2001 Nissan Maxima Audio System Upgrade and Installation 2018

I’ve had aftermarket audio in my car for close to a decade so I guess it’s safe to say I’m an enthusiast. It all started when I purchased two 12″ subs, an amp, and a box from a friend. Since then, I’ve replaced some equipment, switched cars, fixed some wiring, and I became pretty familiar with how it all worked and how to troubleshoot problems. However, because I never did a full DIY install or bought matching parts, I’ve never really had full confidence that my system was as well put together as it could be or that I fully understood it.

Recently, I decided that it was time to spec out an entire system with the help of an expert and install the whole thing at once on my own. So, I called Crutchfield and they put together a full system for my 2001 Nissan Maxima consisting of two new subs, a new sub amp, four new component speakers, and a component amp. Here’s what I ended up with:

Here’s a link to buy the same stuff on Crutchfield

I returned from a five day trip to a giant box full of audio equipment and got right to work. In all, I spent about a week working on the install a little bit at a time. My car is basically like a big lego set so I got used to popping out panels and running cables. While I had everything taken apart, I was able clean up tons of cables left over from the previous owner’s system.

During the installation process, I called Crutchfield multiple times with noob questions about which wire goes where and which switch to flip, but I always got the answers I needed. I would recommend Crutchfield to anyone interested in DIY car audio.