Most new stereos come with an auxiliary port built in, but if you drive an older car, you're usually stuck with the radio or CD player, and we all know both of those options suck. So, rather than paying the $95 fee the dealership wanted to charge, or replacing the stereo alto ...more
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Bavarian Soundwerks teaches you how to install rear speakers in a 97-01 BMW 5 series (E39). It covers rear deck removal, rear midbass installation and reinstalling the rear deck. Part 1 of 3 - How to Install rear speakers on a BMW 5 series (E39). Part 2 of 3 - How to Install ...more
In this two part instructional video, "rldel149" a barbecue & meat master, as well as all around handyman shows how to replace the integrated Toyota factory radio in a 2009 Yaris with a new HD unit. Part 1 deals with harness making and Part 2 shows the install. Good luck! Part ...more
In this video series you will learn how to install a subwoofer amplifier in the trunk of a 97-03 BMW 5 series/M5 (E39). This first video starts by removing the stock wiring and getting to the factory ground and LOC, then you'll start the connections and wiring for the ground f ...more
Bavarian Soundwerks teaches you how to install door panel speakers on a BMW 3 series (E46). Covers removal and reinstallation of your BMW's speakers for BSW's Stage 1 Audio Upgrade, a complete speaker replacement upgrade. Part 1 of 5 - How to Install new speakers into the door ...more
Covers installation of BMW X5 Subwoofer system for X5 00-06 (E53). Part 1 shows removal of original subwoofer (if present). Part 2 shows accessing the OEM amplifier and battery. Part 3 and 4 show amplifier connections. Part 5 shows amplifier power and ground for the subwoofer ...more
Bavarian Soundwerks teaches you how to install a BSW ib108 stealth subwoofer system for BMW 3 Series, M3 Convertible 93-99 (E36). Part 1 of 5 - How to Install a subwoofer into a BMW 3 series (E36). Part 2 of 5 - How to Install a subwoofer into a BMW 3 series (E36). Part 3 of ...more
There are many different ways to connect an iPod to an in-car stereo, however, some work significantly better than others. In this tutorial, learn how to use an FM modulator to listen to your favorite tunes. This is different than an FM transmitter which is much less reliable. ...more
Whether you're an audiophile or just a basshead (cf. Lady Tigra & Bunny), you're certain to appreciate this video, which details how to install passive crossover mid drivers in a car's stereo system. The individual steps are as follows: Step 1: Purchase speaker components set ...more
This video series shows you how to take off the door panels in your E36 3 series or M3, remove your stock/factory speakers, install new midrange and tweeter speakers, repair the door panels and put them back on the car. Part 1 of 5 - How to Install new speakers into the doors ...more
Jabra offers the latest in speakerphone technology: the SP700. This stylish, versatile new speakerphone can be used on its own or to transmit the calls to your car audio system with no installation necessary. This compact device can also be used to stream music stored on your ...more
Check out this video tutorial on how to fiberglass a mold layup for car subwoofer speakers. If you want the best fiberglass subwoofer box, this mold layup will get you there. Just follow these car audio instructions to get a booming audio system in you vehicle. If you ever wan ...more
Covers installation of DICE DSP Adapter for DICE BMW iPod & iPhone Integration Kit for BMW 5 Series / M5 97-03 (E39) and X5 00-06 (E53) with Premium (DSP) sound system.
If you have ever found yourself working on a car project at your home and ran out of fuses, this tutorial is for you. Instead of going out and paying around $30 to $40, make your very own. It's wasy and saves you time and money. If you need instructions on how to do this they ...more
Scosche Industries offers this instructional users guide for its TA07 radio replacement interface in a 2007 Toyota Tundra. The TA07 will work with select 2004 and up Toyota vehicles equipped with JBL and JBL Synthesis systems. The TA07SR radio replacement interface was designe ...more
Elemental Designs shows you how to make your own custom RCA cables which are sometimes necessary when installing car stereo or audio systems and components.
This short video from Crutchfield shows how to install a car amplifier into your car. Learn the basics to installing any amplifier for an awesome stereo system that will give your auto a great sound.
Bavarian Soundwerks teaches you how to install door panel speakers on a BMW 7 series (E38). Part 1 of 7 - How to Install new speakers into the door panel on a BMW E38. Part 2 of 7 - How to Install new speakers into the door panel on a BMW E38. Part 3 of 7 - How to Install ne ...more
Check out this video tutorial on how to make a fiberglass mold layup for car speakers. For fresh molds you must put several layers of wax on and I would consider PVA as well if the mold is less then a week old. Always use PVA (or equivalent) on your plug surface before molding ...more
This video explains how to remove the radio from a BMW X3 (E83) '04 and up - it covers head removal and plug swap.
Bavarian Soundwerks teaches you how to install a DICE iPod kit into a BMW E39 5 series. Part 1 of 7 - How to Prep the trunk to install DICE iPod kit into a BMW E39. Part 2 of 7 - How to Prep the trunk to install DICE iPod kit into a BMW E39. Part 3 of 7 - How to Prep the tru ...more
This video series goes over installing a stage 1 speaker package in a '00-'06 BMW X5 (E53). This consists of front and rear speakers (all 10 drivers in the car), rear mid base and rear mid range. Video one starts with the rear door panel removal, two covers front door panel re ...more
This tutorial shows you how to install a fun new toy in your BMW - a combination DVD player and sat-nav/gps system. You'll need a few parts you can get from any BMW dealer as well as a few basical hardware tools.
One of the most annoying things about installing a new car audio system is the constant rattle sounds your hear. Always driving around sounding like a car full of metal junk can be quite annoying. In this tutorial, you'll find out what tools you'll need to make sure you car w ...more
This video shows you proper trunk preparation of a '95-'01 BMW 7 series (E38)for the DICE iPod kit install.
How many of your favorite CD's really fit in your tiny car? Are you stick of fumbling with CDs every twelve songs or so? Luckily, there are much easier ways to listen to music in the car today without a radio. In this video, learn how to integrate your iPod into your car and l ...more
Elemental Designs will show you how to carpet a basic subwoofer box for your vehicle's system in this two-part video series. If you've ever had any trouble in the past trying to carpet your sub box, this will help explain what you might have done wrong. First you have to pick ...more
Check out this video tutorial on how to carpet a fiberglass car subwoofer box for speakers. It's easy enough to carpet a fiberglass subwoofer box, but if you're having trouble just watch this car audio upholstery video. The carpet used is unbacked automotive carpet. If its unb ...more
Learn how to create custom fiberglass Single Sub enclosures and get professional results. Easy to follow step by step methods for your car audio install. Creating subwoofer boxes from fiberglass is a stronger and lighter alternative to using wood and just as easy if you get th ...more
Need a little power from your car battery? This OzLabs video will show you how to get that power in a detailed demonstration.
This video will cover the 2point5 spec.dock installation for the BMW X5 (E53) with the DICE iPod integration Kit.
Bavarian Soundwerks teaches you how to install a DICE BMW iPod & iPhone integration Kit in BMW X3 (E83). Go to www.bavsound.com for any questions that this video doesn't answer. Part 1 of 4 - How to Install a DICE iPod kit into a BMW X3 center console. Part 2 of 4 - How to In ...more
Bavarian Soundwerks shows you what the BSW Sirius Satellite Radio Kit can do, and teaches you how to use it. Go to www.bavsound.com for any questions that this video doesn't answer.
This series shows you how to take out an old stereo deck and speakers and replace them with new ones. So it's a nice series because it takes you through the entire process, from removing the old, to putting in the new, not just assuming you're starting with a gutted car. Part ...more
This stereo installation video with the Mighty Mods shows you how to install a CD player and speakers. So easy anyone can do it in under 2 hours. So watch as the guys show you how to install a stereo in a Toyota Corolla.
Elemental Designs teaches you how to ground your 12v amplifier. Grounding an amp is a must know for any custom car stereo installation.
Bavarian Soundwerks shows you how to route the cables for your DICE iPod kit into a 95 - 01 BMW 7 series (E38).
This video will cover the operation of the DICE Silverline BMW iPod & iPhone Integration Kit.
Covers convertible cable routing from the trunk for DICE BMW iPod & iPhone integration Kit in BMW 3 Series / M3 (E46).
This two part tutorial shows you how to install the rear midbass speakers and rear tweeter speakers in a '99-'06 BMW 3 series/M3 (E46) convertible. Part 1 of 2 - How to Install a BSW stage 1 speaker kit in a BMW E46 cabrio. Part 2 of 2 - How to Install a BSW stage 1 speaker k ...more