10 Steps to Install a 12.3” Touch Screen in Audi Q5 (2009-2017)

Technologies in the Automobile Industry always bring big changes to our life. As one of powerful technological designs in vehicles, the radio system plays an essential role in driving. The fact is an intelligent, easy-to-use and multifunctional radio can greatly improve driving experience whenever and wherever you go.

As you can find, not all cars come with good stereos from the factory, the best way to make our basic stereo better is to install an upgraded aftermarket one. While due to the make, year and model of the car, there will be different ways as well as difficulties to do. In this post, we would like let you know how to install a 12.3″ touch screen in Audi Q5 (2009-2017), hope you can get some tips from it.

Important preparations

Unit: Android Touch Screen Radio for 2009-2017 Audi Q5 (Seicane S04Q51N)

Tools: Including plastic pry tools, screwdrivers.

Note: Cut off the car power to ensure safety work.

Step to remove factory radio system

Step 1, Pry to open the trim panel of the car screen, remove the panel, and unplug the connectors.

Step 2, Remove 4 screws that fixed the screen, take out the screen, and unplug its connectors.

Step 3, Pry to open the A/C outlet, take down the outlet, and disconnect the plugs.

Step 4, Pry to remove the A/C button panel, take it down and unplug the connectors.

Step 5, Remove 4 screws that fixed the host, pull it out and disconnect its plugs.

Steps to install new touch screen

Step 6, Take a check at the wiring harness and other accessories of the new touch screen from Seicane, ensure they are in good conditions.


Step 7, Correspondingly connect the new wiring harness to the car plugs. You’d better to have a look at the radio manual if you are not sure the plugs.

Step 8, Connect the original host and install it back to the dashboard.

Step 9, Install the screen bracket, then connect the screen to the dashboard, and tighten the screws to fix it.

Step 10, Power on the car to test the new radio system. If it functions normally, install all car parts back; if there is a problem, check the wiring conditions.

By upgrading the factory small screen to a 12.3” Android touch screen, not only your viewing experience greatly improved, but also you can enjoy more fun. This unit offers kinds of methods to ease your driving fatigue and boredom, you can enjoy wonderful songs,  listen to interesting AM/FM radios, watch amazing Youtube videos etc.

On the other hand, this intelligent radio system can help you drive safer. It comes with built-in Bluetooth module which you can connect your phone to the radio, allows you to make hand-free calls while  keep safe on the road. If you add a rear view camera to it, every time when you park and reverse the car, you can check the rear images to know rear situation, thus do the parking job easily.

Since it used the latest Android system (version 10.0) and equipped with high quality snapdragon msm8953 8-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, it is able to respond fast and keep stable performance.

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