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Recommendations: Alarm, Stereo + Installer AKL

Postby BlakJak » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:31 pm

Hey folks,
My new Gaia only came with one central-locking key and it's driving me nuts.
I've decided the smart fix is to get an alarm/immob and deal to it that way.

Previously i've used Dynatron (D7600) and i'm leaning toward the same again - however it seems that little has changed in 6-7 years since I got my last one in that space?

Basically i'm looking for something roughly similar (2 stage immob, black loom, alarm with central locking integration and transponder for auto immob disable) but I don't want to spend a fortune. Need a good installer in Auckland, too.


Secondly,
The Gaia has a Jap Import Stereo with Band Expander, which is 'ok'.
I had picked up a JVC head unit with a nice bluetooth module but as the Gaia also has a reversing camera, I'd like to try to keep it working if I can. This means I seem to be up to $1000 for a stereo? :( Is there an economical way to keep the backing camera working while fitting my new stereo, or is there a cost effective stereo w/screen on the market?

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Postby Dell'Orto » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:46 pm

Repco do a cheap Automedia headunit which has the provision for a camera input, also has bluetooth. Forget the cost off the top of my head, but its sub $500 anyway
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Postby BlakJak » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:57 pm

For comparison, I paid $170 for the JVC brand new. Not looking forward to even a $500 spend (though I suppose i'll have to stump up eventually if that's all there is).
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Postby Dell'Orto » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:03 pm

I said sub $500, not =$500 :P If you want a reverse camera you dont have many cheap options.
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Postby Bling » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:09 pm

Use your mirrors 8) People managed long before such luxuries

Or you could probably find a cheap(er) reversing camera kit.
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Postby BlakJak » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:11 pm

Yeah, I wasn't too fussed about the camera to start with but given the cam and wiring for it will be remaining in place anyway, I figured I should at least investigate whether it's worth keeping it running.
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Postby wde_bdy » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:52 pm

I was pretty happy with the work Hotwire did on my Starlet, maybe give them a call.
http://www.hotwire.net.nz/

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Postby Dell'Orto » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:57 pm

Dell'Orto wrote:I said sub $500, not =$500 :P If you want a reverse camera you dont have many cheap options.


Just checked it, $250 atm
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Postby BlakJak » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:48 pm

Oooh I'll have to go check it out on the weekend.
Not sure how much of a hurry i'll be in now, just doled out >$1000 on the missus's dentistry :(
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Postby l1ttle_d3vil » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:31 pm

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Postby XS1V » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:44 pm

If you need a hook up with an alarm installed PROPERLY give me a shout :)

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Postby BlakJak » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:43 pm

Re the Stereo, new plan.. I went and checked out the $250 item from Repco, it's not bad actually, but I think i'd be better off seeing about getting a cheap standalone screen for my reversing camera and using the Stereo I already own.

I actually had the bright idea of a car nav system with reversing camera support, unfortunately they're all random asian brands (none of the big names seem to offer it on anything vaguely affordable).
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