Do you find your factory radio can’ t work as well as it used to or it can’t be compatible with many up-to-date features? If you say yes, it’s wise of you to replace it with a new aftermarket radio. And you don’t have to worry about the installation which is not too hard. Now I’ d like to introduce a detailed 2002-2007 BMW X5 E53 M5 radio installation guide from Seicane to you as a reference.
Some tips before the installation:
- Please disconnect the power before the installation.
- Please prepare a lever and a screwdriver before the removal and the installation.
- Please keep all the separate parts from the car. Please take great care of the dashboard to avoid scratching it during its detachment and installation. Please keep handy any parts from the car and make use of all the original screws from the car as much as possible. so each related part of the unit can be fixed securely.
2002-2007 BMW X5 E53 M5 radio installation guide
1.The original dashboard.
2.Use a plastic trim tool to remove trim strip.
3.Remove screws marked by red arrows.
4.Take out original DVD player of the car.
5.Pull out original power plug of the car.
6.Connect the power cables as the picture shows.
7.Remove screws in the spare tire in the trunk.
8.Take out the spare tire.
9.Remove four screws marked with red arrows.
10.Remove screws in triangle crutch.
11.Take out triangle crutch.
12.Connect original plug of the car with power plug of DVD GPS.
13.Connect the new Seicane radio to the original wiring harness as the user manual or the wiring diagram shows.
14.Turn on the new Seicane radio to have a careful check if everything works well. If it doesn’t, please check whether all the cables are connected correctly.
15.Put the new Seicane radio into the dash and install the four screws.
16.Install the trim panel into its original place.
Please don’t pull out the GPS SD card with the power on in case of data corruption.
Installation tips for the GPS antenna.
Please don’t shorten or lengthen the GPS antenna to avoid a short circuit or antenna problems. Please place the antenna on the dashboard or on the roof of the car in a horizontal position as best as possible. If there if any film on the windows and heat insulation in the car, it may have a direct effect on the GPS antenna, like positioning precision and signal intensity.
That’s all the installation guide for a 2002-2007 BMW X5 E53 M5 radio, wish you can get help from that. If you have any question, you can turn to your dealer for help. If it’ the first time for you to replace your factory radio, you can ask a professional for help. Besides, you need to check the compatibility of your new radio. If you have no idea about that, you can refer to this intelligent 2002-2007 BMW X5 E53 M5 radio from Seicane, please click for more details:
With this BMW X5 E53 M5 radio in your car, you won’t get lost any more under the reliable guidance offered by the worldwide real-time GPS. To simply connect with your enabled mobile phone, you are able to make and receive phone calls without taking your hands off the steering wheel. Besides, the Bluetooth music can also be available in this way to relax both you and your passengers on the long and tiresome trips.