Car audio installer - houston west side

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  1. accordingtoome

    accordingtoome Active Member

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    hello all.. i just picked up a used car that has a radio hooked up to just 1 speaker. i need a shop to hook the rest of the speakers up as i don't know jack about car audio.. :texas:

    any ideas ?
     


  2. Acetone

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    Car stereo work is pretty easy to do yourself if you have some basic mechanical ability. What is the make, model, and year of your car?
     
  3. accordingtoome

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    96 integra coupe. the guy took his system out and just threw in a cheap radio.. the problem is i have no where to work on the car.. my apt is really anal about working on your own cars in the car ports. i can't even wash it there. I really have no basic mechanical ability.. :happy0001:
     
  4. Acetone

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    I can't help you then, sorry. Good luck.
     
  5. accordingtoome

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    i mean i have never worked on my own car.. but i can take apart and clean guns really well. does that count =0-)
     
  6. Acetone

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    Absolutely that counts. If you have a few simple tools you should be able to do this. Screw drivers, wire strippers/crimpers, and a multimeter are all you should really need. Do you know if the other speakers are working and just not hooked up, or are they possibly blown.
     
  7. accordingtoome

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    hmmm.. i dunno.. but i was thinking.. since i was gonna do this and run the wires and all that i might as well get new speakers.. newegg.com has these on sale right now.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290056 really good reviews. also i have a 12 inch alpine sup in a skinny box from the previous car i was gonna throw in there. hmm i need an amp for that.

    i have tons of Screwdrivers, wire strippers.. but no multimeter.
     
  8. Acetone

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    Nice looking and from all that I have heard Polk makes some good speakers. They run 60 watts RMS though and I kinda doubt that your headunit pushes that. But it might. Running new wires can be a PITA, but may be well worth it depending on what you get. The multimeter is a great tool to have just to diagnose any issues in the system. You don't have to buy a $100 Fluke multimeter. For the amount I imagine you would use it a $30 will work fine.
     
  9. accordingtoome

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    i have not looked but im hoping the wires are still there.. **fingers crossed** just not hooked up. i would like to get a nice radio with an ipod hook up. problem is this is parked in a car port and i would not like to draw attention to it.
     
  10. Acetone

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    I would really doubt that the wires aren't there. There is no real reason to remove them unless you are upgrading. Also, about the carport thing, get a headunit with a removeable faceplate, most car stereo thiefs won't bother stealing them this way as they don't work. The common smash and grab bum isn't deterred though.
     

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