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Video: Discounted car stereo installation gear

When installing a new car stereo or speakers, you'll need specialized installation hardware to do the job. And when you purchase your new stereo or speakers from Crutchfield, we'll give you a hefty discount on this installation gear. Our vehicle-specific instructions, wiring harnesses, adapters, and expertise will save you time and money by letting you do the job yourself. You'll have a professional-quality installation and be able to enjoy your new audio gear for years to come.

You can learn more about Crutchfield's car audio extras or use our vehicle selector to get details specific to your vehicle. If you have any questions, call an advisor at 1-888-955-6000,

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 10/6/2016

    Mario, if you bought your gear from Crutchfield, you can call Tech Support for free help troubleshooting your system. If you purchased your equipment elsewhere, you can still get expert Crutchfield Tech Support - 90 days-worth for only $30. Check out our tech support page for details.

  • Mario from Regina, ca

    Posted on 9/29/2016

    Hi.. i have a honda pilot 2004 and i'd like to replace the factory car stereo with the kenwood ddx418, how can i connect the rear dvd player?..

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 6/17/2016

    Anthony, you're going to need an aftermarket amp to drive a component sub. How that amp will connect to your stereo will depend on the outputs available on your receiver. Check out this amp buying guide to get started and then take a look at this article on how to match subs and amps.

  • Anthony from Carlow

    Posted on 6/16/2016

    Hi I have installed the Rupse s100 aftermarket head unit for 08-12 Mazda 6. Do you know what harness I need to connect sub in the booth like original head unit?

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 6/6/2016

    Kodi, I've passed your question along to our sales team. An advisor will contact you soon to make sure you find the wiring kit you need.

  • Kodi M. from Buffalo

    Posted on 6/5/2016

    So I just bought a 1997 audi a4 and only the two back speakers work. I have 3 amps a 1500 a 650 and 300 watt. I'm going to be replacing everything including the head unit. I do not know what I would need for wires. I'm going g to pick up the kenwood kfc 1665s front and rear speakers and pioneer mvh-x380bt. My only question is what wiring do I need to make this all happen?

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 12/28/2015

    Brian, your Alero allows for a stereo with a depth no greater than 6.352". If your new stereo is larger than that, you'll probably need to exchange it for one that is a fit. You can use our vehicle selector to confirm which stereos fit your car and get some info on what else is needed for the installation.

  • Brian Heineman from Anchorage

    Posted on 12/27/2015

    I am trying to install a new stero in my sons 1999 Oldsmobile Alero. The problem I am running into is during the install of the head unit. It seams like the aftermarket head unit is to long to fit in the spot where the factory unit sits. Can you please advise me on how to fix this problem.

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 12/7/2015

    Justine, you'll probably be fine until you have time to install your amp (if you can't install everything at once). Whether you install coaxial speakers or component speakers, the goal is to give them as much power as they can handle (gauged by the speakers' RMS rating). Here are some tips on getting the best sound possible from your system. And while you're installing your component speakers, take the time to map out your future system (where you'll be placing your amp, etc.). You'll be glad you did.

  • Justine Stocker from Roy

    Posted on 12/6/2015

    Hi, this might be a simple question to you but its a whole new ball game for me! Just yesterday I decided I wanted to buy new speakers to replace the factory speakers in my car. The main reason I even thought about replacing my factory speakers was for better sound, but as iv been researching i understand there's a big difference between coaxial and compartment. I understand coaxial's is an easy setup without needing an amp or sub. But I eventually plan on installing the amp and sub I already own, but until then I guest my question is Will compartment speakers have quality sound without the extra needed equipment?

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 11/5/2015

    Mike, we do not recommend the installation of a double-DIN stereo in your vehicle. You can use our vehicle selector to confirm which stereos fit your car and get some info on what else is needed for the installation.

  • Mike from Brooklyn

    Posted on 11/4/2015

    I have a 2001 Infiniti Qx4 and I want to put a double Din radio do I need a radio face kit and which steering wheel kit do I need ?

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 9/9/2015

    Mike, you'll need this harness to connect your stereo and retain warning chimes. An additional harnesses will be needed if you want to bypass the factory amp. Give us a call if you have any questions.

  • mike mechtel from rochester

    Posted on 9/9/2015

    I'm looking to upgrade the stereo system in my 2000 Cadillac Deville [base model,v8, non on star, non Bose]. I'm having problems finding a wiring harness for the head unit. I'm wanting to put in a Jensen single din with a flip out touch screen. This is really holding me up. Can you guys help me out?

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 9/1/2015

    Ryan, which wiring harness and dash kit you need depends on which Trailblazer package you have, the factory features you'd like to retain, and the stereo you're installing. I've passed your information along to an advisor who will contact you soon with your options.

  • Ryan Rhoden from Bowling Green,ohio

    Posted on 8/31/2015

    I need a wire harness and a dash kit to fit a 2005 trailblazer ls my radio is a

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/31/2015

    Jerry, this is the kit we recommend for a double-DIN installation. However, installation will require modification of your sub-dash. You may want to give us a call before you order online, or consult a professional installer if this is your first installation.

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/31/2015

    Robert, that will depend on your vehicle. You can use our vehicle selector to confirm which stereos fit your car and get some info on what else is needed for the installation. Or give us a call.

  • Jerry from Waveland

    Posted on 8/29/2015

    What double din dash kit fits 2006 ford e350

  • Robert Holtz from 370 Horseshoe Circle

    Posted on 8/29/2015

    if I replace my stock stereo with a single din cd player do i still need a dash kit or will it fit

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/24/2015

    Tony, unfortunately, we haven't had to research the '00 626 with the Bose system. Sorry we can't help you with this vehicle!

  • Tony McCarter from Petaluma

    Posted on 8/22/2015

    I have a boss single din stereo and i want to put it in my 2000 mazda 626 bose system car. I need a dash kit to fit it in. Please point me in the right direction.

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/19/2015

    Thomas, if your Sable has the Mach audio system with digital climate controls, your factory radio cannot be replaced. However, if you have the Sable without Mach audio and with analog climate controls, we can help you with a stereo and installation kit. Give us a call at the number above.

  • Thomas from West Islip

    Posted on 8/19/2015

    Hello. Is there any type on install kit for a 1999 sable with climate control

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/18/2015

    Allen, we have everything you need for installation in your Durango. Just give us a call at the number above or enter your vehicle info in our vehicle selector.

  • allevenelm from brick

    Posted on 8/17/2015

    05 dodge durango has vets entertainment system . Do you have a install package for that?

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 8/11/2015

    Greg, we don't carry factory parts. You could inquire with your local Hyundai dealer, try a search on eBay, or visit your local junkyard. Good luck!

  • Greg Hicks from Gloucester, VA

    Posted on 8/11/2015

    I'm looking for a face plate for a 2011 Hyundai factory gps capable stereo. I have a factory one but no face plate. I also have the backup camera for it and was told my blue tooth was already in the vehicle. I need this as soon as posible so please help.

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 7/27/2015

    Sohail, you'll need this harness to integrate your radio with the Bose system. We carry kits as well to match your vehicle's interior. Give us a call at 1.888.955.6000 and we can help you with all of your installation needs.

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 7/27/2015

    Andy, we can't help you with installing the head unit from your old car into your current car, if that's what you're asking. There's no guarantee that it will fit and we don't carry OEM to OEM wiring harnesses. However, if you're interested in an aftermarket stereo, you have options (depending on your model X5) and we can help you with that. Give us a call at 1.888.955.6000.

  • Sohail from Los Angeles

    Posted on 7/26/2015

    Hi, I have a 2005 G35. I would like to replace my factory Bose with my Pioneer Premier. I would appreciate any tips.

  • Andy from Castries

    Posted on 7/25/2015

    I have a head unit from my previous car and I'm looking at replacing the head unit in my 2006 (E53) bmw x5. What do I need and how much will it cost?

  • John from Livonia Mi.

    Posted on 7/13/2015

    Just spoke to Marshall about a mounting issue for a Kenwood marine unit for a boat . I inquired if there was a flush mount kit, as I don't have a dashboard (sailboat). Marshall directed me to a universal mount kit and offered to ship it free. Although it wasn't what I had in mind it will work out better. Thanks Marshall and Crutchfield your customer service is fantastic!

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 7/13/2015

    Tim: Unfortunately, we don't carry a kit for the '04 Infiniti fx35. You'll have to fabricate a kit to add a double-DIN stereo. If you know of a professional installer in your area, it might be worth checking with them to see what they can do.

  • Tim kopp from Chattanooga, TN

    Posted on 7/12/2015

    Dash kit? (Radio / disc changer). My 2004 disc changer quit working on me. I'm fairly handy on installation work with radios and dash kits..ect. Can you tell me what direction i need to go to find a dash kit to add a double din DVD player to my 04' Infiniti fx35? They seem fairly hard to find online and I've had good luck w crutch field before . Let me know if there's something out there I can get through you guys

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 7/6/2015

    Brad, yes, we do have kits for a number of 2000 Mercury vehicles. You can use our vehicle selector to confirm which stereos fit your car and which kit you'll need for the installation. Or just give us a call at 1.888.955.6000.

  • Brad

    Posted on 7/5/2015

    Do you still have install kits for 2000 Mercurys? The hole is double din size just like in my 2005 Ford f150. The kit for that vehicle has been great; now ten years going.

  • Robert Ferency-Viars from Crutchfield

    Posted on 6/24/2015

    Shafayet, normally, no. You can change either the speakers or the stereo independently of one another, and that's how most people do it: first the stereo and later on, the speakers, for example. There are a few factory audio systems, most notably some older Bose systems, where this is not the case. In those systems, if you're going to change one part, you have replace the entire system and maybe even run new wiring. But that, thankfully, is a rare situation.

  • Shafayet from New York

    Posted on 6/24/2015

    HI, to change the stereo, do I have to change the speakers amplifiers etc?

  • Robert Ferency-Viars from Crutchfield

    Posted on 6/17/2015

    Jacques, yes, you need the AFDI-5V to eliminate the turn-on "pop" from the subwoofer amp, once you get it working that is. Here's our web page for your Mustang's wiring harness. Click on the "Details" tab, then click on "Download owner's manual" to get a wiring diagram that will show you how to connect the wiring harness to the AFDI-5V, which should then get your subwoofer working. Good luck!

  • jacques from Canada (Quebec)

    Posted on 6/16/2015

    Hi, I fit a clarion CX505 to replace my shaker 500 Mustang 2005 I don't know where to plug the blue/white wire(amplifier turn on lead) because there is no wire unuse with the factory plug The sub don't work Do i need the metra AFDI-5v?

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 5/4/2015

    Ralph, I sent your question to our sales team for the best answer. They'll be contacting you via email soon. For immediate help, you can contact them via phone or chat.

  • Ralph from Portland, OR

    Posted on 5/2/2015

    I purchased a radio at Best Buy for my 1990 Toyota Pickup truck. I went to have them install it and they said that my truck didn't have a factory installed radio and was missing the original rails. So at this point I can return the unit to them... Do you have the install rails if I purchase the radio from you?

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