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An Easy Way to Upgrade 2009 2010 BMW 5 Series E60 Radio System

For me, one of the most exciting moments was gifted a BMW E60 from my uncle at my 22nd birthday. You can imagine that how I love it so much!

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Even if it has been used for 5 years, the BMW E60 is still almost perfect for me, but sure there is room to be changed, right? Last month, I removed the old radio screen and installed an upgraded touchscreen in the car. Not for special reasons, but I think there should be some changes in my car and replacing the original screen may be a good start.

Thankfully, it was not so hard to do the replacement, I finished the work myself. You’ll find instruction of every step below.

New Radio: Seicane Touchscreen Android Car Radio System (Model: H806)

Tools: Plastic pry tools, screwdrivers

Note: Power off the car at first to ensure safety.

The removal and installation processes

This is the original radio system screen.

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Step 1, Pry to remove the A/C vent panel, take it down and unplug connector.

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Step 2, Remove screws that fixed the CD button panel, take down the panel and unplug connector.

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Step 3, Pry the button panel at the bottom, take it down and unplug connector.

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Step 4, Remove screws that fixed the CD unit, take down the unit and unplug its connectors.

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Step 5, Remove screws that fixed the radio screen, take down the screen and unplug connector.

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Step 6, Check the new wiring harness of the Seicane radio screen system, and connect them to the car plugs.

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Step 7, Connect the new radio screen with the new wiring harness.

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Step 8, Connect the original radio CD unit, and install it back.

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Step 9, Install the bottom button panel back.

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Step 10, Install the CD button panel back.

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Step 11, Tighten the screws of the new radio screen to fix it.

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Step 12, Finally, install the A/C vent panel back.

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Step 13, Turn on your car to test the working conditions of the new radio system.

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About Seicane radio screen for BMW E60

  • Equipped with 8.8” IPS screen at exquisite design, it’s fast to response, smooth to operate, no light reflecting and no watermarks when touch.
  • Comes with built-in Bluetooth and supports Carplay, giving you more choice of entertainment to avoid boredom and tiredness during trips.
  • Supports original car functions, keeping you as comfortable operating experience as before.
  • Provides clearer and HD navigation information for you, always arriving your destination without any trouble.
  • Also be able to support rear view camera, and this would assist you to park and reverse the car easily.

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