Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car deck

asked by on

There is an aftermarket deck in the vehicle already. If I get a new deck, do I need to buy another wiring harness?
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi, thank you for writing in. I am assuming...

Hi, thank you for writing in. I am assuming you are talking about the radio. When installing a new radio, it really depends on what brand/type of radio you will putting in. A lot of manufacturers will have a plug in the back that will require a plug that only works with their radio. Some do use a common type of plug, but most will require one specific to the brand.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Can I LEGALLY switch my front and rear bumpers to Isuzu Impulse bumpers?

You should not have any problems as long as the VIN number on the car and your registration still match. People do all sorts of ground effects and other body changes that change the way the body looks. If you...

Q: Charging system issue - 1991 Mercury Capri

Hello. It sounds like you have a bad connection. If the alternator is fine, then the negative battery connections should be checked. It is common for negative ground connections to become loose or corroded which will cause this. If those...

Q: My air conditioning stopped cooling the air in my 2010 Toyota Corolla

It is statistically unlikely that you had, at the same time, BOTH a leaking condenser and a leaking compressor on a 6 year old vehicle with only 50,000 miles. Indeed, the fact that after replacement of those two parts, the...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.