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Whether you're installing a new car audio system or a pair of in-wall speakers, you'll find clear, helpful info in our guides below. The topics are explained step-by-step with illustrative photos and diagrams and enough information to give you a good understanding of the task. To view these guides, you'll need the free Acrobat PDF reader .

Car A/V Installation Guides

Radar Detectors Guide

This guide will help you understand radar detectors by explaining how they work and the differences between radar and laser detectors

Car Amplifier Installation Guide

This installation guide offers examples of amplifier installation types and suggested system layouts.

Component Speakers Installation Guide

This installation guide will help you decide on the best location for your new component speaker system, and will help you prepare for and complete the installation.

iPod Car Stereo Installation Guide

This installation guide will help you connect your Apple iPod to your existing factory or aftermarket in-dash receiver.

Mobile Video Installation Guide

This installation guide offers examples of mobile video system types and suggested layouts. The installation of your system will depend upon the make and body style of your vehicle as well as the equipment purchased.

In-Dash Navigation Installation Guide

This installation guide focuses specifically on installing in-dash and remote-mount navigation systems, and the special wiring connections need to be made.

Noise Suppression Guide

This guide will help you diagnose and treat problems with extraneous noise in your car audio system.

Peripherals Installation Guide

This installation guide will help you connect a peripheral sound source such as a CD changer, satellite radio tuner, hard disc player, or digital music player to your existing factory or aftermarket in-dash stereo.

Car Stereo Installation Guide

This installation guide walks you through the process of installing a new car stereo. Read over these guidelines before beginning the installation in order to give yourself an idea of what to expect. (Note: This is a generic installation guide, and not a MasterSheet™.)

Satellite Radio Installation Guide

There are several ways to get satellite radio in your vehicle. The two most popular in-car satellite radio products are plug-and-play tuners and dedicated in-car tuners. This guide will walk you through the basics of installing each.

Car Security Installation Guide

Unlike some upgrades, installing a car security system is a complex task. There are nearly a dozen separate components and sensors to place, wires to run, and connections to make; needless to say, there is plenty of room for error. This guide will walk you through the installation process by explaining the steps involved and helping you lay out a plan of action.

Full-Range Car Speakers Installation Guide

This installation guide offers examples of different types of full-range car speaker installations. The installation of your speakers will depend upon the make and body style of your vehicle, as well as the equipment purchased.

Car Subwoofer Installation Guide

This article describes the steps involved in installing a subwoofer in your vehicle.

Vibration Damping Installation Guide

This guide offers examples of vibration damping installations and suggested layouts. While the installation of your product will depend on the make and body style of your vehicle, as well as your installation location, this will give you an overall look at the many ways that vibration damping can be used to improve the performance of your mobile audio system.

Crossover and EQ Installation Guide

This installation guide offers examples of crossover and equalizer (EQ) installation types and suggested system layouts. The installation of your crossover or EQ will depend on the make and body style of your vehicle as well as the equipment purchased.

How to Use a Multimeter

Learn how to use a multimeter to test for current, voltage, and resistance in your car's electrical system

Home A/V Installation Guides

Getting the Most out of Your New HDTV

This guide provides tips on setting up an HDTV, including getting HD signals and eliminating black bars on your widescreen TV.

Speaker Installation Guide for Existing Construction

We've developed this speaker installation guide to help you retrofit your home with in-wall speaker wire and in-wall, in-ceiling, or on-wall speakers.

Speaker Installation Guide for New Construction

We've developed this in-wall, in-ceiling, and on-wall speaker installation guide to help you pre-wire your new home and install your speakers.

Computer Audio Setup Guide

How to get the most out of your computer audio system.