How to Connect a Car Stereo Inside Your House

Maybe your car stereo has a feature you can't get in your home stereo, or maybe you just love a good project. Whatever the reason, with the right tools, you can connect your car stereo to a power supply for home use. You need the right hardware, such as a power supply for a car stereo in the house, and in a few steps, you can connect your car stereo for indoor use.

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Power Supply for Homemade Car Stereo

You need a power supply unit (PSU) for a car stereo in-house, but it doesn't have to be a new one. If you have an old computer around, you can remove its power supply and use it for your project. To get started on your homemade car stereo, find the green and black wires on the PSU and place a piece of wire between them to act as a jumper. On the car stereo, twist the red and yellow wires together. After you do that, connect the black ground wire on the stereo to the black wire on the pin connector. The stereo's red and yellow wires connect to the connector's yellow wire. You then follow the typical instructions to hook the stereo up to your speakers.

Connect Using 12DC Converter

Although using a power supply to hook up a car stereo in the house is one way, you can do it even it if you don't have a PSU. You connect the speakers to your car stereo using the gray and green wires. You may need to use extra speaker wire. The next step is to connect the yellow and red wires on the stereo and add an additional speaker for stereo sound. Connect the wires either by soldering or using electrical tape to finish it all. You need a 12V power cord to use your car stereo power supply for home use, but you can easily get that from a hardware store. Cut the end of the power cord and connect the black wire with the line of white around the stereo's red and yellow wires. Make sure every wire is completely covered before you plug it in.

Consider Alternatives

Playing around with wiring can be dangerous, so if you're interested in setting up a car stereo power supply for home use, first ask yourself if things could be done another way. If the issue is that you want access to the same features, you can get that without rigging a homemade car stereo. You can subscribe to a service like SiriusXM that lets you listen to the same music in your car and at home.

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