As the owner of BMW, I love my car radio because of its high quality radio sound system. Last week my friend gave me a new option of replacement of my car radio and I accept it and change my BMW stereo at once. Definitely it perform well and this time I make the DIY installation of my BMW X1 E84 2009-2015 CIC Radio as it can save some budget and make me know more about my car sound system. If you have the same doubt like me before, you can take it as a reference.
Before installation, you should pay attention to some important tips. First of all, you can disconnect the power and prepare some tools such as lever before the removal and the installation. Secondly, you should keep all the separate parts from the car and take great care of the dashboard to avoid scratching it during its detachment and installation.
Last but not least, you should keep handy any parts from the car and make use of all the original screws from the car as much as possible so that each related part of the unit can be fixed securely.
Installation guide of BMW X1 E84 2009-2015 CIC Radio
1.Lever marked console assembly,the outer frame of AC control and the frame of DVD part
2.Lever right and left trim, let the gap towards on both sides
3.Pull the whole frame out and take off the 4 screws as reveal
4.Pull out DVD(Notice that there are 2 places might be obstacles) and disconnect the wiring shown in the picture
5.Lever AC vent assembly and disconnect the wire.
6.Lever the screen outer frame and remove the frame
7.Remove the screws on both right and left sides.
8.Pull out the whole original screen and Unplug wires as reveal
9.Remove the the optical fiber connector and Put the fiber connector into the new wire
- 10. Connect original cable with new main cable and plug the cable to the original DVD.
11.Put original DVD back and connect new wires with OEM connectors
12.Install new car touch screen and Fix the screws
13.Plug AUX connector and Re-install the decorative panel.
Clearly it is the whole process of installation of my BMW car audio. After finishing these steps, don’t forget to check whether it can work well and there is still long way to go forward if you want to be the professional like other experts. The truth is that you need to make some efforts in engaging yourself into this process, which can make you get the better sound in your car easier. If you meet any trouble during this process, you can contact your professional car dealer and hope they can help you in some extent. Another recommended way to solve this problem is that you can also visit the page of BMW X1 E84 2009-2015 CIC Radio, which will always give you some inspiration here. And if you want to purchase a new touch screen, this Android unit would be your best option.