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How To Install A Car Stereo In 5 Easy Steps

Putting an aftermarket car stereo into your vehicle is a simple upgrade that not only enhances the sound quality of your music, but also adds many new features. For most vehicles, it’s not difficult to install a car stereo yourself, and it takes only a couple of hours if you do everything correctly. To start this installation you will need the following tools:

  • Flat Head Screwdriver
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Panel Pry Tools
  • Wire Strippers
  • Crimping Tool
  • Butt Connectors (or crimp caps)

In addition to this list, you will need any additional tools that your vehicle may require. First and foremost, you need to disconnect the negative battery terminal to prevent damage to the vehicles electrical system during the installation. Second, remove the factory car receiver by following the instructions that are included with the installation accessories that we provide with your stereo purchase. Third, prepare the aftermarket stereo by properly mounting the unit in the dash-kit by following the instructions that are included. Next, use butt connectors to connect the stereo’s wiring harness to the vehicle wiring harness adapter. Fourth, install any additional accessories the aftermarket stereo came with such as a wired microphone, GPS antenna or a rear USB cable extension. The fifth step is to connect the aftermarket stereo assembly and wiring harness to the vehicle, securing the dash and replacing all panels that were removed during the process. Don’t forget to reconnect anything else that was disconnected such as air bags, 12V cigarette lighter sockets, and of course the negative battery terminal.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal
  2. Remove the factory receiver
  3. Mount stereo in dash-kit and connect wiring harnesses
  4. Install additional stereo accessories
  5. Connect the new stereo assembly and wiring harness to vehicle

That’s all there is to it, 5 fairly easy steps and you’ll be enjoy all of the features of your new car stereo. Replacing your factory receiver is a great way to add quality and functionality to your vehicle’s sound system. There are many brands, styles, and features available, so be sure to shop around to find a stereo that best suits your needs. Our online vehicle fitment guide will let you know what accessories you need for your specific vehicle and these accessories will be included free with your car stereo purchase. If you have any questions or need help picking the right stereo, give us a call at 1-877-289-7664 and one of our knowledgeable sales representatives will help guide you and answer any questions you may have. Treat yourself to a new car stereo this season and we’ll gladly help you find the right one for you. Check us out at SonicElectronix.com.

 

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iLuv Products Overview

I have one. You probably have one. It seems that everyone you know has an iPod. These portable music players are becoming increasingly popular with each new generation of iPod that comes out. Now the iPhone has taken the cell phone market by storm. With all of the hype and popularity of the iPod and iPhone, it only seems natural that it should have the best accessories around. It just makes sense that someone would come along and make some more ways for us to use our iPods. Well, the wait is over and new innovative ways have been introduced to us and our iPods.

Introducing iLuv, a high tech company devoted to creating new and unique products that enable us to get the most out of our iPods. They bring us high quality products that we can use every single day of our life. For example, the iLuv i277 is a dual alarm clock with an AM/FM radio, Bluetooth wireless technology, and of course a dock for your iPod. There is nothing like waking up to the music you love. Or you could make a specific playlist on your iPod so you awake each morning to the sounds that will get you ready for the day. These alarm clocks that play music instead of an alarm or radio have been around for a while, but none have integrated the iPod like this unit. iLuv also makes a version that includes a CD player, the iLuv i199. The i199 combines all the types of audio capabilities discussed above but also incorporates a CD player for audio CD’s and MP3s.

Also on the iLuv line-up is the i1155. This unit was given design and engineering showcase honors at the 2008 International CES Show and for very good reason. It is a portable DVD player that lives up to the iLuv name in providing a built-in docking station for your iPod. The unit will then playback any videos that you have on you iPod on the bright 8.5” screen. The playback of the DVDs or video from the iPod is quite clear and impressive. The touch sensitive keypad controls are simple and easy to use, plus they are really cool. iLuv also offers home DVD players and DVD home theater systems. The i1277 is a complete 5.1 surround sound home theater solution that includes everything you need to enjoy a great movie with fantastic sound. Well, everything except the television. The DVD player also includes the iPod docking station for playback of videos and music, whichever you are in the mood for.

Overall the iLuv products give a new look to the iPod and iPhone. They allow you to use iPods and iPhones in every aspect of your life and to their fullest capacity. Whether we are at home or on the go, iLuv brings us the best iPod accessories. With the popularity of the iPod and iPhone, it will be no surprise that the iLuv products are hitting the consumer market by storm. Everyone wants an iLuv, just as everyone wants an iPod.

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