Installing a Pioneer DEH stereo is quick and simple. Even with very little experience, all you need is the correct equipment. With a bit of luck, it can be finished in minutes.
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Things you need
- Wire cutters
- Electric tape
- Wire stripper
- Screw driver set
Disconnect the positive terminal on the car battery with a wrench.
Remove the dash panel in front of the stereo. Consult the vehicle manual for directions. A screw driver set may be necessary.
Pull your old stereo from the dash. Sometimes they are screwed in on the front panel, but often they pop right out.
Unplug the wire harness and antenna from your old stereo.
Plug the old harness and antenna into the new stereo. If the old stereo is a Pioneer, they'll probably match. If not, you will have to wire in the new harness.
Disconnect the wires from the old harness carefully. Use wire strippers to cut and strip the wires from the dash and the new stereo as necessary.
Connect the white wire to the positive front left speaker wire, connect white with black to the negative front left speaker wire. Use electrical tape to safely wrap the braided connection.
Connect the grey wire to the positive front right speaker wire, connect grey with black to the negative front right speaker wire. Use electrical tape to safely wrap the braided connection.
Connect the green wire to the positive rear left speaker wire, connect green with black to the negative rear left speaker wire. Use electrical tape to safely wrap the braided connection.
Connect the violet wire to the positive rear right speaker wire, connect violet with black to the negative rear right speaker wire. Use electrical tape to safely wrap the braided connection.
Connect the black ground wire to the metal screw or bolt located in the dash to ground the stereo.
Connect the power wires. Use electrical tape to safely wrap the braided connection.
Plug in the antenna and harness to the back of the Pioneer DEH Stereo.
Reconnect the battery and test to ensure the Pioneer DEH has been connected properly. If not, recheck all of the wiring.
Put the radio back in the dash. Reassemble the dash as necessary.
Tips and warnings
- Check the vehicle owner's manual for information about the speaker wires.
- You are working with electricity. Be careful.
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