• How to Install an HD Car Radio Converter for Getting Digital Signals

    You can install an HD car radio converter for getting digital signals of high quality. All you need to do is follow this process:

    Tools and Materials Needed:

    • Converter
    • Manual
    • Cutter
    • Screwdriver

    Step 1. Read Manual

    Find the high definition (HD) car radio documentation and read it several times so that you fully understand what you’re doing before you get started.

    Step 2. Remove Converter

    Remove the digital converter and lay out the parts. Then conduct an inventory to make sure you have all the parts needed.

    Step 3. Locate the Recommended Installation Site

    In most cases, you will find it somewhere in back or near the radio face plate so that the radio wiring runs are short. You will also find that it is located near where the external antenna system is attached to your radio base, so the digital car stereo run won’t be too long.

    Step 4. Wiring

    Try placing the converter where the manufacturer suggests and see if it works. If it does, then trim up all the wires with a small pair of cutters.

    Step 5. Screw

    If everything seems to fit, correctly tighten all the screws down to the correct tension. Remove the connector from the back of the radio and stick it into the back of the converter.

    Step 6. Install Connector

    Crimp the connector onto the converter, making sure that there are no shorts between the sides. You can do this with a voltmeter set on resistance. See if there is any continuity between the center connector of the antenna wire and the shield braid. If there isn’t, then simply install the connector to the back of the receiver and then insert the power connectors (red and black wires) where suggested.

    Step 7. Test

    Power up the satellite radio and the converter and do any tests suggested, and then you’re finished.