Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Cheap Car Alarm Security Systems And Electronics Gear Is Garbage! Here’s Why

Hey y'all, Gatlin from Carphonix here. Have you ever bought anything off of Ebay because it was cheap, and then when it got to your house you realized it was only cheap because it sucked?

That happens with car electronics gear A LOT. Whether you’re buying car audio equipment, a car alarm security system, a remote car starter, or any other piece of car electronic equipment, it doesn’t matter. You get what you pay for.

Check out this video to find out why.

This Altima came into the shop back in July 2013. Buddy bought a $200 deck from China because it seemed like a great deal. And if the thing worked, it would have been.

But check it out. First off, the deck doesn’t fit into the dash properly, so the CD deck wouldn’t even open. They’re made for Chinese cars sold in China and don’t fit Canadian dashes.

The music also cuts out when you use the dash cam, which is kind of weird. And the camera is pretty low quality so you might have trouble seeing the stuff you don’t want to hit.

Talk To A Car Electronics Expert

If you’re going to go to all the trouble of installing new equipment into your car, why not make sure it’s actually good quality stuff that works properly? These days you get what you pay for when it comes to this stuff.

You’re going to have to bring your car to us anyway once you realize the gear sucks and it doesn’t work properly. So why not save yourself the trouble and the money and come talk to us first?

Give us a shout at 519-686-5555 and let’s talk! You can also stop by the shop.

663 Wellington Road #3
London Ontario
N6C 4R4

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

In-Car Computer Video Installation In A 2008 Honda Civic SI

Hi folks, Gatlin from Carphonix here. It’s time for something a little old school!

Back in November 2013, I installed a set of halo lights into this 2008 Honda Civic SI. Pretty standard stuff.

What was cool about this install, though, is that the car’s owner was a computer genius. He had an in-car computer system installed right in his dash.

I know it’s not as surprising to see in 2017, but when he showed me this I was floored. It had some pretty cool features, like a performance monitor to measure acceleration, power, and torque, fuel consumption, engine temperatures, and a whole lot more. It’s also got a car video player built into the OS.

His install is a little sloppy, but I’ve seen a whole lot worse! It’s still a damn cool piece of equipment for the time, and even today.

Contact Carphonix Car Video

Do you want something like this in your car? Would you like to get a car dvd video player installed in your vehicle? If so, give us a shout.

Give us a shout at 519-686-5555, or come visit us at the following address:

663 Wellington Road Unit 3
London Ontario
N6C 4R4

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Friday, March 24, 2017

In-Car Electronics System Installation: LED Lights On A Truck Tailgate

Hey guys, Gatlin here from Carphonix.

We love car audio here, but that’s not all we do. We specialize in all different types of in-car electronics system installations. In this case, we installed a set of LED lights on a Chevrolet truck.

In this video you can see how the lights work with the braking system. They don’t just look nice, they’re functional too!

Contact Carphonix Car Electronics Installers

Have you ever thought of having LED lights added to your vehicle? Or maybe some new accessories, like heated seats, a dash cam, or a parking assist camera? We can help you with that, and a whole lot more too.

Contact Carphonix today at 519-686-5555. You can also come visit us at our shop at:

663 Wellington Road #3
London, Ontario
N6C 4R4

Stop by the shop and let’s talk car electronics!

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Custom In-Car Electronics Installation On A 2003 Corvette

Hi everyone, Gatlin here from Carphonix.

If you’ve watched my other videos recently, you may have seen a pretty sexy Corvette sitting in the background. I’ve been working on this one for a while and we’ve done some pretty cool stuff to it.

It’s a 2003 owned by a good friend of mine who inherited it from his dad after he passed away. We added some killer new custom in-car electronics installed in this bad boy. It looks pretty dusty right now but when it’s clean it’s damn sexy.

We added a new 240 amp alternator to the engine. We also upgraded all the power cabling going from the alternator to the battery.

The battery, meanwhile, was replaced with a Shuriken power cell, and added all sorts of nice little details to make sure the entire electronics system works as efficiently as possible. You’ll see more about it in the video.

You’ll also see a custom dash kit installed, some new speakers, and a whole lot more. Just watch the video and you’ll see!

Contact Carphonix

Do you have a Corvette you want to get upgraded? Maybe not, but we can work with any vehicle, from a mini to an 18-wheeler and everything in between.

Give us a shout and tell us what you’re looking for. We’ll lay out a plan that can work with any budget.

Thanks for watching, and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel if you liked this. Until next time!

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Kenwood Car Audio Installation On A GMC Sierra

Hey everyone, Gatlin here from Carphonix. Today we’re doing a 4 channel Kicker and Kenwood car audio system installation in a really nice GMC Sierra with extended cab. The customer wanted some basic audio improvements.

A new Kenwood deck, new Kicker speakers, and a 4 channel Kicker amp under the seat are some of what we’ll be installing.

In this video you’ll get to see the entire process from beginning to end, including a demo with one of my favourite artists right now – Cryptic Wisdom.

Equipment used:
Deck – Kenwood KDC X501
Amp - Kicker CX 300.4
Rear speakers – Kicker CSC65
Front speakers – Kicker KSC65
Speaker adapter – Metra 82-3006
Amp Installation kit – T-Spec V6-RAK4
RCA Cables – T-Spec 17”

Contact Carphonix Car Audio

Do you have a truck with an audio system you’d like to upgrade? Give us a shout!

Call us at 519-686-5555, or stop by the shop at 663 Wellington Road #3, London Ontario, N6C 4R4. You can tell us more about what you’re trying to get done and what your budget is, and we’ll let you know how we can make it happen!

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Friday, March 3, 2017

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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