Should I try to install car stereo myself?
I have a 2006 Hyundai elantra and want to put a new stereo in it. I found one I like at Best Buy but they wanted almost $200 for the installation alone. That seems high to me, though I admit I am not familiar with installation costs. Is that an unreasonably high cost for installation? And is installing a car stereo an immensely difficult thing, or is it something I could do with no prior experience? This is the stereo I bought: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Alpine+-+50W+x+4-Channel+with+SiriusXM+Satellite+Radio+/+Apple%26%23174%3B+iPod%26%23174%3B-Ready+In-Dash+CD+Deck/1934087.p?id=1218331214273&skuId=1934087
Asked By: Momof2 - 1/8/2012
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Unless you are an accomplished mechanic and electrical tech, do not attempt to do ths yourself. You will botch the job and likely damage the car. Best Buy's prices may be high, look around, most every town has an electronics installer specialty shop that will do as good a job and for less than BBuy... More
Answered By: astrobuf - 1/8/2012
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There's plenty of guides online and probably a few videos on YouTube that you can watch. 200 seems like a lot, most of it is probably for parts you'll need for the installation. Youll have to get a wire harness which is basically an adaptor that plugs into your car. You might need a dash kit for your car because the... More
Answered By: Taze - 1/8/2012
simple car stereos are not difficult to install. but you did not tell us what you bought. if you bought some crazy system with subwoofers and amplifiers and new speakers to be installed that is more difficult. So ? What did you buy ? 200 is a lot !
Answered By: Mark - 1/8/2012
If you can follow directions you can do it, but I don't recommend using best buy. I have been installing stereos for years in my cars and my friends and I always use. Crutchfield.com, go to their site and input your car year make model and it will show what fits. They also offer tech support and give you step by step... More
Answered By: 3 Guesses - 1/8/2012
yes that is way too much for installation. if you go to crutchfield.com and call them theyll find you the right stereo and give you all the installation tools needed. even detailed instructions and pictures and its free to call them if your having trouble. i don't work for crutchfield but i've ordered some things from... More
Answered By: ck_da_finest - 1/8/2012
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