2012年1月7日星期六

Car Stereo installation DIY Guide

Opel GPS Navigation
Do you know what kind of in-car accessory it is with great popularity throughout the world? There you go. You have already the answer in your brain, the car stereo, the DVD GPS Navigation, the car audio system. You have to pay the car stereo professionals for the Car DVD installation service, which can be quite expensive at all. But we OemCarGps have mentioned in the passage “DVD Navigation, DIY v.s. Professinals” that what kind of risk you will run and what you should take into account during the installation process. If you have already bought your car stereo system for hundreds of dollars, then the cost of installation as much as several hundred dollars means somewhat expensive and intimidating. Now take it easy, mounting the DVD Navigation, car stereo system into your car on your own can save you’re a large sum without doubt. As to the matter of aesthetics, you can just make it as if the new car stereo system goes with the car since the very production date. Now we OemCarGps give you some suggestions and also a list to tell you what to do and what you need. Hopefully you will enjoy the process and get yourselves well prepared.

Let’s get right started with the list of components, tools.

Car Stereo installation DIY Tool Kit: The tool kit is very common because everyone have to go through the step of dismounting the factory head unit and then put it away. It is better if the installation tool kit includes a DIN tool. If not, you have to buy one separately. A DIN tool can help to pull out the whole factory head unit. Besides your installation tool kit should be made up of multi-meter, crimpers, wire strippers, electrical tape as well as the splicing connectors. All installation tool kit can cost you as low as twenty dollars. It depends on where you get it and whether you bargain with the sales about the price. You have to pay attention that a DIN tool is for the use of pulling out the stereo system. Sometimes, it does not apply to every car. Ask your salesman for suggestions.

In-dash Receiver Kit: this tool should be especially made for your car if your car is a new one with controls built into the stereo’s trim like the climate controls. The universal in-dash receiver kit is always applied to the car of older generation.

Wiring harness adapter: With the harness adapter you can hook up all of your wires simply. It is well known that the speakers, power controls, antenna, auxiliary hook-ups are generally speaking bundled into one or two connections. The wiring harness adapter should be made specially for your vehicle.

Car stereo system: It is the core of the car audio system. You are still deciding which one to buy for your car. You can turn to your friends who have already a car stereo system for suggestion or the online customer service of the car electronics equipment shop. Besides, you can read more articles about consideration and things of the pursuit. Anyway, the very first thing you need to make sure is that the car stereo system do match the size of the factory head unit and is suitable for the brand and model of the car.

        Time: The installation process is not as complicated as you may see. But you have to make sure that you have set aside enough time for the installation. Don’t do a thing by halves. It is not allowed. You have to carry out the task from the beginning to the end.

All these are the installation tools your need for the success of the installation and also the preparation of the very first beginning. Now we OemCarGps need to draw your attention to the safety matters during the car stereo system installation process. Safety comes first. Always keep the safety measures in mind.

First of all a dry area is necessary as the installation environment. It is common and well-known that no water mixes with the electronics products. Disconnection of the negative battery cable under the hood is needed. The disconnection can help to protect the new car stereo system, your vehicle and your self from the damage or the risk from the suffering of the electrical current and shorts when you are at work. If you do not pay enough attention to this step and ignore it, the very probably result you may get is damage to the car stereo and you have to pay extra dollars to repair it or buy a new one. Take all these steps carefully without doing it in a hurry. Remember that you have set aside enough time for the installation and should carry it out step by step with great care. No matter what kind of electrical parts of the car you are working on, it is very important for you to disconnect the battery.

After having a better understanding of the safety matters and a full set of tools for the Car Stereo installation DIY, now let’s come to the part of mounting the new car stereo system like DVD Navigation.

Disconnect the Battery: Just as we say before do remember to disconnect the negative battery cable for the sake of your safety and the protection of the car stereo system as well as the vehicle. But the disconnection of the positive cable is not so necessary.

  Pull out the factory head unit: Pull out the factory head unit by utilizing your DIN tools. Holes where you can insert the tools can be found on both sides. Pull out the head unit gently as well as firmly. When you have a little part of the head unit outwards, then you are able to hold the sides and support the weight during the process of pulling out. Once it is all out, then you should disconnect all the wirings and put away the factory head unit.

Mount Wiring Harness Adapters: After the step of remove, you can see all the wires. It is time for you the hook up all the adapters for your vehicle. Remember that the wiring harness adapters are specially made for your car. Do not leave any exposed wire, because it can distort the sound coming from the car stereo system. What is worse, it can short out your car stereo system.

Install the in-dash receiver kit: When you vehicle requires a kit or so, you have to follow the steps listed on the instructions with great care. For the disassembling of the areas surrounding your stereo system, you can make use of the trim removal tools. Then you can mount the new components easily.

Install Mounting Sleeve: The Mounting Sleeve is like “a small cage“ that locates in your dash. Just remember to lock it in the exact right place. Only in that way can you easily organize the wires.

Install Car Stereo System: This may seem to you the most exciting part of the installation process. In this step, you should connect all the wiring harness one by one. Do not go in a hurry and link the unmatched ones. Put the new wiring harness adapter into the back of the car stereo system. Always keep in mind that you should do the connections of antenna and wirings with great care and one by one. After the assembling, you can mount the new car stereo system into the dash. Then you should mount back the panel and other necessary decoration panels.

Connect battery cable: You have to make certain that it is really tightened. Any loose battery connections can be the cause of the electrical problems. After hooking up the battery, it is time for the amazing examination whether the car stereo system can function normally. See if there is no sound coming from the car stereo system, no signals or no responses to your order and so on. Make sure that it is working and functioning with no problem.

Now you can go on an outing and get yourselves accustomed to the control of the new car stereo system. Hit the open road with great joy and test if the GPS Navigation can give you the exact information and provide you with POI or so or if the car stereo system can give the exact functions and perform as you have expected.

Sometimes it is quite fun and pleasant to mount the car stereo system on your own while a large quantity of people have to pay several hundred dollars for the CAR DVD installation service.

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