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Car Stereo Installation: Articles & Videos

Video: Car Stereo Installation Tools

Video: Car Stereo Installation Tools

by Robert Ferency-Viars

Get a look at some of our favorite toys. This video showcases some of the tools and accessories that are frequently needed when installing car stereo equipment. It's not always easy to find these tools at the hardware store, and that's why we carry them.

 
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: Connecting Your New Receiver to Your Car's Wiring

Video: Connecting Your New Receiver to Your Car's Wiring

by Ken Nail

Take a look at how most new car receivers are connected to the car's existing wiring in this DIY video.

 

Installing a Car Antenna

by Robert Ferency-Viars

One person's experience with factory AM/FM antenna replecement.

 
Video: How to Install a Car Stereo

Video: How to Install a Car Stereo

by Robert Ferency-Viars

Watch this video for a step-by-step overview of a basic car stereo installation. The installation shown in this video is only one example - the actual steps involved vary from car to car.

 
Video: Four Important Car Stereo Accessories

Video: Four Important Car Stereo Accessories

by Joshua Crane

In this short video, we present four of the most common accessories you should consider when purchasing a new car stereo. Everyone who installs a new stereo is likely to need at least one of these items.

 
iPod® Installation Guide

iPod® Installation Guide

by Todd Cabell

Step-by-step instructions on how to connect an iPod to your car stereo.

 
Video: Installing an Adapter for your Steering Wheel Audio Controls

Video: Installing an Adapter for your Steering Wheel Audio Controls

by Robert Ferency-Viars

One of the problems with replacing your factory radio with a new receiver, is that those handy stereo controls built into the steering wheel won't work anymore. The way to solve this dilemma is to install an adapter for the steering wheel audio controls. Watch this video to see what's involved in the process.

 
Video: A Look Inside the Crutchfield MasterSheet™

Video: A Look Inside the Crutchfield MasterSheet™

by Robert Ferency-Viars

The Crutchfield MasterSheet™ is a vehicle-specific set of instructions that shows you how to install a receiver and speakers in your vehicle. In this video, we give you a look at all of the work that goes into creating these instructions. What's more, this same research is used to fuel our massive vehicle database. When we tell you we know what fits, we really do.

 
A guide to iPod® and car stereo compatibility

A guide to iPod® and car stereo compatibility

by Robert Ferency-Viars

Whether you're shopping for a new stereo and want to make sure that you'll get the best experience when using your iPod or iPhone in the car, or if you just want to add iPod controls to a stereo you already have, this article will help.

 
Introduction to Car Stereo

Introduction to Car Stereo

by Robert Ferency-Viars

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

 
CD receivers shopping guide

CD receivers shopping guide

by Robert Ferency-Viars

With so many in-dash CD receivers to choose from, how do you pick the right one? This article will help you ask the right questions, narrow your choices, and find the car stereo that's right for you.

 
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.

 
Noise Suppression Guide

Noise Suppression Guide

by Crutchfield Writing Team

A guide to solving noise problems in your vehicle's audio system.

 
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.

 
The Right Tools for Testing a Car Audio System

The Right Tools for Testing a Car Audio System

by Matt Freeman

Crutchfield editor Matt Freeman examines some of the tools we use to test stereos, amps, and speakers in the Crutchfield Labs.

 
Discover the Joys of DIY

Discover the Joys of DIY

by Matt Freeman

It's fun and gratifying to hear about people discovering just how satisfying doing it themselves can be. Recently, two customers shared their first time experiences with us.

 
2003-06 Infiniti G35 Sedan

2003-06 Infiniti G35 Sedan

by Rick Carlton

In some ways, the first-generation Infiniti G35 was arguably a better "European" sports sedan than some of its European competitors. Good looks and good handling make the G35 a smart purchase for anyone who values the practicality of a sedan and the performance of a sports car.