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the Price of Car Stereo Installation

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$ 0
Jul 2007
Oakland, CA
Free installation with purchase after stereo stolen  more... close row
$ 99
May 2008
Huntsville, Alabama
Chain store installed car stereo  more... close row
$ 75
May 2007
Glen Burnie, MD
Installation included speaker wiring  more... close row
$ 40
Feb 2008
New York City, NY
Much better if you can install CD player yourself  more... close row

Description of service

The $40 was to install an after-market car CD deck. This was added to the cost of the deck itself and did not include the price of the wires and "installation kit" (these things cost about $50). The guy said it was going to take an hour but I watched him do it in less than 20 minutes.

Review of Service

I can't say I had a great experience considering how much I spent on the radio and then having all of those fees tacked on at the last minute. There were no signs or anything that it was going to cost that much just to install the thing so I wish they had been more upfront about the installation costs. Plus, the guy said it was going to take an hour but I watched him do it in less than 20 minutes.


It's probably much better obviously if you know how to install the radio yourself - it'll save you much more time and money. The other thing is to definitely check on how much installation will be right away, otherwise you may be stuck with more fees. Check online to see if they have the model you want for your model car and you might be able to find a guide on how to do it.

$ 50
Jul 2006
Oakland, CA
Car stereo stolen on a regular basis  more... close row
$ 50
Sep 2006
Birmingham, Al
Car satellite radio system installed  more... close row
$ 135
Apr 2007
Cleveland, Ohio
Replacing and installing car audio system   more... close row
$ 158
May 2008
Lexington, KY
Car audio equipment installed  more... close row
$ 75
Jul 2008
East Lansing, MI
Seemed like way too much money to spend   more... close row
$ 225
Feb 2008
Speakers installed in car  more... close row
$ 65
Sep 2007
Lynchburg, VA
Installation of after-market car stereo  more... close row
$ 0
Feb 2007
Bristol, Virginia
Free installation with purchase of subwoofers etc  more... close row
$ 210
Jun 2008
Greece, NY
Price of stereo and installation  more... close row
$ 250
Jun 2008
Hollywood, FL
CD changer broke very quickly after installation  more... close row
$ 365
Jun 2008
Pasadena, CA
Improved sound quality and volume  more... close row