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How To : Install passive crossovers in a car stereo system

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

How To : Install a stage 1 speaker package in a BMW X5

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

How To : Install rear speakers on a BMW 5 series (E39)

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

How To : Install a subwoofer system (x108) into a BMW X5

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

How To : Install a subwoofer into a BMW 3 series (E36)

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

How To : Install new speakers into the doors of a BMW E36

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

How To : Use an FM modulator in your car

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

How To : Make homemade fuse blocks

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

How To : Stop rattles when installing a car audio system

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

How To : Choose and install a car amplifier

If you just got some banging new subs for the trunk of your car, then you're just about ready for the ultimate car stereo. But what kind of amp are you going to get to power those subwoofer speakers? Learn about the basics of car amplifiers in this video from Sonic Electronix, ...more

How To : Make a fiberglass mold layup for car speakers

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

How To : Fiberglass a mold layup for car subwoofer speakers

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

How To : Hook up an mp3 player to your car easily

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

How To : Route cables for a DICE iPod kit in a BMW X5

Bavarian Soundwerks teaches you how to route the cables for your DICE iPod kit into a BMW X5. Part 1 of 2 - How to Route cables for a DICE iPod kit in a BMW X5. Part 2 of 2 - How to Route cables for a DICE iPod kit in a BMW X5.

How To : Safely wire an amplifier or power plug in your car

Systm is the Do-It-Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. They will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. In this DIY episode, see how to safely wire an ...more

How To : Carpet a fiberglass car subwoofer box for speakers

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

How To : Change a car stereo system

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

How To : Wire subwoofers in your car by parallel or series

Having problems with wiring your subwoofers? Well, watch this video tutorial to see how to wire subwoofers in your car by parallel or series. You'll see exactly how to hook up the speakers to your car amp, either in series circuit or parallel circuit. It just depends on what y ...more

How To : Install a car amplifier

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.

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