The process of installing car speakers is usually complicated while similarly very simple. Thus, some car speakers usually require the recruitment of professionals, while others can simply be installed individually by following the provided manufacturer’s guidelines. This article will, however, focus more on the ‘Do It Yourself’ aspect of installation for DIY enthusiasts.
Thus, to properly install a car speaker, you will need to try and follow the following steps strictly to ensure that you do not damage your car, the speakers, or injure yourself in the process. These steps include;
Step by Step Process
In this step, you will make sure that all the tools required for the process are readily available. These include a properly fitting car speaker and the needed tools such as screwdrivers, wire cutters, Allen wrench, file, electrical tape, among other essential hardware tools.
In this step, you should also designate a working area such as inside the garage or properly cleared space outdoors. This will give you good vantage and minimize the constant displacement of equipment. You may also enroll the help of a friend to make the process much effortless and timely.
Disconnect your battery. This is vital as it will save on the batteries’ power while also preventing any case of short-circuiting the car’s electrical system, which could be devastating. Disconnecting your battery before starting to expose any areas of the car may also protect you from self-electrocution.
This entails the removal of the factory speakers in your car or any speakers pre-installed. Here you will use specific tools such as screwdrivers and a wrench to first pry open the location you want to install the speaker. This may be at the door, back seat, or the dashboard. Then, you will need to slowly and carefully unscrew and scrape off any glue holding the pre-installed speaker to the car frame loosening the speaker, thus exposing the wiring system into the speaker. Finally, you will disconnect the wires to the speaker from the car wiring.
This involves the attachment of the new speaker to the car’s wiring system. This will require that you have some basic wiring knowledge on which wires go where and which ones should not go where. You may also refer to the wiring manuals provided in the packaging of some of these car speakers. The wiring should be precise to avoid cases of a cross or reverse wiring, which could damage some speakers or cancel out sound.
This is the testing phase of the installation process. Here, you will test if the speakers are properly working after your wiring by turning the system back on. If it’s still not working, then you will double-check your wiring again to make sure everything is in place.
After confirming that everything is okay and functioning perfectly, you will then need to secure the wiring tightly to prevent dislodgement during impacts to the car. You may also secure the exposed wire sections using the electrical tape to further prevent any cases of accidental electrocution or short-circuiting.
This involves the reassembly of the part of the car that was taken apart and tightening some of the screws that were removed. Thus, you will need to screw the new car speaker to the frame of the car to secure it tightly. This will be followed by sliding the car part removed earlier, such as a part of the door or the dashboard or the back seat back into its rightful position and tightly securing it with screws too. Your car’s audio system is now ready, and you may start enjoying some of your epic tunes.
The Final Words (Summary)
The steps mentioned above may not apply to all cars and car speakers; thus, you should be sure that you can handle the installation process solo before venturing into the above steps. Nevertheless, installing a car speaker is simple and straightforward as the steps above and thus should not be a scary ordeal for many individuals. These steps, when properly adhered to, will ensure your safety, the safety of your car while saving you some money in the process.