• Wiring a Car Stereo to an Equalizer

    Wiring a car stereo equalizer can be a huge task; if you just move along slow, and take it step by step it shouldn’t be any problem. The first thing that you have got to think about is the fact that there is a whole lot of wiring to be done.

    List of Tools and Supplies That You Need

    • A ¼ inch drive ratchet and set of sockets
    • Set of Nut Drivers
    • Wire Strippers
    • Wire Crimpers
    • Set of Screwdrivers
    • 16 Gauge Red and Black Wire
    • Assorted Wiring Connectors
    • Electrical Tape
    • Volt Ohm Meter, or Test Light

    Step 1: Plan the Location of the Car Stereo Equalizer

    First of all you need to think about where you want the car stereo equalizer to be installed in the car. Where does it look the best, is there enough room where you think it looks the best, or do you need to consider installing it in a different area of the car.

    Step 2: Run the Main Electrical Wiring

    Wiring a car stereo equalizer can be a rewarding experience when done the right way. After you have the car stereo equalizer mounted, you need to run the main power wire, usually a 16 gauge red wire to the main power, or switched power wire in the fuse panel, you will need a test light for this.

    If you want the car stereo equalizer to come on only when the key is in the on position, you need to locate a power post that only has power when the key is on. Hook up your main power wire from the equalizer to that post. 

    Step 3: Run the Main Ground Wire

    After you have run the main power wire, you will need to find a place to mount the ground wire. This wire should mounted thorough the metal on the car, make sure that it’s not just mounted to plastic. A plastic mounted ground wire will never make a good ground.

    Things to remember when wiring a car stereo to an equalizer

    • Make sure that you have enough room to mount the unit where you want it
    • Try doing a fit up before you drill any holes
    • Run the main power wire from the equalizer to a power output in the fuse panel
    • Mount the ground wire correctly, make sure that the ground wire is mounted to metal
    • Now the equalizer should be installed where you want it, with the power, and ground wires hooked up

    Step 4: Wiring the Equalizer to the Stereo

    Next you will move on to the wiring the car stereo to the equalizer itself, at this point you should just need to plug in the RCA jacks from the main stereo head unit to the equalizer. Make sure that you alternate the wires one over the other, this will help them to stay in place. 

    This is really all there is to wiring a car stereo to an equalizer and connecting to car speakers, just make sure the you have crimped all of the connectors on the wiring correctly, and with the right connectors. Make sure that you plugged the RCA connectors to the right ports, and you ready to go.