How to install aftermarket radio stereo Double Din in 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 2500 3500








Hello, my name is Ryan. Today, we're going to be installing a new car stereo to be exact for to be installing the Kenwood DDX, seven, seven zero wishes it doubled in in DVD player, and we're going to be installing it here in this 2013 dodge ram 1500 pickup. I haven't seen any videos online on how to do this, so I thought I'd go ahead and create a video for myself. First things. First, with this particular stereo, there's actually a built-in bluetooth, so there's going to be a Bluetooth microphone, so what I've done? First of all, as I popped out these retaining deals and you can use you can do that with just a screwdriver. All you need to do is just apply a tiny bit of pressure. You don't want to like scratch, or anything like that. You want to be very, very nice, just apply a little bit of pressure to the bottom it'll pop right out now, if you can see inside here, this is going to be a really small nut. We'Re going to unscrew that, because what I'm going to do is I'm going to put my microphone right up here, I'm going to run the line down, I'm going to run it underneath the dash and over to my stereo. So there we go! What I've done here is I've ran my microphone once I had this open up, there's actually a hole right down here on the back side, I've run the microphone down that hole, and then I pulled it back up here so that it's tight against here. I'M going to tuck it behind this weather stripping right here. It'S a little difficult to do with only one hand who will do is, will tuck it right. There make sure that these holes line back up with your screws. As you can see, this is the cord running down from up there and then I'm going to run it over the top and back up underneath where the story goes. One thing you're going to notice here is that your stereo, even though the front part of it, is really deep like it's. It'S considered a double Dan on the front. It only slides in a single din port on the back and you'll see this here in a second by the post. There you go, that's the opening that the old stereo came out of, so it's a single din we're going to do is we have to take a hacksaw and we're going to cut it right here from this corner to that corner, and then we have to cut It on this side too, to look to leave this out. This doesn't do anything as far as being able to put this other stereo back in. You can put it back in just fine they'll stay in just fine. If you decide to put your stick, your stop! Stereo back in when you go to sell your vehicle or whatever, but in order to put in a double din I mean this is really. This is considered a single din stereo, even though it takes up a lot of extra space. They do this, so they can put the same in multiple vehicles anyway, we're going to go ahead and show you the parts that we're going to be using to put this particular stereo in okay, full stereo here is the new stereo. Now, let's look at the back for a second here: I'm going to do this because I need to show that there are some differences now, just so you know, I am by no stretch of the imagination, a professional car, stereo installer in my later teen years. I installed quite a few car stereos into my own vehicle, but I never did one professionally. I just basically the wires you plug in the adapter here and then you hardwire all your colors appropriately and that's it. That'S a lot more complicated nowadays. So here on the back of the stock Dodge stereo you're, going to notice a few things, this is a very proprietary setup. This is a very proprietary application for this. As your excuse me, this is your antenna. This is, I believe, your satellite radio. I forget what this is, but then this is your. This is all your power. This is your power. This is your audio and all that stuff. This is all your audio. On the left hand side your power here believe so it's very different to go from that. To this, because on older car stereos the this little deal right here. This is your antenna. This is a standard Universal antenna for pretty much every car stereo pretty much every car there is out there. You can see that that's different from this one here, so we need an adapter now, in most cases, adapters are very expensive. I watched a video on YouTube and found that this particular part number made by metro for 0. Eu 5 v is supposed to be the correct accessory for this car stereo. So we're going to plug this guy into the factory cursed airport, we're going to plug this in here into the vehicle to earn to the car stereo. So again, here's the part for 0 EU 5 v. This is supposed to be for Volkswagen Audi European vehicles. I don't understand why, but it's supposed to work. I believe this is. I found it for probably 20 dollars or less on namsom. The other part your need is KITT. This is the one thing. That'S been the most difficult to find. It'S made by Metra part number, nine, five, six five one eight be ism. Bravo is for Ram trucks 2013 and up without the eight inch screen. So if you already have the 8 inch nice screen, this is not the correct one for you. If you have the 8 inch touchscreen, I don't know why you'd want something different anyway, because that's a pretty nice setup, but this is the kit that we're going to need one thing that you will notice. I apologize for the darkness here by the way this metal piece right here used to be right here across there. That'S though, that's what your double door, your single din stereo, sat in now we're making this a doubled in the get that your going to buy is made by Metra part number, nine, five, six five one eight B is in Bravo the nice thing about this. Is it actually gives you full instructions on how to remove your and how to remove your stereo and the area to cut right there? It also gives you instructions on how to assemble your little dash kit, so you've got our dash kit assembled right here. We'Re going to go out and put it in now. Here we go here's the DVD player all the way installed. I apologize for skipping forward so far here, but let me tell you the issues that you're going to run into you're, going to need a couple, very specific things for this now, because they they don't have because the the 2013 Ram hasn't been made for very long. They have very few aftermarket parts and there are very few places that carry these particular parts, because there are so many people looking for them. I happen to find a place that had the dash kit, which you can see right here and I finally found a place that had the wiring harness so I ran into. I actually ordered the wiring harness off of ebay and the guy advertised it as the wiring harness for 2006 and up, and that is what it says right here on the back are on the front and even on the back, but it doesn't actually work when you Pull it out of the packaging, you can actually see that it doesn't connect this little gray, connector right there, as was supposed to connect to your to your truck to the harness on the truck itself. It doesn't work, so I ended up finding a place that had it now. The downside is, this part: cost 130 bucks. So if you're looking to install a double din stereo like this, this hit this alone, I actually bought it off Amazon. I think it cost me. 330 bucks or something like that I'll leave the links in the video here for all these parts. Just so you know so that cost me 330 when I went to Best Buy originally, they wanted to charge me like 150 bucks for the dash kit, and then I forget how much they wanted to charge for this. I think it was like 89 bucks for the wiring harness and it being the wrong one anyway, the wiring harness the actual the correct one is a hundred and thirty dollars, and then you also, if you have a Sirius satellite radio, if you know my truck came With its stock, if you have the satellite radio radio you want to keep it, you've got to pay an extra depending on where you go either fifty or even up to like 80 bucks for the antenna kit. You have to get an adapter kit, because the back of this has a standard antenna, but the back of this, the stock dodge stereo. It did not so because I ran into all these issues. I actually did these install over a period of about four days when I first set up to do this install video. I had all the parts necessary. I thought in my truck, which is why I started shooting the video when I got to actually wiring the new stereo. I found that I had the wrong adapter the wrong wiring harness. So what I'm going to do here is I'm going to pull apart the dash for a minute and I'm not going to pull it all the way apart. I was going to kind of show you what things look like, what it should look like, so that you understand what you're going to be getting into. I need to do this yourself, but just know that you're going to be in it once you get your your stereo here, you're going to be in it for another 150 bucks well more than that probably closer to another $ 200 for all the additional parts. So, if that's not something you're really, I would suggest holding off or maybe just buy one piece at a time, but anyway I'm going to pause the video here for a second readjust and we'll be back in a sec. Here'S what it looks like with the new car stereo in so this is your dash kit. Now your dash kit does have instructions that came with it. Now I'm not necessarily saying that they're the best instructions, but you know you can basically figure out how the dash kit goes together. It goes together. One way, one way: only if it doesn't, you know if it's not working, it's not the right way. So, let's finish getting my screws out of here now, let me also explain a little bit about the full application that I have going on here, because you'll see a wire hanging down here. So I install this this car stereo in my 2013 RAM in my back seat. I have headrest monitors they're, not the DVD players and they're. Just I think I paid 130 dollars on Amazon. I buy most my stuff on Amazon for a pile py le. I forget the model number, but it's a little 7 inch monitor and they actually worked really well, I'm kind of surprised they were super easy to install um I'll. Give you a little bit of a brief, because I'm sure some of the people that are watching this video are going to want information on that. I apologize for people that don't really care about that, but anyway, so it should be pretty easy to slide out. I'M going to set the video camera down here for a second, so I can pull it out using both hands. We'Re just going to expose the back here for a second okay. So here's the wiring harness right here plugs into the back. Pretty simple right! You have! These wires right here, the one this is parks which you actually want to ground this to the case. Now all car stereos nowadays DVD players anyway, it's illegal to watch TV from the front seat, so DVD players that are meant to be mounted in the front seat will have a function and then, when you plug you're supposed to hook this in to the parking brake Once you put it in park, or I think even some cases we have to have the parking brake on to be able to watch video on the DVD. I think that's kind of lame because what's the point having a DVD player in the front seat now for my application, I have the DVD player in the front seat. So I can control the DVD players that my three kids watch in the back, because I I work on the road I'm on the road 1012 hours a day and have three kids that need to be entertained. So, if that's the you know, that's what you're! Looking for, I would highly recommend grounding this. All I have all I did was run this wire. You can't quite see it, but I ran this this green wire to the side right here and I grounded it using that screw. What that does is it allows the DVD player the video to play on this while you're driving so these here, let me show you now the nice thing about one you get when you get the stereo or when you get the new dash kit here. Sorry that the wiring harness is, it has some very specific instructions on how to hook it up, and it's actually really really really easy. So this is your dash or your wiring, harness you plug it right in. If it's exactly like it should you do have to pull a little clip off of it, there's a clip that holds the wiring harness to the back of your old deck. You just have to pull that off. You'Ll know what I'm talking about when you pull it out. There will be no way that you won't know that with that what I'm talking about there anyway, so there are wires coming out of here. You run your your yellow wire, which is an RCA and then your your white in your red to your and your video in on the back of your stereo and then any video out you want to have on the other side. Obviously, you know you might have a different stereo, but anyway it plugs right in here and then it has instructions on like the colors match up exactly so. The purple are going to be speakers. The gray are going to be speakers. The white are going to be speakers, the green, the dark green are going to be speakers. All the other ones, on the on the on the deck side here are labeled very specifically and they're. Not these are, for the most part of these are going to be controls if you have steering wheel control. So if you have steering wheel controls, you do have to get a whole different adapter. I don't know anything about that. I apologize, but you will have to get a different adapter, so it might in my case, because I wanted the video out to my rear screens. I ran the rca's down through here and then I ran them under my I literally tucked them under my carpet, and I run them under my strip on that one side and under the seat to the back I'll show you that here in a second as well Anyway, the adapter that you got the one that was for the Volkswagen that I told told you about earlier. It does fit exactly it fits into this little pocket thing here and it plugs into the back just fine and it operates as it should. I'M trying to think if there's anything outside missing, I apologize. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask now, if you another thing this cord right here, which is on sitting on top of your ipod AV, that's actually USB, which I also ran down the side here. If you open up your glovebox, if you open up your glovebox while you have, while you have your you know, while you're looking over here, you can actually see a live of a light. You can drop your your USB cable right down there on the other side of that metal piece. If you can see it, it's hard to see and drop it inside your your glove box. That way, you have access to it at all times. Alright, so there we go now the now the dash is ready to be put back together. We'Ve got the DVD player plugged back in now this wire. Here I mentioned a little bit earlier. That'S my power wire for my rear monitors. If you have an SUV or something and all if you want to put monitors in the backseat, there are a lot of you know. There are a lot of cheap versions. There are a lot of expensive versions as far as I'm concerned as long as it works out. We care about the prices, so I did put some monitors in the back, but anyway around the around the wire from the back seat to the front, and I have it plugged into the watt to the TV power wire for the DVD players. That way, when I turn on the ignition and my DVD player here - turns on the rear, the rear screens turn on as well, which is super, duper easy we're going to go out and put back the the dash here. You have to kind of slide it underneath the shifter and then kind of gently push it back together. It should snap into place push around all the places that you remember having snap and then put your screws back in here and you're good. So here we go with my USB sticking out of the glove box here now, if you have an older iPhone like an iPhone 4 iPhone 4s, anything with the old 30-pin connector, you can actually get an additional cable. Now, what these, with a nicer stereos here, like the higher end ones with the DVD players anyway, there's a plug that you can get it's an additional. I think it's 30 bucks. I forget the part number anyway, you plug into the USB, then there's there's a an audio port on the back of your DVD player here. That will actually allow you to play your Netflix movies onto your DVD player and also Pandora and control them from

2007-2012 Chevy Silverado aftermarket radio install with xm radio










What'S going on everybody, I hope you guys had a Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays. Whichever way you want to look at it, I just we just did an engine swapping this little Toyota truck. I didn't film it because well, I just wanted to get it done honestly, because I have a lot of stuff to going on and we want to get this thing down. My buddy Matt helped me on it. Here'S the old engine. He ran it with no coolant and it got a little hot. So but it's swap there's the old radiator it's swapped soon, as this guy said, my buddy Josh come to pick this thing up, we're going to move on to the next project. Well, my buddy just came and got his truck he's happy with it. I'M happy I made some money, he got his truck, fix it up and that's up and running again his little daily beater. He likes that truck. I think really drives really good at drives better than my 4runner, so I mean hey, cheap on gas, cheap truck. Why not? But today we're going to be actually focusing in on my truck my Chevy truck, I got a new radio for it. My girlfriend got me this for Christmas: it's a Panasonic, it's the AVH, x3 nine DBS model. I guess what it is. Really nice, radio I've looked at the reviews on it has really good reviews has more stuff on it than I'll ever need in a radio. Here'S. The back side of it in case you guys, are wondering what that looks like, but it has more controls and more stuff on it than I'll ever need. I'M not that big and the tech stuff. Where I have all this stuff, I'm not that big. I mean heck, I still listen to CDs from time to time. So oh well, but I got the XM install kit, so I can still have my XM radio listed every now and then I'm gon na try to utilize my factory antenna. So I got this little coaxial for that, so, rather than using the XM coaxial. That came with my excellent thing and I got the radio install kit for the I got. I got new door speakers. I'Ve already put the rear ones in I got these. These are, for the front same size all the way around got it from Crutchfield. I don't know anything from there in quite a while, really nice, as it came with the speaker, install kit and these pigtails. So it's just all plug-and-play, no cutting and splicing no hacking up anything. I like that. So I guess we're going to get started with that. I'Ve got to clean up in here a little bit more. I still got to clean up some cat litter. I made a mess. I actually have some cat litter. He soaked it up with us, pretty cool, I'm gon na get rid of my cherry picker and I'm going to move these lawn mowers. So I can back my truck in right here. It'S like an open. The door got my truck, backed in here all good to go. I got everything moved by the way before I get Stu started that I'm going to change all in it. Real quick cuz, I'm gon na overdo, so I'll, get that done and then we'll get started with the speakers. I'M not gon na film me changing on this truck because there's so many videos out there like that. So I got the oil change done on her now. So now we can start on the radio stuff, I'm gon na start on the front door. Speakers I'm going to show you guys how to do these or show you guys what I do with these turns a little lot on. Maybe I'll get some more to the light over here, so dark and it's a corner of the garage. Alright, so first things: first, what we're going to need to do get this door panel off is I got a panel right here need to pop it off. I got one back here underneath this. I need to pop that off and I need to pop off this one. This little cover right here and I also need to take off this piece. So just this one right here, just pops right out. You can pop this off and it slides right out so, and I need to take off this little cover up here too. So, let's do that. Okay, I got all these little covers off. I took the cover off this door, handle here and just had to screw up here and a screw right here. A 10 millimeter and just pop the handle off so now cut that off. Now I can work on getting the switches out door window switches out just like so just pops right off super easy. So now I'm gon na unplug all this and I got to take out the rest of these screws I'll take out those two and this one right behind the door latch on my truck right there and should be able to pop the door panel off okay. I got the screws out. I got that screw out. I got to the driver's side, windows and door locks and everything power windows, and then I got everything to loose. So now I already popped it loose a little bit with a with my where'd. It go toss. It in here, okay, already pop this thing, loose a little bit with my plastic tool here, so I should be able to grab it and see golly all right. I should be it all right. I got my door panel loose right here, as you can see, I'm just gon na. Let it hang off of this. It'S not gon na go anywhere, I mean all. I'M doing is just let it hang right there. So now all I got to do is get to this little seven millimeter or eight millimeter. I think it's a seven yeah. It'S a seven take that loose, so I've got the seven millimeter boat loose so now I want to take this little pry tool. Stick it wedge it in right here and just pry the speaker out, like so speakers. Try it out there you go so now will unhook it. Now I got the door speaker unhooked, it's ready to come out now. I don't forget this little retainer clip it's stuck in into the door speaker right here and your son plug it. So there it is so now, let's go get the other one ready. Well, I got my speaker's laid out what I'm going to do. First, these things really making nice installing these I mean these are just like the factory little speaker mounts right here. As you can see, this is the factory speaker, and this is a little mount here. So what I do, what I'm gon na do first, is I'm going to take this foam basically and run around the edge of the speaker here? Then I'm gon na take this speaker mount it in here and screw it down. So that's what I'm gon na do real quick got. My speaker installed. It'S all mounted in. There looks really good got my little pigtail hook in there, so I can hook straight into my factory wiring. So now I'm going to hook this into my wiring, I'm going to zip tie this up, because I don't have a place to put this anymore. This little retainer right here, I'm just going to zip, tie it all together inside here and I'm going to remount this and put the little at seven mil seven millimeter in and we'll start putting the door panel back on and now we're going to reinstall them a Door panel here get all these wires ran back up in here clip back in where they need to be so it's all back in place. Let'S do it wiring still here still plug it all back in and work feel like it's still working so now pop her back in place. That'S it so now we'll take a little screw gun here, we're going to put all the screws back in the door panel window latch back in alright. Now we'll put this back on, put the little trim pieces back on this. One right here has a little hole in it: you're gon na line it up pretty easy, [, Music, ] bingo all done so now. What I want to do, though, well go actually now go on the other side. I'M gon na do that real, quick off-camera cuz! You guys just seeing what I do, so it's really easy to do so. I'M gon na do that one real, quick and get that into speaker knocked out. Well, I got all my speakers put in there all done everything. Let'S go I'm gon na call it a day for today, tomorrow I'll be back here. First thing in the morgue owing to install in the radio part. Yesterday we did the speakers I'll finish up the door. Speakers today we're gon na be installing my new radio. Finally, well, I got some light in here now, as you can see, I've already started popping this thing loose and I figured out how to turn my camera on, but I also need to disconnect this. This is a this is the only reason why I'm replacing this radio is my auxilary court. Here I had some friends that rode with me in the car one day, long story short and they bumped this somebody bumped it and it's really loose now and it doesn't yet to like basically hold it. If you want just right and if you had a bump, it goes away, so you lose your whatever and I like to play off on the Bluetooth and stuff or AM auxilary. So basically, I'm gon na pop this thing loose already started grabbing a hold of it. See it's popping loose all the way around, just like so whoo when you get that change out, so I'm gon na pop this thing loose and when I'm plugging my four-wheel drive I'm going to unplug that all this stuff right down through here when we set this Thing to the side a little bit little piece it off around the stereo there and a bar start, taking off the little seven millimeters nut there screws on the sides. I'Ve got one more we'll. Take it off a little slide, the radio okay. So I had ended up having to take off the two screws I forgot. I wasn't thinking the two screws that hold the climate control on lay that down like that, because I have the little tabs that block it in place for the dual climate control. Lay it down just like that I'll grab the radio now all right, I'm gon na unplug everything on the back side got my factory radio uninstalled here so, and I have a little trouble getting the antenna unplugged. It is not one coming down, no sir! No! It'S being kind of hard to do it's the next day my camera crapped out on me last night, so we just kind of quit. I don't know what to do either way that so now I have to hold it with all this hooked to it. For some reason it's just not one to work, I don't know which it is Arctic Lee cold outside. So I don't know so now we're going back we're still in the radio here I'll show you guys we figured out my buddy Matt came over. We worked on the side of my truck, I'm going to show you guys what we figured out with that, but beforehand I'm going to be mounting these little plates on the side here. This one goes on this side when Matt does on the side. Just to just take some screws. I had to dig up some machine screws. I have in that tote right there for this, for some reason, the radio they don't come with him. I guess so. I'M going to put those in the side and put this front piece on the front through those, so at all jobs together, it's ready to go well. I got these. I got the size put on the radio and everything I had to put a difference screw in that one's. I already ran in there and made it bigger, but it's all put together both sides. So now I got this little faceplate on here so looks. It looks pretty cool I like that. So now I'm going to show you guys what we did on the inside okay. So I got my glove box. I got my glove box flipped down. All you do is push this little tab up. The glove box will flip down and what you want to go after. If you're wanting these factory XM radio antenna right, here's where it plugs up into your factory XM module whatever you want to call it, and it has this little it'll have this little yellow tab on it and all we did. We took a pic pick that hand up right. There slid it out, and this is what this is, what you get that's what Matt and I kind of figured out we're playing around and thinking through here. So what we're going to do now? So what I'm going to do, I'm going to I'm trying to hook it in to this, because I don't because I'm not going to be using my factory XM module anymore. I'M gon na be using this one so to go with my new radio. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to take me a razor blade. I'M going to cut this loose a little bit up through here off the sheathing or whatever, and make it a little bit longer. So I can zip tie this on a harness or a similar right in here. To give me more so I can have more cord lengths here, coaxial whatever you want to call it over to my radio. So that's this little quick trick right here to get you if you want to use your factory XM radio with XM antenna with your aftermarket XM, and if I wanted to go back factory. I can I just take this and push it back into that and plug it back in okay, so I got the you can see the little box. I don't know if you can see it up there up past a little crash bar out there, but I got a zip tied up there out of the way I got my coaxial right there running all the way down right there. I got this reason tied up out of the way, so hopefully that's going to work out pretty good for me, so I'm gon na put my glovebox back together, just folding it back up like that. Okay. So now we've moved on to the middle of the truck. Here I got all my little controls. My connector is in everything that I need I'm going to show you everything I have to install this radio in one of these trucks. Here'S my antenna. This is my little antenna adapter. What I'm going to do with it is. I'M just going to push it up in here, like I had it just a little while ago cuz, I don't need all that extra I'll, be something like that. Then I have this coaxial right here. This is for my XM radio. This is the one we were just working on: it's going to be somewhere, I'm going to be able to plug it in out here and when you put the radio in they'll, be like that, so not a big deal and see the next coaxial will be this One, this is four, so I can still use my factory USB port with my radio. That'S what this is for. Don'T leave out the side I'll plug that in and here's my steering wheel, control everything I need to run my new radio and I don't know if I showed you guys this or not well, this is for the steering wheel, control I'll plug this. On the back of it, but I already already heat shrunk and soldered all the wires, as you can see right here, all the wiring for it's all, been a heat shrunk or soldered together in heat shrunk. So I already did that a few days ago. The only thing I got left to do the hook-up besides hooking the radio up - is this little pigtail right here. This is for my little my new door, chime whenever you open the door, I don't mind having it so I'm gon na put that back up. I'M going to actually run the wiring when I push all this back in, I'm gon na run the wiring down and hook it somewhere down at the floorboard. So you can still hear I got the radio installed. I just put the I just slid it up in there. I tucked all the wires in the back as far as I could and just set it up in there I put the screws all the back in and got the climate controls put back on. That'S all. I did so now I'm trying to get to this wire. You guys can see them. You know like, let's see, that wire right there, I'm going to try to run it and snake it down through the through this little hole right in here down somewhere right, where my ashtray is okay, so I had to take this kit panel loose. I still have a 10 millimeter bolt on this eidest. I didn't take it all the way loose, but it's just hanging here. I don't know if you can see the wiring or not me see. If I can, maybe with my hand where you can see it, I roll a lot all right here - Iron Dog, that's the wiring for the door, chime right there. I snuck it down through right through here you can see the Jeremih lights. Almost touching is kind of dark, though I'm sorry about that it runs down and comes down right there at the kick panel. So with that being said, I'm going to hook I'm gon na put this kick panel back on and hook that door. Chime er up and put all this back together and I'm even going to put the bezel around the radio they're gon na set that light up. You can see it's so dark in here. I'M gon na put the bezel around this and I'm gon na pull the truck out. So you guys can see what it looks like. Well, I got the radio installed, it looks really good sounds really good. It'S really amazing. I just linked it up to my phone and I was playing some music off of it testing it out. So that's I guess it's it. I was hoping to make this video a little bit more in-depth about installing this, but uh is what it is. I just kind of went through it because I was just said um I was got into mode where I wanted to get it done, but it's all done looks good. I really liked its radio so far, but I've only had it in here not even a day. So we'll see but but I appreciate you guys - viewing and subscribing to my channel click that like subscribe button, if you want haven't already and be good to one another and get out there enjoy life while you got it and I'm gon na head home and it's Freezing out here, it's truck, says it's 17 degrees, plus whatever the windchill is, but anyway appreciate you guys I'll see you in the next one 

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