Radio Installation Guide
Radio installation is no longer as difficult as it once was. With the radio installation guide, installing a radio will be as easy as finding the correct plug for the vehicle, wiring the radio, and screwing it in place. A professional installer is no longer needed to put a new radio in your car.
In order to install a new radio into your car, you will need:
- The radio
- Wire cutters/crimpers
- Radio plug for your vehicle
- Buy the correct plug for your vehicle. You can find these at many auto parts stores. If they do not have one for your particular car or truck, the store should be able to order one for you.
- Connect the wires from the radio to the plug adapter. Make sure that you follow the color coding. You will have to make sure that the wiring on the radio matches the wiring on the plug. You can do this by checking the manual and the packaging for the plug.
- Disconnect the positive battery terminal underneath the hood. This will stop the flow of electricity, and will keep you from shorting out fuses. It also removes the possibility of electrocution.
- Remove the old radio from the vehicle. This will most likely require some minor disassembly of the console, as you cannot remove the screws. The difficulty will depend on your particular vehicle.
- Put the new radio into place, and screw it in.
- Attach the wire back on the battery.
- Start the car and make sure it works.