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.