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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Instructions for removing the radio and speakers in your specific vehicle

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Overview

Our take on the Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

When you order a car stereo or speakers from Crutchfield, we include detailed instructions on how to take apart your dash, and how to access and remove the speakers in your specific vehicle. We create these instructions by using information documented by our Research Team as they take apart vehicles to gather data for our comprehensive fit database.

Doing it yourself?

When you order a car stereo or speakers from Crutchfield, we include detailed instructions on how to take apart your dash, and how to access and remove the speakers in your specific vehicle. We create these instructions by using information documented by our Research Team as they take apart vehicles to gather data for our comprehensive fit database.

We attach these instructions to your shipping confirmation email; we'll include a printed version if you don't have an email address.

Get the instructions now

Want to see what's involved first? Get the instructions now and we'll refund the cost if you buy a new in-dash receiver or car speakers within 60 days. Keep in mind that the MasterSheet only covers removing the radio and speakers from your vehicle, and does not cover wiring up your new radio or the OEM color code. Wiring instructions are included with any harness that you purchase from us.

Warranty: 60 days.

These instructions are decent, wish it went into detail in some areas but good for the most part...

Brian K, Philadelphia, PA

Reviews

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions Reviews

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1949 Reviews

Helpful instructions

Written by: Nigel from Oklahoma on July 15, 2016

2000 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased these instructions to help me get through installing a new stereo and speakers in my 2000 beetle I've never done it before and this provided key details that I didn't find anywhere else online. I will say that it didn't contain all of the info that I needed to install the equipment, but it was still really helpful. Thanks!

Pros: Easy to read, visuals for all directions included.

Cons: Only provides basic instructions for install.

Instructions Are Decent

Written by: Brian K from Philadelphia, PA on July 13, 2016

2013 GMC Acadia
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These instructions are decent, wish it went into detail in some areas but good for the most part...

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5 Star All the Way

Written by: Scott W from Pembroke, MA on July 7, 2016

2008 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It made the install of a head unit and speakers effortless and simple. Well done!

Pros: Contains everything you need to know and simple to understand instructions to remove and replace your audio system.

Cons: None

Not what I expected

Written by: DK from Houston, TX on July 6, 2016

2013 Chevrolet Corvette
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Gives basic info on taking the console apart and taking out the speakers, but nothing about installing the new radio or the wiring. They leave that to the instructions that come with whatever you buy.

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Radio Removal Directions

Written by: Duane from Holt, Florida on July 6, 2016

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Directions were very precise and easy to follow. I only wish I could get a precise assistance on putting in the new radio. I will be back if I have another job I need help with.

Pros: Easy to follow.

Cons: None

nice to have

Written by: genbud from Seattle, WA on June 12, 2016

2001 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

takes the guess work out of the project can have all tools ready to go.

Pros: helpful

Cons: none

Do not buy this product

Written by: Keyport from Tacoma, WA on June 6, 2016

2013 Kia Soul

Oh for negative stars.. I would NOT buy this product, and if you get it free with your order, DO NOT USE IT. The mastersheet is completely and totally wrong for my vehicle. It's recommendations has created damage to my vehicle. Do yourself a favor, and search out your car's service manual online.

Pros: None.

Cons: Completely wrong. Get a service manual. You won't regret it.

Crutchfield response on June 7, 2016 If you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially in a situation like this, please contact our Customer Support or Tech Support teams right away. They can help resolve any problem that arises. Lifetime Tech Support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Indespensable

Written by: Michael from Palmer, AK on May 31, 2016

2008 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Purchasing the install instructions for your vehicle should be a no brainier. It tells you the tools required and the how to. It can help you save time and money.

Pros: -Clear and concise. -Tools requierments -Step by step guide

Cons: None

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Written by: Rick A. from Woodland Hills, CA on May 31, 2016

2016 Nissan Frontier SV
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The installation guide is well written and gives clear instructions how to remove and install audio components. Lot of information for a small price.

Pros: Easy to follow with lots of pictures.

Cons: None

Don't wast your money

Written by: Greg from Springfield, IL on May 25, 2016

2003 Nissan 350Z
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased these instruct I ns because they were supposed to give detailed information about the installation including wiring. What a joke. No information about the factory wiring included. I found better information on the Web for free.

Pros: None

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Great Customer Service!

Written by: Heather from Sahuarita, AZ on May 23, 2016

2003 Lexus SC430
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Tech was great! Went above and beyond to help me!

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Very Easy to follow

Written by: David A from Long Island City, NY on May 16, 2016

2010 Toyota Prius
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was worried I would need professional to install my new head unit, but the instructions given by Crutchfield made it a breeze

Pros: Very Easy to follow

Cons: none I can think of

Great Instructions

Written by: Mike from North Liberty, IA on May 15, 2016

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This mastersheet is great. The pictures are clear and precise. And the instructions are simple bullet points. It was accurate and easy to follow. Thank you Crutchfield.

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Awsome

Written by: Jaimdogg from Riverside, CA on May 13, 2016

2005 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awsome, got this to install speakers on my moms truck, very easy with this MasterSheet.

Pros: Easy to read, pictures, tells all tools needed for install of any speakers.

Cons: Should say where and how many screws / bolts are in panels, dash etc. And where they are with morw pics. Still awsome.

Great tool

Written by: Frao VA from Alexandria, VA on May 5, 2016

2015 Fiat 500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great tool to help you install your system

Pros: Easy to read

Cons: Not a lot of photos on it

Best around

Written by: WB from Omaha, NE on May 2, 2016

2010 Chevrolet Silverado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crutchfield vehicle-specific install instructions are fantastic. Will save you a ton of time.

Pros: Clear -- great photos/diagrams

Cons: None

Severely Lacking

Written by: Anonymous from INDY on May 1, 2016

2005 Hummer H2 SUT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just look online. This "MasterSheet" doesn't even include information on the tweeters. Waste of money.

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This isn't worth anything.

Written by: linuxcav from Katy, TX on April 24, 2016

1999 Dodge Ram
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm not sure why people are rating this so high. The only thing I can think of is that Crutchfield is manipulating the results. If so, this is a one star review. This thing is a piece of junk. It doesn't give any useful information.

Pros: none

Cons: Its total junk.

Crutchfield response on May 3, 2016 These instructions typically cover radio and speaker removal and installation, which most people installing car audio gear do find helpful.

Anything Is Easy WhenYou Know How

Written by: Lee from Winter Haven, FL on April 2, 2016

2004 Dodge Grand Caravan
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The instructions were sufficiently detailed and vehicle-specific that I had the dashboard apart and the door panels off within minutes. Between the instructions and the vehicle-specific Metra installation parts it went so smoothly and looked/sounded so good when I finished that I felt like a professional

Pros: Accurate, detailed and illustrated.

Cons:

Jensen NAV RECEIVER

Written by: Gary J from Juneau, AK on March 31, 2016

2011 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Crutchfield company built their reputation on selling to do it yourselfers. This implys that the company will supply detailed installation instructions that clearly explain how everything goes together. In this case, the detailed instructions were first of all, not detailed and second, very poor. There is no overall schematic showing how all the parts go together and some of the tools needed to do the job were not provided. I am still working on doing the install. Not a pleasant experience.

Pros: Jensen is a well known name & hopefully their unit will work well when I get it installed.

Cons: Install is a major pain when you are working with very poor instructions and don't have needed tools.

Crutchfield response on April 4, 2016 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

VW Passat Instructions

Written by: Cat from san antonio, TX on March 7, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The instructions were for the removal of the stock stereo and installation of a new pioneer app radio stereo. This was very basic and not too helpful. If changing speakers, this might be more helpful.

Pros: Easy to order and receive. Easy to read.

Cons: Not very detailed.

Great instructions

Written by: Raul from Greer, SC on February 27, 2016

2004 Lincoln Town Car
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great detailed instructions

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Crutchfield MasterSheet

Written by: Jerome L from crown point, IN on February 24, 2016

2006 Lincoln Town Car
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crutchfield master sheets are the best investment if you are planning to update your car entertainment equipment. From speakers to radios, it shows you the best and fastest way to go.

Pros: Makes life easier and installation must less challenging.

Cons: None

MasterSheet is a must!

Written by: CMA from Wilmington, NC on February 22, 2016

2013 Nissan Sentra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used this to replace my factory front door speakers as well as my rear deck speakers. This was essential in the completion of my installation in a timely manner. Being a little mechanically inclined always helps but rather than waster time and so what there was to take off, this sheet helped me do this in a breeze!

Pros: Very easy and simple walk through instructions for speakers

Cons: None!

Mostly worthless

Written by: Tom A. from gaithersburg, MD on January 28, 2016

2001 Chevrolet Corvette
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

If all you need to do is remove your stereo from the car, this is the set of instructions for you. Installation ? Forget it. I understand there are many ways to install an aftermarket stereo. Some tips, hints, Something would be helpful. Crutchfield recommends a stereo, and components for this car, why not show how to install it ?

Pros: Great car stereo removal instructions. Perfect for the casual stereo thief.

Cons: Worthless for installation.

Crutchfield response on February 1, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our customer service or tech support teams right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the stereo installed and working! Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

The hardest part, made easy

Written by: jdr from Oregon on January 16, 2016

1986 Toyota Tercel
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Designing, selecting, wiring and installing a car audio system can be easy for someone with experience in other audio electronics hobbies - except for the part where you have to TAKE APART A CAR. That Crutchfield makes their vast expertise in dismantling dashboards etc. available to their customers has always struck me as going above and beyond for a mail-order retailer. I'm sure I've avoided a lot of costly mistakes by following the instructions on my master sheet. If I was more of a "car person" and less of an "electronics person", I might be disappointed that the master sheet doesn't include more details on wiring. I think a lot of the negative reviews are from people who don't have any problems figuring out where all 14 dashboard screws are, instinctively know that some pieces of plastic can be safely pried apart and others are best left alone, but don't know how to trace a wire from the factory plug to the left rear speaker. So, if you are OK with electronics stuff and clueless with car stuff, the Master Sheet is for you. If it's the other way around, be prepared to spend some time doing more research.

Pros: The info you need to take your car apart without destroying it in the process.

Cons: If you're expecting detailed wiring instructions, you won't find them here.

Not worth the wait

Written by: Disappointed from Alabama on January 16, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I never received the mastersheet but figured out the installation easily without it

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Crutchfield response on January 19, 2016 We're glad to hear that you had no problems with the installation. We send out the vehicle-specific installation instructions ahead of the order (as an attachment to your shipping confirmation email) so that you can familiarize yourself with the installation requirements before receiving your order. And if you ever run into any problems during the installation, don't hesitate to call our Tech Support team. They're standing by, seven days a week, and their help is free, as a benefit to our customers.

Don't buy it!

Written by: Do it yourselfer from San Diego, California on December 26, 2015

2003 Kia Sorento EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Incomplete, superficial, not what you need. Not worth the price!

Pros: Easy to order, not easy to receive.

Cons: Deceiving.

Vehicle info

Written by: Eric A from Ohio on December 8, 2015

2013 Honda Ridgeline
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Valuable info for dismantling your interior.

Pros: shows required tools and locations of fasteners

Cons: would be better if factory wiring info/locations were included

The installation

Written by: me33 from Texas on October 26, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had no idea how to install rear 6x9 speakers in my car. The guide they sent to me via email really helped. I have completed my install which saved me about $100.00 The only reason I did not give a 5 star is there was a clip that had no explanation as to how I should "unclip it" still I am unsure of the proper way to do it but It left me with a choice of using a screwdriver to pry it apart or to cut the wire and redo it. Went with the screw driver method and got it to work. anything the book does not cover can be covered via calling Crutchfield. All that being said if you do not know what to do I recommend this.

Pros: - covers main subject matter clearly - anything not covered you can call them about - tells you what tools and socket sizes you need before you start the installation process - has some good picture references - I used this product with success

Cons: - could use 1 more picture explaining a clip I could not figure out by looking at it

Incomplete

Written by: Alex V from Pittsburgh, PA on October 3, 2015

2012 Subaru Impreza
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The MasterSheet were ok, what was in them was correct and helpful. I am more concerned with what was not in the MasterSheet - specifically any information on how to connect the brake switch wire.

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Crutchfield response on October 5, 2015 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the stereo installed and working! Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Great but Faster is Better

Written by: JasonC from Plymouth MA on September 29, 2015

2013 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The instruction are excellent but waiting days for the order to process and get it in an email is not great in this modern Internet Era.

Pros: Great Instructions

Cons: Slow Delivery via email

Good info

Written by: Andrew from Oklahoma on September 29, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very insightful info about installing the speakers in the car!

Pros: Good info about speaker installation

Cons: Not enough insider tips about installing an aftermarket stereo

1996 Toyota Celica

Written by: StephL from Florida on September 28, 2015

1996 Toyota Celica GT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent diagram.

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Crutchfield Mastersheet

Written by: Drew Boy from Kentucky on September 15, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Has everything you could ever need to know to install any audio equipment into any vehicle. Will buy for all my future vehicles as well.

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Big Helper

Written by: Mike McL from Virginia on September 7, 2015

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As a first time installer, I wasn't sure I could handle the project successfully by myself. I'm a reasonably handy person, but this was uncharted territory for me. I was expecting the "Master Sheet" to guide me literally step by step, but was a bit lacking I thought. The information was correct, while not being as minutely detailed as I expected it gives the info needed. In addition any questions you may have are quickly answered by Crutchfield's oustanding techs.

Pros: Couldn't have done it without it.

Cons: None, really.

Nah...

Written by: CJ-Lew from Florida on August 5, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The process to order was pretty easy, except the fact that I never received the MasterSheet. Don't worry, I figured it out anyway. Pretty disappointing.

Pros: Easy to order

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MasterSheet Review

Written by: Furman T from Florida on July 20, 2015

2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Classic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very detailed and informative

Pros: Excellent material

Cons: none

Crutchfield Master Sheet

Written by: Chris from Colorado on July 7, 2015

2012 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great, but it would be helpful if it included specifications and dimensions of all of the factory equipment.

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Quite useful

Written by: Anonymous from Paris, KY on June 25, 2015

2006 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This a very useful information tool. Perhaps they detailed this point in the ordering process, but I didn't realize it was a digital copy Only It's not that big of a deal, but I would have appreciated a physical copy, so I wouldn't have had to use my own paper and ink. The product itself was useful, but maybe could have used more and clearer pictures.

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master sheet honda accord

Written by: tp from gaithersburg, md on June 22, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

there is nothing bad about the master sheet except the process to obtain one. Given it can be sent electronically having to call someone to order it and a 24 hours or so processing time after purchase makes it less desirable. Also i noticed that almost all (if not more complete) insturctions in the master sheet are available in articles on the site....makes it a hard pill to swallow paying 10 dollars for it.... otherwise i love how much info especially related to car audio installs but also home audio is available from crutchfield...they operate out of my home town but as a company my unbiased opinion is they are awesome to work with.

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Not really what I was expecting..

Written by: Joseph from Texas on June 18, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is only useful if you know absolutely Nothing about your vehicle. I thought that the MasterSheet was a full step-by-step guide through your entire install, including wiring, with plenty of pictures. They ask a lot of questions beforehand about your vehicle and what kind of install you're doing and say each MasterSheet is vehicle specific. I was disappointed to receive a mere 15 page PDF with partial information and black and white photos. Why ask so many Specific questions about my '12 Ext Cab just to send a "07 and up" with generic info. This really only shows how to prepare your vehicle for the install(remove old stereo etc), but not much on the actual install of your new stuff. Generic information like that is available on tons of other resources for free. There's a few footnotes about wiring but not near enough to really be helpful. The idea here is good, just needs work. I understand that each install is custom to a point, but a full walkthrough of a common install for the vehicle would've been much more helpful.

Pros: Good buy if you don't even know where to start.

Cons: Not an install guide. More of a removal guide with brief notes on install.

Not worth the money!

Written by: Jeremie from Chesapeake, Va. on June 10, 2015

2011 Ford F-150 STX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I would have rated it lower than one star but couldn't. I thought I was buying a MasterSheet? It should include a wiring diagram in a MasterSheet not just a few pictures of how to remove dash panels! I even had an electrician say the same thing.

Pros: If your a moron and can't use the Internet to find pics and videos of what you need then this is great I guess.

Cons: Waste of money only includes a few pics and instructions. Either I already new how to do it, found it on the Internet or the instructions were included with the other products I purchased for the install.

What the Dr ordered!

Written by: Anonymous from Wilmington, De on June 3, 2015

2012 Volkswagen CC
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This master sheet was exactly what I needed to find out how difficult it would be to do the install myself. It also gave me a preview of what the doors would look like so that I could fabricate brackets and look at dynamat placement beforehand. Well done, Crutchfield!

Pros: All the info needed

Cons: None

Very Helpful

Written by: NikolasV from Connecticut on June 1, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed a Pioneer AVH-4100NEX into my Mercedes-Benz C240 and this MasterSheet was extremely helpful. It was able to tell me all the ins and outs of my car. Things I didn't even know existed in terms of panel removal, what tools I needed, etc.

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Master Sheet for VW Jetta

Written by: DennisH from Washington on May 31, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Master Sheet was very detailed. I purchased the Master Sheet first to gauge the difficulty of the job. Later I purchased the speakers from Crutchfield. Without the Master Sheet I would not have attempted this and would have paid well over $100 to have a shop do the install.

Pros: Very detailed including tools needed.

Cons: none

MasterSheet (2001 Toyota 4Runner)

Written by: Michael F. from California on May 28, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The MasterSheet is very helpful in removing the factory OEM stereo from the vehicle. However, I was in hopes that it would have contained the information pertaining to the wiring identification / hookup.

Pros: Useful in removing the stock OEM stereo from the vehicle

Cons: Does not contain wiring identification / hookup

F150 mastersheet

Written by: Rt willis from Michigan on May 6, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The MasterSheet was helpful to a point, I was able to remove the front panel and stereo with instructions from the mastersheet's help. But, what I was really hoping for was more wire identification ie. Color and location for speaker and amp tie in.

Pros: Photos were helpful

Cons: Could have been less generic and more model specific.

Ford Explorer 2000 2 dr.sport Problem

Written by: Michael51 from Arizona on May 1, 2015

2000 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Well had a problem with the radio install for my Ford Explorer 2000 2 dr.sport ,the U shaped wires did not pull the radio out,heard the "click" but no go ,so removed the dash and radio all in one pc,pushed clips from the side and it slide out .Metra 70-1771 Receiver Wiring Harness was easy- color to color . The plastic slide(in the dash for the radio) had a lip around the back edge,(Pioneer FHX-720BT 2-DIN CD Receiver) radio would not slide in ,had to cut the lip off ( not hard to do with a razor knife) Metra 95-5817 Double DIN Installation Dash Kit worked well ,good fit ! So all and all the Crutchfield MasterSheetT was very helpfull ,I would buy it again, my explorer was exception to the rule . Front speaker only had 3 screws ,they didn't put in 4 .I was prepared for Murphy he's family after 60 + years LOL ! Hope this helps. GOTTA LOVE FORD !

Pros: tools,clear step by step, screw location and type .Picture good

Cons: some trucks are different .

2008 Honda Civic LX Sedan

Written by: JohnM from California on March 11, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is the second time I've used these MasterSheets. I really like how they are well written with included diagrams (the pictures are very helpful). It takes the guesswork out of trying to figure how to take your dash apart. Thanks Crutchfield!

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Master sheet

Written by: Steve from 45371 on January 11, 2015

1996 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Accurate master sheets, such as these, are an absolute requirement for a successful install.

Pros: Accurate, illustration supported directions.

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Written by: NoahG from Louisiana on December 31, 2014

2007 Pontiac G6
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Gave me the instructions I needed in order to install aftermarket head unit and speakers. 5/5 would reccomend to a friend.

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Great Source Of Information

Written by: Bashar from Minnesota on December 30, 2014

2005 Buick Century
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a great source of information. I would not be able to install my back speakers in my 2005 Buick Century without the explanations in this Sheet. I bought it sepreately even.

Pros: Clear details with drawings and figures

Cons: None

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Written by: wayne r. from Winthrop WA on December 26, 2014

2006 Nissan 350Z
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Love the service

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Master sheet

Written by: Brad from Strum, WI on November 30, 2014

2005 Ford Five Hundred
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Invaluable. I would not have been able to do the install without it.

Pros: Very clear

Cons: none at all

Job done correctly

Written by: John from MO on August 6, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The manual was ordered for replacing speakers in the doors or a 2005 Chevy Cav. Got them replaced, and I also got to replace the back speakers, and even the headunit. Because those instructions were also included. It wasn't my first time using it, I also used a manual from MasterSheet for my 2008 Liberty. For the price, you can't beat it for a job done the right way. You go into a task with confidence when you haven't messed with the task previously. Just as long as you have the MasterSheet.

Pros: Pictures, step by step instructions, how to do more than just what you originally ordered the manual for, pdf file so you don't have to have a bunch of papers to deal with, price is worth every penny, gets the job done

Cons: none

Master sheet

Written by: bikeskiut from Utah on July 2, 2014

2001 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great resource. The master sheet made installing my stereo and speakers so much easier. The description and pictures were so nice to have and are a valuable item that Crutchfield provides!

Pros: Makes installation easy and fast!

Cons: None

1993 Volvo 240 Install

Written by: Dave from Norheast PA on June 6, 2014

The MasterSheet for the Volvo 240 (1993) was good as far as it went. What it didn't include was details about how to access the harness and connector connected to the external amplifier. Since the stock external amplifier is bypassed with this install, access to that connector is necessary. The wire harness set included the correct connector for it, but said that it was located below the steering column. On this model, it is actually located below the HVAC controls in the center console, and is little tricky to get to and remove. Thankfully a person who reviewed the wire harness provided the necessary information in their review.

Pros: Procedure that was described was accurate.

Cons: An essential part of the installation procedure was omitted.

Mastersheet Goodness

Written by: Bryan P. from 37686 on March 12, 2014

2009 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This little gem helped more than I thought it would. My wife has an 09 Ford Escape XLT and it has very well hidden points of contact on the interior. Plus, I was unfamiliar with the car so I didn't really know where to begin with taking the dash out. I swear I had the head unit out inside of 4 minutes. It may seem a little pricey, but if you're at all unsure about how to go about your install, this is the ONLY way to go. It will tell you up front exactly the tools you need, as well as any tips or tricks they deem relevant. The best part is, it covers every part of the stereo, so if need to know how to pull out the door speakers later, that's included too. The only thing I could say negative about the whole process, is that it wasn't possible to buy this online, I had to call them and order. The guy I spoke to was good, and the transaction was over fast, but I was told the sheet would come in the confirmation email and it didn't. I had to call them back and get it emailed to me because I had a very limited amount of time to work with. That turned out to be a wise move, because I didn't officially even get the mastersheet until 2 days later. Something to work on guys.

Pros: Extremely comprehensive and accurate

Cons: a bit pricey difficult to purchase

Awesome

Written by: Julio from Castlerock, CO on March 7, 2014

2001 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I'm a do it yourselfer and with the MasterSheet it gave me everything I needed to know to make sure I did not break any panels while removing them. It gave me detailed instructions and even had images to go with them. Awesome product.

Pros: Detailed instructions Easy to understand Visual help

Cons: None

Master Sheet For Ford F-150

Written by: A. Dickerson from Sugar Land, Tx on February 1, 2014

2005 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Ford F-150 Master Sheets

Pros: Easy to download & follow, more than worth its weight in gold

Cons: None that I can determine

Simple and worth the money

Written by: Scott from Logan, UT on January 28, 2014

1997 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For the money, this saved me a lot of time and hassle. The diagrams are simple and there was a diagram for every audio part in the truck. I could have found similar information had I looked hard enough on the internet, but that is never guaranteed, nor as well done. I had a minor issue getting it e-mailed to me (the automated system took 48 hours), but I called in a after 3 hours and they were able to e-mail me one manually so I could get started.

Pros: Simple easy to understand diagrams

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Written by: Steve from Belleview, FL on January 27, 2014

This sheet is great. Had every bit of info I needed for a clean, quick, and simple install of everything.

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2005 Tundra Master Sheet

Written by: Adam C from Chesterfield, VA on December 31, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The MasterSheet provided me with step by step directions to install my aftermarket door speakers. Very easy to follow. I will keep the MasterSheet so when I replace the factory deck, my install will go smoothly. Two thumbs up!!!!

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Written by: Merrix w from smyrna,ga on July 17, 2013

2004 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It was a basic master sheet that shows you how to install head unit and speakers. I thought it would have given me more details on the vehicles wiring. But it's cool

Pros: Good for a beginning do it yourselfer.

Cons: I thought it would have been more detailed

Didnt come with the speakers I purchased?

Written by: Fred A from Azle, Tx on July 11, 2013

For some reason crutchfield didn't include these with my purchase. I had to look up how to remove the door panel off of my 93 ranger on YouTube. Somewhat simple process but instructions would have been nice.

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does just what it says

Written by: faar from austin, tx on July 3, 2013

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

visual & printed instructions tell you exactly what you need to do. exactly as advertised & done very well.

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So easy

Written by: ron from Morrisville, Pa on July 1, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The mastersheet made installing the door speakers very easy. This is I will always try to purchase my gear from crutchfield.

Pros: Everything is positive A++++ company.

Cons: Absolutely none

MasterSheet 2000 VW Jetta

Written by: Anonymous from Payson, Utah on June 27, 2013

2000 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Overall a great help. It would be more helpful to include specifics on wiring connections/connectors for us novice installers. Component speakers are definitely more challenging and it would be nice is the mastersheet helped address the installation of such products more specifically.

Pros: Easy to understand and comprehend.

Cons: See review aboce

makes life on install for most much easier.

Written by: VinnyinRI from Cranston, RI on April 7, 2013

Takes the hassle out of install. I'm not good with electric at all and this helped out a lot along with the wiring harness.

Pros: Easy to follow

Cons: none

Good Stuff

Written by: BrianD from St. Clairsville, OH on March 8, 2013

Everything went together the way it was displayed.

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Written by: Anonymous from Atlanta, GA on March 8, 2013

Step by step easy to follow directions.

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Great Instructions

Written by: Mark S from Tulsa, OK on March 7, 2013

Clear, easy to follow, pictures very, very helpful.

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Perfect

Written by: SS from il on March 2, 2013

Perfect. All of the instructions and photos were of my exact car (2005 Pontica Grand Prix). No guess work at all. Thanks

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You need this

Written by: happy_pilot_guy from Columbus, OH on March 1, 2013

The instructions are excellent. You gotta have-em

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info

Written by: G D. from mich. on February 25, 2013

the mastersheet,is a must. it has everything ou need to know,makes the so much easyer thanks to you.

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Excellent Instructions

Written by: ratchis2 from Birmingham, AL on February 23, 2013

Clear and concise instructions.

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Crutchfield MasterSheet

Written by: Luis from Orange Park, FL on February 22, 2013

This was the first time purchasing from Crutchfield, I will most certainly be making all my future purchases from them. The little things that no one else thinks of or cares to think of are what I notice. I received these instructions via email and with my product without even asking for them. Made my install so easy and quick.

Pros: Detailed exactly for my car

Cons: none

Crutchfield MasterSheet

Written by: Phil from Queen Valley, AZ on February 21, 2013

Good information.

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2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES

Written by: lewsays from Mesa, AZ on February 20, 2013

Very nice to have some instructions specific to my vehicle and the photos were basically accurate. It would have been 5 stars if it included the detail about needing to ground the aftermarket head unit. Apparently the stereo in the '05 Lancer is grounded through the chassis of the stereo, so grounding the new unit was needed. Not a deal breaker, just had to get some extra connectors to get it done.

Pros: Good basic instruction set for the receiver and speaker installation. Included in the price on my purchase.

Cons: Missing info on grounding for the '05 Lancer.

2003 Eclipse

Written by: Jim from Shawnee, KS on February 20, 2013

Excellent, worked perfect.

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Crutchfield MasterSheet

Written by: Anonymous from Austin, Tx on February 20, 2013

Great info for easy install

Pros: Easy install

Cons: None

Great guide

Written by: Todd K from Colorado Spgs, CO on February 20, 2013

No issues. Very clear instructions.

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easy to follow

Written by: aj from Valmeyer, IL on February 19, 2013

Everything worked exactly as noted.

Pros: Great to keep the install fees in your pocket.

Cons: Too bad for the chain stores.

Very helpful, but needed internet for more help

Written by: Anonymous from Laramie, WY on February 19, 2013

Good overall; however, when detaching vent wires didn't say where they were. I had to get on a subaru forum to find out that they're way in the back, and if you get down next to the gas pedal and look up, you can see one section of the vent.

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Not as clear as expected

Written by: CW from Quad Cities, IA on February 19, 2013

The basics of the instructions were good but there were details about the installation that were not. I had to call customer support a few times to figure out that some wires needed to be cut so to bypass the harness.

Pros: Descriptive, pictures helped.

Cons: Not complete.

You guys rock

Written by: Happy guy from Ferrysburg, MI on February 19, 2013

You guys rock! I used to pay to have radios installed till I heard about cructhfield this took me 20 mins start to finish and was just like the master sheet said it would be! No surprises!

Pros: Great!

Cons: None

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Written by: Anonymous from Venice, CA on February 19, 2013

Instructions seemed easy, but ended up being superfluous because my speaker grills popped off. No door disassembly required. Still, C'field guidance is always top notch.

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Well Done

Written by: Patrick A from Duluth, MN on February 18, 2013

Unless you can find a detailed post outlining your specific install, on your specific vehicle, with pictures, this is the best you can get.

Pros: Excellent

Cons: None

Helped with the installation.

Written by: David from Phoenix on February 18, 2013

The illustrations were good, would have definitely used if I did not know what I was doing.

Pros: Works great.

Cons: none

2006 Impreza Master Sheet

Written by: Augie from Boone, NC on February 18, 2013

Perfect and easy to use

Pros: Easy to use, and understand

Cons: N/A

Wiring Harness Diagram

Written by: Bob J from MN on February 18, 2013

Master sheet was excellent on the stereo Install. However Master sheet fails to show the wiring diagram from The Crutchfield provided harness to the Ford Harness. Pioneer owners manual was cryptic to say the least. Finally we just matched colors and everything worked. Which is a tribute to Crutchfield for getting this right.

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Cons: Simple statement in the master sheet just to match wiring colors because Crutchfield knows what it is doing would have worked for me.

Instructions

Written by: Mike from Westminster, MD on February 17, 2013

Simple...These are the greatest things since sliced bread!

Pros: Very detailed for all versions

Cons: none

helpful

Written by: Anonymous from lakeville, MN on February 17, 2013

good and helpful information

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Master Sheet for 2003 Honda Accord

Written by: midlc from Fenton (St. Louis) MO on February 16, 2013

Unfortunately, like the web site re fit of my speakers in my car, expectations were not met. Only 2 of four mounting holes in the speakers line up with the tapped receivers in the rear deck, and the factory grills will not fit over the replacement speakers without non-minor modification.

Pros: Provides general instructions that give one a good sense of the depth of the job.

Cons: Doesn't accurately relay modifications needed to the car -- sets the expectation that none are needed, when in fact, they are.

Generic but easy to understand and work with.

Written by: B.J. from Placerville CA. on February 15, 2013

Easy to understand and work with.

Pros: same as review.

Cons: none

Great for Removing Factory Equipement

Written by: Anonymous from Atlanta GA on February 14, 2013

The Mastersheet was great for removing the Factory Equipment not so much for installing the new system. Then again maybe that's the whole point.

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Not entirely accurate

Written by: erwin from Austin, TX on February 14, 2013

While this mastersheet can serve as a guide, you cannot use it as a step-by-step instruction sheet for a 2005 Santa Fe. There were several omissions, misstatements, and misguidance. For example, do not use a 90 deg screwdriver where indicated. A phillips straight screwdriver is much easier. I feel for anyone who tried to use a 90 screwdriver, especially if they went and purchased one on advice fo the mastersheet. Also, the climate control panel comes out by prying at the top edge of the top 2 corners, not by the sides of the 4 corners as the instructions state (or imply, I don't have them in front of me). There were other inaccuracies, but I can't remember the details now. In short, skim the mastersheet for a general guide to the steps involved, but don't waste time trying to follow the steps verbtim (unless your vehicle matches the photos exactly, mine did not).

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easy as 123

Written by: Jeffs from cincinnati oh on February 13, 2013

The only way it couldve been easier is if I had someone install my head unit themselves. Great step by step instruction, tells you exactly what tools you WILL need and no surprises. I HAVE NEVER EVER EVER installed any kind of head unit or speakers before and really not the most mechinally sound individual but it really was that easy. I wish Crutchfield did these instructions for marriage! Thanks Crutchfield great tool

Pros: everything

Cons: none

General help

Written by: Anonymous from Mont Belvieu, TX on February 12, 2013

Nothing special, not really useful for anyone who has any form of back ground of auto electrical.

Pros: None

Cons: None

These are the sheet.

Written by: Note E from Cotati, CA on February 12, 2013

Invaluable, simple, the key to a successful install.

Pros: You would never find the screws or clips without it.

Cons: None.

MasterSheet

Written by: Michael from Petaluma, CA on February 12, 2013

Not having the joy of installing a car radio before I found the MasterSheet indispensable. Easy to follow and understand.

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Written by: Mike from Anderson, IN on February 11, 2013

Was a wonderful tool to have. It made the removal of the old radio and installation of the new so much easier.

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Written by: Anonymous from Modesto, CA on February 11, 2013

You need to write up new instructions for 2003 Ford F250. I had to figure out installation on my own.

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Crutchfield MasterSheet

Written by: Paul from Forney, TX on February 10, 2013

very helpful

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Written by: Anonymous from Longmont, CO on February 10, 2013

very helpful, I had other internet input which also helped.

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Written by: Antonio from Ca on February 9, 2013

Excellent and very informative

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very helpful to anyone

Written by: Anonymous from RI on February 9, 2013

Very helpful made job even easier

Pros: Free doesnt get any better

Cons: None

Helped with part of the product install

Written by: Parrish from Monticello , Ky on February 9, 2013

Good for the install with the iPod adapter I purchased but not for the amplified sub woofer I purchased. Of course it's not advertised to help with wiring issues anyway, so it helps with the basics.

Pros: For basic install help it's invaluable, it's not much use for wiring issues but its not advertised to be.

Cons: Not much use for issues beyond basic install

Crutchfield MasterSheet

Written by: Harsand from Puerto Rico on February 9, 2013

Excellent

Pros: Very useful

Cons: None

Not complete

Written by: jiminkirkland from kirkland, WA on February 8, 2013

Seems like a good idea but-----. Not particularly complete for an installation of my Kenwood x596 into a Honda Element. After installation I found that I had really poor AM/FM reception and was quite dissatisfied with the radio. After I called Crutchfield Support I found that a particular blue wire was NOT supposed to be wired to a particular blue wire but to a blue/white wire. So, out came the radio again. Why couldn't that have been noted in the instructions?

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Master Sheet

Written by: Steve M. from Drexel Hill PA on February 8, 2013

The sheet had great info. the speakers were not well sized. they recomend 5.25 speakers to fit all locations. The rear adapter did not fit perfectly as i had to drill new holes in the rear deck to attach the adapter plare

Pros: great info

Cons: needs updating

Thanks for including this!

Written by: Mariam from Brookings, SD on February 7, 2013

I have not used the instructions myself. I have asked professionals at a local Audio shop to install this for me, however, I know that they have followed the instructions very carefully and it definitely had made it easier to complete the install much faster. So, thanks so much!

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Love the detail

Written by: Naoya N from Vero Beach, FL on February 7, 2013

Great details and drawings. You can't go wrong with these in hand.

Pros: Very informative

Cons: -None-

Great addition to the purchase from Crutchfield

Written by: Matt from IN on February 6, 2013

Nice

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This is why I buy from Crutchfield!

Written by: Gorilla W from NC on February 6, 2013

I have never attempted to install a set of speakers of a stereo in to a car. I was sent detailed instructions on how to install 4 speakers and a stereo into my '08 Mazda 3 and I did so for the first time ever without ease. I ran into one little issue while connecting my old speaker harness to the new ones I bought. I called the Crutchfield help line on a Saturday morning and was given a very quick answer to my question. Awesome! These instructions saved me nearly $300 on doing it myself instead of paying someone else to do it. After I got everything installed I couldn't believe that people would charge this much to install a stereo and 4 speakers. Crutchfield rules!

Pros: Allows anyone with zero experience simple and clear instructions to do the work.

Cons: None

Nearly useless

Written by: Alissa from Madison, WI on February 6, 2013

I'm not sure why this is "worth" the price. The directions were nearly useless and if you had no other resources, would be completely useless. I found forum posts specific to my car that were MUCH more detailed and helpful. Getting this for free was not a perk, but a waste of paper, and pretty much just a marketing gimmick. What would be better to include would be step by step directions on how to take apart the dash and how to actually connect the wires for the wiring harness. In this day and age, there are better resources out there.

Pros: Will make great kindling when grilling season starts up again.

Cons: Nearly uselss.

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Written by: rlb3 from Dundee, MI on February 5, 2013

Awsome instructions, no steps were skipped.

Pros: Very descriptive

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Made it so easy

Written by: Nazario from Kansas on February 5, 2013

Made it so easy to install the new speakers. Step by step was easy to follow.

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Instructions/manuals

Written by: Mark W. from Valley City, OH on February 4, 2013

The service @ Crutchfield only continues to improve over the years, makes me wonder why anyone would ever purchase elsewhere. I almost felt guilty for the service I received for such a modest purchase. Your company is a wonderful balance of customer service/brick and mortar/catalog only enhanced by the internet and yet NOT created because of the web...

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Crutchfield MasterSheet

Written by: Brandt from Hemet, CA on February 4, 2013

Better than a U-tube video i looked up.

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Good

Written by: Anonymous from Fosston, Mn on February 3, 2013

It was good fairly easy to follow.

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Not helpful

Written by: Anonymous from Oklahoma City, OK on February 2, 2013

The master sheet is useless. It shows how to take old radio out, nothing more. May be helpful to some but not most. Installation/ wiring help would be more appreciated.

Pros: None really

Cons: It's a sales pitch. Master sheet is useless

Master sheet

Written by: Cosmic Silverback from Austin, TX on February 1, 2013

Very useful, thanks Crutchfield.

Pros: Makes taking apart dash and doors easy.

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Easy does it.

Written by: Ben236 from Florida on February 1, 2013

Without, something may break.

Pros: Screenshots and written instructions are right on point.

Cons: none

Helpful!

Written by: RonF from Lake Charles, LA on January 31, 2013

I would rate the directions as being very helpful.

Pros: Covered almost everything you needed to know on how to remove panels and install new speakers

Cons: Lack photo description on how to remove the door release cable from bracket and unplugging electronics

Nothing left to doubt

Written by: Bill from Omaha, NE on January 31, 2013

Clear instructions leave nothing to doubt. Every step laid out with text and diagrams. It might help to have a little previous experience with wiring, but that would just make it faster. Even a complete noob will get the job done with the MasterSheet.

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Mastersheet is Awesome

Written by: JeffP from Poquoson, VA on January 31, 2013

Can't beat the Crutchfield MasterSheet. If you are at all handy or have installed a car stereo before. this document will get you through the rough parts. I did have to make a call to tech support... However Crutchfield tech support is top notch! This MasterSheet combined with Phone support saved me $350 in installation costs.

Pros: Good photos. Good instructions. Very valuable. Could not have done this install myself without it.

Cons: Could be a little more specific to the exact vehicle, but I understand the need to consolidate and not have thousands of different versions of the MasterSheet. Any cons are negated by great Crutchfield phone support.

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Written by: JamesN from Louisville,KY on January 31, 2013

by using the mastersheet it was so much easily to install the unit

Pros: the mastersheet was great

Cons: none

Perfect

Written by: David from Huntsville Alabama on January 31, 2013

Easy to understand. Saved me a load of cash.

Pros: Easy

Cons: None

Ford Focus Install

Written by: J@C from CT on January 29, 2013

Guide was not clear or accurate on the guide. Could not find the location of one screw. I called for help and the tech could not see it untill he called around. We found the one screw on the inside of the dashboard on the passenger side near the air vent. A second concen was, more screws needed to be removed for the In dash receiver panel to come off. [4 screws at the base of the panel, below the duel 12v plug adapters.]

Pros: If it wasn't in the master worksheet, I could call [When I did call the Tech was very helpful!]

Cons: Missing some detailed procedures

Good Instructions--very helpful

Written by: Bill T from Detroit, MI on January 29, 2013

Very good instructions...helped a lot!

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Helpful for the DIYer

Written by: Chris from Valdez, AK on January 28, 2013

Good descriptions and helpful for the DIY people

Pros: Good photos and descriptions

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99% Accurate

Written by: Mike from San Ramon, CA on January 28, 2013

Great job with the install sheet - a couple of minor points... if you have the "fold-down rear seats" there is no need to remove them, you can just fold them down to get them out of the way for the speaker install. Also, the wiring harness for the radio does not activate the illumation dimmer / night-time lighting that normally activates with the car headlights on the radio.

Pros: solid, easy to follow- instructions

Cons: no mention of how to deal with the fold-down rear seat

Master sheet

Written by: KJ from Utah on January 27, 2013

Good instructions helped me to connect the sub in my jeep wrangler.

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Good Overall

Written by: Dave from KS on January 27, 2013

Instructions were good for getting the factory deck out.

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Master Sheet

Written by: Anonymous from O Fallon, IL on January 27, 2013

What a great tool. Able to complete install in less than 30 min thanks to the master sheet.

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Master sheet for Ford Taurus

Written by: Garry from Windsor Va. on January 27, 2013

Master sheet helped a lot. Great instructions.

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Crutchfield MasterSheet

Written by: Gary from Mt. Holly, NC on January 26, 2013

Instructions for door panel removal were better than GM manual. Great detailed pictures for bracket and speaker instllation. Crutchfield has it all together!!!

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2000 Tundra w/JVC KW-AV70BT

Written by: Mr. Bill from N CA on January 26, 2013

The instructions were complete and clear. However in my case there is one instruction "use a long screwdriver to remove the factory amp..." Not only can you NOT use a long screwdriver to do this, it requires a philips screwdriver no longer than 3/4 in. I resorted to buying a special screwdriver after two hours of knuckle busting and swearing.

Pros: Complete

Cons: Undoable

Accurate info, but not a requirement

Written by: Nick Danger from Southwest FL on January 25, 2013

I had a SiriusXM after-market radio installed professionally in my '06 Chrysler Sebring convertible. ( Installer did not even look at this material.) There is good info included regarding speaker installation. Just wished that more specific installation material was included for a convertible, because the first time I lowered the top, the radio stopped working, and I received a message- loss of antenna signal. (Now, I have to go back & have the installation checked out.)

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Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Written by: Joey from Fallbrook, CA on January 25, 2013

I already knew what i was doing so i didnt need it. But i did look at it, seems like good information for people that dont know exactly what to do.

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Crutchfield MasterSheet

Written by: LB from KANSAS on January 25, 2013

DIDN'T MATCH UP EXACTLY BUT COMMON SENSE MADE IT WORK

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master sheet

Written by: Bill from Lusby, MD on January 25, 2013

Easy to follow instructions made it a breeze to match wiring. I would recommend Crutchfield to all my friends and family. Thanks

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Great

Written by: Mike from Dothan, AL on January 25, 2013

All the info you need. Never disappointed with Crutchfield.

Pros: Great info

Cons: None

"04" Dodge Durango MasterSheet

Written by: Mike L. from Smithtown, NY on January 25, 2013

The master sheet for installing the sets of speakers for my 2004 Durango was an excellent tool in helping me get the job done right and quickly. The information was detailed and the pictures also are a great help and very detailed. The install went just as described with nohitches at all.

Pros: Very Detailed instructions with pictures to help in doing the de-install as well as the installation of Stereo, and all speakers,

Cons: none

Didn't really help that much

Written by: Danny T. from Oklahoma City, OK on January 24, 2013

I already knew how to get my dash fascia pulled off and how to remove and disconnect the factory stereo. I was hoping the master sheet would provide more detail on how to hook the aftermarket adapter to the new stereo unit. But instead, I had to use the instructions that came with the adapter, which were very complicated and had no diagrams or illustrations, just all text. Thankfully, between my prior electronics training in the Navy, and the help of Crutchfield's tech support folks, I was able to get everything installed and working properly.

Pros: Good for someone who has never pulled apart a GM truck dash before.

Cons: A little too generic, maybe a separate version that goes more in-depth for folks with the Bose factory system.

Master sheet rocks!

Written by: Anonymous from Charlotte, NC on January 24, 2013

The master sheet was absolutely wonderful! Wish I had one that covered the whole truck!

Pros: Easy to understand and extremely helpful!

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Great, but be careful ...

Written by: Chris from NYC on January 24, 2013

Very helpful for a novice like me. Be careful to skip the subwoofer step if you are only doing the speaker on the door frame. Don't take apart the subwoofer on the door panel (like I did) only to discover that I should not have done so.

Pros: Step by step.

Cons: Watch out for the subwoofer!

Mastersheet

Written by: Frank from DFW on January 24, 2013

The master sheet was extremely helpful especially with the pictures added. I did not know anything about taking apart the radio dash but the master sheet showed me exactly what to do with ease.

Pros: everything, the pictures were very helpful

Cons: None

Master Sheet. Almost...

Written by: Jermdog from Independence, KY on January 23, 2013

The Honda Master Sheet I received with my purchase wasn't quite right. The 2005 Civic LX appears to be a combination (in the Master Sheet) of two different vehicles. It really is not an issue for me as I have 25 years of installation experience, lucky me! For the novice, take your time and read thoroughly. You will find that the sheet is accurate in that it does provide all locations correctly - maybe on different sheets, but in total, correct.

Pros: Easy to follow for Amateurs/Pros, detailed

Cons: Not to easy to follow for a Novice.

2001 Ranger door speakers

Written by: F.Newham from Charleston, SC on January 23, 2013

The mastersheet was helpful, but did not address the extra door panel around the door handle in my Ranger. Everything else was correct.

Pros: I am impressed with your manuals.

Cons: Missed one detail on this one.

2003 VW Eurovan speaker location wrong

Written by: squagle from St. Louis, MO on January 22, 2013

The location of the front speakers is for the 2002 base model, if you have a 2003 premium sound the speakers are not located where described in the Master Sheet.

Pros: Stereo location correct

Cons: Front speaker location incorrect

great detail

Written by: Dino from 06278 on January 22, 2013

great detail and easy to follow

Pros: great detail and easy to follow

Cons: none

Needed More Info

Written by: JayL from San Anselmo CA on January 22, 2013

This was used to install a contemporary Kenwood speaker in a classic 1987 Toyota Supra. Removal of one of the mounting screws on each of the old speakers was virtually impossible due to the limited vertical clearance and a plastic overhand; it could not be accomplished with a stubby Phillips, as suggested, or even with a right angle socket screwdriver. Eventually, the screws were removed with a tedious process using pliers. This should have been mentioned. Also, the instructions said to substitute the new wiring harness. It gave no reason, and there was no necessity to do so-- the old wiring worked fine.

Pros: Gave a pretty good overview of what was necessary.

Cons: Needed to be more specific on when wiring should be replaced, and give reasons. Needed to provide a better solution for removing the old screws than just use of a stubby Phillips

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Written by: Anonymous from Runnemede NJ on January 22, 2013

I have always used crutchfield for my truck stereo systems and the how to instructions are a great help.

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Speaker replacement fot 1989 Z-24 Conv

Written by: Dumplin from Okeechobee,fl on January 22, 2013

Really helped in stereo removal and installing new kenwood.

Pros: Excellent instructions.

Cons: Doesn't Help with the removal of the rear speakers on a convertible. I'am still lost. My 1989 Z-24 Caviler was a special one for GM.

Skips the Most Important Part

Written by: Anonymous from Arizona on January 22, 2013

This MasterSheet will give you detailed instructions on how to remove the old stereo but will skip completely the most important parts like wiring the new stereo. Defiantly not a real help for beginners.

Pros: Stereo Removal

Cons: Stereo Installation

Assistance

Written by: Matt from Ca on January 22, 2013

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Instructions

Written by: Dave S from TN on January 20, 2013

Instructions were easy to understand.

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GMC Sierra 2007 Master Sheet

Written by: Gerry from Chalfont, PA on January 20, 2013

A couple of instances where the pictures did not match up with my vehicle. Wasn't a big deal as it was similar and we found a YouTube video. Wiring could have been described a bit more, basically no reference to it and JVC manual was a bit vague. All in all, installation went very well and quality of parts recommended by Crutchfield advisor was very good.

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Master Sheet

Written by: Mark b from North Port Florida on January 20, 2013

It make the installation a breeze, Even a novice can install a radio, Don't be concerned if you've never installed one. Simple hand tools are all thats needed.

Pros: Easy to read clear instructions. Just follow the steps!

Cons: None

Excellent clear information

Written by: Excellent clear information from Pennsburg, PA on January 20, 2013

The information in the MaterSheet was spot on , clear concise and most useful. Well done.

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Pretty good instructions

Written by: GTO77 from Central CA on January 20, 2013

Even though they are a few places for improvement I was impressed with how specific the directions were to the GTO.

Pros: Actual pictures of the GTO interior, some instructions are very detailed

Cons: Though some directions are a little lacking, such as I thought there could be a little bit more specifics on removing trim pieces

Toyota RAV4 master sheet

Written by: Mike from Tulsa, OK on January 19, 2013

The master sheet makes it a Super DIY for Dummies, Ecellent.

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Sets Crutchfield apart from the rest

Written by: Seth from East TN on January 19, 2013

This is what makes Crutchfield the best. Easy to follow and understand. Very detailed. Takes the guesswork out of installing car audio.

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Worthless

Written by: MattN from Cameron, NC on January 19, 2013

I've never installed a car radio or swapped out speakers. These instructions were utterly useless besides the invoice on the front. Thank goodness there's plenty of people who uploaded videos and How-To's with pictures that actually applied to my car (BMW E46). I wouldn't have been able to do it otherwise. Called the "special" number on the front twice, but the technicians were always busy. The instructions showed pictures that weren't my car. It didn't talk about the adapter needed for the radio or the bracket for the speakers. I still don't know if the speakers were attached correctly, but they work.

Pros: Had an invoice.

Cons: Pictures and some instructions didn't match my car. Not enough information to install radio & speakers. Couldn't get a technician when I needed one.

Crutchfield Car Audio Installation Instructions

Written by: Steve from Nixa, MO on January 18, 2013

Great directions and very clear pictures. great for first timer.

Pros: Crutchfield is the best

Cons: None

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