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Will that piece of gear fit your vehicle?
We've climbed into thousands of vehicles to find out.
Installing car stereo gear yourself is a satisfying experience. It saves you money, as you won't have to pay someone to do it, and most customers feel a great sense of accomplishment that makes the effort worth it. You might even find that it's not as hard as you'd expected.
Whatever your level of experience, we can help with your installation — and save you even more money. Here's how:
When you select your vehicle on our site, you'll be able to shop from filtered lists of the products, such as receivers and speakers, that we know fit or work with your vehicle. You'll also be able to find more ”universal“ products, like amplifiers and subwoofers, that can be installed in just about any vehicle.
A green check means that a product fits your car's factory openings without requiring any modification to your car.
A yellow warning triangle indicates that a product will fit if you make a minor modification, such as trimming plastic in the dash or drilling new holes for speakers in your door panels.
A red caution sign means that a product is larger than one or more dimensions of a factory mounting location (for speakers, key dimensions include more than just cone size) and will not fit.
Just about every car on the road these days features a factory stereo. To help you find compatible aftermarket replacements, we've disassembled the dashes and door panels of tens of thousands of vehicles, measured the spaces where these factory stereos and speakers fit, and loaded our findings into our massive fit database. Our system then compares these measurements to the dimensions of a given receiver or speaker to determine of the product will fit in the factory location.
Check out essential stereo and speaker information for your car above to get an idea of the kinds of vehicle information our research team gathers.
Sometimes we say that a product works with your vehicle. This means that it doesn't necessarily fit in a factory location, but that it's designed to be compatible with your vehicle's electronics or interior design. Compatible products include products like adapters (for Bluetooth or smartphone control, for example) that plug into your vehicle's stereo wiring harness and device holders mounts in a specific spot on the dash.
We also carry a wide range of products that are designed to work exclusively with specific vehicles. See below to learn more.
At Crutchfield, we know that if you're going to install your own stereo, you'll need two things: to know that the one you're interested in fits in your car, and to get the installation parts and instructions that make the job easier and give you professional results. Unless, of course, you're an experienced installer and are doing a fully custom job, in which case, we'd like you to share the results with us!
With most orders, you'll also get a set of vehicle-specific instructions, such as our exclusive MasterSheets, which offer step-by-step guidance and detailed illustrations or photos, created from the info gathered by our vehicle research team. They're available for thousands of vehicles.
A breakdown of speakers available for specific locations in your car.
These can include locations that don't have factory speakers, but can be adapted with certain mounting adapters, such as pods that let you mount speakers in your kick panels.
We won't list a given location if no speaker option is available for it. When you use Outfit My Carsm, you'll see the kinds of essential factory stereo and speaker information our research team gathers.
Many car A/V products we describe as “universal,” in that there aren't dedicated factory locations for them. With many of these products, you'll have to check your vehicle for available space, and carefully plan your installation in advance. The most common include:
A dash kit includes any trim pieces and brackets needed to mount a new radio in your dash opening and keep a clean factory look.
A wiring harness makes connections between your new radio and your vehicle's wiring. Splice the harness's wires to your new radio's wires, then plug the other end of the harness into the connector you unplugged from the factory radio.
An antenna adapter connects the plug on your vehicle's antenna cable to the standard Motorola antenna input on your new radio.
An integration module plus a wiring harness connect and enable communication between your new radio and your vehicle's factory electronics. Splice the module's wires to your new radio's wires, then plug the other end of the wiring harness into the connector you unplugged from the factory radio.
A steering wheel control (SWC) adapter makes the connection between your new radio and your vehicle's factory steering wheel audio controls. In most cases, you'll have to connect wires, and set the adapter to work with your new radio.
Speaker wiring harnesses make connections between your new speakers and your vehicle’s factory speaker plugs.
Speaker brackets bolt into your vehicle’s factory mounting locations, and allow you to install aftermarket speakers.
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