The fact is I almost only use the A/C setting on my 2017 Ford Escape radio system. As playing music and navigating, I use my phone to do. Some people may love to use the classic button-controlled radio, like the one in my 2017 Ford Escape. But as to me, it’s almost useless. That’s why I decide to get an aftermarket touch screen head unit to replace it.
I finished the installation job last month. So far, the new screen works so good, greatly improving driving experience. At this post, I would like to share everything about this Tesla screen to you.
Section 1, About the installation
DIY installation is not so difficult. Get your toolbox ready. Make sure the car battery is off before starting.
1, Pry to remove the top cover of the radio system.
2, There are two screws that fix the factory screen. Remove them to take off the screen and disconnect the plug.
3, Remove this screw.
4, And pry to remove this plastic piece. After that, remove these two screws.
5, Now we can pry to remove this plastic cover.
6, The next we’ll go to remove the button panel. Firstly, remove the screws.
7, Then pry to remove the whole panel and disconnect its plug.
8, Following is to remove the screws that fix the main unit.
9, Pull out the unit and unplug the connectors.
10, The removal job is finished. Have a check for the new touch screen radio system. Make sure it comes everything we need.
11, Before installing this Teals screen radio to the car, we need to remove the A/C outlets of the original button panel and install them to the new radio.
12, Connect the new wiring cables to the new radio.
13, And connect the radio to the car. In this step, you should pay more attention and check the wiring condition carefully.
14, Put the radio screen to the dashboard, then power the car to have a test for it.
15, If the new radio head unit functions well, install the cover and other needed parts to the dashboard. If there are problems, check the wiring situation or contact seller for assistant.
Section 2, About the benefits
Obviously, the new radio stereo system is big big different to the old one. There is large touch screen, many apps, plug and play, super easy to use and fast to response.
In terms of entertainment, I can connect Bluetooth to apply Bluetooth music at high quality sound effect. I can also listen to FM/AM radios. On the other hand, I can watch 1080P videos on the screen, what a great viewing experience!
When it comes to driving safety, sure it’s also a good assistant. On one hand, when there is call during driving, we can answer it by Bluetooth call function. On the other hand, it’s able to support 360 cameras, which help us check driving conditions clearly to avoid accident.
What’s more, it comes with Carplay, that give us ability to use phone maps, music calls freely on the radio screen once connected. It’s a safest way to use phone.
Using a big screen radio system, I am sure you will have amazing drive.