Car Stereo Installation - How To
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Stereo Install Difficulty Level
This can vary depending on your
vehicle and how complex the dash components are connected together. Take your time, don't grab and yank! There are clips, screws and other various ways that dashes are held together.
average time to install a stereo is 1/2-2 hours. This of course will vary depending on the complexity of the dash components.
A stereo install can be quite safe with the proper tools.
Take your time! improper installation can be harmful to you and your car. Always use wire harnesses when possible,
improper wire probing can trigger a vehicle's airbag system. Parts of the dash can have sharp edges that will easily cut you if your not careful.
Installation parts needed:
The stereo installation kit mounts the new
radio into the existing opening in your dash.
Your aftermarket stereo wire harness will wire color for color to the installation kit wire harness. The stereo install kit harness
will plug into the existing radio harness in your car
If needed the antenna adapter will connect the factory antenna adapter and your aftermarket stereo.
Tools Needed for stereo Install
Flathead and Phillips Screwdrivers
Standard and Metric Sockets
Ford / Mazda Radio Removal Keys, if vehicle is Ford or Mazda
Remember to have fun! Your installing your stereo yourself, not paying to much for someone else to do it for you. Don't force anything, if something doesn't want to fit right take a break, read the instructions and try again.