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Recently, the clock lights burned out in my factory radio. So no clock, no FM/AM channel numbers right now.

I am thinking to change a new JVC HD radio playback stereo. I asked best buy, the cost will be JVC stereo $80 + $55 labor + $44 wires + taxes !!!! This is really a lot of money for just one stereo. I checked older posts. My questions are
1. Is the installation by myself easy? Is there any complete installation guide I can find?

2. There is a radio and a CD player in my dash, which is stupid. Is there any way I can customize the dash to have a stereo (radio+cd player + clock) and something else?

Thank you for your guys' time.
 

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I had a jvc hd radio put in at best buy and it was over 200 dollars and since they old cd player was there they took it out and put an insert in so I have a space I can put stuff in but if you have family or friends that know how I would have them help cus its expensive and it only took about 15 mins. I think they charge way to much
 

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I just put a sterio in my gf's dodge neon..if you're askin if its easy well yes it is if you have a little know how...i would recomend you deffinatly buy the wiring harness and dash addaptor usually 15-20$ each you'll save 50-60$ installing the radio yourself!..
You will need wire cutters/crimpers and some 16-20 gauge butt connectors then its a matter of just matching the same color wires!..usually the sterio's have an instruction manual with them as do the harness and dash mount..if you're not confident on installing it I would save the extra $$$ and have it installed as they will do it the right way the first time!..
 

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Yea, I know.
that's why I am asking for help here. I think they charge too much.
Any suggestions welcome.
 

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Replacing your factory deck is very simple.
1. Choose a new stereo.
2. Buy an installation kit. Walmart/BestBuy shouldn't be more then $20.
3. Buy the wiring harness that is made for your model year. $10-$15 from Walmart/BestBuy.
4. Wire the harness you bought with the new stereo's harness. You just have to color match. You could just twist the wired together and wrap each one with electric tape or you can use wire nuts. (wire nuts would be best.)
5. Remove old stereo. I'm not sure how your console face plate comes off. Most just snap in with no screws. The stereo will have a couple of screws holding it in place. Remove them and the stereo should slide out.
6. Unplug factory harness and antenna from old stereo.
7. Install stereo installation kit. The kit should come with directions on witch parts to use and how to aply them.
8. Plug factory harness to new aftermarket harness that you preassembled and plug in antenna to new stereo.
9. Slide new stereo into place and reassemble console face plate.

I hope this helps you. If you can follow through you'll save yourself some money. The install should take about as long as it took me to type this out. Lol, good luck! :D
If you have any questions, I'd be glad to help.
 

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primer2tone said:
Replacing your factory deck is very simple.
1. Choose a new stereo.
2. Buy an installation kit. Walmart/BestBuy shouldn't be more then $20.
3. Buy the wiring harness that is made for your model year. $10-$15 from Walmart/BestBuy.
4. Wire the harness you bought with the new stereo's harness. You just have to color match. You could just twist the wired together and wrap each one with electric tape or you can use wire nuts. (wire nuts would be best.)
5. Remove old stereo. I'm not sure how your console face plate comes off. Most just snap in with no screws. The stereo will have a couple of screws holding it in place. Remove them and the stereo should slide out.
6. Unplug factory harness and antenna from old stereo.
7. Install stereo installation kit. The kit should come with directions on witch parts to use and how to aply them.
8. Plug factory harness to new aftermarket harness that you preassembled and plug in antenna to new stereo.
9. Slide new stereo into place and reassemble console face plate.

I hope this helps you. If you can follow through you'll save yourself some money. The install should take about as long as it took me to type this out. Lol, good luck! :D
If you have any questions, I'd be glad to help.
Yup thats about it!...but you should also find out if you need a antenna adaptor as well..i needed one for both my bmw,and the neon!..
 

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XXSTEVEO66 said:
I also installed a jvc in my bmw a couple months ago!..
What booze goes best with a stereo install? Lol, I've always gone with a six of Dos Equis but I'm thinking maybe liquor might help reduce the static feedback. Lol
 

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aminohelix said:
primer, where are you at? Can you help me out?
I live in Corpus Christi, TX. Way south from you. Check YouTube. I'm sure they've got some walk throughs you could watch.
 

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primer2tone said:
What booze goes best with a stereo install? Lol, I've always gone with a six of Dos Equis but I'm thinking maybe liquor might help reduce the static feedback. Lol
Ah yes that would be jack n coke for the bimmer and a trip to the bar for the neon!..liqour and electronics go hand in hand!...
 

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XXSTEVEO66 said:
Ah yes that would be jack n coke for the bimmer and a trip to the bar for the neon!..liqour and electronics go hand in hand!...
That's the truth! Liquid encouragement. Lol
 

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"Primer2tone" gives excellant advise on the Install, but if you have no knowledge or People who have done it, then go ahead and Pay for it to be done. That will save you the Headache of the work and hookup. :good:
 

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I installed a aftermarket cd player with Bluetooth and a sub and amp without having to cut a single wire so whatever kits you guys got sucks ass my plugs Into factory and into a kenwwod head unit no cutting or splicing needed
 

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those the car has the mach460 system if not then is a piece of cake you can do it under an hour, but if it those have the system you wont need the adapter for the speakers a little black square plug since its goin to sound like crap, just bypass the old system is berry easy I will post a diagram of how to,
 

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Wouldn't that under power the speakers if your HU puts out 50x4 and you spliced it to run 8 it under powers the speakers so you won't get the full potential out of them
 

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not really because the mid/tweeter is not realy pulling alot off power the speaker will but is only like 30watts sow it should sound nice ,you can try adding a crossover to divide the high and lows or just a non-polorize small capacitor in between the positive wire of the tweeter try a 100v 50uf it should handle over 100watts and protect the tweeter you can get them like for a dollar in radioshak or local sound shop
 

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