JBugs Video Series

1971 VW Super Beetle - Stereo Installation:

Video Overview:

Cars and music go together like ham and cheese, peanut butter & jelly or lamb & tuna fish. Vintage cars especially almost seem to require a good sound system as there isn’t much better than going for a weekend cruise on a nice day with the windows rolled down and the radio turned up. We’re going to install a bolt in, preassembled Vintage style radio head unit in the dash of our 1971 Super Beetle. Other than cutting the padded dash for the radio face plate, no other cutting, trimming or other modifications are required. Follow along as our tech continues the restoration of our Vintage VW.

Video Tips:

Tools used in this video:
Wire Stripers
Razor Blade
Impact Driver with Philips Screwdriver Bit
Electrical Crimping Pliers
Philips Screwdriver13mm Socket
Small Bolt Cutters
8mm Wrench
Adjustable Hole Saw
Vice Grips (as a clamp)
Trim Tool

Other Parts Used:
3/16” & .110 Wire Terminal Ends
Original Radio Dash Trim Plate
Bullet Terminal Ends with Covers

Video Transcript:

Intro: 0:00
Subwoofer box wiring: 0:16
Rear speaker tray prep: 0:43
Rear speaker tray wiring: 1:03
Fresh air control knobs installation: 1:30
Stereo notes: 1:58
Dashboard prep: 2:34
Stereo installation: 3:10
Wiring notes: 3:53
Stereo wiring: 4:57