How To Hook Up Wires On Pioneer Car Stereo
Learn how to hook up the wires on a Pioneer car stereo to improve the sound quality of your sound system. You can make use of the stock system of your car and make room for a new car stereo. It will be a dream come true for you. Pioneer car stereos can easily be installed into any car. This tutorial will be useful for someone who wants to improve the existing stock system in the car.
Things you will need:
- Pioneer stereo
- Flat head screwdriver
- Dash kit
- Wire splitters
- Socket wrench
- Aftermarket wiring harness
- Electrical tape
- Make sure the gears are in neutral. Remove the negative terminal of the car battery by making use of a socket wrench. Next, disconnect the audio fuse. Refer to the car’s manual to check the way fuses are connected.
- Uninstall the stock system. Look for pieces and screws that will come out. Observe the molding of the car for crevices and cracks that may allow you to access the radio. Use a flat head screw driver to remove the dash. For some dashes, you may need special tools to break open the molding. Be very careful while doing this. In case you are unable to take out the radio, contact an audio specialist.
- Remove the wiring of the car radio’s head unit. Push the tab with a little force and take it out. Buy an aftermarket head unit along with a wiring harness through a car audio outlet which will be used afterwards for connecting to the stereo.
- Remove the antenna. Make use of pliers to get a good hold on the wire. The wire with the antenna is thick and black. Therefore, you may have to use more force to disconnect it. Have patience as it will take some time to come off.
- Remove various parts of the stock radio and mount the Pioneer radio in the same place with the help of screws and parts given along with the car stereo. Carry the dash kit at a place with adequate light so you are able to view the screws clearly.
- Join the wires of the Pioneer radio with the aftermarket wire harness. Make sure the colors match while connecting. Make use of wire splitters so that more wire gets exposed. After connecting the wires, use an electrical tape to cover the connections that are exposed.
- Connect the Pioneer stereo wire harness to the original wire harness. Plug in the antenna cord. Secure and connect everything properly.
- Connect the fuse and battery back to the stereo. Switch on the radio. Listen closely to check if the sound is heard from every speaker and if clarity is as desired. If the quality does not seem satisfactory, check the connections again.
- Install the head unit inside the dash and assemble the molding of the dash again. Ensure the screws are secured tightly. If anything is left hanging loose, the CD is likely to skip. You can set the equalizer and frequency according to your own unique taste.