Depending on different manufacturers, years and models, car radios vary from each other, so as there will be various ways to make changes when it comes to upgrading the original radio system. If you are searching for a best way to upgrade your 2010-2013 BMW X5 E70 (CIC System) factory radio, here is your destination. In this post, we’ll tell you a super easy way to upgrade BMW E70’s basic radio – just need to replace the original screen for a large Android touch screen.
Section 1, The preparation work
New screen – Here we recommend the Seicane Android Touch Screen for 2010-2013 BMW X5 E70 (CIC System). It comes a 10.25” big display integrated multiple technologies that is able to provide many functions, greatly improving our driving experience.
Needed tools – The convenient tools will include plastic pry tools and screwdrivers with different size.
Safety tip – As we will work on various car plugs, it’s the must to cut off the car power before doing anything.
Section 2, The removal of the original radio
Step 1, Use the plastic pry tool to pry open the A/C outlet, take down the outlet and disconnect its plug.
Step 2, Remove screws that fixed the original radio screen, take it down and unplug the connectors.
Step 3, Remove screws that fixed the button panel, they pry to open it and take it down, as well as disconnect the plugs.
Step 4, Remove screws that fixed the original CD unit, take it down and unplug all the connectors.
Section 3, The installation of Seicane touchscreen head unit
Step 5, Have a check for the wiring harness as well as other accessories of the new radio screen system from Seicane.
Step 6, Connect the new wiring harness to car plugs, then correspondingly connect the new radio screen and original CD unit.
Step 7, Turn on your car to test the new radio system, if everything works normally, then install all the car parts back. If there is problem, check carefully whether the cables are connected correctly.
Section 4, Exploring the Seicane Android car radio system
Advanced configuration to keep stable performance
The product is equipped with the latest Android system (version 10.0), with RAM/ROM up to 4GB/64GB and 8-core 1.8GHz Snapdragon msm8953 CPU chip, offering smooth&fast operation as well as keeping stable performance. Its screen resolution can be up to 1920*720, so you will have a perfect viewing experience when watch videos.
More entertainments to add joy
The navigation always plays an important role in our drive, while another essential function must be entertainment. Not only can this Seicane head unit for BMW E70 CIC support GPS navigation with accurate and timely route information, but provides different entertainment ideas to help ease our driving boredom and fatigue, such as listening to FM/AM/RDS radios, playing latest music online, watching interesting online videos etc. What’s more, there is built-in Carplay, once connecting your phone to the radio system, you can freely use the phone applications.
Additional functions to improve driving safety
As we can see, the application of the Bluetooth call greatly reduces the traffic accidents. And surely Seicane incorporated Bluetooth technology in their radios, drivers can use Bluetooth call as well as stream Bluetooth music. On the other hand, the radio is able to be connected to external car camera including DVR, rear view camera etc, to add more safety to your drive.
Experiencing extraordinary driving on the road with Seicane!