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!


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



Step 9, Install the bottom button panel back.


Step 10, Install the CD button panel back.


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


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


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


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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