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.