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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.

 
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.

 
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: 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.

 
2010-14 Ford Mustang Coupe

2010-14 Ford Mustang Coupe

by Matt Holliday

The 2010-14 Mustang offers subtle styling tweaks, increased horsepower and improved fuel economy. Several stereo systems are available, but if you're serious about sound, there's plenty of room for improvement.

 
Add a great new stereo, keep your SYNC® system

Add a great new stereo, keep your SYNC® system

by Jon Paulette

With iDatalink's Maestro radio replacement package, you can install a powerful Kenwood navigation receiver and keep your familiar SYNC features intact.

 
Video: Alpine Perfect FIT Factory Integration Adapters

Video: Alpine Perfect FIT Factory Integration Adapters

by Zak Billmeier

Alpine's Perfect FIT system lets you install certain Alpine receivers while keeping your factory look and feel. The adapters are custom-made for specific vehicles, so your new Alpine stereo will blend in beautifully with your stock interior.

 
Video: Kenwood In-dash Navigation and iDatalink

Video: Kenwood In-dash Navigation and iDatalink

by Zak Billmeier

If your Ford vehicle comes with factory SYNC features, you don't have to worry about losing your favorite conveniences to get navigation and better sound - iDatalink's Maestro module lets you install a Kenwood navigation receiver without losing those factory features. For SYNC systems, you'll be able to retain voice-controlled features, steering wheel audio controls, and factory audio functions, plus enjoy expanded functionality including gauges, climate controls, a distance sensor, and tire pre

 
A guide to car stereo wiring harnesses

A guide to car stereo wiring harnesses

by Dave Delamere

This article makes sense of all of the available wiring harnesses used to install a new car stereo.