The Mazda AutoZam AZ-1 Review & Tour | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

The Mazda AutoZam AZ-1 Review & Tour

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The Mazda AutoZam AZ-1 Review & Tour | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

Hey hey hey everyone, Gatlin here once again, your main man when it comes to electronics installs in your motorcycle, car, truck, boat, golf cart, or whatever. If it’s got wheels, we can make it look and sound great.

So you may have noticed we’ve posted a few videos recently about the Mazda AutoZam AZ-1. That’s thanks to our pal Craig over at to Craig over at Bonsai Rides, a biz in Glencoe, Ontario, just outside of London. He imports a lot of JDM cars.

What Does JDM Stand For?

JDM stands for Japanese Domestic Market. A JDM car is a car built for Japanese audiences, but it generally refers to performance and luxury cars. Because they were built with Japanese regulations in mind, some of these cars are incredibly difficult to import. A lot of them are actually illegal to drive on Canadian or US highways.

In Canada, a JDM car has to be at least 15 years old in order to import it and legally drive it on Canadian roads, though there are sometimes exceptions for show or track cars.

Anyway, enough about that. Craig has brought a couple of AutoZam AZ-1’s to the shop here over the years. There’s a lot that’s cool about them, but it dawned on me that all of you might be confused about why they’re so interesting.

Lucky for us, Craig put together this great little documentary on his own channel about these things.

It’s a pretty short video, just 13 minutes long, but it’s really well done and informative. Check it out! If you’re paying close attention, you might notice the shout out to CarPhonix at 5:01. Thanks Craig!

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If you watch the video above, you may notice the red AZ-1. That’s the same one Craig found in a barn a few months back, and restored. The electronics inside are all courtesy of CarPhonix.

Are you looking to upgrade your car audio? Want to keep your ride safe with a car alarm? Need a remote car starter for those cold winter mornings? For this, and much more, give us a shout. You can find us using the information below:

Barn Find! 1994 Mazda AutoZam AZ-1 | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

Barn Find! 1994 Mazda AutoZam AZ-1

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Barn Find! 1994 Mazda AutoZam AZ-1 | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

What is good my people, here I am once again, your old buddy old pal Gatlin from CarPhonix Car Audio, THE place to be for everything related to cool car electronics.

If you’ve been following the channel for a while, you’ll notice we’ve talked about the Mazda AutoZam AZ-1 before. That’s thanks to Craig over at Bonsai Rides, a JDM import biz. He loves these things, and this isn’t the first one he’s brought by. In fact, we’ve done videos on them before – check them out here and here.

But this one is different. It’s a barn find.

What’s a barn find? It’s a vehicle, usually a car, found in storage that’s been neglected for a long time. What’s fun about these cars is that it’s a full project to restore them to their former glory.

It’s a lot of fun for guys like myself and Craig who just love cars and seeing a damaged, broken ride return to looking spectacular.

Anyway, we’ve got a full job we’re going to be doing on this puppy. For starters – this one is yellow. If you know much about the AutoZam AZ-1, you’ll know that they were never painted yellow – this was a change made by its previous owner. So what we’re going to do is take all the panels off it, and returning them to their original red colour.

We’re also going to add a wing to the back of it, like the blue one we had in the shop. We’re going to document the whole process, so if you’ve got an AutoZam yourself you can see how it’s done.

Check it out!

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So I know we’re talking about paint jobs here, but we’re not a paint shop, we’re a car electronics shop.

That means if you want a killer new car stereo installed, we’ve got you covered. It also means we’ve got your back when it comes to heated seats, LED lights, car alarms, remote car starters, and a whole lot more.

Got a car electronics project in mind? Give us a call, and let’s talk car audio!

You can get in touch with us with the info below:

LIFE HACK: Using Cue Cards To Paint Your Wheel Wells | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

LIFE HACK: Using Cue Cards To Paint Your Wheel Wells

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LIFE HACK: Using Cue Cards To Paint Your Wheel Wells | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

Here I am once again, your old faithful internet buddy Gatlin here at CarPhonix, lord and master of all I survey.

Today, we’ve got something a little different for all y’all.

In fact, it’s got nothing at all to do with car audio. And no, that’s not a trick comment either – it’s got nothing to do with car video, or truck audio, or heated seats in your motorcycle, or car electronics period.

It’s got to do with painting. Specifically, painting your wheel wells.

Now I know we’re not a car paint shop. And we’re not pretending to be. We’re a car electronics shop. But we’re also car enthusiasts ourselves, which should be obvious. We’re also tinkerers – it’s how I got into car audio in the first place.

So when it comes to cleaning up our rides, you’ll often find us DIY-ing it.

Which is what you’re going to see in this video. I recently got myself a camper, and hey, the wheels were ugly. So I wanted to paint them, naturally. But what a hassle it would be to actually take the tires apart.

So instead, I used a set of cue cards to tape off the tire. Check it out!

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If you want to hire someone to paint your car, call someone else – we might DIY our own stuff, but when it comes to hiring, hire a professional.

So what should you hire us for?

Anything to do with car electronics.

Want a new car stereo? No problem, we’ve got you covered.

How about a remote car starter installation? We live in Canada, after all. No problem there either.

A new car alarm? Yep, we got you.

LED headlights? Heated seats? A video screen to keep the kids busy? A parking assist camera?

If it’s got wires attached to it, we can help.

Give us a shout using the information below.

Full Marine Audio Installation in a boat | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

Full Marine Audio Installation

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Full Marine Audio Installation in a boat | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

How’s it goin’ my pals, my friends, my internet buddies, it’s Gatlin once again from your friendly neighbourhood car installation shop, CarPhonix.

And today we’re doing a full marine audio system installation.

“But Gatlin,” you might be thinking, “your business is called CARPhonix, not BoatPhonix.”

Yes, yes it is. But we also have a sub-brand, AquaPhonix, that deals with marine audio and electronics installations.

Because hey, when you love your tunes, it doesn’t matter what’s under your ride. Asphalt or aqua, we’ve got you covered.

We do more cars than boats, which shouldn’t be a surprise, since more people have cars than boats. After all, we don’t live in Venice, or some other city that has water instead of streets.

There are some unique challenges when it comes to marine audio, and most of it has to do with the fact that it’s a lot more likely to get soaked. So we’ll walk you through the process.

Check it out!

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So yeah, we do boats. Do you have a boat with a crummy audio system you’d like to upgrade?

Boats can often last longer than cars, since we generally use them a lot less. And if you have a boat with an outboard motor, it’s a lot easier to replace than a car’s motor. So as a result, you might have a boat from the 80’s or earlier that still rides clean, but the stereo in it is a stinker, if it even exists at all.

But don’t worry, CarPhonix has you covered.

Whatever your ride is, we’ve got an audio solution for you. Give us a shout using the information below.

Car Audio Installation In A Mercedes C63 AMG | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

Car Audio Installation in An Audi R8

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Car Audio Installation In A Mercedes C63 AMG | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

It’s me, once again, the one, the only…

(drum roll please)

Gatlin from your friendly neighbourhood car audio shop, CarPhonix, here in beautiful London Ontario Canada.

So what’s up today my friends?

You know here at CarPhonix, we’ll work on whatever kind of car you bring us. Minivans or SUVs, sedans or hatchbacks, or motorcycles, you name it. We’ve even worked on a golf cart before.

Yep, we’ll take whatever it is you drive, and we’ll make your stereo sound great.

But you know, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to find out that here at CarPhonix, we’re kind of into cars.

So when somebody drives in with a beautiful 2008 Audi R8, it kind of catches our attention, y’know?

So today we’re going to run down this install, and show you how you can do this as well, if you happen to drive a 2008 Audi R8, that is.

Enough typing, check out the video!

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What are you driving? If you’ve got an Audi R8, obviously you can see we know how to do an install on your whip. So bring it on down!

But if you’ve got something else in mind, don’t worry, we got you.

Whatever your ride is, we’ve got an audio solution for you. Give us a shout using the information below.

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Car Audio Installation In A Mercedes C63 AMG

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mercedes car stereo install | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

Pitter patter

Let’s get at ‘er guys.

So what’s the story today?

We’ve got ourselves a set of door speakers, head unit, sub, and amp in this Subaru Impreza. Damien is hammering away at it (not literally!)

Meanwhile, I’ve got the sexier job. Yeah, it’s the perks of being the boss man. I’m working on a Mercedes C63 AMG.

The owner wants a fresh new audio system, so that’s what he’s going to get.

But can you believe this car didn’t come with Bluetooth audio functionality? It can run calls via Bluetooth, but not audio. Come on Mercedes, get your act together.

We’ll be installing:

• JL Audio JX 500/1D 500 watt subwoofer
• JL Audio RBC-1 control knob
• InstallBay IBR64 Bluetooth audio streamer

And more.

But enough about that. Just watch the video, would ya? It’ll save me the trouble of having to write any more here.

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What are you driving? If you’ve got a Mercedes C63 AMG or a Subaru Impreza, obviously you can see we know how to do an install on your whip. So bring it on down!

But you might have noticed that boat in the background as well. Yes, that’s right, we do marine audio installations too. And trucks, vans, motorcycles, you name it.

Whatever your ride is, we’ve got an audio solution for you. Give us a shout using the information below.

Car Alarms, Boat Stereos, and Philosophy – Oh My! | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

Car Alarms, Boat Stereos, and Philosophy – Oh My!

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Car Alarms, Boat Stereos, and Philosophy – Oh My! | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

Hey hey hey hey, it’s Gatlin from CarPhonix. What’s good people?

I’m taking y’all on a tour through the shop here.

What’s happening right now? Well first off, we’ve got a guy who had his wheels stolen, right out of his driveway. Can you believe that?

Something similar happened to me when I was younger though. Someone popped the window out of the socket of my ride and stole my entire audio system. That was a huge drag, since it was the first time I really had an audio system I was happy with.

Anyway, so this guy, after getting his wheels stolen, wanted something to protect his ride, right? Understandable. So we gave him a brand new top of the line Clifford car alarm system installation. Nice and safe.

What else? We’ve been working on a lot of boats lately, and this one is no exception. People with boats like to have fun on them – I mean, obviously – and part of that fun can be a brand new sexy sound system, so that’s what we’re up to on this one.

So we’re putting six new speakers in this guy, and I’m going to walk you through it.

You’ll also get a slice of life from me, as I wax philosophical like about owning a business and how it’s not always as glamorous as it seems.

Anyway, enough of my yakking – check out the video and enjoy me yakking!

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Whatever it is you’re looking for, if it has to do with vehicle electronics, we’ve got you covered.

A new stereo, alarms, video, remote car starters, LED lights, heated seats, and a lot more – we’ve got you.

Need the above in your car, van, truck, motorcycle, boat, semi, or even your golf cart? Yep, we’ve got you.

Give us a shout using the info below.

Installing A Car Stereo In… A Golf Cart? | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

Installing A Car Stereo In… A Golf Cart?

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Installing A Car Stereo In… A Golf Cart? | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

Hey hey hey, it’s me again, your old internet buddy Gatlin, head honcho, king, lord and master of CarPhonix Car Audio in beautiful London Ontario.

What’s good everyone? What are we up to today? Check it out – we’re on someone else’s channel this week.

That’s right, normally you get to see that beautiful CarPhonix logo smacked onto our videos, but this week we’re comin’ atcha from Bill Siff’s channel.

Those of you who’ve been following us for a while might recognize Bill Siff – we installed an audio system in his Silverado a while back.

And y’all know we have all sorts of car electronics solutions available for just about anything you need, but hey, here’s one that doesn’t come around every day.

Is it a Porsche? A Ferrari? An Alfa Romeo? Or another cool JDM ride from our pal Craig over at Bonsai Rides?

Naw, it’s something else entirely – a golf cart.

Yeah, I’m serious!

Believe it or not, this isn’t even the first golf cart we ever worked on, but it was still a lot of fun.

Check out the video below!

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If you’ve got a golf cart and you want to crank your favourite tunes on the course, we can help. But we can work on more than just golf carts, which should be obvious but just in case I wanted to say it.

Whatever your ride is, we’ve got an audio solution for you. Give us a shout using the information below.

A Full Audio Install In A Porsche | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

A Full Audio Install In A Porsche

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A Full Audio Install In A Porsche | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

I’m back. Did ya miss me?

I missed me, and I was here the whole time! HAH!

So what’s good this week? We’re working on a Porsche.

That’s right, a Porsche. Y’all ever heard of a Porsche before? Fun little car.

This sexy beast is getting the FULL car audio treatment.

So what’s that mean? First of all, let’s talk about the car. It’s a 2008 Porsche Cayman S, and as you all know I’m the Porsche king. We all have our favourites, and I just love working on these things.

We’ve done a few of them in the past, and I’ve got a really good feel of how they work and how to make them sound just killer.

There’s some weird stuff I find when cracking into this bad boy. Whatever is in this thing is definitely not factory. They mounted their stuff with dum-dum! Yikes, no good, especially not for a car as nice as this one.

So yeah, we’ve got our work cut out on this one, not just putting a fresh new car audio system in, but also removing all the mistakes of the last installer, whomever it was.

But enough writing, check out the video below!

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Now it’s no secret we love Porsches, but we work on a lot more than just that.

Whether you’ve got a high performance vehicle like a Porsche, a minivan to get the kids around, or something in between, we’ve got you covered.

You can get in touch with us with the contact info below:

Restoring The 1993 Mazda AutoZam AZ-1: The Game Plan | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

Restoring The 1993 Mazda AutoZam AZ-1: The Game Plan

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Restoring The 1993 Mazda AutoZam AZ-1: The Game Plan | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

Hey hey hey gang, it’s good to see you all again. You remember me, don’cha? It’s your old pal Gatlin from CarPhonix, THE place to be on the internet to see all sorts of cool electronics installs for motorcycles, cars, trucks, boats, and lots more.

So what are we up to this time? Well, you all remember my pal Craig, right? From Bonzai Rides? He’s been on the channel a few times, showing off the JDM rides he’s brought in.

I just love this thing, it’s such a cool and unique ride. For those of you who don’t know, the AutoZam AZ-1 is a Mazda vehicle with a Suzuki engine manufactured in Japan.

It’s part of the “kei class” of vehicles, which is a Japanese classification that means it’s the smallest passenger car that’s legal for highway driving.

The AZ-1 first launched in 1992, but because Japan was in the middle of a recession they never sold that many of them.

Only 4392 of these were ever made, making this one of the rarest cars in Japan, let alone here in North America. And look, there’s one sitting in the shop right there. So cool!

There’s a lot Craig wants to do to it, so today we’re going to go through it and show you what the plans are. We’ll also take you on a little tour through it, so you can get an idea of what this unique ride is like.

But enough writing, check out the video below!

Call Us At CarPhonix Car Audio

Whether you’ve got something amazingly unique like an AutoZam AZ-1 or you’ve got something simple and practical, we can help you.

If you’re looking for a better stereo, a car alarm, remote starter, LED lights, heated seats, and so much more, Carphonix has you covered.

You can get in touch with us with the contact info below: