Do you have to disconnect the battery when installing a car stereo?

I’m installing an updated stereo in my car for the first time. Before starting, I’m curious if I need to disconnect the battery when installing the stereo?

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Answer provided by
Annette Maxon
Answered on Jul 14, 2022
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It’s great you asked because the answer is yes; you always need to disconnect the battery when installing a car stereo.
When working with anything electrical in your car, you want to ensure the battery is disconnected to avoid electrocution. To disconnect the battery, start by disconnecting the battery’s black-colored ground wire from the current stereo. Then, you may proceed with the replacement!
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