There are so many parts of a car. More or less, we may be not satisfied with some of them, that’s the reason why there is still room for car improvement that even drivers can do it themselves. For example, recently, lots of car owners upgraded the factory radio system to an aftermarket large screen head unit. Compared to the old radio, the new radio system provides more fun and helps improve drivers’ safety on the road.
If you are looking for a way to upgrade your Mercedes Benz C Class (2014-2018) radio, you are right here. The following is a guide about how to install a 10.25” Android radio head unit in a Mercedes Benz C Class. Take a look at it and learn more about car radio upgrade.
How to remove the 2014-2018 Mercedes Benz C Class radio?
To remove the old radio, we should have plastic pry tools and screwdrivers in hand. And before working, it’s required to power off the car battery, making everything safe.
Take a look at the original radio system.
Step 1, Use a plastic pry tool to pry up on the speaker cover that is on the dashboard top and right behind the car screen.
Step 2, Use screwdriver to remove two screws that are holding the bracket in place for the stock screen.
Step 3, Pull out the old screen and disconnect the two connections on the back of the bracket.
Step 4, Press to open the armrest box near the handbrake, then use a pry tool to remove the silver trim piece of the center console.
Step 5, Remove the two screws.
Step 6, Then you can lift up on the center console, just set it aside.
Step 7, Next, remove two screws that fixed the original radio unit.
Step 8, Pull out the original radio unit and remove the connections. At this moment, you finish the removal of the factory radio.
How to put a new Android radio in the car?
With a new head unit in hand, you can install it to the car by following below steps.
Step 9, Connect cables of the new touchscreen radio system to the car plugs.
Step 10, Keep the original radio unit, connect it again to the car via the new wiring cables, and install it back to the dashboard.
Step 11, Connect and place well the AUX connector. It’s for audio/video input.
Step 12, Install back the center console as well as the silver trim piece.
Step 13, Install the new bracket (used to stabilize the new screen), pull the new cable ports (used to connect the new car screen) go through the new bracket, then fix the new bracket well.
Step 14, Connect the new screen to the car.
Step 15, Fix well the new screen.
Step 16, Finally, install back the speaker cover.
Step 17, Now you can turn on the car to test the new Android radio system.
What can the 2014-2018 Mercedes Benz C Class new radio do?
Play HD videos & quality music
A big screen provides better viewing experience when watching videos. Besides, when you play music, you can even set the DSP to get perfect sound effects. Since this 2014-2018 Mercedes Benz C Class Android car radio supports 4G/WIFI network, you can access the Internet to explore fun videos and more music, as well won’t miss the latest news on the Internet.
Apply Apple Carplay
The Carplay function is the most advanced application about phone connection technology. Using Carplay, your radio acts as an Apple phone, you are able to use the phone navigation, music, videos, telephone function etc. What’s more, all these can be controlled by SIRI, adding much safety and convenience to the drive.
Navigate the best route
There are so many roads and we need reliable navigation system to take us to destinations. This GPS car radio supports various map apps and online/offline map navigation. With the accurate traffic information, we get to our destination quickly and safely.
The Bluetooth is another way to connect your phone to the radio. By Bluetooth connection, you can use phone’s media resources on the radio. You can also make hand free calls when there is any call during driving, this makes you drive safer.
Support external car cameras
Most drivers have troubles in reversing and parking a car. Don’t worry, the large touchscreen radio head unit can solve.Just installing a rear view camera, everytime when you reverse the car, the radio screen will automatically show you clear rear view situations, which help you park the car easier.
If you can not stand the terrible factory radio, why not replace it?