A DIY Car Speakers Installation Walkthrough With Minimal Gear

Planning to upgrade the sound system of your car? This article takes you through all the steps for installing new speakers in your car.
Most cars these days come with an audio system installed. However, many car owners are not satisfied with the factory speakers that come along with the car. They often offer flat sound and a lot of distortion. Moreover, factory speakers are the weakest components of the car and may not last for many years. This leaves car owners with the choice of upgrading the speakers of their car.

Installing high quality speakers in your car not only improves the sound quality, but also increases the life of your audio system. Speaker installation is not all that difficult and requires a few basic tools that can be found around the house.

Installation

Installing speakers is a fairly simple job and can be done in about an hour or so. It requires a few simple tools and a basic knowledge of electrical wiring or automotive repair. You can get the job done by a professional, but installation costs are high and can be heavy on your pocket. The best thing would be to do it yourself.

Things Required:
  • Screwdriver set
  • Multi-use screws
  • Drill
  • Blow dryer
  • Wire crimper
  • Soldering iron
  • Wire stripper
  • Socket wrench set
  • Electric tape
  • A sharp knife
  • Super glue
Directions:

Step 1: The most important thing to do before you begin installation is to read the instructions of your speakers.

Step 2: Remove the door panel and grill covering the old speakers. For that you need to first remove the door panel popper.

Step 3: Using the appropriate screw drivers, unscrew the old speakers and disconnect all the attached wiring. Once the old speakers are disconnected, carefully pull them out from their mountings.

Step 4: Your new speakers have to be installed in the place of the old ones. If you are planning to use the same old factory wiring for your new speakers, the task is extremely simple.

Step 5: Using a blow dryer or a heat gun, warm the Dynamat for installation on the door. Apply an adhesive to the surface of the door where you want to install the speaker. Peel off the back of the Dynamat and install it to the door. Use a roller to press the material onto the surface to ensure a tight bond.

Step 6: Connect the speaker harness to your new speakers, carefully attaching the right terminals. Solder or crimp the wire connections. Set the speaker in the opening and reinstall it to the mounting. Test your new speakers by playing some music.

Step 7: If they are working fine, it is time to put everything back. Replace the grill and door by fitting the screws carefully. Your new speakers are now installed and ready to use.

Every car has its own type of speakers installation issues and hence it is recommended that you read the instructions in the manual carefully.
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