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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.

 
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.

 
Car Speakers Installation Video

Car Speakers Installation Video

by Video Guest

This brief video will introduce you to the basics of do-it-yourself car speaker installation.

 
Component Speakers Installation Video

Component Speakers Installation Video

by Todd Cabell, Danae Marshall

A 5-minute video that shows the basics of installing a component speaker system in a car.

 
Installer's Toolbox #3: Bojo Panel Tools

Installer's Toolbox #3: Bojo Panel Tools

by Jon Paulette

If Bojo Trim Panel Tools can help a writer get through a month of installs without gouging a door or splitting a dashboard in half, they'll make you look like a DIY genius.

 
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.

 
Subwoofer Installation Guide

Subwoofer Installation Guide

by Crutchfield Writing Team

Thinking about boosting the bass in your car or truck? Here are a few basic things you'll need to know to install a subwoofer in your vehicle.

 
Amplifier Installation Guide

Amplifier Installation Guide

by Crutchfield Writing Team

Step-by-step guide to amplifier installation.

 
How to install car speakers

How to install car speakers

by Crutchfield Writing Team

Installing new speakers is the single most cost-effective improvement you can make to your vehicle's audio system. Aftermarket speakers are relatively inexpensive and they're usually not that hard to install. Here are a few general tips on how to do the job yourself.

 
Component Speakers Installation Options

Component Speakers Installation Options

by Ken Nail

Adding brand-name component speakers is a great way to improve the sound of your vehicle, but installation can involve a few more steps than 2- or 3-way speakers. We'll take a look at the most common mounting options chosen for component speaker systems.

 
Component Speakers Installation Guide

Component Speakers Installation Guide

by Crutchfield Writing Team

Installing component speakers in your vehicle can make a big difference in the sound, but there's a bit more involved than in installing regular full-range speakers.

 
Installer's Toolbox #1: S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool

Installer's Toolbox #1: S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool

by Crutchfield Writing Team

There's more than one way to skin a cat. At least that's what they tell me. I'm just going to take their word for that, but I know from experience that there's more than one way...

 
Installer's Toolbox #2: Pro.Fit Wire Worm

Installer's Toolbox #2: Pro.Fit Wire Worm

by Crutchfield Writing Team

My very first accessories post was about the S&G wire stripper . I've decided to retroactively make it the start of a series. With "Installer's Toolbox" I'll talk about...

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
You Can Do This!

You Can Do This!

by John Pollard

When you upgrade the audio gear in your vehicle, you'll treat yourself to better sound quality. And when you install it yourself, you'll feel pride and satisfaction from a project well done. If you're reasonably handy and can follow directions, you can do it too, with our help.

 
Three Ways to Connect Your Receiver's Wiring Harness

Three Ways to Connect Your Receiver's Wiring Harness

by Robert Ferency-Viars

Connecting the wiring harness is an essential part of installing a new receiver. By using one of the methods demonstrated in this article, you can be sure that your wiring connections will last for years to come - and that your new in-dash receiver will work properly.