Few weeks ago, I invested an aftermarket touchscreen radio head unit and installed it to my 2012 Toyota Reiz dashboard. After using it for some time, I love it so much, it brings many benefits.
Compared to the factory radio which is operated by various buttons, the new Android radio stereo system is operated by touchscreen. That just like when you use a Nokia and iPhone, you will know that they are great different.
The large screen looks beautiful, adding luxury to our car. What’s more, it makes everything work simply while giving us lots of benefits. For example, there is no trouble to watch HD videos on the big radio screen. When we use the navigation, it’s clearer than the phone navigation.
As far as I’m concerned, the most powerful functions should be Carplay and rear view camera supported. Connecting my phone to the radio via Carplay, the radio just acts as the phone, so I can directly use phone music, phone calls etc on the radio screen. That helps improve driving safety. For the rear view camera, when I install it and connect to the radio, I am able to check the rear situation on the radio screen when reverse and park the car, no worry about collisions.
Following will be the DIY installation guide for (2010-2015) Toyota Reiz Mark X radio. Overall, that’s not a difficult job, and most drivers can do themselves.
Take a look at the original car radio system.
1, After turning off the car power, remove the trim panels on the two sides of the radio.
2, Use screwdriver to remove screws that fixed the car radio unit.
3, The take down the radio system and disconnect the plugs from the car.
4, Remove screws of the metal brackets that fixed the original radio unit and the A/C button panel.
5, Separate the radio unit and the A/C button panel.
6, Keep the A/C button panel and install it back to the dash.
7, Tighten the screws.
8, Connect the power harness, RCA cable and CAM cable to the new touchscreen radio head unit.
9, Then correspondingly connect the new radio cables to the car plugs.
10, Install the touchscreen Android radio to the dash.
11, Install the trim panels back.
12, Finally, power on your car to test the new radio head unit to see whether it functions normally.