How to Install a Double Din Car Stereo

Car audio lovers or just normal listeners may find the need to buy a new double din car stereo to replace their factory car stereo. You must buy a double din car stereo unit that will give you the needed power and ability to complement your car audio requirements, a stereo that both fits your spending budget and you car’s mounting dock. For cars that require double din car stereo (twice the height of single din decks), select the stereo that will perfectly fit to your dock and buy the corresponding faceplate adapter.

If you want to know how to install a double din car stereo unit, then follow these instructions:

What you need:

  • Vehicle repair manual (or shop)
  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Double din faceplate adapter
  • Wiring harness adapter

Step 1

First step is to life the hood. Using the adjustable wrench, loosen up the bolt that holds the negative battery cable clamp from the negative battery terminal. Get the cable from the battery and set it aside for the mean time. Go to the interior of the car.

Step 2

Take away that old factory stereo from the dock. If you don’t know how to remove the stereo unit, you should consult from the car’s repair manual. Then, disconnect the antenna cable and stereo wiring from the outlets in the back of the unit.

Step 3

Put the double din faceplate adapter to the empty dock. Only use a specific faceplate adapter to your car for the perfect fit. Pull the antenna cable and stereo wiring from the rear of the dock to the front of the dashboard.

Step 4

Connect the stereo wiring connectors to the wiring harness adapters leads Consult the wiring harness guide or just follow the color-coding of the wires for proper locations of connection.

Step 5

Connect the wiring harness to the outlets of the double din stereo’s rear panel at the upper right corner. Then connect the antenna cable lead to the FM antenna outlet usually located on the lower left of the unit’s back panel.

Step 6

Put the brand new stereo into the stereo dock. Push the double din unit till it fits into place. Replace the panels that were removed during the removal procedure. Consult to the car’s repair manual for the detailed steps. Then put the battery back.

Step 7

Return the negative battery clamp to its original place which is the negative battery terminal. Make sure that you tighten the clamp to the post using the adjustable wrench. Lastly, close the hood.

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