Car Stereo Head Unit Upgrade Guide for 2009-2017 Audi Q5

Not every car is equipped with good car stereo which provides amazing sounds and more functions. If you’re someone who likes to play their music loud or enjoys more fun, it may be time to look into upgrading your car stereo system.

Nowadays you can easily find thousands of external car stereos in the market, and with various installation guide on the Internet, you are able to finish the installation yourself.

Below is a guide to upgrade 2009-2017 Audi Q5 radio, if you are the owner of Audi Q5, you may get help from here.  

Steps to remove and install the radio

Step 1, Pry to open the trim panel of the screen, remove the panel, and unplug the connectors.

Step 2, Remove 4 screws that fixed the screen, take out the screen, and unplug its connectors.

Step 3, Pry to open the A/C outlet, take down the outlet, and disconnect the plugs.

Step 4, Pry to remove the A/C button panel, take it down and unplug the connectors.

Step 5, Remove 4 screws that fixed the CD unit, pull it out and disconnect the plugs.

Step 6, The removal of Audi Q5’s based stereo is finished now. While before you installing the Seicane car stereo head unit, you should check the product and accessories in good condition.

Step 7, Take a look at the user manual to distinguish cable interfaces when you are not sure how to do, then correspondingly connect the new wiring harness to the car plugs.

Step 8, Connect the original CD unit and install it back to the dashboard.

Step 9, Install the screen bracket, connect the Seicane stereo screen unit, and tighten the screws to fix it.

Step 10, Power on the car to test the new radio system. If it functions normally, install all car parts back; if there is problem, check the wiring conditions.

Features of Audi Q5 2009-2017 Radio from Seicane

This car radio head unit is designed with a 12.3” large touchscreen which is easy to use and make you see information clearly. In addition, it comes with high hardware configuration including intelligent pure Android 10.0 operation system, 8-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM, so that it offers stable performance and fast response.

When it comes to amusement, you are provided with numerous choices. Playing music, watching videos, listening radios, surfing the Internet etc. are basic functions. What’s more, the Carplay supported feature allows you to use phone applications freely and conveniently.

Apart from adding more fun to your drive, the product also helps increase driving safety. For example, it supports external backup camera, with clear rear images captured by this camera, you’ll park car easily. There is an ADAS Collision Warning Recorder in the car stereo system, this can monitor the road conditions ahead in real time, thus keep you safe drive.

Instructions for 2012-2015 VW Volkswagen Lavida GPS Navigation Radio Upgrade

Since buying the Volkswagen Lavida, our lives have changed a lot. We don’t have to catch the buses and subways to go to work on rainy and snowy days. We also needn’t spend much money on transportation when we go travel. Our car takes us everywhere we want to go, more convenient and funny.


It’s a 2013 Volkswagen Lavida which has been with us for 8 years. There are more or  less breakdown and sure we got them repaired. Last year, we just changed the motor. While in order to enrich in-car life, my family decided to upgrade its old radio and my brother helped finish the installation last week.


We invested the new car radio system from Seicane because some of my friends purchased the Seicane products and they loved to use them. What’s more, its price is in our budget. I would like to share some experience with you at this post.


Important steps to install new 2012-2015 VW Volkswagen Lavida Radio

For convenience and safety, you should prepare the needed tools and cut off the power during the whole installation.

See original radio


1 Grab out the panel that fixed the factory radio, it’s stuck inside.


2 Remove the four fixing screws


3 Carefully take out the original radio, and pull out the plugs


4 Check the wiring accessories of the new Seicane car audio system and connect them to the system accordingly


5 Remove the old radio wiring harness connected to the car and needn’t use it


6 Then connect the wiring of the new audio system to the wiring of the car


7 Confirm that there is no problem with the wiring, so you can directly press the new radio into the central control and install the accessories


8 Turn on the car and test whether the Seicane GPS Navigation Stereo is working properly


Lets know more about the 2012-2015 VW Volkswagen Lavida GPS Navigation Radio

With this wonderful touch screen bluetooth radio for 2012-2015 VW Volkswagen Lavida, we gain more fun and convenience when driving.

  • The product supports video player, we can watch different videos when waiting for traffic lights or someone. And can also enjoy various good music.
  • What impressed me most isthe navigation function. By displaying navigation information such as current location, speed, mileage, landmark building etc. in 3D and with voice instructions, it programs the best way to help us arrive at destination safely & quickly, really g great assistant for driving.
  • It can support Carplay. By connecting the phone and radio with a Carplay USB dongle, you can use all the Carplay USB products on the radio.
  • The original car’s functions such as steering wheel control will still work after installing this auto radio navigation system.
  • In addition, there are options for other functions, like HD digital TV, DVR, rear view camera, TPMS, and so on.

It’s time to get one such quality aftermarket car radio to upgrade your old car.

How to Upgrade the 2006-2013 BMW Mini Cooper GPS Navigation DVD Player?

My first car is a 2009 BMW Mini Cooper, which was a gift from my father, and I really love it so much. While the only thing that made me unsatisfied was that its dashboard radio system function is too less and the operation is not smart enough. After thinking about some time, I decided to purchase an aftermarket car radio GPS navigation system for modification.

My friend recommended me to a radio navigation brand that is currently popular in the market, it’s called Seicane. He emphasized that the Seicane car radio GPS navigation systems are diverse in styles, high in quality, and affordable. Two weeks ago, I ordered the Seicane products and installed it myself. Here, I want to share with you the installation process and using experience.

First of all, there are some tips before the installation,

  • Prepare the needed tools, mainly include screwdriver and pry board.
  • Ensure that the disassembly and assembly process is in a power-off state
  • Be careful not to confuse the disassembly and assembly accessories, and keep them complete

Upgrade guide of 2009 BMW Mini Cooper car radio GPS navigation system

1 Remove the screw of the central control air outlet

2 Remove the fixed small plate of the air outlet

3 Remove the fixing screws of the air outlet on the other side

4 Remove the fixing screws of the glove box switch

5 Remove the fixing screws of the screen mask

6 Remove the fixing screws of key start button to remove its panel

7 Remove the fixing screws of original car radio

8 Remove the screws on the left and right sides of the air conditioner

9 Pry out the plastic panel under the air conditioner

10 Remove the screws on the plastic panel

11 Remove the CD fixing screws

12 Take off the original car radio and CD

13 Directly connect the original car plugs and the new Seicane car radio plugs, and then test to make sure that all functions are working properly, and then use a screwdriver to fix the Seicane radio navigation system in the dashboard.

The Seicane Car GPS Navigation DVD Player for 2006-2013 BMW Mini Cooper provides a wide range of wonderful features and functions.

Compared to the old dashboard radio, the Seicane car audio system has a high-definition interface, which is easy to operate all functions by touch screen. To enrich in-car life, you can download any applications in the android market for access to games, Skype, MSN, YouTube, twitter, E-Book, Gmail etc.

The car stereo is equipped with worldwide real-time navigation function of high accuracy. With current location, speed, mileage, landmark building display, 3D street view, destination search and turn-by-turn voice directions, it will be your perfect road companion.

Besides, the radio supports CarPlay/Android Auto, Bluetooth, CD DVD player, HD 1080P video, rear view camera and so on, adding much fun to your drive and keep safe on the road.