When it comes to car radio system, there is huge difference between the old standard radio and new touch screen head unit. The former is normally designed with many buttons and complex operation, but only offers few function. The latter equips large screen, which is super easy to operate. It also provides various amazing function, greatly improving our driving experience. That’s why I got an aftermarket touch screen radio for VW Volkswagen Golf.
How my drive will be with the touch screen radio?
Convenient operation – When I used the old radio, I had to focus on recognizing which button I need to press, sometimes it does take time. On the new screen radio, I just need to touch the screen slightly to operate everything. On the other hand, the exquisite screen makes my car look high-end.
Carplay functions – It’s the best way to connect phone to the car, giving us the ability to use phone applications freely on the radio screen. For example, we can use the phone map, phone call, contact books, phone music… keeping the historical usage records, more convenient.
Offline navigation – I love to drive for road trip, and a reliable car navigation system is very important. This touch screen radio is with built-in high quality GPS module, supports various navigation map. What’s more, even when there is no Internet signal, it still works well. You will never lose the way wherever you go.
Backup camera – Are you often trouble in parking the car? For many drivers, they do need a good parking assistant, and the rear view camera is perfect. Install the backup camera to the car and connect it to the touch screen car stereo, the radio screen will be able to show the rear images when we reverse and park the car, so helpful.
Internet connection – Now we can also access the Internet on the big screen car stereo system, via WIFI or 4G network. You can listen to the latest songs, watch Youtube videos, go online shopping, check Google emails and so on.
Having touch screen radio, having better drive!
How to replace the factory radio by ourselves?
If you are also planning to upgrade your Volkswagen Golf’s factory stereo, take a look at this DIY installation guide.
– Toolbox: Plastic pry tools, screwdrivers, cable ties, tapes etc.
– For safety, must turn off the car power.
1, Use the plastic pry tool to remove the frame, mind your hands’ force.
2, Remove 4 screws that fixed the radio unit.
3, Pull out the main unit.
4, And unplug all the connectors.
5, Connect the new Android radio system to the car via the new cables. Carefully check the manual if you are not sure the wiring interfaces.
6, After connecting all the cables, you are advised to turn on the car to test the new car radio system. If there is any problem, check again the wiring condition or ask the sell for assistance. If the unit functions well, go next steps.
7, Fit the new radio to the car.
8, Install back the frame.