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Frank H's 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

I've been with Crutchfield since 1999, where I began as one our advisors, helping our customers choose new gear. After a couple of years, I moved to the writing team where I spent a decade researching new products and getting hands on with car stereos, amplifiers, speakers, and subs. Yeah, I've been doing this for a while.

For the past few years, I've been the managing editor of Crutchfield's Car A/V web article content. I couldn't ask for a better job — we get to play with car audio gear every day! I'm a Virginia native from the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Outside of work, I love listening to music, playing board games, and installing new audio systems for my friends.

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Installation Description


Installation for the Head Unit and Speakers was effortless with all the added assistance you receive from Crutchfield with every order.

Q&A Section


Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?

OEM system wasn't cutting the mustard anymore


What's the first thing you show people about your installation?

Of course the Head Unit


Why did you choose these products?

Price, brand, user ratings and comments


What was the most difficult part of the installation?

Getting the driver side door panel off, it has never been removed in the 8 years of owning it


What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?

Upgrading rear speakers to a component system and adding a sub


My 2003 Santa Fe My 2003 Santa Fe
Kenwood KDC-HD545U Kenwood KDC-HD545U
Pioneer Premier TS-A502C Pioneer Premier TS-A502C speakers
OEM removal OEM removal
new speakers Pioneer Premier TS-A502C in the door
after installation Was able to maintain 100% OEM look after install
me Yep that's me

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