Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers for Motor Vehicles

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics > Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance

Projected Growth: Decline

Projected Job Openings

Medium Preparation Needed

Job Description

Your job is to Install, diagnose, or repair communications, sound, security, or navigation equipment in motor vehicles.

Common job titles of Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers for Motor Vehicles include:

Experience and Education

Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

  • 47.4% said they needed a Post-Secondary Certificate.

  • 44.78% said they needed a High School Diploma.


    Inspect and test electrical or electronic systems to locate and diagnose malfunctions, using visual inspections and testing instruments, such as oscilloscopes and voltmeters.

    Record results of diagnostic tests.

    Cut openings and drill holes for fixtures and equipment, using electric drills and routers.

    Splice wires with knives or cutting pliers, and solder connections to fixtures and equipment.

    Diagnose or repair problems with electronic equipment, such as sound, navigation, communication, and security equipment, in motor vehicles.

    Install equipment and accessories, such as stereos, navigation equipment, communication equipment, and security systems.

    Confer with customers to determine the nature of malfunctions.

    Replace and clean electrical or electronic components.

    Remove seats, carpeting, and interiors of doors and add sound-absorbing material in empty spaces, reinstalling interior parts.

    Run new speaker and electrical cables.

    Estimate costs of repairs based on parts and labor charges.

    Build fiberglass or wooden enclosures for sound components, and fit them to automobile dimensions.


Wire strippers

Wire cutters

Wire crimpers

Window handle removal tools

Utility knives

Tucking tools

Tubing cutters

All Tools

Trim removal tools

Torx drivers

Spreader spatulas

Soldering irons

Socket wrenches

Socket wrench sets



Radio removal tools

Power drills

Polarity testers

Phillips head screwdrivers

Panel tools


Offset screwdrivers

Notebook computers


Heat guns


Glue guns

Flat blade screwdrivers

Door panel fastener removal tools

Desktop computers

Clip and staple pullers

Circuit testers

Carpet knives

Adjustable widemouth pliers



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Harris Technologies BassBox

Installalogy Access Client

LinearTeam WinISD

MobileToys MAIDXL

True Audio WinSpeakerz


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