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Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles - 49-2096.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Auto Electrician
  • Automotive Technician
  • Car Audio Installer
  • Car Stereo Installer
  • Electronic Equipment Installer
  • Electronic Technician
  • Installation Technician
  • Installer
  • Mobile Electronics Installation Specialist
  • Radio Technician

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Build fiberglass or wooden enclosures for sound components, and fit them to automobile dimensions.
  • Confer with customers to determine the nature of malfunctions.
  • Cut openings and drill holes for fixtures and equipment, using electric drills and routers.
  • Diagnose or repair problems with electronic equipment, such as sound, navigation, communication, and security equipment, in motor vehicles.
  • Estimate costs of repairs based on parts and labor charges.
  • 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.
  • Record results of diagnostic tests.
  • Remove seats, carpeting, and interiors of doors and add sound-absorbing material in empty spaces, reinstalling interior parts.
  • Replace and clean electrical or electronic components.
  • Run new speaker and electrical cables.
  • Splice wires with knives or cutting pliers, and solder connections to fixtures and equipment.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
  • Confer with customers or users to assess problems.
  • Connect electrical components or equipment.
  • Document test results.
  • Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials.
  • Estimate costs for labor or materials.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
  • Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects.
  • Install audio or communications equipment.
  • Install insulation in equipment or structures.
  • Install vehicle parts or accessories.
  • Lay cables to connect equipment.
  • Remove parts or components from vehicles.
  • Repair electrical components.
  • Repair electronic equipment.
  • Solder parts or connections between parts.
  • Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • AH-64D Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • EA-6B Electrical Component IMA Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electrician's Mate (Nuclear) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electro-Optical Ordnance Repairer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Electronics Technician (Nuclear) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Fuel and Electrical Systems Mechanic (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • OH-58D/Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • P-3/C-130/E-2/C-2 Electrical Component IMA Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • STRYKER Systems Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Wheeled Vehicle Repairer (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Electrical
  • Electrician, Automotive

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Electrician, Automotive
  • Equipment Installer