Factory Radio Upgrade for 2005-2010 Mazda 5

To have better driving experience, more drivers plan to replace their old radio to an aftermarket touch screen head unit. The big screen radio do greatly improve driving. It’s super easy to use, as well provides various amazing functions.

In fact, it’s not so hard to upgrade the factory car radio by ourselves. In this post, we’ll share how to remove and install Android radio to 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Mazda 5.

Part 1, Removal And Installation Steps

Before working, you should prepare the tools including plastic pry tools, screwdrivers, pliers etc, and cut off the car power to ensure safety.

1, We need to remove the handbrake panel, follow the steps,

①Remove the left and right screws that fixed the panel.

②Remove the protective plastic frame of the handbrake.

③Remove the screws inside.

④Now you can remove the whole handbrake panel.

2, Remove the screws that fixed the radio unit.

3, Use the plastic pry to remove the radio unit. Pull out the unit and unplug its connectors.

4, Connect the new radio cables to the car, then connect the new car radio system.

5, Put the new radio to the dash, and turn on your car to test whether it works normally.

6, If the new radio functions well, install back all the car parts. If there is problem, you should double check the wiring condition. Or ask the seller for help if needed.

Part 2, Enjoy Great Drive with Android Radio

In the market, you can find different touch screen Android radio for 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Mazda 5, choose the one you want.

Loaded with the latest Android system and high quality CPU, the car radio head unit is able to keep stable performance and smooth operation. Some of them are equipped with large capacity storage, so you can download many interesting APPs.

Apple Carplay or Android Auto, is the most powerful function. Once applied, the radio will act as your phone, you can freely use the phone applications such as map, music, phone book and so on. This function is considered to be the safest way of using phone when driving.

For drivers who always have troubles in parking a car, this big screen radio system is the best assistance. After installing a backup camera and connect it to the radio, the radio screen will automatically show the rear images, you can check the rear situation clearly and park the car easier.

You can also use the Android radio to play Bluetooth music, listen to FM/AM radio channels, watch 1080P videos, use 3D navigation, check emails and more. Wherever you go, it makes your drive wonderful.

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 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

How do you repair your audio gear when you meet their problems?

As the frequent user of car radio, there is no doubt that some inevitable problems will come out from time to time. Certainly, a high quality stereo can decrease the risk of being broken but it doesn’t mean that it can always guarantee its permanent usage for once and for all. According to the data shown by 2022, almost 2/3 families in the USA would replace their head unit every 3 years. It seems that replacement of the touch screen radio has become a common thing as it can’t perform well all the time. So what are the main factors leading the problems in your audio gear? Have you tried to fix it by yourself? To answer these questions, the following essay have presented a list of the most common problems of the audio system as well as the relevant solutions.

Before we started to point out the ways of dealing with the problem, we should find out the most usual cause of the problems occurred in our audio gear.The real reasons causing the worse problems of audios can varies different and it can’t be concluded in a simple word. And the real reason has to depend on the real scenario that you have at the time, such as the incorrect connected cables or the bad quality of the bass, wrongly speaker replacement etc. Here we can take a look at some common radio system issues and the ways to deal with them.

5 Usual problems of the Audio gear&solutions

1.Deformed radios with pops and crackles or no sound.

If you found there is no sound from your in-car audio gear, you should check your source audio first and see whether you have selected the right one. Then check the using cable and pay attention to the cabling between your amplifier (or an all-in-one system like an AV receiver) and speakers. In some cases, there is a wire that radio use to latch into a small port behind the speaker. And you can try cleaning the wire to remove any carbon deposits.Next, you can try removing and re-attaching the cables, and then jostling them slightly to see if that makes a difference. If you find above steps can’t work out, you should try out new speaker-amplifier interconnect cables.

2.Bad performance of the stereo or wrong surround sound directions.

The most effective way to deal with this problem is to check the speakers and the user manual to see which speaker goes where. You can carefully trace the wires back to see whether the port leads to the correct speaker. Another helpful way towards poor sound quality is to see whether one of the component supports the right surround sound format (Dolby Audio, DTS,  or Dolby Atmos).

3.Buzzing sound in the speakers

In terms of the humming sound, here are the basic steps that you can do. And the first step is to put your radio and source on the same power point with a surge protector. Then, isolate the components one by one to find out the location of the problem and try out new cables with better shielding. Next, check whether any grounding wires in your audio are correctly connected to the amplifier. Last, if you find amplifier has been broken and you may need extra professional support.

4.Rowdy radio volume

If you facing with the situation that your radio sound become too loud, what you should do is to  raise the volume of the quietest scenes and see if it can help first. Otherwise,you should see whether the problem is related to the cables, connections, or placement of the speakers, where you can solve it easily. But if you find that the problem is related to the speaker’s driver or internal components, which means you should consult the advice of the experts.

5.No treble or bass in music

In terms of the lack of treble or bass in music, there are some ways to deal with it and the first one way is to check the placement of your radio systems by user manual.

The other one is to  Check any equalizer controls and the cables. If you find that your tweeters and woofers has been broken, you have to get them repaired.

These are all the most common problems and the solutions that people usually meet in their radio system. If you find that your audio has a good sound, which means you can save some money and time to confront these issues. But if you think that you meet some problems that you can’t solve, you should ask for the technical help from the expert or consider to upgrade your car stereo. There is a link of the top rated car stereo from Seicane, which covers multiple functions and good online after-sale service with 3-year warranty. If you are willing to visit a new CD player, it will be the best option.

How to upgrade 2012-2014 Chevrolet S10 Radio navigation system support Bluetooth Carplay rearview camera?

Do you still use your car radios for many years? Have you consider to have better voice for your receiver within minutes? The best option to answer these question is to upgrade your car stereo by yourself as it can save money and time. Especially if you are the owner of Chevrolet S10, the feed of paying cost can be reduced and you can have better sound quality in the car life. However, not every beginner know exactly about how to upgrade their head unit without any support. And here is an referred article for those who are interested in replacing the Chevrolet head unit Navigation System, which will show you the specific steps of installation.

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.

2012 2013 2014 Chevrolet S10 stereo removal:

1.Gently lever the upper trim housing panel from the dash with a removal tool.

2.Lever edges of side panel,release and reposition the shifter.

3.Make out 2 screws(this screw and the other corresponding one) from the storage pocket,remove car storage.

4.Make out 4 screws which are on the accessory control panel.

5.When you remove this very tough panel you should be patient and the clips will loosen.,then let panel hang to side.

6.Make out 2 screws from radio control panel,unplug the radio control panel.

7.Take out the really strange blue clip absolutely before removing the other connector,and remove the latter one.

8.Get out 2 screws which are on the radio chassis,and remove the other 2 screws which are near the top of the stereo,in order to fasten the screen.

9.Make screen out by pulling,and get behind clip out.

10.There are still 2 screws on stereo,remove them from car head unit.

11.Take stereo and connectors out.

12.Read installation instructions that within you new bought stereo,precisely make cables connection between new stereo with car.

13.After correct connection,install your new unit into your car and turn on it to test whether your actions are all right.

13.Fix 2 screws to the stereo and install the dvd player in position.

14.Make 2 screws back to the place near top of the stereo,and 2 screws to radio chassis.

15.Make other parts back to original place and don’t forget to firm their screws back to them to fix corresponding machine.

These are the whole process of installing your Chevrolet radio and you may have better understanding about how to upgrade it. But if you still think it is hard for you to install, you can ask for a technical professional for help as they will provide you the best support. Or you can also search the internet for the answers, here I would like to shard a link of Chevrolet Android unit from Seicane, where you can find many car accessories here.

This product is built-in GPS module, which promise you will never get lost when you are driving. And you can also connect your phone to the radio as it has carplay function.

If you want to know more details please visit it now.

Step-by-Step replacement of a 2013 2014 Toyota Vios Bluetooth GPS Car Radio Installation

As the owner of Toyota vios, it is convenient for us to install a radio in the car as it can add much fun to our life including music, videos, broadcast etc. And if your Toyota stereo has failed and can’t work anymore, the best way to solve this problem is to replace it with a used radio that has the same part number or install an aftermarket Android Toyota unit.For most beginners, it is necessary to know the basic and easy steps of upgrading your touchscreen unit, and just as the following article shown.

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.

2013-2016 Toyota Vios car radio installation guide

Step 1. Remove the panel with your hands,please use a plastic removal tool if necessary.

Step 2. Disconnect the connector at the back of the air vent.

Step 3. Use a screwdriver to remove four screws that are holding the original car radio.

Step 4. Gently take out the original car radio from the dashboard.

Step 5. Unplug the connectors and cables at the back of the original car radio.

Step 6. Check all the accessories for the new car radio.

Step 7. Connect the harnesses to the back of the new Seicane car radio.

Step 8. Connect the car radio to your original car radio’s plugs.

Step 9. Put the new car radio into the dash.

Step 10. Turn on the new car radio and have a comprehensive check if it works well.

Step 11. Install 4 screws back to their original position.

Step 12. Install the trim panel back to its original place.

After reading these steps, I believe you should be clear about how to install your new head unit in your Toyota vios, but don’t forget to test the functions after you complete the job. And if you think it is too hard for you , you can ask for a professional for help as he may give you technological support. One of the recommended way of solving your problem is to search the answers via Internet as there are full of variety of resources there and you can even download them without paying any money. Here I would like to share a link of Toyota Vios Aftermarket head unit from Seicane ,where you can find many car radios there. Some of the product here will have related tutorials available for everyone.

This unit is designed by 10.1 inch big screen and can support multiple functions including backup camera and Steering wheel control. During your driving trip, you can enjoy your favorite tv shows and listen to music from other countries. Plus, you can use car dvr to record every moment of your in-car life, take photos for front of vehicles and store the video in real-time while driving.

Moreover, it is operated by the latest Android 10.0 System and large memory, which will definitely offer you a smooth and stable performance. You can watch videos and make phone calls at the same time.

All in all, it deserves you to take a look now so don’t miss it anymore.

How to install Ford Edge Radio Navigation System with bluetooth Carplay easily?

Last week, my old radio has been broken, which make me have to install a new one to replace it. As the beginner of installing a new head unit by myself, it is definitely a rewarding project to record this difficult but interesting process. And what encourages me most is that I just spent less than 30 minutes to finish this job, saving money and time meanwhile. In order to make more people to know these easy steps and reduce their burden of replacement, the following article of Android Ford Edge Aftermarket Radio Replacement will take as a refer for someone who are in need.

Before installation, you should pay attention to some important tips. First of all, you can disconnect the battery 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.

2015-2018 Ford Edge Radio Installation Instruction

Step 1.Remove the trim using a dashboard removal trim.

Step 2.Remove all four 8mm bolts that hold the radio.

Step 3.Pull out the radio carefully so that you can access the cables on the back. 

Step 4.Disconnect the cables from the back. You will need to press small release tabs then pull them out.

Step 5.Install the new Ford Edge radio in reverse and Connect the wires on the back.   

Step 6. Push the radio all the way in.

Step 7.Fasten the four screws that hold the radio in place. 

Step 8.Reinstall the dashboard trim.

Until you finished these steps, you have basically complete this installation. But there are still some safety tips that you should know. The first one tip is that you can always wear gloves and safety glasses to protect yourself. Another one is to get wheel aliment alone every time you make changes to steering or suspension component.

And if you find you have make these jobs, you can check the functions of the new radio. No one can promise accurately that you won’t make any mistakes during this procedure, but you can try to reduce the problems as you wish. If you meet any difficulty when replace the stereo, you can ask for the car dealer for help, since they will offer you the good advice. Another useful way of solving this stuff is to search for answers from the website such as Seicane , which has made aftermarket unit for over 10 years. And here is a link of Ford Edge Stereo Replacement that you can visit, where the new product just come out recently.

It comes a vertical screen which is 9.7 inch in size, and it looks very glossy, plus an Android 10 system and 8-core CPU, certainly it must be operated very smooth and keeps stable performance.

If you want to know more information about the details, just click it now.

How to Install BMW X1 F48 navigaion GPS head unit in your car?

Definitely, it is lucky for those we own BMW as it has better function in the car but meanwhile it is also a challenge for those who have no knowledge about how to use it effectively. To increase some entertainment for our driving trip, installing a new head unit for BMW X1 F48 NBT system head unit is a good option as it is built in various function and maintain all original car’s function. But the difficult point lies on the steps of the whole installation process, which is why the following article has been written to take as a assistant tool for those we need help.

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.

Installation guide of BMW X1 F48 2016-2017 NBT Radio

1.Lever button control assembly and Pull out it.

2.Disconnect the wiring and 2 connectors revealed.

3.Pry decoration trim and Unplug the wires here.

4.Take off 2 screws.

5.Pull out the frame of OEM screen and OEM screen.

6.Disconnect the wiring and Lever bottom panel of the screen.

7.Take off the panel and the 2 screws.

8.Pull out OEM head unit and Unplug the main power cable.

9.Lever the OEM buckle of fiber Optical and Unplug the fiber optical connector(if with OEM fiber optical).

10.Connect the unplugged fiber optical connector with new wiring (if with OEM fiber optical).

11.Install the CD unit and fix 2 screws.

12.Take off 4 metal buckles from OEM bottom panel and Put them on new bottom panel.

13.Install the new panel, then Connect the new wiring and original wiring to the new screen.

14.Install the new screen, then Fix 2 marked screws and Connect the wires.

15.Put the AC vent board back, then Connect wiring of the button assembly.

16.Install the assembly.

After reading the above steps, I believe you should have clear idea about how to upgrade your receiver, especially for those who decides to install it by themselves. As the first time to install the radio, you have to admit that you may probably meet some problems during this procedure. And you can search for help from your companion or go to the neighbor store to ask for the technology support, which will give you the quick response as long as you buy their service. If you think it is too hard for you to finish alone, you can visit some website from google and watch some relative tutorials. Here I would like to share a link of BMW X1 F48 Aftermarket stereo replacement, which has just new been released recently. And it has some installation videos and articles, which may help you in some degree.

One of powerful features of the product is it’s super easy to install, you just need to replace original car’s screen with this unit, no need to replace the whole radio system which takes many time as well needs some complicated steps.

It not only keeps all original car functions, but comes awesome features include original radio, DSP setting, supporting 4G network, ADH camera, OBDII and so on, adding more fun to your drive.

In a word, if you want to know more details about it, don’t wait to search the answer on our website and leave your comment there.