Shopping for used auto parts online can add value to your vehicle at very little cost. Even small things anybody can like checking tires, lights, topping all fluids make a difference. Some slightly more complex jobs, like changing car stereo, can be learned with relative ease.
How to change car stereo in few simple steps
-Make sure there are enough loose cables.
-Find two openings on the bottom left and bottom right of the radio and remove it using the special keys. Keys can be found at many outlets at the approximate cost of five to ten dollars.
-Find the dashboard wires matching the adapter harness and connect.
-Check for compatibility with your old equipment. You may need an output converter if the wiring doesn’t match, and the antenna adapter if the end of the antenna wire can’t be connected properly.
-Collect all the unused wires and tuck into the console before placing the new radio
-Plug the wiring harness and test is it working properly.
-Finnish the installation by sliding the radio into the frame until it clicks.
Performing tasks like this by yourself can save you money on mechanics. However, if you bought used car parts online it is still recommended to see a professional that will double-check that everything is working fine. If you are selling your vehicle there are resources on the net which can help you find out its approximate value. Kelley Blue Book is a site where you can cross-reference your estimate with the valuations made by experts.