Factory Car Stereo Installation or Professional Installation? Can You Tell?

Was your car stereo installation factory installed?

Does it look like it’s factory installed?

What can an installer do to make it look as factory as possible?

These are the questions we’ll be answering in today’s video.

Here at Carphonix, we have an arrangement with a Volkswagen dealership in the city to install Bluetooth technology into their vehicles. Their factory installs have Bluetooth, but the steering wheel volume control doesn’t work on them, so they came to us.

In this video, I’ll walk you through the process of installing a car stereo with Bluetooth in a way that allows you to retain the steering wheel controls.

Here are the products used in this video:

• Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter
• Axxess XSVI-9003-NAV Interface Harness
• Metra 40-EU56 European Antenna Adapter (FAKRA)
• Metra dash kit
• Kenwood Excelon DPX792BH Receiver

We’ll take a look at the installation process, and show you a few tricks of the trade we use to make sure your car electronics installations are as high quality as possible. This gives you a longer lasting, more reliable install, eliminates any rattling, and most importantly, sounds amazing.

Do you have a Volkswagen or other vehicle with a stereo you’d like to upgrade? Give us a shout and let’s talk audio.

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Installing and Using a 5 Speed Remote Car Starter on a 2012 Hyundai Tucson

Hey guys, this is a video I put together to show you how a remote car starter installation works on a 2012 Hyundai Tucson.

This is a five speed vehicle, so it’s a little different than automatic transmission vehicles. There’s a sequence you’ll need to go through to make sure you can start your car the next morning on a cold day. I’ll show you the sequence in this video.

Oh, and if you’ve heard the myth that your car will roll away on you if you get a remote starter installed, don’t worry! That only happens if your remote car starter was installed incorrectly. Here at Carphonix we’ve been installing remote starters for more than a decade, so you can rest assured that your car will only roll away when you put your foot on the pedal.

The remote starter we used in the video is the Crimeguard 830i7 from Omega. To find out more about remote car starters and what the best option is for your vehicle, contact Carphonix today at 519-686-5555, or just stop by the shop at 663 Wellington Rd #3, London Ontario, N6C 4R4

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