Car stereo Facia's and Wiring Harnesses for professional look DIY installations
Installing a new car stereo to your car can be made simple by using a facia kit and a wiring harness to avoid messy wiring and ugly gaps. Using both a facia kit and wiring harness will save a lot of time and effort turning installation into a plug and play process instead of matching wires, soldering, insulating etc that can also be dangerous if not done properly. There are a wide range of wiring harnesses available for most popular makes and models that will allow you to avoid wiring all together and often maintain the factory controls of your vehicle like steering wheel volume control. For popular vehicles, some wiring harnesses are also included as part of a facia kit that gives you everything you need to DIY upgrade your stereo system. You can find the correct wiring harness by using our vehicle selector or clicking on the "check fitment" link displayed below the product.
The use of a facia is ideal in applications where a factory stereo is either larger or smaller than the unit your are fitting. Car stereo head units are generally single DIN & double DIN. DIN is a standard size measurement used globally by most manufacturer's that refers to the height of the unit you are installing. Single DIN is the more traditional size which is generally 7" x 2" and double DIN is twice the height (same width) measuring 7" x 4". If you are replacing a factory stereo that is a double DIN with a single DIN unit you will need to use a facia pocket to fill the space. Aerpro facia options often will give you the right facia for your make and model however with older vehicles the use of a generic facia pocket or double DIN facia may be required. Most modern car stereos are also a little difficult to remove and the standard phillips head screwdriver wont offer much assistance. In order to make the removal of your old head unit easy consider a stereo removal tool. These tools can be for specific vehicles or generic kits that give you the right tool to remove the factory unit cleanly without scratching or bending factory dash components and makes the job a whole lot easier.