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Old 01-18-2010, 10:41 AM
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Has anyone ever replaced a car stereo on their own?
Is it hard to do?
Old 01-18-2010, 10:44 AM
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Depends on the car. Some require all sorts of adapters to retain the use of factory steering wheel controls, factory amps, onstar etc.
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Originally Posted by herman4 View Post
Has anyone ever replaced a car stereo on their own?
Is it hard to do?
Yes it does somewhat depend on the car, but I did a Dodge Stratus years ago and it was made much simpler by using the car selector at Crutchfield.

http://www.crutchfield.com/app/car/c...r%2fMyCar.aspx

Basically you select your car from the list and the website will help you chose items that fit as well as suggesting the right accessories and tools. They will also give you a vehicle specific installation guide for the equipment you buy. I think from memory they also make up wiring looms so you can plug the aftermarket gear straight into the vehicles wiring.

IMHO it makes a somewhat difficult job much easier.

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