What Car Upgrades You Can Do?

For some people, due to various reasons, a factory car may not perfectly meets their needs, as a result, they decide to make some car upgrades.

There are many car upgrade projects such as tires, paint, seats, brakes etc. If you want to upgrade your factory car, you must learn to know the reasonable and illegal upgrades. While in this post, we would like to share with you some reasonable upgrades.

Change the tire style

As long as the size of the wheel is consistent with the registration certificate, the style can be changed, even if the four wheel styles are different. However, I suggest that the modification of the tire still needs careful consideration, because it is an important part to support the car. If something happens to the tire, it will be more dangerous than the brake.

Install luggage racks

If you love to go road trips and have a SUV or MPV, you may need to add luggage racks to the car, so you can pack more useful things to have a better trip. Just keep in mind that the height of the installed luggage racks must be controlled within the range of 300 mm.

Replace the factory radio

This has been the most popular car upgrade. A lot of drivers get a touch screen Android radio head unit to their dashboard. The big screen not only looks exquisite, but provides various useful functions. Compared to the standard radio, the touch screen radio can support GPS navigation, Carplay or Android Auto, 1080P video, rear view camera, dash cam etc, making your drive more fun and convenient.

Install aftermarket sound system

The fact is that we always listen to music whenever wherever we drive. But not all car brings wonderful sound effect, we have to install some aftermarket sound systems for quality sound. Anyway, you can find affordable stuff after costing some time on searches.

Consider massaging and heated seats

On long drives, it’s great to get a massage to keep relax. And, on cold mornings, heated seats warm you up before your car’s system blows hot. There are many models available for less than $100. All you have to do is put it in place and plug it into your car’s power source.

Add fog lights for bad weather assistance

Fog lights rarely are standard equipment, and although they’re only necessary for bad weather conditions, they’re incredibly useful — and safe — in limited-visibility driving conditions. They emit light from a bar-shaped beam pointed toward the road at a sharp angle, illuminating the ground immediately in front of the car without reflecting light back at the driver off of dust, rain, heavy snow and, of course, fog.

There are more common upgrades than we discussed in this short list. You can dig into fuel upgrades, bigger intake manifolds, engine internals and more. However, before taking any car upgrade project, you must know everything about it.

How to Install a 12.3″ Touch Screen to 2014-2019 Lexus RX?

In the modern society, full-size screen smartphone, laptop, TVs etc. are seen everywhere. They greatly improve our visual experience. The good news is that now you have chance to put a large screen head unit in your car dashboard too, making daily drive more convenient.

Last week, I just replaced the small screen of my 2019 Lexus RX to a 12.3-inch head unit. Compared to the old screen, it looks very exquisite, not only shows information super clear, but comes with various useful functions. Now, let me tell you how I did the replacement job.

This is the original radio screen of my ride, the available section is a half of the new radio.

About the removal and installation part

To be honest, it’s not a difficult DIY project, most people can do that. The tools we need are plastic pry tools and screwdrivers. Before working, we must power off the car battery to keep safety. Let’s get started.

1, Remove the armrest part between the front seats, and disconnect its plug.

2, Remove the side panels of the left and right.

3, Remove these frames that fixed the radio system.

4, Remove the screws that fixed the radio unit, then pull out the unit.

5, Pry to remove this plastic piece near the radio screen.

6, Take away this protective panel of the screen.

7, Remove all the screws that fixed the screen.

8, Take off the screen and disconnect its plugs.

9, Have a check for the new touch screen radio head unit.

10, Use the new cables to connect to the original radio unit.

11, Then connect the new screen and install it back.

12, Turn on the car to test the new radio system.

About the new large screen head unit

I was recommended to get this (2014-2019) Lexus RX touch screen radio from Seicane, and it didn’t let me down.

The head unit is designed with 12.3” big screen, smooth to operate and fast to respond. I can watch 1080P video, apply off-line navigation, check driving information etc.

On the other hand, it absolutely brings Carplay function, that you can freely use phone applications like call, music, map on the radio screen. You are able to install backup camera to the car, and the screen will show you the rear images whenever you reverse and park car.

Drivers are highly advised to use large screen stereo system when there is only old standard radio in their cars. That stuff makes your every drive better.

How to Install A Touchscreen Android Stereo to Peugeot 206 (2000-2016)?

Many cars only come with a standard radio system that has no large touchscreen and brings simple functions. So, as far as I’m concerned, in terms of car upgrade or car modification, these old factory radio units should be moved at first.

The following content is about how to upgrade factory radio of Peugeot 206 (2000-2016). We got the old system removed, and installed an aftermarket touchscreen head unit to the dash.

Part 1, Steps to remove and install the (2000-2016) Peugeot 206 radio

This is one of the Peugeot 206 factory radios.

First of all, before starting to work, we need to prepare tools including plastic pry tools and screwdrivers. And keep in mind that the car power must be cut off to ensure safety.

Step 1, Using the plastic pry tool to remove the top cover of the factory radio.

Step 2, After removing the top cover, you can see there are two screws that fixed the radio system, use the screwdriver to remove the screws. Then you can take down the whole radio system. And all the connectors should be unplugged.

Step 3, Following we can check the new touchscreen radio system, correspondingly connect the new cables to its. Take a look at the user manual if you are not sure the interfaces.

Step 4, In this step, we need to remove the A/C outlets of the factory radio, and install them to the new radio.

Step 5, Now you can install the new radio system to the dashboard. Make sure the cables are correctly connected. Then turn on the car to test whether the new radio works normally. When there is problem, double check the wiring condition, or contact sell for help.

Part 2, Let’s explore the fantastic features of the new radio stereo system

Obviously a touchscreen car stereo system looks beautiful. We can operate it by touch screen or the steering wheel, super convenient. The big screen also shows clearer and more information. For navigation, large screen always be the first main role.

The unit is equipped with Android 11 system, we can freely download various APPs on the Android Store. In terms of phone connection application, you are given 3 methods to do, via USB, via Bluetooth and via Carplay. Carplay is the most powerful feature since it keeps us to use the navigation, music on the radio as on the phone.

Compared to the standard radio, this upgraded touchscreen stereo is able to provide rear view images once we connect backup camera to the car. With the rear view images, we see rear situation clearly when reversing and parking car, avoiding collision.

All in all, there are also many other useful functions brought by the touchscreen Android radio, I am sure your drive must be better with such amazing radio.

How to Install Android Radio Tesla Screen to Ford Fiesta (2009-2014)?

Recently, many Ford Fiesta owners are planning to upgrade their factory radio. Most of them prefer Tesla screen head unit as it looks exquisite and the big screen makes everything work simply.

As one of Ford Fiesta car owners and to help these drivers solve the problems, here I will share my experience of how to install an Android Tesla touchscreen to the car and how it makes my drive better.

Part 1, Get a Tesla screen radio to my car

Before finding the suitable radio head unit for Ford Fiesta, I took some time to do researches, as you know there are various options on the Internet. Considering the budget, shipment, after-sales service and radio functions, finally I chose a Seicane car radio (model: H7668). The unit comes a 9.7″ IPS screen, 8-core CPU, with built-in Carplay/Android Auto and DSP setting for quality sound effect. It also provides many functions like navigation, rear view camera supported, A/C control etc. I love it so much.

Part 2, The removal and installation steps

There are two must-do things before working, one is preparing the needed tools including a plastic pry tool and the screwdrivers. Another is powering off the car to ensure a safe work.

Take a look the original car radio system.

1, Use a plastic pry tool to remove the small piece and the top plastic cover.

2, Unscrew the screws that fix the button control panel, take down the panel and unplug its connector.

3, Then you can pull out the main unit, and also need to unplug its connectors.

4, Next, let’s unscrew the screws that fix the small screen, take it off and disconnect the plug.

5, At this moment, we finish the removal job, now we can move to the installation steps. Firstly, check all the parts of the Seicane Android radio system, make sure they are in good condition.

6, Connect the new wiring cables to the car, just check the manual if you are not sure the interfaces.

7, After connecting the cables, we need to remove the A/C outlets of the button control panel, then install them to the new radio. Lastly, we can install the whole new radio to the dash, make sure the cables are correctly connected.

8, Following we can turn on the car to check whether the new radio stereo system work normally. If not, double check the wiring conditions or contact the seller for help.

Part 3, The powerful functions of the Seicane radio

Say true, this Ford Fiesta Android Tesla radio of Seicane is really well-look, adding much beauty to the interior. What’s more, it brings lots of useful functions that make my drive better.

First of all, it’s large touchscreen, easy to operate and things are clearly to see, which helps increase driving safety. On the other hand, when I go to a new place, I prefer using the navigation on the radio, you know, the screen is bigger than the phone.

As far as I’m concerned, Carplay is the most powerful feature, because it gives us the ability to use phone applications like phone call, phone map, phone music etc. on the radio screen, super convenient. Another outstanding feature should be the compatibility of car cameras, and it can support the 360°camera, no worry about the driving collisions.

Now you see, if I still keep using the original button-operated radio, I can’t do these fun things.

Why We Need Touchscreen Head Unit in the Car?

Nowadays, more and more cars are equipped with large touchscreen head unit. Not only the screen looks exquisite, but it provides lots of outstanding functions. All we have to acknowledge that these touchscreens do greatly improve our driving styles.

Super Convenient to Use, Good Vision Experience

The comparison between the car touch screen radio system and the traditional button-operated radio is just like the difference between a Nokia and an iPhone. The button-operated radio needs a lot of space to arrange the buttons. And most of the buttons are in irregular order, causing some time to find what we need. However, when there is large screen unit, we not only can see all information clearly, but we can use it fast and conveniently with some clicks. This user-friendly design simplifies operations.

Intelligent Artificial Communication

“Hey Siri, turn on the music.” Now Siri is no longer just for Apple Phones, you can talk to Siri on the touchscreen radio. This artificial communication is another outstanding features brought by the touchscreen radio. Lots of operations such as turning on the audio, turning on the air conditioner, adjusting the windows and other commands can be completed through voice, which greatly reduces the the danger of our driving. Although some advanced instructions can not be completed, but with the passage of time, this technology will be conquered sooner or later.

Integrated with Smartphone Application

One of the powerful function of the touchscreen radio is that it gives you the ability to use your phone apps on the radio screen. By connecting the phone to the radio via Android Auto, Carplay, Carlife and Mirrorlink, you can easily use phone apps like music, map, call on the radio screen. In this way, you can keep a safer drive.

Adding Much Joy and Safety to Your Drive

Apart from above advantages, the touchscreen Android radio system also provides many other functions, making your drive fun and safe. For example, when you are tired on a long drive, you can listen to online music and FM/AM radio to keep fresh. When you need to go to a unfamiliar destination, you can apply the GPS navigation system to plan the best route. What’s more, the touchscreen radio is compatible with various rear view cameras. And with the help of the rearview images, we can park the car easily and safely.

Whatever your car is, you can find the suitable head unit online. Seicane is one of the popular car radio brands, who comes with more than 10-year history, provides quality and multifunctional touchscreen radios all over and world. Now you should consider to upgrade your factory radio to have a better drive.

How to Upgrade the 2008-2012 Subaru Forester Factory Radio?

More drivers are aware of the importance of using a large touchscreen radio system in their cars. Not only the touchscreen head unit looks beautiful, but it’s super easy to use and provides various awesome functions.

Due to the different car models, the installation of an aftermarket radio is different. Some is very simple, some is little hard. Last week, I just upgraded my 2009 Subaru Forester radio to the Seicane Carplay head unit, I am sharing the replacement guide here, maybe you can get some tips from it.


Radio model: The Seicane H2023N-P, for 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Subaru Forester stereo upgrade.

Tools: Plastic pry tools, screwdrivers.

For safety, you must power off the car before doing anything.

How to replace the Subaru Forester factory radio?

The original radio system looks like this,

Step 1, Use a plastic pry tool to remove the radio frame.

Step 2, Remove these 4 screws that fixed the radio unit.

Step 3, Take down the radio unit, and disconnect its plugs.

Step 4, Remove the A/C outlet of the radio frame, then install the outlet to the Seicane radio system.

Step 5, Next, you can connect the new radio to the car via the new cables.

Step 6, Install the new radio to the dash, and turn on your car to test it.

Step 7, If the new unit can’t be turned on, please double check whether there is issue about the wiring. Or you can contact Seicane for help.

What I benefited from this Seicane Radio Head Unit?

The fact is my drives get better since installing the touchscreen Android radio.

This unit equips a 9-inch IPS screen and Android 11 system, being able to provide a super fast and smooth operation. What’s more, the big screen also brings great vision when watching videos and using navigation.

One of powerful functions is that it comes built-in Carplay, which means you can quickly connect your phone the radio, then you can freely use the phone’s apps like making calls, listening to phone music etc. on the radio screen.

Another great function of the head unit is that we can install and connect a rear view camera to the car, the radio will display the rearview images automatically when we reverse and park the car, helping us park car conveniently and safely.

Whatever your car is, when there is touchscreen head unit, your journey must be great.

How to Quickly Add A Carplay Radio to 2003-2007 Honda Accord 7?

You can see that almost no one uses a button-type phone with a small screen now, the fact is the big touch screen phone is the best. It’s super easy to operate by finger clicks, also shows all information very clearly. So, if you also have such touch screen multimedia player on the dashboard in the car, isn’t that awesome?

If you haven’t had touch screen radio head unit, it’s time to invest one to your car, I am sure you will have more great driving experience.

To help you install an aftermarket touch screen radio by yourself, here we show a guide, its a replacement installation guide for the 2003-2007 Honda Accord 7 radio, just see how to do.

car radio for Honda Accord 7

Beginning tips:

1, Prepare the needed tools like plastic pry tools, screwdriver etc.

2, During the removal & installation, the car power should be off to ensure safety.

This is the original car radio system.

Step 1, Pull up the emergency, use a pry tool to pry this plastic frame, then unplug its connectors.

Step 2, Remove these two screws, then go to remove a small piece inside the panel cover.

Step 3, Remove screws that fix this frame, then take it out and disconnect its plugs.

Step 4, Remove screws that fix this storage box and take it out.

Step 5, Next, we go to remove the A/C outlet panel, you can set it aside.

Step 6, Now we can remove these screws that fix the original radio system, three on the top, and three are under.

Step 7, Pull out the radio system, and unplug its connectors.

Step 8, At this moment, we can install the new radio head unit of Seicane to the car. If you are not sure the wiring, check the manual for help.

Step 9, After connecting the Seicane radio system, you should turn on the car to test whether the head unit works normally. If everything goes well, then you can install back all the car part accessories.

2003-2007 Honda Accord 7 radio system

Compared to the original radio system, this new Honda Accord radio stereo system provides you with lots of amazing benefits.

  • It has a 10.1” large touch screen, very easy to operate, giving you perfect view when watch videos and use the navigation.
  • With the Carplay function, you can easily use the phone apps like call, music, map, keeping a safer drive. What’s more, you can just use the steering wheel button to operate the radio, so convenient.
  • When you connect a rear view camera, the radio screen will automatically switch to the rear images so that help you reverse and park the car safely and quickly.
  • For the way to entertainment when you drive on a long journey, you can listen to music by Bluetooth or online after connect to WIFI net. Besides, since it supports FM/AM radio in different countries, you can also get a lot of fun from that.

Once you start to use a touchscreen car stereo, your driving style will be greatly change and this is better.

Honda Accord

What you can’t miss out if you want to have Kia Soul radio removal in your car?

Generally, a high-end car stereo can determine the in-car life quality. And for the users of Kia Soul, a new Kia Soul radio installation can transform their driving experience. So there are basically two ways of improving your Kia soul receiver quality, one is to actually spend some money in upgrades and get the newest , best gadgets like subwoofers, speakers. The other one is get a DIY removal of your Kia soul audio. In this essay, we will show you what we should do and give you some support if you want to make your DIY installation of Kia Soul stereo.

Before installation, you should pay attention to some important tips. First of all, you can disconnect the power and prepare some tools such as lever or a screwdriver before the removal and the installation. Secondly, you should keep all the separate parts from the car and take great care of the dashboard to avoid scratching it during its detachment and installation.

Last but not least, you should keep handy any parts from the car and make use of all the original screws from the car as much as possible so that each related part of the unit can be fixed securely.

2012-2015 Kia Soul Radio Installation Instruction

1.First remove the vent panel on the top of the radio with a pry tool, and set it aside.

2.Then remove the trim panel around the radio with a pry tool, and set it aside.

3.Unscrew three screws as the picture shows.

4.Pull out the air condition control without disconnect the harness behind it.

5.Unscrew four screws holding the radio in dashboard.

6.Unplug the connectors behind the radio.

7.Pull out the factory radio.

8.Insert the wires to the appropriate location of the Seicane radio. If you are not sure about how to wire correctly, you may refer to the wiring diagram for details.

9.Put the Kia soul aftermarket radio into dash.

10.Check whether the new radio working properly.

11.Firm screws, air condition control and panels. Finally the new Seicane radio is installed and a comprehensive test should be conducted on the new radio.

Actually, it is not difficult to finish these steps on your own. During this process, you might meet some trouble and you should consult some professionals for help. For some music lovers, we have to admit that you may need to add amplifiers, signal processors and band equalizers that pleased your ears. Therefore, you should check whether the new Kia soul radio can work even if you have finished these simple steps. And if it can perform well, than means you have successfully making this task. All you need to do just enjoy the great sound quality at once. For those who want to know more details about Kia Soul stereo replacement, please click the link of Kia Soul radio, which provides you with concrete details and installation manual.

How to upgrade 9.7 inch Toyota Fortuner touch screen easily?

Have you ever considered to pick up a high quality Toyota Fortuner unit to achieve the same experience that Tesla users enjoy? Do you want to feel the fantastic using experience that only premier users have? If both your answers are yes, that we will recommend you to upgrade your Toyota foruner stereo to get better in-car life quality. But the real task of installation of new head unit is not as easy as you think and it mush full of various challenge here. To proceed your road of installation, therefore, you need to read the following guide of Toyota Fortuner touch screen installation as a reference which may help you in this process.

Before installation, you should pay attention to some important tips. First of all, you can disconnect the power and prepare some tools such as lever before the removal and the installation. Secondly, you should keep all the separate parts from the car and take great care of the dashboard to avoid scratching it during its detachment and installation.

Last but not least, you should keep handy any parts from the car and make use of all the original screws from the car as much as possible so that each related part of the unit can be fixed securely.

 2004-2015 TOYOTA Fortuner Radio Installation Instruction

1.Adjust the shifter lever.

2.Use the plastic removal tool to remove the panel and unplug the connector behind.

3.Grab the center nob, remove it and use a screwdriver to unscrew the hidden screw.

4.Remove the panel with a plastic removal tool, then unplug the connectors at the back of it.

5.Remove screws that are holding the radio.

6.Release the clips and take out the original car radio.

7.Disconnect connectors and cables at the back of the radio.

8.Check all the accessories for the new Seicane car radio.

9.Connect the harnesses to the back of the new Seicane car radio.

10.Connect the Seicane car radio to your original radio’s plugs.

11.Turn on the new Seicane car radio to have a careful check if everything works well. If it doesn’t, please check whether all the cables are connected correctly.

12.Put the new Seicane car radio into the dash.

13.Put everything into their original place. All the installation is done.

These are the whole steps that mountains the upgraded process. If some of the features don’t work, follow the steps again and re-do it. If you think it is still too difficult for you to finish it, you can follow some videos that helps you better understand the contents of installation. Another good way is to ask for some experts for help or pay some money for the manual service. But if you want to save more money and know more things about details, you’d better to pay a visit for the page of Toyota Fortuner installation, which owns abundant information that can satisfy your need.

And the most appealing point of it is this 9.7 inch radio has many highlighted features. In this unit, you can get perfect sound effect when playing music on the product since it provides a 36EQ DSP setting. With a large screen, your visual experience will be also greatly improved when watching videos and applying navigation.

If you are looking for more information, please don’t hesitate to pick up it now.

Top 3 step-by-step guide of installation of Backup camera in 2022

Are you willing to add more fun to your in-car life? Have you ever considered to replace your backup camera in your car? Backup Camera are available as car aftermarket component that everyone can install on old vehicles by themselves. With a good quality backup camera ,which displays a small, live view from behind the car when the vehicle is put into reverse, you can get  a clearer picture of what’s behind you and helps to recognize any unsafe massage from your tires. Nevertheless, many people who seek for the DIY installation of backup camera don’t get good response from outer resource and today the following step-by-step guide installation of backup camera will help you walk through this difficult process.

Before installation, you should pay attention to some important tips. First of all, you need to make sure vehicle is turned off and prepare some tools such as a wire feeder, cordless drill, automotive multimeter, wire connectors(Posi-Taps), wire strippers and other removal tools. Secondly, you should Safely disconnect the vehicle’s battery terminals and remove the license plate if necessary.Last but not least, you should take some measures to guarantee your safety by preparing the mechanic gloves, long-sleeve shirt to protect your arms and safety glasses.

Installation Guide of Backup Camera

Step 1: Attach the camera to the vehicle either through the supplied hardware or the hardware you purchased separately.

Step 2:Link the positive camera wire to the positive light wire and the negative camera wire to the negative with a splice or a Posi-Tap connector.

Step 3: If Posi-Taps can’t work out, then you will need to splice your wires together(military splice are recommended).

Step 4: Identify a signal source under the help of your friend first , then Pair the signal wire with the video wire.

Step 5: Routing the wiring by removing any trim pieces and reattaching them again.

Step 6:Connect the Display to power, video, and the signal wire.

Step 7: Safely reconnect the battery terminals and put the car in reverse to check whether the camera can be turned on correctly.

In fact, the concrete details of installation couldn’t end up with these steps above but you have step forward to further your goal of installation. Here are some tips that you should keep in mind. The first one is to remember to prepared with tools and bring your friend who can help you as much as possible that can make the process easier. The second suggestion is to use puller to get those wires through tough spots.Furthermore, do not expect that the usage of a new camera can last once and for all.The lifetime of the camera depends on many factors, even the best one which works for over 10 years, you’ll want to upgrade to a nicer one with a clearer picture in the future.If you consider to purchase a new one, you can visit the new released Seicane’s backup Camera, which can give you the clearest image all day and night. Want to know more details?please visit it now.