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!

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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.

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Using A Bullet As A Car Audio Antenna??? | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

Using A Bullet As A Car Audio Antenna???

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Using A Bullet As A Car Audio Antenna??? | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

Welcome back guys and gals, it’s another video brought to you by Carphonix, here in beautiful sunny London Ontario Canada.

What would you do if your ride was as fast as a bullet? Break the speed limit, probably, hah! We can’t help you there, but we’re still going to be installing some ammo into my own truck today.

If you’re thinking James Bond style secret agent stuff with machine guns that pop out of the side, you’re going to be disappointed. Instead, we’re installing an Ammotenna from Metra Electronics.

What’s an Ammotenna? It’s a radio antenna for your car designed to look like a .50 cal bullet. They fit just about any vehicle on the road, and you can get them in just about any style you can think of. I’m going to use a black one, because my truck is also black.

So you’ll watch me unbox this thing, remove the ugly stock antenna that came with my truck, and slap a bullet on it instead.

But enough writing, check out the video below!

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Want a bullet on your ride? Or are you thinking of some other car electronics mod?

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

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Story Time! My New Chevy Silverado And A Remote Starter Install | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

Story Time! My New Chevy Silverado And A Remote Starter Install

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Story Time! My New Chevy Silverado And A Remote Starter Install | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

And, we’re back!

You might notice something different about our video today. That’s right, your old pal Gatlin got himself a new camera. It’s a Canon G7X, so all of ya can enjoy some high-quality audio and video from the friendly faces here at Carphonix.

Another thing you might notice is the Chevrolet truck sitting behind me. Yup, that’s mine. Why am I driving a Chevy now? If you’ve been following my channel for a while, you probably know my feelings on it. But basically, Ford F-150’s are absolute garbage.

I’ve owned two of them, and I’m utterly disappointed in more than one way.

The first time I bought one it had a door lock actuator issue. That was a known issue so there was a recall, but when I brought mine in they didn’t have the parts to repair it.

…okay? But I’m not going to drive around all day with bungee cords holding my door shut, so I went to the Ford dealership in St. Thomas, and purchased a 2018 F-150. They reassured me up and down that this problem was fixed, and you’d assume it would work now, right?

Anyway, I had so many problems with this truck, and this dealership jerked me around so much, that I said forget it and ended up taking on another payment with the Chevrolet truck you see behind me.

So enough about the bums, I’m going to take you on a tour of this truck. It’s a 2018 Chevy Silverado.

Shout out to McMaster Chevrolet here in London, they really took care of me throughout the buying process.

And oh yeah, we’re going to be installing a remote starter too.

Check it out!

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Have you got a car electronics upgrade in mind?

Does the stock remote starter in your ride suck? Or are you hoping for a nicer stereo, some LED lights, or a car alarm to keep your investment safe?

Whatever it is you’re looking for, when it comes to car electronics, Carphonix has you covered!

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How To Install A Crown Royal Shifter Boot

By | Customizations

Hey heyheyheyhey, how’s it goin’ today guys, Gatlin here from CarPhonix with a quick little video here today featuring my pal Craig to show you a slick custom car modification.

You might recognize Craig – this isn’t the first time he’s been on this channel. He’s the man behind Bonsai Rides, a company that handles most of the JDM and RHD imports that show up here in London. He’s brought some way cool stuff into the shop over the years, including a 1992 Mazda AutoZam.

If you’re into JDM wheels and you’re looking for something unique to drive, Craig’s your guy.

Anyway, Craig’s ride today is a Volvo SUV, not quite as exciting as the usual stuff, but we’re still going to have some fun with it.

So, Craig’s not a big fan of the shifter booth this thing came with. And yeah, that’s not a car audio job, but it’s still something we can do.

The plan is to remove the weird wrinkly black thing that’s on there, and replace it with a vintage Crown Royal bag from the ’60’s. You’ll see us have some fun with arts and crafts time getting this thing to fit, but it’s a fun little mod.

Believe it or not, we’re still going to be mucking around with some electronics here anyway.

Anyway enough of me yammering on about it – watch the video below to see for yourself.

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Have you got a car electronics project in mind you’d like to work on?

A new audio system, or some heated seats to keep you warm in the winter?

A car alarm, or a remote starter?

Or maybe a video system to keep the kids quiet on a road trip?

Whatever it is you’re looking for, give us a shout here at CarPhonix.

You can grab us using the contact information below:

What To Do If Your Car Doesn't Have A CD Player | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

What To Do If Your Car Doesn’t Have A CD Player

By | Car Audio

What To Do If Your Car Doesn't Have A CD Player | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

Hey hey hey, what is up my party people, it’s the one and only Gatlin Sandhu comin’ atcha from CarPhonix Car Audio in beautiful London Ontario, THE place to be for everyone as obsessed with getting the world’s best car audio system as we are.

Today we’re going to be talking about something called a CD player. Remember those things?

And you know, these days most cars don’t come with CD players installed with the factory stereo. I guess that makes sense, right? I mean, no one is using CD’s anywhere near as much as they used to.

Sure, you might have been bumping that Montell Jordan or No Doubt CD, or the Space Jam Soundtrack back in the late 90’s and thought you were the coolest kid on the block, but these days most people get their jams from their phone.

But what if you’re still a cd fan? What if you’re feeling nostalgic, or you’re just a retro person, or you don’t want to give up that awesome collection you gathered over the years?

Well, you know that aux cable port? You can use it to play CD’s too.

Want to know more? Watch the video below to find out.

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Do you want a CD player in your car? Looking for a better sounding stereo? Whatever it is you’re looking for, we can help.

Give us a shout here at CarPhonix using the information below.

Guest Video! Installing Audio In Bill Siff’s 2007 Chevy Silverado

By | Car Audio

Hey hey hey, it’s me again, Gatlin from Carphonix, your source for London Ontario’s best car audio and car electronics upgrades.

You’ve seen a lot of videos on my channel, and you know how much fun I have making them for you all. Whether this is your first time here or you’ve been watching for years, I appreciate ya all the same.

But today we’ve got something a little different – that’s right, your pal Gatlin is showing up on other channels too!

This isn’t the first time – I’ve been in lots of videos from 1PugLife – but today I’m hanging with Bill Siff.

Like me, Bill’s a guy with a YouTube channel, and he likes hanging out in his garage rebuilding things and tinkering and just building stuff.

So we’re gonna pull out his stereo and pop in a new one.

Take a look and see whatcha think!

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Do you want to upgrade your car audio? It can be cheaper than you think.

Give us a shout here at CarPhonix using the information below:

Is The Ford F-150 A Death Trap?

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My friends, my homies, my internet family, it’s me once again, your pal Gatlin from Carphonix Car Audio, THE place to be for anyone who wants a killer car electronics upgrade to their ride.

What am I talking about today?

Well, it’s a different video than usual. We’re not talking about stereos, or remote starters, or alarms, none of that stuff.

We’re talking about doors.

No, not installing any cool new doohickey in your door. I’m talking about the regular, plain old, everyday job a door is supposed to do.

What does a door do?

That’s not a trick question – it opens and closes.

That’s how it works on most cars, trucks, houses, stores, airplanes, and anywhere else with walls you want to walk in and out of.

When you close a door, it’s supposed to stay closed. You rely on it working properly when you’re going to bed at night, when you’re getting to your shop in the morning, and most importantly, when you’re traveling at 100 kilometres per hour down the highway.

I don’t know when the first door was invented, but I bet they’ve been around for a while.

I guess Ford didn’t get the memo though, since the Ford F-150’s doors don’t close.

Yeah, I’m serious. Take a look at the video below.

Unbelievable, huh?

This happened with their 2016 model too, which is why they upgraded me to a 2018 truck, but it looks like they still haven’t figured it out.

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If you’ve got a Ford F-150, give Ford a shout. We can’t help you there.

But if you’ve got a car electronics project you’re hoping to get started, that’s where we shine.

Whether you’re looking for an audio upgrade, a remote starter, an alarm, custom lights, heated seats, or you’ve got a custom project in mind, we’ve got your back.

From cars to trucks to boats to motorcycles, if it’s got wheels we can upgrade it.

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Rust Control Modules Are A Waste Of Money. Here's Why | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

Rust Control Modules Are A Waste Of Money. Here’s Why

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Rust Control Modules Are A Waste Of Money. Here's Why | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

What’s happening everyone, we’re back with another episode with your friendly faces at CarPhonix Car Audio, your one-stop source for everything to do with car electronics.

Does it have to do with your car? Does it have to do with the wires in your car? If the answer is yes, we’ve gotcha covered.

And I know all y’all like to follow some of the cool and unusual mods we’ve done, like that 1991 Mazda Autozam overhaul, or the gorgeous 1969 Beaumont classic stereo upgrade we did. Good times.

But it’s not all fun and games. Today I want to talk to you about something that’s a big topic in this industry – electronics rust control modules.

It’s a big topic in the car world, and it’s especially a big deal at the dealership you’re going to when you decide to buy a new car.

Yeah, a lot of people are talking about them.

And you can probably tell by the title of this article that I’m not a big fan.

What Is A Rust Control Module

So the idea behind a rust control module is, obviously, to control rust. What it does is send a low frequency electrical charge through your car’s body which is supposed to prevent rust from forming.

The technology behind these things is adapted from what they use on oil tankers, and it actually works for those. But for your car, it’s not going to make one lick of difference.

Why not?

Watch the video below to find out.

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Yeah I know this blog wasn’t as fun as they usually are, but it’s a big deal and it’s something you deserve to know about when you’re making your purchasing decisions.

Speaking of which, are you thinking of upgrading your car electronics? Maybe you want a killer new sound system, or a remote starter, or maybe you want a video system in the back to keep your kids quiet on a long trip.

Whatever it is you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered. Contact us using the information below.

Important Things To Know About Your Remote Starter | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

Important Things To Know About Your Remote Starter

By | Remote Starters

Important Things To Know About Your Remote Starter | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

Hey hey hey what is good my internet pals, it’s Gatlin here from CarPhonix, THE place to be for EVERYTHING related to car electronics.

And today, I’ve got a simple question for ya.

What’s a remote starter?

It may seem pretty obvious, right?

I mean, it’s that thing you attach to your keychain where you press the button and your car goes vroom and you don’t have to get your tushie all chilly in the winter, right?

But there’s a bit more to it than that.

People come in and ask me all sorts of questions about remote starters. How is it installed? Why is it important to call around and ask for pricing?

But here’s the trick – pricing isn’t the only thing you need to worry about.

It’s something you’re going to think about, obviously, but here in good old London Ontario, everyone is pretty competitive when it comes to pricing. You might save five or ten bucks here or there, but that shouldn’t make much of a difference to most people.

So yeah, the question you should be asking isn’t “where can I get the cheapest deal?”

I mean look, your car is the second-biggest investment most people end up making in their life, and it’s a good idea to make sure you take care of that investment, right?

So the question you should be asking is this:

Is the person installing your remote starter a certified technician?

Here in Ontario, in order to do the work we do here, you need to have a certification called a 310k certification – Automotive Electronic Accessory Technician.

I got me one of those 310k certifications. And I’ll even prove it! Click here, and go ahead and type in my name, and you’ll see I’m licensed to do this type of work.

But why should you care whether or not your technician is certified?

Watch the video below to find out.

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Who’s got two thumbs and is a certified 310k technician?

This guy!

If you’re looking to get a remote starter installed, or if you’ve got any other car electronics dreams swirling around in your head, give us a call and let’s talk.

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Winter Is Here! Time To Get A Car Remote Started Installed | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

Winter Is Here! Time To Get A Car Remote Starter Installed

By | Remote Starters

Winter Is Here! Time To Get A Car Remote Started Installed | Carphonix car audio video alarms electronics accessories remote starters installation repair London Ontario

Yep, it’s that time of year boys and girls.

It’s cold.

I’m back again, your old pal Gatlin from Carphonix Car Audio, here to remind you that even though we’ve got car audio right there in the name, we do a heck of a lot more than just that.

In fact, two of our biggest sellers are car alarms and, this time of year at least, car remote starter installations.

That’s probably not surprising, since in case you all forgot we live in Canada, and here in Canada we’ve got this little thing called winter, and winter is stupidly cold.

And on cold winter mornings, there’s nothing nicer than going from your nice warm home to your nice warm car.

You can’t do that manually, since you have to go out and start your car, then come back inside, wait a few minutes and go back out – seems to defeat the purpose, right?

But a remote starter is about more than just that.

Here are some of the top benefits of having a remote car starter

1. It Runs Your Defroster

Are you sick of having to scrape your windshield off?

Yeah it’s exhausting and annoying, right?

With a remote car starter, you can kiss that goodbye!

It’ll melt off the ice and snow on your windshield, so when you get in you’ll see a nice clean windshield.

2. It Monitors Your Car’s Movements

Most of the remote starters we install come with GPS tracking built in, so in case someone decides your car would be better off if it was their car instead, you can figure out exactly where they take it.

3. It Can Save You Gas

That might sound strange, since it seems like if anything a car sitting idle in your driveway is wasting gas.

But when you get into your car on a cold day and just take off, your engine has to work overtime, which often leads to more gas used.

Letting your engine warm up for a few minutes can help you reduce your gas mileage by letting your engine run warm instead of cold.

And many mechanics agree doing this can extend the life of your engine as well.

Carphonix Remote Starter Installation

These are just a few of the benefits of a remote car starter, but honestly, the most convincing thing should be for you to just peep out the window and see those piles of snow on the ground.

A remote starter installation is a simple, seamless process.

Take a look at the video below to see one of our finished products.

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Do you want a remote car starter in your ride?

Or do you have some other questions about car electronics you’d like answered?

Either way, we’ve got you covered.

Give us a shout here at Carphonix and let’s chat!