You did a ton of research and found great deals on speakers, an amplifier, and a subwoofer. That’s why you paid way less than the average $400 -$500 for a car audio upgrade.
Now that you have all the parts, you need to install them. But, if you don’t do the installation the right way, you could damage the sound system or even your car’s electrical system!
We put together a quick guide to explain how to install a soundbar system in your car. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know before getting under the hood.
What Does a Soundbar System Do?
A soundbar combines several smaller speakers into one frame to help boost the car’s audio quality. One of the benefits of a soundbar system is that they make a huge impact on your sound without a huge impact on your wallet.
Lots of Jeep owners prefer a soundbar that mounts overhead. One of the most popular models is the DS18 Jeep audio bar that holds 6 speakers in one convenient housing.
Tools and Equipment Needed
Before you start tearing apart your car’s dashboard, make sure you have all the tools you’ll need for the job. These are some of the essentials to have nearby:
- Soundbar and speakers
- Nitrile gloves
- Nuts and bolts
- Screw diver
- Wire cutters
- Speaker wire
- Wire strippers
- Electrical tape
Make sure to read the instructions that came with your sound system in case they ask for any special tools not included on this list.
Tips for DIY Installation
Ok, you’re ready to connect a soundbar to your car. The system should have detailed step-by-step instructions to walk you through the installation. Keep these tips in mind as you go.
If you’re mounting the system on the overhead bar, make sure you can get in and out of the car without hitting your head. Also, make sure the bolts don’t come loose or the system can smash your head while you’re driving.
For cars without an AC outlet, you can find an AC converter. That helps to make the installation process much easier.
Hiring a Professional
Working with electrical wiring in your car can cause you serious injury if you’re not careful. One wrong move and you’re in for a nasty shock!
If you feel like you’re not comfortable doing electrical work on your own, hire a professional audio installer. They will make sure everything gets hooked up right and hide all the wires.
Sit Back and Enjoy the Sweet Sound of Music
No matter if you do the installation or if you hire someone, you’ll love the benefits of upgrading your sound system. Your car will sound like sitting in a concert hall!
Keep these tips in mind when you go to install your speaker bar. But, if you’re not comfortable doing the electrical work, the best plan is to call in the pros.
We hope you enjoyed reading this article and that you learned how to install a soundbar system. For more helpful articles about automotive technology, car maintenance, and much more check out the rest of our blog today!