HOW TO .... FIT A STEREO

So you're fed up with the standard stereo, you've finally taken the plunge and spent your hard earned sheckels on a new head unit. All you need to do is to take it out of the box and stick it into the car. Just follow this simple 10 step guide and you'll be rocking in no time.

STEP 1

Start about 5:30pm on a Sunday evening when you know that you only have one hour of light left and that there is nowhere open for you to buy emergency bits/tools. Stick bent bits of wire coat hanger into the holes in the sides of the stereo. Fiddle with this for an hour or so. When you realise this isn't going to work, take off all the buttons on the front of the stereo.

 

STEP 2

.....start pulling on front of stereo with various implements leaving coat hanger bits in place as these will help to make you think that you're still following the professional's method.

STEP 3

.....stick needle nose pliers into tape deck slot and grab anything that is solid (note from pics that front facia and the display are not solid.

 

STEP 4

.....take screw driver and hammer of choice to the sides of the stereo to lever out the bits of metal which were bent inwards by bits of coat hanger in steps one and two.

STEP 5

( 8:30pm ) reef the bloody thing out with crowbar/car jack

 

STEP 6

....pop down to the local garage to buy 2 boxes of fuses to replace the ones you blew when wires touched on removal of stereo.

STEP 7

....get your multi-meter handy to figure out which wire is which on the loom connected to the car.
 

STEP 8

 

 

 

 

pop down to the shops again to get plasters for your fingers when you cut them with the craft knife while stripping the wires (wire strippers is GUARANTEED to break when you stry stripping the first wire, well... it did for me ... )

     

STEP 9

(10:30pm) ...wire up the rest of the loom, cover them in copious amounts of electrical tape and shove back in the hole from whence they came. Push unit in ensuring a good fit. Job done.

 

STEP 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

.....discover car won't start as battery is flat from leaving interior light on for five and a half hours...

DOH! ... Steve

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