Articles & Videos: 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.

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
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
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.

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.

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
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 #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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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