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.