How to Install an Android Radio Screen with Bluetooth in BMW 3 Series?

All we know that BMW is one of famous and popular car brands in the world. Most people dream of having a car from BMW.

Three years ago, I was lucky enough to get a BMW 3 Series car from my uncle. I love the car so much, and always try my best to take care of it. If there was a bigger touchscreen radio system, it must be perfect. So I decided to find a way to upgrade the original radio system. Just last month, I got a 10.25 inches Android touchscreen radio system from Seicane and had it install in my BMW. Now at this article, I share the upgrade guide as well as the use of Seicane radio system.  

Part 1, Upgrade the BMW 3 Series car screen 

A new radio screen for BMW 3 Series, plastic pry tools and screwdrivers are needed for the upgrade work. As there will involve the power plugs in the process, cut off the car power at the beginning is must.

Original car radio system

Step 1, Remove the air conditioning vent: Use the plastic pry tool to pry the A/C vent, take it down and unplug the connector.

Step 2, Remove these two screws that fixed the original radio screen, take down the screen and unplug the connector.

Step 3, Remove screws that fixed the CD button panel, take down the panel and unplug the connector.

Step 4, Remove screws that fixed the original CD unit, take down the unit and unplug the connectors.

Step 5, Check the wiring harness and other accessories of the new radio screen.

Step 6, Connect the new radio screen and original CD unit with the new wiring harness. You’d better check the user manual of the new radio screen if you are not sure the cable interfaces.

Step 7, Turn on the power to test whether the new radio functions normally. If there is no problem, install all the accessories including CD button panel and A/C vent back. If it doesn’t work, please check whether cables are connected correctly.

Part 2, The Seicane Bluetooth touchscreen radio for BMW 3 Series

Based on Android 10.0 system, the 10.25 inches IPS touchscreen looks very exquisite and provides users with smooth operation. It does make huge differences compared to using the original screen, especially when you navigate.

Apart from supporting all original car functions, this new radio system with large screen expands more functions such as Bluetooth music and phone, Carplay, rear view camera image etc. With Bluetooth technology, drivers are able to stream music wirelessly from the phone and answer hand-free call while keeping safe drive. On the other hand, for those who always have difficulties in parking, with rear view camera installing, there will be rear images shown on the unit display, thus they can see the rear situation clearly and park the car easily.

The product also designed with various wonderful UI displays, greatly improving user experience.

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