.
  3. 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.


Upgrade Car Stereos to Latest 2006-2011 BMW 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Double Din Radio with WIFI Mirrorlink Rearview DVD


It’s a double din OEM aftermarket radio DVD for 2006-2011 BMW 3 E90 E91 E92 E93. This unit has many amazing functions, check it out: http://www.seicane.com/double-din-pure-android-4-2-gps-radio-stereo-for-2006-2011-bmw-3-e90-e91-e92-e93-316i-316d-318i-318d-320i-320si-320d-323i-323d-bluetooth-3g-wifi-dvd-player-k790


If you are looking for a new head unit for your BMW, you are welcome to check out this BMW 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 double din radio to see if it fits your car.


If the CD player position height of your car is 2 din, and the shape of your dashboard is the same as this unit, it may fit your car. If it doesn’t fit your car, you can check out the functions in it, and take them as preference.


Car owners upgrade original car stereos for many reasons. And, most of them upgrade head units for new functions. There are many functions in a car DVD player now. It’s not only a media for music play or radio, but also a media supports many high-tech applications.


BMW 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Double Din radio

BMW 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Double Din radio

Talking about new head units, many people will think of navigation system. Nearly all of the aftermarket stereos support navigation now. As we know, some navigation software support 3D maps and voice navigation, some even support automatically route re-planning function, such as, the IGO sygic map.


If you want to run a GPS map in your head unit, you should buy a new car stereo which supports navigation system. And, the GPS map should be stored in a SD card and be input in to the head unit. The map should be installed in your car stereo so that it can work. After these, you can set routes in the GPS navigation system and drive with it. It’s convenient and helpful to drivers.


Another convenient function in car stereo would be the Mirrorlink function. In many cases, it’s an optional function. If you have it in your head unit, you are able to control your cell phone in the head unit.


You don’t need to take out your phone to check what’s going on during driving. You can just check the big screen in head unit, and pick up phone calls in steering wheel buttons if your head unit has CANBUS function, too.


Some car owners not only want new functions, but also want upgraded old functions, such as, radio and CD function.


These functions are old but be upgraded in new head units now. Let’s take the BMW 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 double din radio at the beginning of the text for example.


BMW 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Double Din radio

BMW 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Double Din radio 

The radio function in it has standard AM/FM tuner with RDS. You are able to preset 30 stations for AM/FM. It can select radio station precisely. You can enjoy radio all the way.


The CD player is upgraded to DVD player. You can play disc of DVD/DIVX/MP4/MP3/MP2/VCD format in it. And, it has anti shock memory and last position memory feature. You can play media from last position and enjoy them.


You cannot make wallpapers by yourself in the past in a head unit, but you can do that in this head unit now. It supports wallpaper DIY, Illumination DIY and Main menu DIY.


You can play songs from IPod or IPhone in this unit, too. It supports IPod music playing while charging. You just need to use a USB cable to connect the device to this unit.


What more do you want from this unit? It also supports car speed DVR, rearview camera and digital TV. You will find that it’s greater than you thought. How about to know more about it on website? Here’s the link of this BMW 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 double din radio: http://www.seicane.com/double-din-pure-android-4-2-gps-radio-stereo-for-2006-2011-bmw-3-e90-e91-e92-e93-316i-316d-318i-318d-320i-320si-320d-323i-323d-bluetooth-3g-wifi-dvd-player-k790