What do Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles do?

Install, diagnose, or repair communications, sound, security, or navigation equipment in motor vehicles.

  • 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.
  • Inspect and test electrical or electronic systems to locate and diagnose malfunctions, using visual inspections and testing instruments such as oscilloscopes and voltmeters.
  • Install equipment and accessories such as stereos, navigation equipment, communication equipment, and security systems.
  • Estimate costs of repairs based on parts and labor charges.
  • Confer with customers to determine the nature of malfunctions.
  • Run new speaker and electrical cables.
  • Cut openings and drill holes for fixtures and equipment, using electric drills and routers.
  • Replace and clean electrical or electronic components.
  • Remove seats, carpeting, and interiors of doors; add sound-absorbing material in empty spaces; and reinstall interior parts.
  • Record results of diagnostic tests.
  • Build fiberglass or wooden enclosures for sound components, and fit them to automobile dimensions.

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Necessary Skills

  • Repairing
  • Troubleshooting
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Active Listening
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Installation