When you decide to upgrade or change some parts of your 2013 2014 2015 2016 BMW 5 Series F10/F11 (NBT), you are provided with lots of choices like repainting it, adding auto tint film, using new chairs, or replacing the factory car screen for a bigger one.
Recently, car screen replacement is one of popular ways in BMW modification as the owners hope for a better in-car life while the car stereo system is the needed part. With a better stereo, enjoy more comfortable drive.
How to install new 2013-2016 BMW 5 Series F10/F11 (NBT) touch screen?
Before you taking any action, I would like to suggest you to read this guide about installation of 2013-2016 BMW 5 Series F10/F11 (NBT) Android touchscreen, more or less, you will be benefited from it.
|New screen: 10.25” Android Touchscreen for BMW (Seicane H812)
Working tools: Plastic pry tools, screwdrivers, tape, electric drill etc.
Safety tip: Power off the car before working on the radio system, ensuring safety.
See the factory radio system.
Step 1, Use plastic pry tool to remove the A/C panel. Mind your hands to avoid scratching the car.
Step 2, Take down the A/C panel and unplug the connector.
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 disconnect its plugs.
Step 5, Remove two screws that fixed the DVD button panel.
Step 6, Pry to remove the A/C button panel.
Step 7, Pull out the DVD unit, unplug the power cable and the fiber optical connector (if you got an OEM fiber optical).
Step 8, Before using the aftermarket car radio screen of Seicane, check its parts whether in good condition.
Step 9, Use new power harness to connect the unplugged fiber optical connector (if with OEM fiber optical). In the whole wiring process, check the user manual for convenient help.
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.
How to choose new touchscreen stereo for your BMW vehicle?
Touchscreen stereos often comes lots of cool features. They have bigger screen, built-in navigation and Bluetooth, support FM/AM/RDS radio, as well car cameras. Some of them are able to apply Carply/Android Auto, which you can integrate your phone and make it work better and safer while you’re driving for both listening to music as well as communication.
In terms of picking out the right stereo head unit, make sure you are clear of these questions,
- What kind of sound system do you want?
- What functions do you need?
- Do you limit the budget?
- Will you install it yourself?
Making a buying plan helps a lot and thanks to the Internet, now it’s easy to find a stereo that fits your car. Some well-known radio brands like Seicane not only provide quality products, they also offer installation guide to assist customers.