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.

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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.

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

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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

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Part 1, Removal work

Step 1, Use the plastic pry tool to remove the button panel.

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Step 2, Take down the button panel and unplug the connectors.

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Step 3, Remove screws that fixed the CD unit, take it out, and unplug the connectors.

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Step 4, Pry to remove the A/C vent panel, take it down and disconnect the plug.

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Step 5, Remove screws that fixed the car stereo screen, take down the screen and disconnect the plugs.

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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.

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Step 7, Connect the original CD unit to the car with the new wiring harness.

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Step 8, Then install the CD unit to the dashboard, tighten the screws.

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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.

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Step 10, Install the A/C vent panel back.

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Step 11, Install the button panel back. The whole installation finished.

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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.

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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