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
Installing Car Audio in Your Car
Elemental Designs shows you how to do vinyl work on your car audio system installations.
Lookin' to pump some new tunes in your vehicle? Don't want to spend a lot of money on a professional installation? Check out this video! In this tutorial, you will learn how to install an entire home audio system in your car. You will be bumpin' jams in no time! This tutorial ...more
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
Elemental Designs shows you how to make your own custom RCA cables which are sometimes necessary when installing car stereo or audio systems and components.
How do you make a 1950 Studebaker even cooler? By installing an iPod Nano in the dashboard, of course! The folks over at MAYA Design hacked their way to a touch-controlled sound system with this project they've dubbed the "Nano-Baker" (or "Stude-iPod") using a pair of Apple ea ...more
Racing games are always better when you have a steering wheel instead of just a handheld controller. And those old-school arcade racing cockpits? Even better. Matthew Boyer decided to bring the feel of a racetrack into his living room with this insanely awesome DIY arcade raci ...more
Realizing there's no voice to guide you while using your iPhone to navigate can be problematic, causing serious headaches from getting lost to unscheduled pit stops or worse. And while this problem can hit Apple Maps like other navigation apps out there, there are a number of ...more
Elemental Designs teaches you how to ground your 12v amplifier. Grounding an amp is a must know for any custom car stereo installation.
The iPad is the king of the tablet PC's. One of the reasons tablet PC's are so awesome is that their thinness and lack of folding allows them to be used in positions where normal computers and even netboooks cannot. This, it turns out, makes them perfect for installing in car! ...more
In this video the boys from Mighty Car Mods show you how to install a blow off valve on a car that has quad throttle bodies. In this video they are installing the blow off valve on the Mighty Mods GTiR engine. For full detailed instructions of installing a Blow Off Valve - se ...more
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
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
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.
This Crutchfield video tutorial shows you the basics on installing car door speakers for your stereo into your automobile. If anyone knows how to install stereo systems into a vehicle, it's Crutchfield. It's easy to install a set of new door speakers for your car stereo. See how!
This Crutchfield video tutorial shows you the basic on installing a car stereo into your automobile. If anyone knows how to install stereo systems into a vehicle, it's Crutchfield. Usually, when starting your stereo installation in your vehicle, you'll need to disconnect your ...more
Pop ball bearings into place with just a tap using this great hint. Installing bearings for your car can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be if you know how to keep your cool. Watch this how to video and learn how keeping bearings in the fridge can help ease them into plac ...more
Learn how to use a multimeter to check for proper ground with help from this quick video. Also shown, is how to use a Fluke probe to pierce wires to test voltage. You can uses these practices when installing car alarms, fog lights, car stereo, and accessories.
If you're restoring a classic VW Beetle Bug, you may or may not decide to keep the original running boards that came with the car. If you've just painted your car and plan on installing the running boards, don't do anything just yet. Check out this tutorial above to find out w ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use the auxiliary audio port in a 2010 Toyota Prius. This car is equipped with a mini plug auxiliary input port in the lower rear section of the center console, below the armrest. This will allow users to use personal playback devic ...more
If more privacy in your car is what you seek, you may want to consider installing a dark tint to your windows. In this tutorial, Mike Burke of Sunstoppers shows you how car tinting is done right. Mike will show you how to apply a tint just like the professionals do, so that yo ...more
Jabra offers the latest in speakerphone technology: the SP700. This stylish, versatile new speakerphone can be used on its own or to transmit the calls to your car audio system with no installation necessary. This compact device can also be used to stream music stored on your ...more
A leaking air conditioner in your car costs you power and money. Finding the leak can be tricky, but if you have a specially designed audio amplifier it's really easy, and this video will show you how to use it.
Apple caught a lot of flak for removing the headphone jack in their iPhone 7 models, but they definitely got the last laugh when preorders with a delivery date of September 16 sold out within minutes. Headphone jack or not, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are still highly desirable pr ...more
When you think about car customization, you think about installing a stereo or a turbocharger or something like that, but Joe Harmon and gang have gone a step further and built their own custom car - literally woven out of wood. The high-performance Splinter is made almost en ...more
With MP3 players all but dead, phones are now the dominant portable music devices. While smartphones have gotten better at this task over the years, they do have some glaring limitations when it comes to music. On the bright side, we can use these limitations to help find the ...more
Whether you're a professional mechanic, a hobbyist, or someone who just wants to know why their check engine light came on, your Android device and an OBD-II adapter can provide insight as to what's going on with your car. Most adapters sell for less than $10, and once you plu ...more
Lightning has struck, but not everyone is excited. Apple's new 8-pin Lightning connector for the iPhone 5 has replaced the aging 30-pin connector. Many users have concerns that their current third-party devices will no longer operate properly with the smaller all-digital desig ...more
A lot more people are about to be able to use Android Auto. Google announced at I/O 2016 that you'll soon be able to use the app with only your phone, so you won't need a compatible car or third-party display unit. And if (or more likely, when) Google brings the app to iOS, Ap ...more
Watch this "Grease On Your Hands" video tutorial from the Washington Post to see how to install a short-throw shifter on your car properly. When servicing any automobile, you should always wear appropriate eye-protection as well as ensure your working environment is properly ...more
Watch this "Grease On Your Hands" video tutorial from the Washington Post to see how to install a strut brace on your car properly. When servicing any automobile, you should always wear appropriate eye-protection as well as ensure your working environment is properly ventilat ...more
Watch this "Grease On Your Hands" video tutorial from the Washington Post to see how to install a stereo in your car properly. When servicing any automobile, you should always wear appropriate eye-protection as well as ensure your working environment is properly ventilated. W ...more
The CV axles (halfshafts) on your front-wheel drive car can develop a rip or leak pretty easily, leading to noisy driving and eventually axle unreliability. Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on how to remove and install a CV halfshaft.
The road can be a dangerous place at times, especially for infants and young ones. Car seats are crucial when driving newborns, but can be hard to set up. This video will show you how to make your car a safe place for your baby. Install a rear facing newborn child car seat. Cl ...more
Ryan and Thomas aged 13 and 9 demonstrate how easy it is to install an E85 ethanol FlexFuel conversion kit in to a vehicle. This converter kit is a Full Flex Gold and will allow the car to run on E85, Gas, or any mixture of the two. Full Flex Gold is the only EPA compliant kit ...more
With all the little gadgets people carry around these days, those little cigarette lighter outlets just don't cut it for in-car power sources anymore. Unfortunately, that's often the only option our cars and trucks come with. While you are waiting for the car companies to cat ...more
Follow along in this instructional video as Jeri Ellsworth demonstrates how to fabricate and install the passenger side bracing on dirt track racecar being built from a 1981 Camaro. The materials and tools needed for this project include a 1 3/4 x .120 tubing, an "Affordable B ...more
Learn how to fabricate and install a rollbar into a 1981 Camaro being converted into a racecar. In this video, Jeri Ellsworth bends and cuts tubing into a rollbar and welds it into place. Tools and materials needed for this project include 1 3/4 x .120 tubing, an "Affordable B ...more
Upgrade the shocks on your RC vehicle to new aftermarket parts with this informative video. This video details how to install the Universal Shock Mounting kit with Proline Power Strokes. Tools needed for this install are a 5.5 driver and a 2.0 hex.
Learn to fabricate the halo and window posts with some tubing and a Millermatic welder into a dirt track racecar being built from a 1981 Camaro. The materials and tools needed for this project include a 1 3/4 x .120 tubing, an "Affordable Bender" bender, a Millermatic welder a ...more
Fabricate and build door bars (aka sissy bars) for a full tube chassis 1981 Camaro racecar by following along in this instructional video with Jeri Ellsworth. The door bars are being built for a very rugged car, designed to withstand a large amount of side impact. Tools and ma ...more
Front wheel drive has become the standard of the automotive industry for most segments, so you better know how to work on them if you're gonna fix a lot of cars. In this video you'll learn how to replace the axle bearings on a front-wheel drive car.
Car accidents are the leading cause of death of children in the United States. Follow the guidelines in this how-to video to give your child a safe ride. All you'll need is the kid's new car seat and the owner's manual to your vehicle. Proper installation is key, so check out ...more
A killswitch is exactly what you think it is: A switch that kills an operation in an emergency situation when the operation can't be shut down in the usual manner. It shuts your operation no matter what the consequences. You can actually craft a car security killswitch to pre ...more
Your car mats may be presenting a huge safety hazard. Find out how to make your car more safe with this clip from Good Housekeeping. Checking whether your mats are installed properly is easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video safety guide can present a somewhat talky over ...more
In this auto repair video series, learn how to install custom custom exhaust on your car from custom car restoration expert Doug Jenkins. Doug and his crew of mechanics and car restoration experts will demonstrate how to replace the exhaust system on a car and teach you safety ...more
A series of videos that help show just how tough it can be to install a remote car starter. Unless your an electrician or a technician, this complex job can result in a variety of electronic failures in your car including prevention of actually getting into your car as well as ...more
November 29th marks the day of Nissan's triumph, not only as an automaker, but as an eco-friendly automaker. The new Nissan LEAF has won the 2011 European Car of the Year award, the first all-electric vehicle to be chosen for the award. LEAF is actually a backronym, meaning: ...more
Did you know that a large number of car seats are installed incorrectly? This child safety video offers great tips on how to keep your child from getting harmed in an automobile accident. Learn how to install your car seat properly with these easy to do steps and discover some ...more
If you call yourself a hobbyist or a kid at heart, you know that remote-controlled vehicles are more than just fun. If you're a serious R/C man, you'll know all about doing everything to your model truck or car, like fixing wheels, vamping the pinion gears, waterproofing, trou ...more
One day, your car may break down and you won't be able to afford to hire a mechanic, so what do you do... you look on the web for some how-to vehicle repair videos and become your own car mechanic, that's what. You don't need any advanced training to perform repairs and simple ...more
Got a broken clutch on your favorite RC car? Don't despair. This video guide will tell you what to do to get your remote control vehicle back up and running in no time flat. This video goes over how to take a Traxxas, HPI, Ofna, Jammi, Losi AE or any other brand of RC truck, ...more
Most people don't like how long their factory antennas are. This instructional auto video will show you how you can install a shorter antenna to make your car look awesome.
This video will show you how to install a new iPod car adapter into your Acura's radio.
4 in 5 child car seats are installed incorrectly. Here are some tips on how to do it right.
Want to install an iPod into your car? This will teach you how to use the iPod Integration kit to get your tunes rocking.
In this tutorial, we learn how to install a car alarm on a Viper 5900. First, read your manual and figure out which wires go where, then label them so you don't confuse them. Next, grab all the tools you will need and have them prepared and ready. After this, find the electric ...more
If you're getting tired of all the commercials on the radio or want to listen to your favorite book while on the road, then this next tutorial might help. If you have an iPod, then listen up! In this video, you'll find out about an adapter that connects your iPod to your car. ...more
When working on a car, there are so many different tools out on the market designed to help make fixing a car easy. One of those tools is a remote starter. This comes in handy when you might want to perform a compression test on the car. So check out this tutorial above to fi ...more
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