Before YouTube, I installed car stereos for a living

  • Julkaistu 22.05.2020
  • Many of you have commented and messaged links to the howcast videos. This is the backstory of those videos, and how they came to be. Today, we'll also do some work to Alexander's camper van.
    Ram Promaster Dash Kit
    Ram Promaster Wire Harness Interface
    Pioneer Headunit
    LED Headlights for Ram Promaster Get them with capacitors!
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  • Wuhan Health Organisation
    Wuhan Health Organisation 5 tuntia sitten +1

    Original radio is far superior

  • Darksiders YT2 Darksiders
    Darksiders YT2 Darksiders 6 tuntia sitten

    I miss drama 😢 in the vd u

  • Eggs Benedict
    Eggs Benedict 11 tuntia sitten


  • Any Factor
    Any Factor Päivä sitten

    9:44 Seth has that "who do you think you are talking to right now" moment.

  • Prairie Farmer
    Prairie Farmer Päivä sitten

    It’s so weird to me that I’m just finding your FIchannel channel! I remember being a young teenager watching the howcast videos learning how to tinker with car stereos. Today I found it based from a howcast video I found from searching up an alpine amplifier I bought for my car. I watched it for the nostalgia, and this happened to be in the recommended!
    Thank you so much for the knowledge you gave though those videos! It’s over a decade later and I’m still tinkering like a kid, just hopefully doing a better job of it! Definitely going to sub now!

  • Rocky B.
    Rocky B. Päivä sitten

    Man I would like to meet you one day. Subscribed!

  • Aurora The Otter
    Aurora The Otter Päivä sitten

    6:14 i fucking hate those radio tools i love the radio in my 95 toyota vienta just unclip a panels and just 4 screws to remove the radio

  • ItsAlive111
    ItsAlive111 2 päivää sitten

    LEDs on headlights without projectors is a safety risk for anyone driving in the opposite direction. You see better by blinding everyone else :(

    • ItsAlive111
      ItsAlive111 3 tuntia sitten

      Nathan Lynch I hope they did the high beams, but the video doesn’t clarify and from what I saw, it seems they just put LEDs on the low beams. It may attract LEO’s attention driving at night, blinding everyone

    • Nathan Lynch
      Nathan Lynch 5 tuntia sitten +1

      But the high beams won’t be used unless the road ahead is empty or they are off-roading.

  • Jonny Boy
    Jonny Boy 3 päivää sitten

    So... Since you're somewhat of an expert on the subject... I have a question. I own an 03 Mitsubishi eclipse Spyder gts with the "upgraded" infiniti sound system with the 6 disk in dash cd changer and the factory amp. I wanna put a head unit similar to the one you just installed while retaining my steering wheel controls as well as my factory amp... Is that possible and if so... How would I go about doing it. I've found very little on FIchannel actually explaining what to do with the amp. Most of what I've found either completely unhooks and bypasses it or just says nothing about it... I want to retain my factory speakers too which there are 7 of I believe... A tweeter and speaker in each door. A speaker on each side in the rear seat. As well as I believe either an EXTREMELY small sub or just another speaker in the center of the dash... So is there a special head unit I need for all those speakers..? I'm pretty clueless when it comes to this stuff... I can drop a trans and pull a motor in a day and a half. But when it comes to speakers. I'm basically brain dead... Lol.

  • WET_JB 18
    WET_JB 18 3 päivää sitten +1

    Before youtube,i stealing car stereo for living

  • Bret Sutherland's Terrible Memes

    that's how they get ya. sell ya an old vehicle as a new one. my grandfather bought a snowmobile in 1986, she was made in 1985.

  • 1.0 fishing
    1.0 fishing 5 päivää sitten

    rip doggy

  • haRRy Löng
    haRRy Löng 5 päivää sitten

    0:00 R.I.P

  • Sean
    Sean 6 päivää sitten

    Dora the Explorer is not as purple as it should be

  • Stimulated Cokkie
    Stimulated Cokkie 6 päivää sitten

    you Should have installed Alex's Radio like on the Howcast video

  • TOFTSmtb
    TOFTSmtb 6 päivää sitten

    Seth Alvo - such a clean-shaven young man. ;-)

  • Jeffrey Ulery
    Jeffrey Ulery 7 päivää sitten

    "it's like you've been doing this everyday for the past month" lol I was thinking the same thing

  • Gokul Chandrasekaran
    Gokul Chandrasekaran 7 päivää sitten

    Seth your camera man badly needs to learn how to use manual focus and not rely on auto focus!! :P

  • James Dankworth
    James Dankworth 7 päivää sitten

    Very fun video! I just did a similar install on a buddy's truck too. I use to do mobile electronics a decade ago too when I was in high-school! Being in Alaska it was about 90% autostarts and then maybe a month or two during the summer we would get a couple full stereo builds. But got a lot of experience trying to get early versions of aftermarket modules to program with the vehicle and almost never wanting to do it first try. Anyways always cool to see what people use to do before you met them.

  • porgieee
    porgieee 7 päivää sitten

    I used to love these videos when I use to bike and BMX a lot i started skating and stopped watching/riding bikes but I have never stopped watching your vids keep it up.

  • PS4Gaming with Levi
    PS4Gaming with Levi 7 päivää sitten

    You shod have saved this for been peak express so you can actually say today we're doing something different

  • iiAdonutii
    iiAdonutii 8 päivää sitten +1

    When the abortion clinics are closed 6:24

  • Alex Quadrider
    Alex Quadrider 8 päivää sitten +1

    RIP drama will never be forgotten

  • Mez Martinez
    Mez Martinez 8 päivää sitten

    Yeah b4 covid I was installing for best buy.... Things have changed.

  • Ammar Electricwala
    Ammar Electricwala 8 päivää sitten

    Seth you could have just soldered the wire and put a heat shrink

  • Fedor van Meeuwen
    Fedor van Meeuwen 8 päivää sitten +8

    Man i miss drama, seeing him here really made me sad 😢

  • Garrett ray
    Garrett ray 8 päivää sitten +1

    Rest In Peace Drama

  • Joe Harry
    Joe Harry 8 päivää sitten

    R.I.P drama

  • Mark Jackson
    Mark Jackson 8 päivää sitten +1

    Oh god as soon as he said Howcast I knew it!!!!!

  • aluvimoto
    aluvimoto 8 päivää sitten

    I knew it, it was you

  • Baer
    Baer 9 päivää sitten

    big f for drama

  • Senior Impoc
    Senior Impoc 9 päivää sitten +2

    rip drama

  • Tiko Army
    Tiko Army 9 päivää sitten +2

    This is so sad without drama 😭

    THOMAS G ELITE 9 päivää sitten +1

    Seth really makes ANYTHING entertaining

  • Jonathan Sias
    Jonathan Sias 9 päivää sitten +1

    I LOVE Seth's Car Hacks!

  • gnzh
    gnzh 10 päivää sitten +1

    pivot in to howcast channel?

  • nathan hoover
    nathan hoover 10 päivää sitten +1

    I just bought a pioneer avh 2300 almost identical to that radio and I'm itching to get it installed into my Jeep. I've already played around with it but I can't put it in until the mounting brackets and bezel come in. The Android auto is amazing though

  • ConCept Azhe
    ConCept Azhe 11 päivää sitten +1

    they need to install wifi (if they haven’t already) so that they can put an alexa in to control the lights

  • chieftan69
    chieftan69 11 päivää sitten +7

    This is some of the sassiest Seth we’ve seen!
    “I won’t put this on eBay at all.”
    “That’s why we don’t let customers into the install bays.”
    Lmao. This was great!

  • Wildlife Boys
    Wildlife Boys 11 päivää sitten +2

    11:34 seths face

  • jonathan abreu
    jonathan abreu 11 päivää sitten +2

    I was today years old when i realized seth was the howcast guy

  • Kareem
    Kareem 11 päivää sitten +3

    yeah i knew...i watched one of your tutorials on wiring subs

  • ACR_master
    ACR_master 11 päivää sitten +2


  • Alexander Sillan
    Alexander Sillan 11 päivää sitten +2

    Ha ha, that’s so funny...
    You look so young

  • Marshall Bailey
    Marshall Bailey 11 päivää sitten +2

    Young stereo Seth reminds me of adam Sandler a bit 😂

  • Maheshkumar Patil
    Maheshkumar Patil 11 päivää sitten +3

    This is how time changes every thing
    That day you were the host on FIchannel channel
    Now you are the owner of FIchannel channel

  • Lolguy2014
    Lolguy2014 11 päivää sitten +2

    imagine attaching a car stero to a bike and blasting the Magic School Bus theme while riding in Whistler.

  • Vas P
    Vas P 11 päivää sitten

    nice install!!!

  • William Macleod
    William Macleod 11 päivää sitten

    this video inspired me to keep studying

  • Jayden Busby
    Jayden Busby 11 päivää sitten

    I just watched one of your audio videos😂😂

  • Sevad Puskar
    Sevad Puskar 12 päivää sitten

    Seth thenk you so much

  • Flems
    Flems 12 päivää sitten +2

    Is there anything Seth can't do, he's gunna be the ultimate dad

  • Nafeesa Begum Soudagar
    Nafeesa Begum Soudagar 12 päivää sitten

    If u don't have cable cutters you can take any needle nose pliers or diagonal cutters and a mallet then place the cable between the teeth of the pliers and tap it hard with the mallet or any heavy object and you'll have a nearly clean cable cut .

  • chuck testa
    chuck testa 12 päivää sitten

    how did you get the led bulbs to stay in the housing ?

  • Gacha__Boii?!
    Gacha__Boii?! 13 päivää sitten

    Alex acts like a stabilizing camera dude😂

  • opzz xsin
    opzz xsin 13 päivää sitten +2

    3:00 Man you eastern southern guys sure say "drawer" weird.

  • Jayson Hollis
    Jayson Hollis 13 päivää sitten

    I like how when Alex tells Seth the van is a 2018 Seth is like NOPE

  • GR33N -GR3Y -H3AD
    GR33N -GR3Y -H3AD 13 päivää sitten

    I’m 18 and I know how to install car stereos that shift is so easy lol

  • Jonas Knutsen
    Jonas Knutsen 14 päivää sitten

    would you want to go to duthie with me check out my channle jk bikes

    • opzz xsin
      opzz xsin 13 päivää sitten

      Just discovered Alex channel and come across to your channel, subscribed

  • Wodan's Wil
    Wodan's Wil 14 päivää sitten

    Ahhh young Seth! Such innocence 😁

  • zeus01504
    zeus01504 14 päivää sitten

    This video was weapons grade good. Also braided light bulb cords, dreamy.

  • Blake Buffkin
    Blake Buffkin 14 päivää sitten


  • Moto Rider94
    Moto Rider94 15 päivää sitten

    seth is literally a genius

  • Vincent Madison
    Vincent Madison 15 päivää sitten

    I actually found your channel from the Howcast car stereo video

  • Bayden Bruck
    Bayden Bruck 15 päivää sitten

    Seth can work on anything

    • hen ko
      hen ko 14 päivää sitten

      together and then heat shrink

  • Richard Hanchard
    Richard Hanchard 15 päivää sitten

    I actually installed a system from Xtron, which I slightly regret. I was wondering If there is a way I could change the current memory and install an SSD instead.

    • hen ko
      hen ko 14 päivää sitten

      I love how these guys are just helping each other out and getting youtube content

  • Beno C
    Beno C 15 päivää sitten

    Solder the wires you heathen!

  • Ask to seduce Miss
    Ask to seduce Miss 15 päivää sitten

    Alex: this is awesome hands free Also Alex: proceeds to touch the radio

  • danypopov
    danypopov 15 päivää sitten

    Out of all decent trucks, he went out the got a rebadged fiat ducato.

  • Ilia Efremov
    Ilia Efremov 15 päivää sitten

    What's Alexis channel

    • Ask to seduce Miss
      Ask to seduce Miss 15 päivää sitten

      That 2018 Dodge van is actually a decade old Fiat Ducato

  • Gurnavemerno
    Gurnavemerno 15 päivää sitten

    Van is a badge engineered Fiat Ducato

  • bad bmx rider
    bad bmx rider 16 päivää sitten

    I new it

  • Chris White
    Chris White 16 päivää sitten +3

    8:06 disadvantage it's ugly.. proceeds to use them anyways 🤣😂

  • Chris White
    Chris White 16 päivää sitten

    Just discovered Alex channel and come across to your channel, subscribed

  • Bob Smith
    Bob Smith 16 päivää sitten

    What a great video........thank you guys

  • thedexterbros
    thedexterbros 16 päivää sitten

    At first glance I thought it said you injected steroids for a living

    • thedexterbros
      thedexterbros 16 päivää sitten

      @Deep hug ok?

    • Deep hug
      Deep hug 16 päivää sitten

      Cars manufactured in 2017 are indeed 2018s 90% of the time.

  • tyraines
    tyraines 16 päivää sitten

    I actually enjoyed this video seems like i was watching a camper van conversion channel for a moment

    • Deep hug
      Deep hug 16 päivää sitten

      Dude this is sick.

  • Jelle Otter
    Jelle Otter 17 päivää sitten

    So you are a stereo expert? Can I install a stereo like in the video into a car that doesn't have a computer? Like an oldtimer of some sort.

  • PONYBOYonline
    PONYBOYonline 17 päivää sitten

    Now Seth needs to collab with his twin Louis Rossman

  • Deep hug
    Deep hug 17 päivää sitten

    I love how these guys are just helping each other out and getting youtube content

    • peachy keen
      peachy keen 11 päivää sitten

      Somebody else's comment

  • Dharmaboy
    Dharmaboy 17 päivää sitten

    Holy crap, I knew I recognized you and once i saw the clip of the stereo installs with howcast it all came back. As for radio installs I always solder my harness and factory adapter together and then heat shrink

  • YE ZY
    YE ZY 17 päivää sitten +1

    'This is awesome! Hands free!"
    Continues to touch screen

    • YE ZY
      YE ZY 17 päivää sitten

      @Deep hug lol

    • Deep hug
      Deep hug 17 päivää sitten +1

      Dude another rev stream pimping bikers vans lol 😂

  • Tomas Lopez
    Tomas Lopez 17 päivää sitten

    Hi guys, I was wondering the following. I have an XC bike which I used for pedaling long distances but the frame is to big for me. I currently have an 120mm stem and was thinking in buying a 35mm to shorten the reach. What do you think? ( I want to get it right the first time, I'm kind of broke)

  • DerickTheAWESOME
    DerickTheAWESOME 17 päivää sitten

    Umm.Can you put head lights and tail lights on my bike please? But the problem is my bike is not an electric bike.

  • duo315
    duo315 17 päivää sitten

    New to the channel
    Love car audio =)

  • Mika Hessling
    Mika Hessling 18 päivää sitten

    That 2018 Dodge van is actually a decade old Fiat Ducato

  • 9k0 H3W0
    9k0 H3W0 18 päivää sitten +1

    I just banged my elbow, help

  • Muneeb
    Muneeb 19 päivää sitten

    son of a biscuit....

  • LetsBoogieDown
    LetsBoogieDown 20 päivää sitten

    Everyone needs a friend like Seth

  • Carter Kehl
    Carter Kehl 20 päivää sitten

    Why isn’t your wife ever in your videos?

    • hen ko
      hen ko 18 päivää sitten

      I don't like your friend. Be careful.

  • Sean Carlson
    Sean Carlson 20 päivää sitten

    Dude this is sick.

    • zijuiy wttuy
      zijuiy wttuy 19 päivää sitten

      Do more. I love these vids

  • Adam Alsnayyan
    Adam Alsnayyan 21 päivä sitten +1

    Cars manufactured in 2017 are indeed 2018s 90% of the time.

    • mikin lirou
      mikin lirou 20 päivää sitten

      Do more. I love these vids

  • Charlie Hodgdon
    Charlie Hodgdon 21 päivä sitten

    I used to be an installer also. I was MECP certified. Lol

    • Charlie Hodgdon
      Charlie Hodgdon 19 päivää sitten

      @mikin lirou wtf is that supposed to mean?

    • mikin lirou
      mikin lirou 20 päivää sitten

      I don't like your friend. Be careful.

  • jamboy2008
    jamboy2008 21 päivä sitten

    Am I the only one who searched howcast on FIchannel after this

    • zijuiy wttuy
      zijuiy wttuy 19 päivää sitten

      I don't like your friend. Be careful.

  • latitude
    latitude 21 päivä sitten

    holly fuck you have aged a lot over ten

    • hen ko
      hen ko 18 päivää sitten

      My wife just said, “that guy Seth sounds like a young kid.” Now I see the howcast videos it all makes sense!

  • Boondy Woondy
    Boondy Woondy 21 päivä sitten +1

    Wow all those years i thought your last name was bike hacks not alvo

  • soinhu foitu
    soinhu foitu 21 päivä sitten

    What would Alex do without Seth? Seriously, he's like the best friend ever.

  • Phil Rees
    Phil Rees 21 päivä sitten

    Dude another rev stream pimping bikers vans lol 😂

  • jjschwartzkopf
    jjschwartzkopf 21 päivä sitten

    I will never make fun of your east coast accent again after watching the Howcast videos. Yes, you still say Wadder instead of water, but wow how far you have come. 👏

    • soinhu foitu
      soinhu foitu 21 päivä sitten

      That made me laugh that band on the run song that if you hear backwards it will say marijuana seth videos have Easter eggs now

  • Will Harrison
    Will Harrison 22 päivää sitten +7

    Alex: it sounded like something broke Seth: this is why we don't let people in the install bay