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Kenwood DNX-531VBT OEM Head Unit for Volkswagen, Skoda & Seat (with Garmin GPS)

7.0″ Wide VGA, 2DIN multimedia receiver, Bluetooth & navigation built-in. Designed for VW, ┼áKODA & SEAT cars

Key Features

7″ wide VGA screen with LED backlight
Plug-N-Play Installation
Steering Wheel Remote function
Partial detachable faceplate
Navigation system built-in (powered by Garmin) ** Original License**
Photo real junction view
Bluetooth HF built-in (powered Telechips)
System Q, System E’s+
GUI with selectable 20 languages menu & text display
Audio & video playback from USB/DVD/CD/SD/iPod
AV-in/AV-out/R-cam in
Climate and Parking Sensor data displays function *Requires optional black box **with compatible cars only

Please note, the video below is of a different model, but is the closest we could find to the DNX-531VBT.

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2015-09-09T01:15:31+00:00 January 19th, 2013|News|1 Comment

Pioneer AVIC-F7200 Navigation system with 5.1-channel AV entertainment. for Toyota, Honda and other 2-Din cars

Key Features

6.2″ Wide VGA Touch Panel
Play Video and Audio from DVD/CD/USB and SD memory card
Supports MP3/WMA/JPEG/DivX
GPS Navigation powered by Papago X8.5 (Original License)
Plug-N-Play. No need for any wiring modifications nor additional installation trims.
Reverse Camera Supported
Enjoy 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound by adding an amplifier, subwoofer and a centre speaker
Answer and make calls via Bluetooth
Stream music and control your audio from your audio device via bluetooth
Multi-language interface. Select between English, Chinese (Simplified) and Chinese (Traditional)
Built-in Amplifier. MOSFET 50W x 4
Fron Aux Input (3.5mm jack)
16-Band Graphic Equalizer
1 Audio/Video Input
1 Composite Video Output
Dual Zone Audio/Video

2016-12-15T08:05:06+00:00 January 19th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Pioneer AVIC-F7121 Perfect Fit navigation system with 5.1-channel AV entertainment for Volkswagen Polo

Pioneer AVIC-F7121 Perfect Fit navigation system with 5.1-channel AV entertainment for Volkswagen Polo

Key Features

7″ Wide VGA Touch Panel
Play Video and Audio from DVD/CD/USB and SD memory card
Supports MP3/WMA/JPEG/DivX
GPS Navigation powered by Papago X8.5 (Original License)
Plug-N-Play. No need for any wiring modifications nor additional installation trims.
Reverse Camera Supported
Enjoy 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound by adding an amplifier, subwoofer and a centre speaker
Answer and make calls via Bluetooth
Stream music and control your audio from your audio device via bluetooth
Multi-language interface. Select between English, Chinese (Simplified) and Chines (Traditional)
Built-in Amplifier. MOSFET 50W x 4
16-Band Graphic Equalizer
1 Audio/Video Input
1 Composite Video Output
Dual Zone Audio/Video

What We Think

The Pioneer AVIC-F121 is possibly the best upgrade you can have for your VW Polo. The built quality is superb as you would expect with Pioneer. The fit is excellent, which is probably the reason why Pioneer calls it the “Perfect Fit” system. It matches the VW Polo interior very nicely. Sound quality is greatly improved as the higher powered output from the built-in amp is able to supply sufficient power to the speakers. Even with the factory speakers, sound quality is greatly improved. However, we at 12v always recommend upgrading the factory speakers to better aftermarket speakers.

The Papago X8.5 is very easy to use. The 3D, junction view and split views makes navigation so much easier.

The display looks brilliant and the screen reacts instantaneously to the touch. We also like the easy access of USB & SD slots. The multi-language interface definitely makes using the unit a lot more convenient. Overall, we think this unit highly recommended as it improves the overall enjoyment and convenience of everyday driving.

2016-11-05T07:10:08+00:00 January 19th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Pioneer AVIC-F7202D Perfect Fit navigation system with 5.1-channel AV entertainment for Toyota Camry 2012 Onwards

Pioneer AVIC-F7202D Perfect Fit navigation system with 5.1-channel AV entertainment. for Toyota Camry 2012 Onwards

Key Features

Made for the Toyota Camry 2012 Onwards
7″ Wide VGA Touch Panel
Play Video and Audio from DVD/CD/USB and SD memory card
Supports MP3/WMA/JPEG/DivX
GPS Navigation powered by Papago X8.5 (Original License)
Plug-N-Play. No need for any wiring modifications nor additional installation trims.
Reverse Camera Supported
Enjoy 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound by adding an amplifier, subwoofer and a centre speaker
Answer and make calls via Bluetooth
Stream music and control your audio from your audio device via bluetooth
Multi-language interface. Select between English, Chinese (Simplified) and Chines (Traditional)
Built-in Amplifier. MOSFET 50W x 4
16-Band Graphic Equalizer
1 Audio/Video Input
1 Composite Video Output
Dual Zone Audio/Video

What We Think

The Toyota Camry has always been a favorite amongst drivers, so it isn’t a surprise that Pioneer picked the all new Camry 2012 model to be included into the Perfect Fit Navigation Systems. For anyone in the know, the Camry is one of the favorite models by the aftermarket stereo manufacturers. Therefore you are spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a unit for your Camry. However, we suggest you take much care and deliberation in picking yours as the amount of good stereos out there are outnumbered by the amount of crappy ones. Happy Hunting!

Nevertheless, we at 12v aim to make searching for a reliable and quality unit hassle-free for you, our beloved customers. Let’s take a look at the Pioneer AVIC-7202D. First off, I must say that once again, the built quality on the Pioneer’s are second to none. No cheap plastics nor second grade workmanship here. Everything is top notch, from the buttons feel and fitment clips to the finishing.

The 7″ Touch Panel screen looks very good. However, we wished Pioneer would have instead gone for an 8″ screen because there seems to be ample space for it. Nevertheless, the 7″ screen is by no means insufficient. Everything is clear and sharp. Everything else about this unit is pretty much the same as the Pioneer AVIC-F7121 for the VW Polo which we had reviewed earlier.

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2016-11-05T07:08:10+00:00 January 19th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Pioneer AVIC-F7111 Perfect Fit navigation system with 5.1-channel AV entertainment for Toyota Camry 2007 – 2011

Pioneer AVIC-F7111 Perfect Fit navigation system with 5.1-channel AV entertainment for Toyota Camry 2007 - 2011

Key Features

Made for the Toyota Camry 2007 – 2011
7″ Wide VGA Touch Panel
Play Video and Audio from DVD/CD/USB and SD memory card
Supports MP3/WMA/JPEG/DivX
GPS Navigation powered by Papago X8.5 (Original License)
Plug-N-Play. No need for any wiring modifications nor additional installation trims.
Reverse Camera Supported
Enjoy 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound by adding an amplifier, subwoofer and a centre speaker
Answer and make calls via Bluetooth
Stream music and control your audio from your audio device via bluetooth
Multi-language interface. Select between English, Chinese (Simplified) and Chines (Traditional)
Built-in Amplifier. MOSFET 50W x 4
16-Band Graphic Equalizer
1 Audio/Video Input
1 Composite Video Output
Dual Zone Audio/Video

View more details at Pioneer Malaysia website
Product Leaflet
Warranty : 1 Year by Pioneer Malaysia

2016-10-29T22:00:19+00:00 January 19th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Brake Hose Explained

Steel Braided Brake Hose Installation
The brake hose functions as the carrier of brake fluid through a hydraulic braking system.

In general, there are 2 types of brake hose that you can get in the performance or replacement market- rubber brake hose or the steel braided brake hose.

Steel Braided Brake Hose Installation

Because the rubber brake hose can swell during high-pressure braking, most people who prefers to have firmer feel during braking would opt for the steel braided brake hose. Another added advantage of the stainless steel brake hose is that it can protect the brake hose when hit by debris on the road while driving at high speed.

It’s also important to note that the inner core of steel braided brake hose is made of Teflon, a material which helps to achieve low friction and low expansion during application of extreme pressure.

Steel Braided Brake Hose Installation

It is highly recommended that the brake fluid be replaced every 2 years and the brake hoses every 6 years. If you are on the road more often than the average driver, you should replace them sooner or inspect your braking system often.

Although the steel braided brake hose is not as flexible as their rubber counterparts, the braided construction of the steel brake hose allows maximum flexibility without compromising strength.

Steel Braided Brake Hose Installation

Over time, the rubber hose which expands at different rate over the four wheels of a vehicle may cause braking inconsistency. This may result in ineffective braking (swerving left and right) because the brake locks the wheel with a slight time difference. This inconsistency can be eliminated with the non-expanding steel braided brake hose.

When replacing your brake system, make sure they meet the requirements set by the authorities. For instance, the PRO-RS Brake hose is manufactured to meet the standards SAE1401J, DOT FMVSS-106 and ADR 42/04.

Steel Braided Brake Hose Installation

A brake hose can become faulty over the years and it can be fatal because once the brake fluid escapes from the braking system, you literally lose your brakes. The best remedy for a broken or faulty brake hose is to replace it with new ones. There are some guides on the web that offers advices and suggestions on how you can repair a broken brake hose, but we really think that it’s not worth the risk. Besides, it’s not that expensive to get a really good quality steel-braided stainless steel brake hose.

Also, do note that brake fluid is corrosive and can damage other parts of your car if it’s not clean up properly after a leak.

At 12 Volts, we recommend one of the best quality steel braided brake hose in the market- the PRO-RS Steel Braided Stainless Steel Brake Hose.

They have manufactured steel braided brake hose for more than 500 different car makes. Their brake hose meets SAE1401J, DOT FMVSS-106 and ADR 42/04 standards.

PRO-RS brake hoses are pressure tested to 3,500 psi. The average pressure generated under extreme braking conditions is approximately 1,500 psi.

PRO-RS uses 100% TEFLON (a product by DuPont U.S.A.) with ISO TS16949 certification for the inner core of the brake hose.

Here is the list of PRO-RS Stainless Steel Braided Brake Hose available:
http://www.fasmoto.com/pro-rs

PRO-RS Stainless Steel Braided Hose Kit Online Purchase, International Shipping

PRO-RS Stainless Steel Braided Brake Hose

2015-09-09T01:22:03+00:00 January 15th, 2013|News|0 Comments