How to Install a Equalizer to a Car Stereo | Installation Guide

Are you wondering about how to install a equalizer to a car stereo? Connecting an equalizer to a car stereo can be quite an exhausting and cumbersome task. Most people prefer to gave it done by a professional to save themselves the stress if it and also prevent any accidents from happening. 

Installing an equalizer to a car stereo can be a fun DIY project if you are up to it, and in this article, I will be showing you how to do it almost effortlessly without breaking a sweat. One thing people have to note is that it only gets better with practice.

It is no news that many people turn to use an equalizer because it helps them adjust the sounds and volumes of their car stereo the way that they want it. The ease of reach of an equalizer also helps with this. Having an equalizer in your car has its advantages.

Tools That You Will Need 

Crimpling Tool

You will also need a crimping tool to connect your wires. It is better to use ceiling tools when you are trying to join wires or run a connection. They prevent any possibility of electrical shocks when you’re them. Don’t try to connect any wiring with your hands.

Electrical Tape

An electrical tape will be used to fasten your wiring or the connection you will make. Don’t try to use any other type of tape as it may not work the way that it is supposed to work. It would be best if you got the right tools for the right job.

Wiring Kit

If you don’t have a wiring kit at hand, you can get one in an appliance store or even buy one online and wait for it to be delivered to you.

How to Install a Equalizer to a Car Stereo
step 1

First of all, before installing your equalizer, you need to know where to fix it. Many people don’t make accurate measurements when it comes to this, and they end up mounting or installing their car equalizer in the wrong spot. You must pick the right place for this. It is essential that you also know where you will be mounting your equalizer so that it can be easily accessible. Why install it when you can not reach it easily to tune if you adjust your car stereo sounds and volume? 

Many car equalizers are designed differently from others. Some equalizers need to be fixed on the dash. At the same time, others are modeled or structured to be installed above or below your head unit. Knowing where your equalizer fits in will have you a lot of stress and trouble. Some equalizers are even designed to be you ted in the trunk of your car.

How to Install a Equalizer to a Car Stereo
step 2

After you have decided where to position your equalizer, the next thing will be to connect the equalizer’s main electrical wiring. To do this, you will need to get a sixteen gauge wiring (It should be red). You will need to connect the wire to the main power that is usually in the fuse panel.

step 3

When you have successfully connected the main electrical wiring, the next installation, you will be working on is the ground wiring. Your ground wires need to be connected through the metal of your car. It would be best if you tried, by all means, to avoid plastics or rubber parts of your car when running the wiring through it.

step 4

Your equalizer should come with RCA jacks. If it didn’t have with it, you would need to get the RCA jacks and plug them from the head of your stereo to your equalizer. You might be wondering what you can do to help your wires to stay in place. You can either cross them, so they go through each other if you can also alternate them. Whichever option you decide to go with works fine. Make sure that throughout this DIY that you are using quality words.

step 5

When you have successfully installed your equalizer, you should then turn it on to make sure that it is working. Sometimes, it might not work, so you will have to take apart the connection and start all over again. Your equalizer not working hardly happens, though.


Installing an equalizer to a car stereo might seem like a daunting task at first, but it gets understandable with a little practice.

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