Wire a Car Amp

How To : Safely wire an amplifier or power plug in your car

Systm is the Do-It-Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. They will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. In this DIY episode, see how to safely wire an ...more

How To : Wire subwoofers in your car by parallel or series

Having problems with wiring your subwoofers? Well, watch this video tutorial to see how to wire subwoofers in your car by parallel or series. You'll see exactly how to hook up the speakers to your car amp, either in series circuit or parallel circuit. It just depends on what y ...more

How To : Test a car starter using an amp meter

The starter on your car's health is directly related to how many amps it pulls from the battery. This video will show you how to use a multimeter to check volts going from the battery to the starter, and use an amp meter (don't use the multimeter for this part!) to check the a ...more

How To : Choose and install a car amplifier

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

How To : Make costume hooves

They are made from a pair of comfortable wedge sandals, and are very durable. Materials used: Wire screening(used for screening windows) Clay to temperarily hold wire in place Paper mache' with wallpaper paste Car bondo Filler primer Acrylic paint Krylon satin finish clearcoa ...more

How To : Change your car's headlights and taillights

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to change a car's headlight and taillights. There are 3 types of headlights for a car. The 3 types are: sealed beam, halogen bulb and HID lights. This video shows viewers how to change halogen bulbs. Begin by opening the hood of the ca ...more

How To : Change your dead car battery properly

Watch this "Grease On Your Hands" video tutorial from the Washington Post to see how to change your dead car battery properly. When servicing any automobile, you should always wear appropriate eye-protection as well as ensure your working environment is properly ventilated. W ...more

How To : Change the fog lights on a Chrysler 300C

In this video we learn how to change the fog lights on a Chrysler 300C. First, take ff the front bumper of the car and set it down on somewhere safe. Remove the bracket that is around the light and use the plastic of the bumper as a bracket. Once you remove the light, replace ...more

How To : Install a four gauge power wire

This video will show you how to install a 4 gauge wire with a 100 amp fuse that powers a 2600 watt amp and a big capacitor. Follow along as this tutorial takes you step by step through the process of installing a four gauge power wire.

How To : Inspect an electrical panel or circuit breaker

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to properly inspect an electrical panel or circuit breaker in a house. Users should begin by taking off the cover(s) of the individual panels to see the wiring inside. Make sure the wire are connected and that there are no open or brok ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/08 - 02/14)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

How To : Wire a light with a 3 way switch

In this video, Mark Donovan teaches us how to wire a light with a 3 way switch. Before starting, make sure the power is turned off from the main circuit panel first, and you test to make sure it's off. You will have two switches for the same light fixture. For a 15 amp circuit ...more

How To : Modify an antenna cap on an RC vehicle

RC Car Action Magazine Editor Matt Higgins explains how to modify your antenna cap for better wire protection. Make sure that antenna cap doesn't go flying off. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to secure the antenna cap on an RC vehicle.

How To : Wire a Type G electrical plug

The Type G plug is the standard plug in the United Kingdom, usually 230V and 50Hz, and is referred to as the BS1363 (British Standards 1363). It's most commonly referred to as the "13-amp plug" because it has a 13-amp fuse inside. The wires consist of a hot (or live) wire, neu ...more

How To : How Red-light Cameras Work

As you may have seen in your city or town, red light cameras are on the rise in the United States. In many instances in my area, these cameras have sprung up seemingly out of no-where, and mostly without any reason. Over use of these systems can make privacy (even on the road) ...more

How To : Install passive crossovers in a car stereo system

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

How To : Make a rocket powered matchbox car

Kipkay explains how to make a rocket powered matchbox by combining two matchbox toy cars. You need A10-PT model rockets and 32 gauge wire to connect the model rockets to the two cars.

How To : Replace the starter in a Saturn S-Series car

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

HowTo : Trigger Green Traffic Lights

Scenario: it's late at night, the roads are completely empty and you are stuck at the longest light ever. Solution: don't run a red- change it to green yourself. Avoid a ticket, save yourself some time (and perhaps a little gas). Many of you may have already seen Kipkay's ins ...more

How To : Build a Laser Trip Wire Alarm System

Building a DIY Alarm System: The Concept So, you want to protect your property, or maybe a room, car, or even your backyard. The concept of an alarm system is to notify the "alarm administrator" that there is an intruder entering the previously designated boundaries. The trig ...more

News : Magnetize a screwdriver - instantly

Got a screw loose? Don't worry. We all do. This handy tutorial will keep any screw secured to any screwdriver. This method of magnetization uses a copper wire and a car battery. This is much more effective than simply rubbing a screwdriver with a magnet. It also holds the ma ...more

News : Unlock Your Car with a Slim Jim or Coat Hanger

"After driving onto frozen river, man locks keys in car, engine melts ice." - Detroit Free Press. Avoid such a fate. Here is the secret on getting back into your car. All you need is a police-issue slim jim or a wire clothes hanger. The former takes little finagling. It's mad ...more

How To : Wire a Trailer on a Nissan X-Trail 2005

Hi there, first I'm canadian and my SUV so. I'm a hobbyist doing his best, not a mechanic, I don't take charge of other people's installation issues. Anyway, I decided to buy a SUV some months ago, and it comes without the wiring harness for the trailer and the hitch. I made i ...more

News : This Cable Can Charge Both Androids & iPhones

We've all been there—you're away from home, your phone's battery is quickly nearing zero, and you forgot to bring your charger. "Hey, does anybody have an iPhone charger?" you ask. Crickets. If you could understand cricket-speak, you'd know that they too were saying "Sorry, bu ...more

How To : Repair or swap out the servo wires in your RC car

If the servo wires in your RC car are broken or need to be a different size for the setup you're working with, this video will help you out. It will show you how to repair damaged servo wires or, if you aren't happy with the size, swap them out for longer or shorter wires.

How To : Solder wires to your rc car motor

In this tutorial, we learn how to solder wires to your rc car motor. First, you will put the flux on the out wires. Put a small amount on, but make sure it's evenly coated all around. After this, do the same process for the motor tabs. Then, tin the wire and then wipe off with ...more

How To : Check and replace the fuses on a car

Kim, a staff mechanic of Driverside, demonstrates how to check the fuses in a car. In majority of the cars the main fuse box could be located on the left side of the kick panel situated near the driver seat. Inside the car, he opened a cover stating fuse box (near the driver s ...more

How To : Fix error codes P0340 & P0341 on a Saturn S-Series

IF you have a Saturn S-Series and it's thrown a P0340 or P0341 error code at your on the scanner after the check engine light has come on, you might be wondering how your cam position sensor can be off if you don't actually have one in your car. Watch this video to learn exact ...more

How To : Turn a pencil into an emergency light

You are stuck in the middle of nowhere and can't see a thing. Luckily you have pencil and your car battery. You can create 20 minutes of bright light using the graphite from a regular pencil, wired to the positive and negative of your car battery. Basically, the graphite serve ...more

How To : Recharge non-rechargeable batteries in seconds

This how-to video will show you how to zap charge a non-rechargeable battery with only two wires and a car. Sounds cool, and fun, unless of course you zap yourself. Watch this video circuitry tutorial for more information on this simple, money-saving hack.

Change a Roadside Flat Tire : The Definitive Guide

Someday, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday, you'll find yourself on the road in your car, maybe on the highway, and you'll hear something. With your air conditioning on full blast and your stereo so loud your ears feel like they are bleeding, you normally would ...more

How To : Install a car alarm on a Viper 5900

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

How To : Understand car battery basics

For most automotive applications a battery needs to supply a lot of current for a short period of time to turn over the engine and get the car started. With the engine running, the car's alternator produces all the power the car needs. Thin plates inside a starting battery inc ...more

How To : Overhaul a car battery charger

If you have an older battery charger and it works apart from having worn out terminals or frayed wiring, don't throw it away. Overhaul it with new wires, a plug and clip leads. This costs about $15 at the most instead of the $50 for a new unit. So watch this automotive repair ...more

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