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Vehicle-specific Wiring Harnesses: Articles & Videos

Car Stereo Installation Guide

Car Stereo Installation Guide

by Robert Ferency-Viars

This installation guide walks you through the process of installing a new in-dash receiver in your car.

 
Video: Posi-Products Posi-Twist Connectors

Video: Posi-Products Posi-Twist Connectors

by Robert Ferency-Viars

Posi-Product Posi-Twist connectors make doing the wiring for your car receiver installation a whole lot easier and more secure than old-fashioned electrical tape or soldering. How easy? Take a look at this short demo video to find out.

 
Car Stereo FAQ

Car Stereo FAQ

by Crutchfield Writing Team

Crutchfield's car audio experts answer some of the most frequently asked questions about buying and installing car stereo equipment.

 
Car Stereo Glossary

Car Stereo Glossary

by Crutchfield Writing Team

New to automotive audio? Here's a glossary of terms you'll need to know when you're shopping for an aftermarket CD player, nav receiver, or digital media receiver for your car or truck.

 
Video: Free Stereo Installation Gear

Video: Free Stereo Installation Gear

by Zak Billmeier

Check out how the free installation gear you get with most car stereos and car speakers bought from Crutchfield helps you do your own installation. Our vehicle-specific instructions, wiring harnesses, adapters, and expertise will save you time and money, and most importantly, help ensure that you enjoy your gear for years to come.

 
Video: Newbies Install a Kenwood System

Video: Newbies Install a Kenwood System

by Zak Billmeier

Crutchfield's Marketing team decided to give their outgoing manager a parting gift: a new sound system for his 1998 Jeep Wrangler. Only one thing stood in their way - this would be the first time they had installed audio gear in a car. Watch them install a receiver and two sets of speakers, proving once and for all that with Crutchfield's help, you CAN install it yourself - and save a lot of money in the process.

 
2004-08 Ford F-150 SuperCrew

2004-08 Ford F-150 SuperCrew

by Charlie Pastorfield

The F-150 SuperCrew is a true "do-anything" truck. It can haul the kids to school and haul an old projection TV to the recycling center--on the same trip. The roomy interior gives you lots of space for entertainment upgrades and the modular construction makes it easier to turn your dreams into reality.

 
2002-05 Dodge Ram 1500 Regular Cab

2002-05 Dodge Ram 1500 Regular Cab

by Charlie Pastorfield

Two options are available for these Dodge Ram 1500 regular cab trucks: the standard 4-speaker system, and the Infinity system with seven speakers. It can be a little confusing to upgrade the audio system in this truck, but the good news is that you have options.

 
2002-04 Ford Explorer

2002-04 Ford Explorer

by Matt Holliday

One of the longest-running sport utility nameplates on the road, the Ford Explorer is a classic. These days it does way more than haul kids to soccer practice - over the years Ford has added all sorts of options, including several for the Explorer's stereo system.

 
2004-08 Ford F-150 Regular Cab

2004-08 Ford F-150 Regular Cab

by John Pollard

Ford must have had car audio fans in mind when they built this truck. The roomy interior offers plenty of space for new speakers, a stereo, and much more. The F-150's remarkable popularity ensures that you'll have plenty of options to choose from, and the modular design makes installation surprisingly easy.

 
1999-2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab

1999-2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab

by Matt Holliday

The Chevy Silverado has always been a workhorse, so it's not surprising to see so many 1999-2002 models on the road today. If your truck is still running strong, why not replace the weak, old factory stereo with something that sounds better and gives you more features?

 
2003-07 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab

2003-07 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab

by Matt Holliday

Chevy built this particular Silverado from 2003 to 2006, and then kept it on as the 2007 Silverado Classic when they introduced a new model. It's a great-looking truck, but the factory stereo hasn't aged as well as the exterior. Thankfully, that's easy to fix.

 
2004-06 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

2004-06 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

by Charlie Pastorfield

With the Wrangler Unlimited, you can get away from it all without leaving great stereo sound behind. There's room for a powerful new receiver, plenty of spaces for speakers, and a variety of interesting options if you want to add a subwoofer.

 
2004-08 Ford F-150 SuperCab

2004-08 Ford F-150 SuperCab

by John Pollard

The F-150 SuperCab gives you more room for family, pets, stuff--and audio upgrades. The roomy interior offers plenty of space for a new receiver, speakers, and even a subwoofer. You'll have plenty of great products to choose from, and the modular design takes the hassle out of installation.

 
2002-06 MINI Cooper Hatchback

2002-06 MINI Cooper Hatchback

by Rick Carlton

Throughout the decades, the MINI Cooper has always offered practical utility, oddly dramatic styling ('boxy but cute,' 'powered roller-skate' etc.), and a healthy dose of driving fun, particularly when considering the car's performance variant the "Cooper S." Since the 2002 roll-out, the 'new' MINI has been a solid hit.

 
2003-08 Toyota Corolla

2003-08 Toyota Corolla

by John Pollard

The 2003-08 Toyota Corolla is an economical car with a high reliability factor. If you've picked up a used Corolla and you're checking out your audio options, we've got good news for you. First, you bought a nice car. Second, you can install a great stereo system in your Corolla.

 
2002-05 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab

2002-05 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab

by Charlie Pastorfield

With an oversized grille and styling that really says "Made in the U.S.A," the Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab is one of the most distinctive vehicles on the road today. If you want to add a standout stereo, there are plenty of upgrades available for this popular truck.

 
2003-06 Jeep Wrangler

2003-06 Jeep Wrangler

by Charlie Pastorfield

Jeep Wrangers are generally more associated with rock climbing than rockin' car audio systems. But Jeep owners love music, too, and the 2003-06 Wrangler actually offers some pretty cool options for building a great-sounding system that's tough enough for the trail.

 
2005-06 Nissan Altima

2005-06 Nissan Altima

by John Pollard

Thanks to sharp styling and an efficient engine, the 2005-06 Nissan Altima remains a popular choice for commuters and car lovers alike. The factory stereos weren't bad for their time, but technology moves fast. Aftermarket stereo gear will give you better sound, plus iPod control, streaming music, and more.

 
2005-11 Toyota Tacoma DoubleCab

2005-11 Toyota Tacoma DoubleCab

by John Pollard

The 2005-11 Toyota Tacoma DoubleCab is a rugged hauler with plenty of room for passengers. Toyota built this tough truck with a basic stereo system and an upgraded JBL stereo option, and you'll find lots of possibilities for upgrading either system, including easy replacement of the stereo and speakers.