Category: Accessories and Installation
How to Install a Backup Camera

How to Install a Backup Camera

Vehicle backup cameras are a great way to ensure car safety when on the road. Rear view cameras enable the driver to see clearly behind them while driving in reverse, which can be ...

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OFC vs. CCA Wire: The Rundown

OFC vs. CCA Wire: The Rundown

A factor that is commonly overlooked in choosing any type of wiring kit is the material that the wire is made from. Copper and aluminum are the most commonly used wire materials ...

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The Car Battery Buying Guide

The Car Battery Buying Guide

Why do you need an Aftermarket battery? One of the few problems with installing an aftermarket sound system in your car is that your battery can have problems keeping up with the ...

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Sound Dampening Guide

Sound Dampening Guide

Sound Dampening Eliminating unwanted noise in a vehicle is a multistage process. This is because there are many ways that noise can enter a vehicle. The most common types are ...

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What is Polyfill and Why Should I Use It?

What is Polyfill and Why Should I Use It?

Polyfill, also known as polyester fiberfill, is one of the best types of materials used for enclosures. This material is found and sold almost anywhere and is extremely ...

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5 Steps to Eliminate Headlight Dimming

5 Steps to Eliminate Headlight Dimming

1. Check Power Contacts, Grounds and the Battery The electrical system needs solid contact to transfer power as efficiently as possible. Contacts that have grown dirty or ...

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How To Perform The Big 3 Upgrade

How To Perform The Big 3 Upgrade

Performing what is known as the “Big 3” upgrade to your vehicle will improve the performance of your electrical system and increase its current handling capabilities. This should ...

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The Importance of Proper Gauge Power and Ground Wire

The Importance of Proper Gauge Power and Ground Wire

AWG is the American Wire Gauge system that standardizes wire diameters predominantly in the United States and Canada. This standard is determined by the total cross-sectional area ...

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How to Discharge a Capacitor

How to Discharge a Capacitor

Car audio capacitors add stability to any audio system by keeping a small reserve of power available for the amplifiers when they need it for quick musical peaks. If you need to ...

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How To Charge A Capacitor

How To Charge A Capacitor

A stiffening or power capacitor is a great addition to any stereo system. Sometimes however the installation instructions for these devices tend to be lacking in description and ...

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HID Color Temperature

HID Color Temperature

If only everyone could have a fancy new luxury car with those blue-ish white lights that put normal Halogen bulbs to shame. Alas we are not created equal, so what is one to do ...

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What Are HID Lights?

What Are HID Lights?

You're driving down the street at night with your headlamps on, their glorious golden light breaking through the darkness ahead. From behind a vehicle passes you at breakneck ...

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How to Create a Proper Ground

How to Create a Proper Ground

When installing an amplifier in your vehicle, the ground wire can make or break your sound system. An improperly installed ground can cause headlights to dim, amplifiers to burn, ...

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Types of Wiring Harnesses

Types of Wiring Harnesses

Wires and lots of them! You open up the dash and all you see is a rainbow of colored strands that disappear into the inside of your car. It can be a daunting task to whip out the ...

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Wiring Harness Color Standards

Wiring Harness Color Standards

Aftermarket car audio wiring harnesses use a standard color code to identify what the wire is used for.  Understanding what these colors mean can make your installation faster, ...

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