How to upgrade radio Carplay yourself? 10.1 screen for 2005-2010 Lexus IS250 IS300 IS200 IS220 IS350

In this blog post, we’ll teach you how to upgrade the Lexus IS car system. This upgrade includes AOS Wireless CarPlay and Android Auto. Once connected, you can make calls, listen to music, use online map navigation, and access many other mobile phone applications.

Want to know how to upgrade? Follow these steps:

  1. Rotate the Gear Grip: First, rotate the gear grip to the left and then remove the black decorative strips on both sides.
  • Open the Gear Panel: Open the gear panel. The back of the plug does not need to be removed; just set the panel aside.
  • Remove the Cigarette Lighter Panel: Unscrew the two screws that fix the cigarette lighter panel and remove the panel.
  • Unscrew the Bottom Screws: Unscrew the two screws at the bottom of the original car screen panel. Then remove the air outlet.
  • Unscrew the Top Screws: Remove the two screws above the original car screen panel.
  • Remove the Original Car Screen Panel: Remove the original car screen panel and unplug it from the back.

After removal, here’s how to install the new system:

  1. Install Metal Accessories: Attach the two metal accessories to the back of the new car radio.
  • Remove the Original Screen’s Metal Part: Separate the original screen host from the CD host. Reinstall the two metal supports on the CD host.
  • Connect Wires: Insert the two adapters of the new wire into the CD host. Insert the k-pad plug into the new screen. Connect the screen power supply, the communication serial port line, the canvas box, and the OBD interface cable. Insert the other end into the original car OBD interface.
  • Connect Additional Wires: Connect the GPS antenna, video input line, USB transmission line, and the RC line. The red and white plugs on the power wire are connected to the EU plug of RC CA.
  • Reinsert Plugs: Connect the new wire to the original car plug according to size. Reinsert some plugs of the original CD host back. Connect the two plugs of the new wire to the plug of the original car.
  • Reconnect the Radio Antenna: Reconnect the original car radio antenna. After all connections are made, install the new screen and secure it. Reinstall the air outlet, cigarette lighter panel, gear panel, and the two decorative strips. Finally, reinstall the gear grip.

Before use, you need to configure the CAN bus settings:

  1. Enter the settings menu.
  2. Select factory settings and input the password.
  3. Enter CAN bus settings, select protocol options, and choose the vehicle model.
  4. Click to confirm. Note that the first setting needs to be connected to the network.

After completing the settings, you can use the new screen button to control the original car’s air conditioning. Additionally, the system has many other features, including the use of local or online maps, listening to your favorite radio station, preserving the original car CD function, adjusting the sound tone, and setting the sound size in the car.

Thank you for reading this blog post. We hope this guide helps you successfully upgrade your Lexus IS car system.

Carplay Upgrade Unleashed! Transform Your 2004-2008 Lexus RX with 12.1″ Android Stereo Step by Step

Hello everyone, today I will teach you how to upgrade the old Lexus RX, specifically focusing on its central console.

Firstly, we will begin by removing the decorative panel of the gear shift.

Then, we’ll take out the cigarette lighter panel, setting it aside as it doesn’t need to be removed completely.

Next, we’ll unscrew the four screws that secure the original car CD host, allowing us to remove the regional CD host and unplug all the necessary plugs from the back.

Similarly, we’ll unscrew the two screws securing the original car screen and remove the regional car screen, unplugging all the plugs from the back as well.

Moving on, we’ll remove the air outlet from the original car and install it onto the new car radio.

We’ll also install the matching metal frame onto the new car radio. Then, we’ll start connecting the wires, including the GPS antenna, fourth-generation antenna, video input cable, USB transmission cable, RC audio cable, and the original car plug. We’ll find a suitable one based on the size of the plug on the new power C, and if there isn’t one available, there’s no need to connect it.

Next, we’ll connect the Canbus box, ensuring all connections are secure.

Then, we’ll connect the Wi-communication plug to the car radio and its button panel plug.

We’ll connect the reverse plug to the video input cable and insert the original car radio and CH into the car radio.

Finally, we’ll connect the OBD socket and the screen power plug.

Once all connections are completed, we’ll install the car radio, fixing the two screws at the bottom, and reinstall the cigarette lighter panel.

Finally, we’ll install the gear decorative panel. Before use, we’ll need to set up the Canbus so that we can use the air conditioning and steering wheel buttons.

Additionally, the upgraded system offers many functions, including supporting local music and other software, online music with adjustable sound tone preferences, local and online videos, automatic search for local radio stations, local and online maps, Bluetooth phone and music support, and compatibility with Carplay and Android Auto for making phone calls, listening to songs, and using mobile application functions such as online maps.

Your ride just got an assistant! Imagine having your favorite apps from your iPhone accessible right on your car’s dashboard. Maps, music, messages, and more – all at a touch or voice command. Carplay is like having your best friend as your co-pilot, making every journey more enjoyable and safer.

You can view detailed installation videos via this link or purchase the product by clicking here.Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to upgrade your experience!

The Complete DIY Guide for 2020 Honda Fit Factory Stereo Replacement

Why I get the touch screen unit for my Honda Fit?

If you also have the 2020 Honda Fit, you’ll know there is only a standard radio system in the dash, no screen, no navigation, no video, no Internet. While most of that kind radio only allows us to listen to Bluetooth music and radio channels. Therefore, every time when I drive the car, I feel very boring and inconvenient, especially on long drive. It was at that time, I realized that a touch screen head unit is necessary.

How I replace the 2020 Honda Fit factory stereo?

There are so many style touch screen radios on the online market, I took some time to get one. Fortunately, the 2020 Honda Fit radio replacement is a super easy work, most drivers can do that by themselves. Let’s see how to do.

Preparation

– Basic Tools: Plastic pry tool and screwdriver.

– Cut off the car battery before working to ensure safety.

1, Pry to remove the button panel.

2, You’ll find two screws that fix the old radio unit, remove them.

3, Then pull out the unit, and unplug all the connectors from its back.

4, Till now the removal job is finished. Let’s go to the installation steps. First of all, ensure all the needed cables and accessories handy. Correspondingly connect the new wiring cables of the touch screen head unit to the car.

5, Next correspondingly connect the big screen radio to the car via the new cables. Check the manual book to make sure every cable is right connected.

6, Put the new radio to the dash, turn on your car to test it.

7, If there is no problem, you can install back all the car parts. If there is something abnormal, check again the wiring condition. Ask seller for assistance when needed.

What the new unit brings to my driving life?

It’s a 10.1-inch touch screen Android radio provided by Seicane. The screen looks exquisite and has an eye-friendly user interface, which greatly improves visual experience.

On one hand, this unit is able to offer various amazing entertainment, including Bluetooth music, FM/AM radio, 1080P video, online reading, website pages browsing etc. On the other hand, it’s phone-integrated, we can connect our phones to the radio via Carplay or Android Auto. With this function, the radio will be turned to the phone, allowing us to apply phone APPs freely on the radio screen.

Having large screen radio head unit, you can easily use navigation. Even there is no Internet, it still works normally and the navigation information keeps in real time and accurate. What’s more, you can connect a backup camera to the radio. When you reverse and park the car, the radio screen will display the rear images automatically, assisting you to park car easier. For those who always have trouble in parking a car, this really a big help.

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.

Adding Touch Screen Android Radio Head Unit to VW Volkswagen Golf

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.

Notes

– 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.

How to Install Big Screen Radio Head Unit to Porsche Cayenne 2003-2011?

If you decide to get and DIY install the touch screen Android radio to 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Porsche Cayenne, here you can find the detailed and reliable installation instructions. Are you ready for that?

Important Preparation Information

Basic Tools: Plastic pry tool and screwdriver.

A Safety Tip: Power off the car batter before working.

Removal & Installation Steps

1, Carefully pry to remove the plastic frame.

2, Remove all the screws that fix the main unit.

3, Pull out the unit.

4, You can see that there are various wiring cables, we need to unplug them all from the unit.

5, Reconnect to the car via new cables of the aftermarket touch screen radio.

6, Then connect the new radio head unit.

7, Put the new radio to the dashboard.

8, Turn on the car to test whether it functions well.

You Can Enjoy Wonderful Drive

With the big screen head unit, your drive must be greatly different.

There are various amazing functions offered by the Android radio system, including:

Playing Bluetooth Music – It’s built-in Bluetooth module, you can directly connect your phone to the radio via Bluetooth, then you can play phone music. Just enjoy your favorite playlist whenever wherever you go.

Applying Carplay/Android Auto – This function gives you the safest way to play phone when driving. Once you apply the Carplay, the radio acts as your phone, you can use phone applications freely on the radio screen, such as phone map, phone music, contact books etc.

Connecting Backup Camera – Will you be able to park car well just with the help of the front mirrors? The new radio makes car parking easier and safer. After installing car cameras, images from the radio display show situations clearly, assisting you park the car quickly.

Watching 1080P Videos – On one hand, you can insert a USB memory card to play videos. On the other hand, you can connect WIFI to access the Internet to watch Youtube videos or movies online. With the 1080P resolution, get perfect viewing experience.

In fact, you can use more other functions than above mentioned. Compared to the original button-operated radio, the aftermarket touch screen radio makes our driving better.

Step-by-step Radio Upgrade Installation on 2013-2018 Audi Q3

Big screen are more and more commonly applied to car dashboard, because it does bring more convenience and comfort to driving. Drivers now can easily upgrade their small screen radio to the big screen head unit. They can go to car store to do that, or by DIY.

The following is a radio replacement guide for 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Audi Q3. After checking the content, you may have new thoughts on car radio upgrade.

Part 1, Remove the Old, Install the New

For DIY radio upgrade project, we should have some tools in advance, including plastic pry tools and screwdrivers. Another important thing is that the car power must be cut off before working on the dashboard.

Step 1, Use the plastic pry tool to remove the A/C outlet and unplug its connectors.

Step 2, Remove the screw that fixed the radio screen. See in the picture.

Step 3, Before taking down the screen, we also need to pry this plastic frame. Then take down the whole screen and unplug the connectors.

Step 4, Now let’s move to the CD part of the radio. Use special key fobs to insert the slots, then pull them to pull out the CD unit.

Step 5, Next turn to the A/C controller part. It must be pried from the top, not from the left and right.

Step 6, The removal job is finished now, next step is to install the new unit. As we just need to replace the screen, the original CD unit is still kept. We need to reconnect it to the car with new wiring.

Step 7, Connect the new large touch screen stereo head unit.

Step 8, After connecting all the new cables, have a full test for the new radio system. If there is no problem, then we can install back all the parts.

Part 2, About Big Screen Radio Head Unit

It is an obvious fact that when there is bigger screen, information shown in a clearer way. On the other hand, it’s easier and fast to operate than the button-operated radio.

There are so many applications on the touch screen Android radio, greatly adding joy and convenience on driving. For example, we can play various music online/offline, watch HD videos, listen to FM/AM/RDS radio channels. Besides, we can also apply Carplay, then we can use phone apps like music, call, map etc. freely.

Some people love to use big screen head unit because it can show rear view situation when reverse, helping park car easier. That’s really a powerful function we need.

In a word, new cars come with the factory big screen radio head unit, old cars will be added aftermarket touch screen radios by their users.

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.

Notes:

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.