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2004 2005-2009 KIA spectra Radio installation

Look at this picture, this is the Seicane 2004-2009 KIA spectra Radio after installation.

2004-2009 Kia spectra Radio after installation

2004-2009 Kia spectra Radio after installation

Though factory radio of KIA spectra is pretty good, it still can’t use many great functions. Such as navigation system, bluetooth connection and so on. If you want to use these functions, the best solution is install a new aftermarket KIA spectra Radio. Perhaps you installed radio on your KIA spectra but failed. Don’t worry, the installation of a new radio is not so complicated that you can do it by yourself if you have the detailed instructions. But if you didn’t install a radio before, you’d better do it with the help of a professional technician in case of some irreparable damage is being made. The following is the detailed instructions about how to install a 2004-2009 KIA spectra Radio in a correct way.

If you have the same dashboard with the picture shows, you can follow the instructions below.

 

 

Precautions before installation:

1.Before you begin any work, remember to disconnect negative power cable to avoid danger

2.Please turn off your car series include the radio unit and park your car well.

3.Before connecting, please make sure the ignition is off to avoid short circuit and connect the yellow and res cable at last.

 

2004-2009 KIA spectra Radio installation

1)Pry off the trim panel with a pry tool.

2004-2009 Kia spectra Radio installation step 1

2004-2009 Kia spectra Radio installation step 1

2)Remove the trim panel and disconnect cables at the back of it.

2004-2009 Kia spectra Radio installation step 2

2004-2009 Kia spectra Radio installation step 2

3)Remove 4 screws holding the unit with a Phillips screwdriver.

2004-2009 Kia spectra Radio installation step 3

2004-2009 Kia spectra Radio installation step 3

4)Gently take out factory radio.

2004-2009 Kia spectra Radio installation step 4

2004-2009 Kia spectra Radio installation step 4

5)Then disconnect cables at back of the radio.

2004-2009 Kia spectra Radio installation step 5

2004-2009 Kia spectra Radio installation step 5

6)Connect the cables on the new head unit as the user manual shows and place them well.

7)Put the new head unit into the dash.

8)Turn on the new head unit and have a comprehensive check if it works well.

9)Install 4 screws back to their original position.

10)Check whether the unit is working without problem.

11)If everything is OK, firm removed screws that are put aside, then make trim panel back on your new Seicane radio.

 

By the way, you should make sure whether the aftermarket radio fits your car before installation, and here is a good aftermarket radio of Seicane which fits KIA spectra well:

http://www.seicane.com/seicane-s127678-cheap-2003-2009-kia-spectra-head-unit-with-radio-bluetooth-gps-navigation-system-800-480-touch-screen-cd-dvd-player-3g-wifi-mirror-link-obd2-aux-dvr-steering-wheel-control-backup-camera

This Seicane KIA spectra Radio can be a good choice for you. It has intelligent pure android 4.4.4 operation system and 6.2 inch HD 800*480 multi-touch screen.

You can perform Google search on the road with quick search box, play online games, watch videos, download online data and check emails by connecting to any WiFi hotspot in range or 3g internet, download any applications in the android market for access to games, Skype, MSN, YouTube, twitter, E-Book, Gmail etc. And it’s your perfect road companion. Have a good trip with your KIA spectra!

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How to upgrade 2010 2011 2012 KIA SORENTO Radio with DVD navigation touch screen

This is original KIA SORENTO Radio. If your car has the same dashboard with this, you can follow the operations bellow.

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO dashboard

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO dashboard

Nowadays, autoradio dvd navigation is more and more popular, the factory radio can not meet people’s needs. So, knowing how to upgrade your factory radio is necessary. Seicane aftermarket radio is a good choice for us, I’d like to share a Seicane aftermarket KIA SORENTO Radio with you:

http://www.seicane.com/aftermarket-android-radio-dvd-player-navigation-system-for-2011-kia-sorento-with-bluetooth-hd-1024-600-touch-screen-mirror-link-gps-obd2-dvr-tv-usb-sd-3g-wifi-ipod-rearview-camera-hd-1080p-video-steering-wheel-control-s167042

 

Before installation, you should make sure which aftermarket radio fits your car. This Seicane radio is for 2010 2011 2012 KIA SORENTO. Let’s check the great functions in it.

This unit has Intelligent pure android 4.4.4 operation system, 8 inch HD 1024*600 multi-touch screen with smooth operation, high sensitivity and abundant interaction for the better view of your road ahead.

You can dial, answer, reject and mute calls without taking your hands off the steering wheel. And you can perform Google search on the road with quick search box, play online games, watch videos, download online data and check emails by connecting to any WiFi hotspot in range or 3g internet, download any applications in the android market for access to games, Skype, MSN, YouTube, twitter, E-Book, Gmail etc and so on. Let’s check the great function in it.

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO Radio installation

1·First remove the shifter knob.

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO Radio installation step 1

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO Radio installation step 1

2·Remove the cup holder by pulling them upward.

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO Radio installation step 2

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO Radio installation step 2

3·Watch out the connector behind the cup holder, unplug it.

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO Radio installation step 3

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO Radio installation step 3

4·Pull out the panel without unplug connectors behind as the picture shows.

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO Radio installation step 4

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO Radio installation step 4

5·Remove two screws holding the console panel in place with a Phillips screwdriver.

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO Radio installation step 5

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO Radio installation step 5

6·Remove the console panel without disconnect the harness behind it.

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO Radio installation step 6

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO Radio installation step 6

7·Remove four screws holding the air condition in the place.

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO Radio installation step 7

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO Radio installation step 7

8·Pull out the air condition.

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO Radio installation step 8

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO Radio installation step 8

9·Remove four screws holding the radio in the dashboard.

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO Radio installation step 9

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO Radio installation step 9

10·Pull out the factory radio.

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO Radio installation step 10

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO Radio installation step 10

11·Unplug the connectors behind the radio.

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO Radio installation step 11

2010-2012 KIA SORENTO Radio installation step 11

12·Connect the original harness with new aftermarket radio cable adapter.

13·Lay the GPS antenna cable into a pillar.

14·Remove the holder kits from the original radio.

15·Fix the holder kits on Seicane aftermarket radio with screws.

16·Connect the original harness with cable adapter cable, connect the GPS antenna and radio antenna adapter.

17·Fix Seicane radio into the dash with screws, and put the trim panels back.

 

After these steps, the installation of KIA SORENTO Radio has finished. Do you think it’s a easy work for you?Good luck, with this essay can benefit you.

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How to upgrade 2010 KIA Ceed radio stereo with aftermarket navigation system

If you are someone who wants to upgrade car stereos for your Kia Ceed,it means that you may need help from some professional technicians about installation,if you have no experience about it please do not disassemble the unit privately to avoid damage and accident.And today I want to show you detailed instructions about how to upgrade 2010 KIA Ceed radio stereo with aftermarket navigation system.

Before your installation,you can turn on car equipments to have a check for all functions of the CD player and button operation system to see whether they are normal;whether inner and outside part of your car have squandering phenomenon.Then the installer can reflect to customers what problems car has itself.

Aftermarket car radio DVD player nowadays will bring you much convenience and make your driving life more interesting,let’s have a look at what kind of head unit it is:car stereo after upgrade,dvd radio gps with sat nav system of 2010 KIA Ceed.For better understanding of it,you can visit the corresponding website,for example:http://www.seicane.com/double-din-2010-kia-ceed-hd-touch-screen-gps-navigation-system-auto-av-in-out-am-fm-radio-bluetooth-dvd-player-mp3-3g-wifi-tv-ipod-iphone-aux-pop-backup-camera-c086.

car stereo after upgrade,dvd radio gps with sat nav system of 2010 KIA Ceed

car stereo after upgrade,dvd radio gps with sat nav system of 2010 KIA Ceed

2010 KIA Ceed original stereo removal and aftermarket radio installation:

1.Pry the below part of trim panel with a lever, you may need a tool  like this,and the same operation for the other side

Pry the below part of trim panel with a lever

Pry the below part of trim panel with a lever

 

a tool  like this may be needed

a tool like this may be needed

 

same operation for the other side

same operation for the other side

2.Then you will pry overhead part off the dashboard

pry overhead part off the dashboard

pry overhead part off the dashboard

3.With four sides all released,you can move dashboard easily (be careful it can just move,not remove)

 

 

move dashboard easily

move dashboard easily

4.Before you can remove it,you should disconnect all cables behind it

disconnect all cables behind it

disconnect all cables behind it

5.Then you only can totally remove the dashboard

totally remove the dashboard

totally remove the dashboard

6.Make out four screws with a screwdriver

Make out this screw and the responding one

Make out this screw and the responding one

Make out this higher screw and the responding one

Make out this higher screw and the responding one

7.Gently remove the original car radio and disconnect all cables behind it

remove the original car radio

remove the original car radio

disconnect all cables behind it

disconnect all cables behind it

8.You can have a small rest for you have finished one important part of it.After removal,install the new player with cables connected correctly in the car

9.Firm four removed screws that are put aside,then make trim panel back on your new unit

Arrangement for wiring must be reasonable during your installation process.Usually,the space for installation is limited.You’d better reduce unnecessary wirings’ space to make the dvd gps easier to install and function.The cables and wires of car and new radio must be routed properly to avoid touching any moving parts,include steering wheel column acceleration pedal and brake pedal.All antennas must be bonded properly to against any loose during driving.

All operations for KIA Ceed radio dvd installtion has been showed,if you would like to try it by yourself,you can do it when you are sure that it is safe and you have grasped above 9 steps well.

When you are driving your Kia Ceed with a new radio,you will find that some convenient functions will be up to you,driving can be an interesting thing especially when you are on a trip with your family or friends.What an enviable thing, isn’t it?

But wherever you go, remember safety must be the most pivotal,so do not stare at the video or forget something because you are lost in beautiful music,that can be dangerous.

I have also written another essay which is about KIA Sportage aftermarket gps installation,if you or you know someone who are also going to install a new head unit for his Kia Sorento,then you can go to and have a look at it.Actually you will find the principles of operations are almost same in a lot of places.

And if you are finding another kind of stereo or something in this aspect,you can go to   and have a search there,wish you good luck.

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How to remove 2011 2012 KIA K2 radio stereo sound system

DVD player after installation, gps radio with nav system bluetooth music of 2011 2012 KIA K2

DVD player after installation, gps radio with nav system bluetooth music of 2011 2012 KIA K2

Are you familiar with above image?Maybe you can recognize it because you went to shopping in car market and saw it before.You may want to install a new one at that time,but you are not clear which one to choose or don’t know how to remove 2011 2012 KIA K2 radio stereo sound system.

Don’t worry,I think this is why you come here and I will try to help you solve this kind of problem.A stereo as the picture show is one specially for 2011 2012 KIA K2,because the trim panel of it is same to factory one’s.And you know that one car can install not only one dvd,and one dvd can also be installed in some cars.

Therefore there’s no need to feel upset,you can choose a right one at last,now most cars have corresponding car stereos,and principles of removal and installation are generally same.Whatever whether this unit is suitable for your car,you can also have a patient look at following installation instructions for KIA K2 radio which will benefit you a lot.

And there are 2 tips for you before I show you removal steps to avoid unnecessary damage or any danger to car or even people.Don’t be afraid,it’s ok in normal condition.

Precautions before installation:

1.Please accomplish all parking series and turn off your radio before you start up any work

2.To ensure security please disconnect the negative battery cable

2011 2012 KIA K2 radio removal and installation:

1.Original head unit of KIA K2

Original head unit of KIA K2

Original head unit of KIA K2

2.Prize trim panel which is upper with a lever,and you may use your hand to prize it after it is fastened

Prize trim panel which is upper with a lever

Prize trim panel which is upper with a lever

after it is fastened,use your hand to prize it

after it is fastened,use your hand to prize it

3.After all parts can be removed,you can get it out totally

totally get upper trim panel out 

totally get upper trim panel out

4.Use a pry tool to lever dashboard surround it and then remove it by disconnecting cable

Use a pry tool to lever dashboard surround it

Use a pry tool to lever dashboard surround it

5.Take four screws out which firmed the radio with a screwdriver

take this screw out and the other corresponded three ones with a screwdriver

take this screw out and the other corresponded three ones with a screwdriver

6.Then you can easily take radio out and unplug all cables

take radio out

take radio out

7.Make cables connection between new radio and vehicle

Make cables connection between new radio and vehicle

Make cables connection between new radio and vehicle

8.Release rubber’s this part as the picture show

Release rubber's this part

Release rubber’s this part

9.Take screws out which lay on two sides and pry the lower position with a knife

Take screws out which lay on two sides

Take screws out which lay on two sides

pry the lower position with a knife

pry the lower position with a knife

10.After those two steel are removed,put cables in it

After those two steel are removed,put cables in it

After those two steel are removed,put cables in it

11.Make cables connection between new player and car system,fix screws to it,then put it well in

Make cables connection between new player and car system

Make cables connection between new player and car system

fix screws to new stereo

fix screws to new stereo

12.Reinstall trim panel  to its original place

After reading these 12 specific steps and do according it,you can turn on your installed dvd player and check whether your installation is all right.If you feel difficult to finish all these,you can get help from websites,for example:http://www.seicane.com/7-inch-2011-2012-kia-k2-touch-screen-gps-dvd-player-auto-a-v-radio-rds-bluetooth-music-wifi-rearview-camera-aux-dvr-steering-wheel-control-ipod-hd-1080p-c106.

Precautions after installation:

1.Please do not use strong chemicals, cleaners, strong detergent wash the machine,if you need to make a tidy,you can use a clean and dried cloth

2.Please use the touch screen pen to operate new radio, without using other sharp objects, or it will cause damage to screen

3.Please keep well the original cd player when the staff is dismounting the original CD for original screw’s once again use

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