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How to install a car stereo
by J.R. Stoffel

Watch this video for a step-by-step overview of a basic car stereo installation. The actual steps involved vary from car to car, but this is a good example.

Car video buying guide
by Alexander Hrabe

From in-dash DVD players to easy-add-on portable systems, car video makes your trips a lot more fun, and this article covers the topic from front to back.

When adding an aftermarket receiver, you need a steering wheel control adapter to keep the functionality and convenience of your steering wheel controls.

Introduction to car stereo
by Robert Ferency-Viars

A car stereo is the centerpiece of any car audio system. This introduction makes it easier to find the right aftermarket receiver for your car or truck.

Crutchfield's Mobile Video Installation Guide provides details on suggested system layouts and wiring routes for several major types of mobile video systems.

Car stereo installation guide
by Robert Ferency-Viars

This installation guide shows you how to remove your old car stereo and install and wire a new in-dash receiver in your car.

What are firmware updates?
by Robert Ferency-Viars

What exactly is firmware, and why is it so important? This article answers those questions, and offers some advice on how to keep your gear's firmware up to date.

Minivan makeover
by Buck Pomerantz

High schooler Morgan didn't particularly enjoy getting stuck driving the family minivan, until we gave her a rockin' aftermarket sound system to plug her iPhone into.

For many, the iPhone has become an essential part of their lives. It stores music, movies, and a plethora of apps that entertain or help with productivity. Nowadays,

Michael H's 2009 Kia Spectra
by Robert Ferency-Viars

Michael decided that the factory stereo in his Kia Spectra wasn't nearly up to the task. He shopped around and found affordable gear that could give deliver the sound

After a little over a year of driving my 2011 Subaru Impreza, I knew it was time to change out the system from factory equipped to an aftermarket setup. It also made

Duke's 2008 Toyota Yaris
by Lynn Thorne

Crutchfield advisor, Duke, drives a 2008 Toyota Yaris. While its size and gas efficiency make it great for road trips and long drives, its factory system was lacking.

Brandon Z's 2005 Nissan Altima
by Dominic Devito

Brandon Z. bumped up the audio in his 2005 Nissan Altima with a Pioneer DVD receiver, Kicker amp, and some new speakers and subs.

James G's 2012 Ford Mustang
by Dominic Devito

James G. from Bentonville, AR, revved up the sound on his 2012 Ford Mustang with a Pioneer DVD receiver, plus two 10" subs, some speakers, and an amp from JL Audio.

Stephen D's 2003 Jaguar X-Type
by Dominic Devito

Stephen D. from Farmington, NM, added a pair of hard-hitting 12" JL Audio w3v3 subwoofers and an Alpine DVD receiver to his 2003 Jaguar X-Type sedan.

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