This installation guide walks you through the process of installing a new in-dash receiver in your car.
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.
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Answers to some of the more common questions about car stereos.
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Learn about the features and specifications found in today's wide variety of CD receivers.
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.
If they can do it, so can you. 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. Undaunted, they decided to follow the same instructions we send Crutchfield customers with every car audio purchase. Watch them install a receiver and two sets of speakers, proving once and for all that with Crutchfield's help, you C
The F-150 SuperCrew is a true "do-anything" truck. It can haul the kids to school and haul an old projection TV to the recycling center--on the same trip. The roomy interior gives you lots of space for entertainment upgrades and the modular construction makes it easier to turn your dreams into reality.
Two options are available for these Dodge Ram 1500 regular cab trucks: the standard 4-speaker system, and the Infinity system with seven speakers. It can be a little confusing to upgrade the audio system in this truck, but the good news is that you have options.
One of the longest-running sport utility nameplates on the road, the Ford Explorer is a classic. These days it does way more than haul kids to soccer practice - over the years Ford has added all sorts of options, including several for the Explorer's stereo system.
Ford must have had car audio fans in mind when they built this truck. The roomy interior offers plenty of space for new speakers, a stereo, and much more. The F-150's remarkable popularity ensures that you'll have plenty of options to choose from, and the modular design makes installation surprisingly easy.
Chevy's Silverado is a workhorse, and its toughness is evident by the number of older trucks you still see on the road. This truck may get the job done, but the factory stereo comes up a little short. There are plenty of ways to bring it up-to-date with better sound and features like satellite radio and Bluetooth® to make the Silverado a complete package.
Chevy's Silverado remains one of the most popular trucks on the road today. GM built this particular version from 2003 to 2006, and then kept it on as the 2007 Silverado Classic when they switched to the new body style. It's a great-looking truck, but the factory stereo comes up a little short. There are plenty of ways to bring it up-to-date with better sound and extra features that'll make this Silverado a complete package.
This particular Wrangler Unlimited gives you some pretty cool options for building a rockin' audio system. You'll find enough room in the dash and sound bar for just about any replacement speakers, and some interesting options for bass, ranging from replacing the sub in the center console to amplified subs that fit behind the rear seat.
The F-150 SuperCab gives you more room for family, pets, stuff--and audio upgrades. The roomy interior offers plenty of space for a new receiver, speakers, and even a subwoofer. You'll have plenty of great products to choose from, and the modular design takes the hassle out of installation.
Throughout the decades, the MINI Cooper has always offered practical utility, oddly dramatic styling ('boxy but cute,' 'powered roller-skate' etc.), and a healthy dose of driving fun, particularly when considering the car's performance variant the "Cooper S." Since the 2002 roll-out, the 'new' MINI has been a solid hit.
The 2003-08 Toyota Corolla is an economical car with a high reliability factor. If you've picked up a used Corolla and you're checking out your audio options, we've got good news for you. First, you bought a nice car. Second, you can install a great stereo system in your Corolla.
The Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab truck had two audio options: a 4-speaker system or an Infinity system with seven speakers in the dash and doors. You have a lot of options for upgrading the audio system in this popular truck.
Traditionally, great sound and Jeep Wranglers have not gone hand in hand, but this particular Wrangler actually gives you some pretty cool options for building a rockin' audio system.
The 2005-06 Nissan Altima with its efficient engine and sharp styling has been an excellent choice for commuters and car lovers alike. For this Altima, Nissan offered a basic system and upgraded Bose stereo system, and plenty of aftermarket upgrades are available for both sound systems.
The 2005-11 Toyota Tacoma DoubleCab is a rugged hauler with plenty of room for passengers. Toyota built this tough truck with a basic stereo system and an upgraded JBL stereo option, and you'll find lots of possibilities for upgrading either system, including easy replacement of the stereo and speakers.