Monthly Archives: May 2016

PIAA Twin Horn Install into Perodua Alza

Do you feel inadequate whenever you honk your car horns? You are not alone, there are many cars that that come out of the factory with lethargic sounding horns. You would be lucky if anyone even notices. The point of having a car horn is so that it can be used in emergencies to gain the attention of other road users. Unfortunately for this particular car owner, he was not at all satisfied with the horn in his car.  Fret not, PIAA makes some amazing horns that will satisfy your need.


Our customer decided to go for the PIAA HO-2 Twin Sports Horn. There are 2 units in this horn set that blow at 400Hz and 500Hz respectively. This range is a favorite with most customers as the sound is not exactly painful to the ears but yet very noticeable.


For this car, the bumper needed to be loosened in order to reach where the original horn is installed.


You really need to know what you’re doing to remove the bumper. Our guy makes it look easy. If you’re gonna do it yourself, please be very careful to not crack or break your bumper.


Once the bumper is off, the original horn is then removed.


Meanwhile, the owner of this car had bought a new car battery and was working on replacing the car batteries himself. Simple as it is, a lot of sweat was involved 🙂


Out goes the Panasonic and in goes the Sznajder battery.


Now, the first of two horns is first mounted into place. This takes the place of the original horn that was removed.


Some work was needed to find space slightly below and to the left of the original horn to fit the second horn.


The wires are now prepped and connected to the power supply. In this case, we added a relay since the original only had one horn.


The pitiful original horn. It’s less than half the size of the new horn. It sounds like it looks, tiny.


Here’s a closer look. The original horn is replaced with the 500Hz horn and the 400Hz horn is placed slightly lower.


Here’s the second 400Hz horn.


Some foam was added between the horn and the car body fo some added protection.


Wires secured in place. All that is left is to test the horn, and boy was this customer satisfied. Jobs done. Till the next one, cheers!

For installation enquiries, please contact:
1) David +60196593061, E-mail:
2) YC +60195692664, E-mail:

Our installation center is located here:

2016-06-09T18:31:07+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Car Horn, Installation|0 Comments

Kenwood DDX716WBT 7” Built-in Bluetooth Toyota 200mm AV Stereo Receiver

The “Made for Toyota” DDX716WBT 200mm (wider than double DIN by about
10mm, give or take) is the ideal solution if you’re in the market for a
HDMI capable stereo system. Another great feature with the HDMI is also
the ability for smartphone “Air-Mirroring” over HDMI to WiFi via the
optional Kenwood KCA-WL100 dongle. This unit will plug in to most
Toyota models without the need for extra wiring work because it comes
with the Toyota type stereo plugs. Very handy for D.I.Y.’ers especially.

Ready for Air Mirroring DDX716WBT

Kenwood KCA-WL100 HDMI to WiFi dongle
Optional KCA-WL100 HDMI to Wi-Fi dongle (NOT INCLUDED, Sold Separately)

Air-Mirroring Ready. (Optional KCA-WL100 required)
Dual Phones ready Advanced Bluetooth.
AAC for iPhone support. You can stream High Quality music.
Supports iPhone Siri Eyes Free via Bluetooth.
Hand-Free Profile 1.6 for cleared Hands-Free voice.
USB with Max 1A charge capability.
MKV (up to 720 x 480), MPEG4 / H264 and WMV video formats supported.
FLAC, AAC, WAV and MP3 / WMA audio files supported.
Dual Camera inputs.
7″ WVGA Capacitive Touch Screen.
7-Band Digital EQ with Time Alignment.
High Voltage 5.0A Preouts x 3 with high / low pass filters.
Direct OEM Steering remote for most Toyota’s. (Canbus models may
require separate Canbus Steering Interface).


Picture size
W x H
6.95 inches(diagonal) wide
156.6 mm(W) x 81.6 mm(H) , 6-3/16(W) x 3-3/16(H)inches
Display system Transparent TN LCD panel
Drive system TFT active matrix system
Number of pixels 1,152,000
800H x 480V x RGB
Effective pixels 99.99%
Pixel arrangement RGB striped arrangement
Back lighting LED
D/A Converter 24Bit
Audio Decoder Linear PCM
Dolby digital
Video Decoder MPEG1/MPEG2
Wow & Flutter Below Measurable Limit
Frequency response 96k Sampling 20 – 22,000 Hz
48k Sampling 20 – 22,000 Hz
44.1k Sampling 20 – 20,000 Hz
Total harmonic distortion 1kHz 0.010%
Signal to Noise ratio 94dB(DVD-Video 96k)
Dynamic range 91dB(DVD-Video 96k)
Sampling frequency 44.1kHz/48kHz
Quantifying bit number 16/20/24bit
USB Standard USB2.0 High Speed
File System FAT 16/32
Maximum Power Supply Current DC5V=1.0A
D/A Converter 24Bit
Audio Decoder MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV/FLAC
Video Decoder MPEG1/MPEG2/H.264/WMV/JPEG/BMP/PNG
HDMI I/F Section Type A
MHL Section Supported Version MHL 2
Maximum Power Supply Current DC5V=900mA
Technology Bluetooth Ver3.0+EDR
Frequency 2.402 – 2.480 GHz
Output Power +4dBm (MAX),0dBm (AVE) Power Class 2
Maximum Communication range Line of sight approx.10m(32.8ft)
Audio Codec SBC/AAC/MP3
Profile HFP(Hands Free Profile) V1.6
A2DP(Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) V1.2
AVRCP(Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) V1.5
GAP(Generic Access Profile)
HID(Human Interface Device Profile)
PBAP(Phonebook Access Profile)
SDP(Service Discovery Profile)
SPP(Serial Port Profile) V1.2
Graphics equalizer BAND 7Band
Frequency(Hz) 62.5/160/400/1k/2.5k/6.3k/16k
Gain -9/-8/-7/-6/-5/-4/-3/-2/-1/0/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9[dB]
SLOPE -6/-12/-18/-24[dB/Oct.]
SLOPE -6/-12/-18/-24[dB/Oct.]
Position Front / Rear
/Subwoofer Delay
0~610 [cm] ( 2cm / Step )
Gain -8 to 0dB
Subwoofer Level -50 to +10dB
FM Frequency range
(Frequency step)
87.5MHz – 108.0MHz
Usable sensitivity
S/N:30 dB
6.2 dBf
0.56 μV / 75 Ohms
Quieting sensitivity
S/N:50 dB
15.2 dBf
Frequency response
(±3.0 dB)
30Hz – 15kHz
S/N( dB) 68 dB(MONO)
Selectivity Over 80dB (±400kHz)
Stereo separation 40 dB(1 kHz)
AM Frequency range
(Frequency step)
531kHz – 1611kHz
Usable sensitivity 28.5dBμ
Video Color system of external video input NTSC/PAL
External video input level (mini
1Vp-p / 75Ohms
External audio max input level(mini
2V / 25kOhms
Video Output level (RCA jack) 1Vp-p / 75Ohms
Audio Output level (mini jack) 1.2V / 10kOhms
Audio Maximum Power Output 50Wx4
Typical Power
Full Bandwidth Power
(at less than 1%THD)
Preout level(V) 5V / 10kOhms
Preout impedance(Ohms) =< 250 Ohms
Speaker Impedance(Ohms) 4-8 Ohms
General Operating voltage 14.4V(10.5V to 16V)
Maximum Current consumption 10A
Installation Dimensions WxHxD 178mm x 100mm x159mm
Including the sub panel part 206mm x 104mm x159mm
Operational temperature range -10°C to +60°C
Weight Main unit 2.5kg


2016-05-23T14:59:05+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Car Stereo Receiver|0 Comments

Toyota Vios 1st Gen. Kenwood DDX1035 Car Stereo Installation

Last week we had an opportunity to work on Wee’s 1st Generation Toyota Vios.  He wanted to replace his 1 week old no brand stereo as he was not satisfied with it. So the plan was to remove the currently installed stereo and replace his mom’s Perodua Axia standard stereo head unit. Check out the Axia install here.

In place, Wee wanted to install the Kenwood DDX1035 which is the entry level double DIN receiver by Kenwood. Below is the before pic.


Here’s a closer look. If you notice, this is a Toyota 200MM size head unit that should plug n play into most Toyota and Perodua as it comes with the Toyota type harness sockets.


Out comes the player, and to our horror, the wiring on the this was horrible. Messy wiring aside, what we could not believe was that the previous installer had wired 1 channel to two speakers.


He wasn’t bothered to wire each individual channel to the respective speakers. Irresponsible. No wonder the customer wasn’t satisfied with the quality of the unit. This is probable one of the factors. We hope all installers out there would take more pride in what they do and provide better and honest workmanship to customers.



We proceeded to wire up the Kenwood which is a fairly straightforward job, even though the original harness was cut before.


And of course, always keeping it neat.


When installing a double DIN player such as this Kenwood DDX1035 into a Toyota 200MM size trim, you will need to add the Toyota Side Spacers/Fillers to close the gap since double DIN’s are usually around 180mm wide.


In goes the Kenwood. No trouble here.


As usual, quick test and check to make sure everything is ok.


Snap the dash kit in and another test. All good! The sound is definitely way better than before, and radio stations all clear. Amazingly the speakers could handle it when we turned the volume up. Satisfied.


For installation enquiries, please contact:
1) David +60196593061
2) YC +60195692664

Our installation center is located here:

2016-06-09T18:01:27+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Car Audio, Motorsport Performance|0 Comments

Hyundai Matrix Installing Sony XAV-W650BT with Head Rest Monitors and Rear Camera

We had the opportunity to work on Hilman’s Hyundai Matrix.

Opening dashkit is a delicate procedure, especially on vehicles that has been sun-bathed for some time.
Hyundai- Matrix Installing the Sony XAV-W650BT, Head Rest Monitors and Rear Camera

The original stock player is a Pioneer unit.

Much of the existing wires remain intact.

Opening up the rear compartment to run the reverse camera’s wiring.

Taping the RCA cables to ensure the reverse camera video signal doesn’t get disconnected.

We’re going to run the video RCA cable through this black ‘caterpillar’ wire casing, without cutting the connector head of the RCA cable. Pulling through these few inches took us about 10 minutes.

Connecting the wire sockets from the vehicle to the head unit. No vehicle’s wirings are cut to ensure future upgrades can be easily done.

The head unit is now connected to the vehicle.

When you have kids, these Head Rest Monitors becomes a ‘necessity’ add-on to your in-car entertainment system.

Reverse camera video signal shows up on the Sony XAV-W650BT screen.

And FM signal is also crispy clear.

Big Bird and Snuffy now available on all 3 screens. There is an additional video booster added on to amplify the single pre-out video signal from the Sony XAV-W650BT to the dual monitor system. This should prevent any signal deterioration during the video data transmission process.

For installation enquiries, please contact:
1) David +60196593061, E-mail:
2) YC +60195692664, E-mail:

Our installation center is located here:

2016-06-09T18:31:49+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Car Audio, Installation|0 Comments

Perodua Axia – Installing the Toyota 200MM Sized Head Unit

The standard Perodua Axia will fit a double DIN head unit. However, the popularity of Toyota 200MM head units, even from popular brand manufacturers such as Kenwood and Pioneer has made changing to it very attractive. Especially given the fact that Perodua stereo sockets are identical to Toyota 200MM stereos. It’s basically a plug-n-play application.

Some popular models are the DDX616WBT, DDX716WBT and DNR935WBT by Kenwood and the AVIC-F7302, AVH-XL4750DVD & AVH-XL5750BT.


Above is the standard stereo that came with the car. You can easily remove and install a double DIN receiver. However, if you choose to install a Toyota 200MM receiver, you will need to get the Perodua Axia Installation Dash Kit that will enable this. The owner of this Axia had such a receiver from another car that he wished to transfer to the Axia.


The stock dash kit comes off to make way for the aftermarket dash kit. Take note that depending on the dash kit you get, you may need to transfer some clips from the original, the A/C vents and the A/C control decals. This is the case for us as the aftermarket one we had did not come with the vents nor the decals.


The decals match perfectly to the aftermarket dash kit as you can see above. Next, we need to get the original receiver out and put the new one in.


Once the stock receiver has been removed, we get started on wiring up the harness. In this case, we used the Toyota Stereo Harness Adapter (Female) which enabled the wiring to be done without having to cut in to the original stereo harness. We highly recommend this as it  not only preserves the original harness, but also makes wiring up the units easier and neater.


Once all connections are done, we secure it with some tape to keep it neat.


We even went the distance of adding foam to the plastic connectors for that OE look. (Good to have an OCD installer :-P)


In goes the Toyota 200MM Stereo. We first test and make sure everything is in order before proceeding to snap the dash kit in place.


Jobs done. Another one for the books!


Here is how it looks in the end. Nice and clean, just the way we like it 🙂

Buy The Perodua Axia Stereo Installation Dash Kit for Toyota 200MM sized receivers

For installation enquiries, please contact:
1) David +60196593061, E-mail:
2) YC +60195692664, E-mail:

Our installation center is located here:

2016-06-09T18:32:27+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Car Audio, Installation Dash Kit|0 Comments

Redbat Double Brake Lock Installation on Suzuki Grand Vitara

The Redbat Double Brake Lock is one of the best defense you can add to prevent car thefts. Recently, we had the opportunity to capture some photo’s of the installation on Peter’s Suzuki Grand Vitara.


The installation process is pretty straight forward as the Redbat double lock is made to fit specific vehicles and will bolt on and plug in to original factory sockets. So no modification to the car and wiring is necessary.


The first step would be the removal of bottom trims and panels in order to access the pedal and also the sockets to the ignition.



The brake lock can now be placed in position.


The bolts should all match factory locations. All you need to do in bolt it down.


Ignition sockets are connected and neatly secured. This enables the no-start feature of the brake lock. This means the vehicle will not start while in the locked position.


This is what it looks like overall.


View from down low. As you can see, all bolts neatly to factory location. No mods required.


TaDaa…Job’s done. The button is a security feature to prevent from accidentally locking it. And notice the second keyhole to the left. That is the second lock hence the name double lock.


For installation enquiries, please contact:
1) David +60196593061, E-mail:
2) YC +60195692664, E-mail:

Our installation center is located here:

2016-06-09T18:32:43+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Car Safety & Security, Installation|0 Comments