Connecting new speakers on your car can improve the quality of audio when it comes to listening to the radio or music. You might be hesitant to splurge on some new speakers, but there’s no need to worry. Countless aftermarket speakers are both affordable and of good quality. It is better to decide first on the type of speakers you’ll want. Help from a professional is also recommendable when choosing one. You would be overwhelmed with the improvements it provides. When going out for a long drive, you are to appreciate your new set of speakers.
When it comes to replacing your old speaker, it’s rather easy. Here are the steps on how to do it.
Step 1. Disengage and remove
Safety first: Disconnect the car’s battery.
Remove the old speakers after making sure all battery lines are disconnected. This is approximately easy. All you need to do is unscrew the bolts around the protective screen of the speakers.
If you are unsure about how to remove it, it is very advisable to consult your owner’s manual. There will be a comprehensive step by step instruction on how to do it.
Step 2. Placing and checking the new speakers
Check first if the new speakers perfectly fit on the car and if the bolts line up. If it fits, then you’re equipped to go to the next step.
If the speaker does not fit, you can get a new mounting bracket that fits the new speakers. It is usually included in the package. Remove the old one and replace the new speakers with its new mount. Check if it fits.
Step 3. Get to know the wires.
Compare the wires and connections. Connecting your new speaker is simply plugging the speaker’s wire to your car’s wiring harness.
If your car’s wiring doesn’t have the simple type of connection, using the soldered or coiled connection are the other ways to connect the wires. It is also not advisable to use electrical tape as there might be changes in the car’s temperature that would cause the tapes to weaken.
Step 4. Let’s put it to test
After connecting the wires, the next step is to test if everything works just fine. Reconnect the car’s battery, and turn the radio on.
Listen to the music coming out from the new speakers and see if there are noticeable vibrations when turned to high volume. If everything sounds well and looks right, turn off the car and disconnect the battery one more time.
Step 5: Secure and finalize
Secure the speaker back on its place. Secure the screws and install everything back to its original place. Make sure everything is done correctly and, finally, reconnect your car’s battery.
If you are not confident enough, it is better to have it professionally done. But if you want cheaper cost with the same great quality results, the steps above will guide you. Replacing your car speaker is very easy and requires no hard work. The real work lies in deciding which speakers to use. With the new speaker, you can enjoy high-quality sounds and music, which will accompany you through long drives.