Monthly Archives: June 2016


Kenwood DNX535VBT installed on the Volkwagen Jetta


We had the opportunity of installing the Kenwood DNX535VBT into the VW Jetta this week thanks to Devan. Previously, he already had a no brand Factory Fit unit installed, but was not too happy with the unit. So he scoured the net and found the DNX535VBT and decided to go for it.


This is the original player that Devan was none too happy about. The interface does not look impressive at all if you ask us. So, with the surrounding trim off, we proceed to remove this unit.


Wiring was pretty decent, and wires were not cut which made the job a little simpler.


Out goes the No Brand unit making space for the new Kenwood.


The Kenwood patiently waiting in the back seat.


Wirings were all connected and prepared before hand before plugging in the Kenwood.


One by one, the plugs were connected, making sure to check at each stage. This is where most time was spent for this install. Best to check everything before inserting the head unit.


Customizable colours on the Kenwood is a welcomed feature.


Here is what the wires look like. No cutting was necessary for this install.


The Kenwood DNX535VBT comes built in with Garmin Navigation, so the GPS antenna was nicely placed on the dash. There is also the external mic that comes with this Kenwood for the Bluetooth hands-free function, but I didn’t get a chance to snap a photo of that.


And finally, the Kenwood goes in and some setting was done.


Finally, we give Devan a quick run through of the new system. Steering Wheel controls remain functional with the DNX535VBT.  We hope Devan is satisfied with this new unit.

See Devan’s next upgrade for his VW Jetta.

2016-07-05T18:03:01+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|Car Audio|1 Comment

Sony XSP-N1BT Cradle Receiver Installed in a Hyundai i10


This week, we had Dominic drop by for the installation of the Sony XSP-N1BT into his Hyundai i10. This particular Sony is rather interesting as it does not come with a touch screen. Instead, it is just a cradle for you to dock your phone, which then acts as the screen. This may be the future guys. Only Sony has released such a stereo so far. We have not seen this from other big names so far.


So, the first step is removal of the stock stereo unit. For the i10, this is a rather tricky job. After a little bit of convincing, we managed to remove it successfully.


Here is a side by side look at the stock Hyundai i10 stereo next to the Sony XSP-N1BT which is nestled inside the Hyundai i10 Dash Kit.


This is what you hope not to see when you get into your car in the morning.


Since the Hyundai i10 uses a generic socket which is used across many car models, the wiring job is made easier with the right harness adapter.


All connections are triple checked to ensure that we don’t miss out anything.


For the Hyundai i10, we had to reuse the original brackets from the stock stereo. With some modifications, we managed to get it to match the Sony.


And voila, the stereo fits perfectly. In all honestly, there was some back and forth to get it to fit perfectly.


Dominic’s Xperia sits so nicely. It would fit better without the phone casing though.


One more job under our belt, and a satisfied customer. It’s a good day.

Here are some videos of us playing around with the unit.

2016-06-23T19:33:01+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Car Audio|0 Comments

Toyota Alphard 2014 – Redbat Double Lock Install


As usual, our eager installer gets right to work before we could get our Toyota Alphard Beauty shot. Ok, on to the Redbat Double lock for the Toyota Alphard 2014 installation.


First step, dismantle and remove the bottom panel so we can reach the pedals and also the cables. A simple as it sounds, know which bolts to undo and how to unhook the panel is a tricky task.

Quick Tip: If you’re doing the same install to your Toyota Alphard, please take note of the black plastic panel in the photo above. Some installers have been know to leave it out after the install. Could be oversight or on purpose as it is tricky to fit it back in once the pedal lock is installed.


A little bit of fiddling to line up the bolt locations.


Once in line, then all bolts are fastened.


Finished work. Note that the black plastic panel is back in place.


Do you see it?


Closer look from below.

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2016-06-09T18:30:52+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Car Safety & Security|0 Comments