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Alarm Sensors

Here’s a quick run down on what sensors are available and what they actually detect. Click on each link for a more detailed explanation… Door and Boot Switches Most vehicles already have these fitted as standard equipment. Part of my … Continue reading

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Remote Double Tap Module

One of the things I’ve always found restrictive about some factory remote locking systems is the lack of any auxiliary options. If only you could get your existing car remote to control a new function by simply pressing it a second … Continue reading

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My electric vehicle charging bay

It’s been about 3 months since I took ownership of the fully electric e-NV200 van and it’s been super easy to live with so far. To the best of my knowledge there are 4 of them in the Wellington region … Continue reading

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AK4615 Disabling Ultrasonic Sensors

The following instruction explain how to disable the ultrasonic sensors on a Cobra AK4615 and AK4625 Turn the ignition off Within 5 seconds press the emergency panel push button and keep it pressed until the LED flashes X times. It … Continue reading

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Charlatan Cobra Alarms in Australia!

If you live across the ditch (Yep I’m referring to you Australians) then you should be aware that Cobra is not officially available over there. Be warned the following website: I have spoken to Vodafone Automotive (Cobra) in Italy … Continue reading

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Van signage and shelving

I’ve been fairly quiet on the blog over the past couple of months, not because I’ve run out of motivation, but simply that the new van has taken up a huge amount of my time. So much so that the … Continue reading

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E-NV200 The first long drive.

OK, this post is about 3 weeks late due to it’s size which took some time to write up, along with the fact that most of my spare time has been playing with the van! Get yourself a drink before you … Continue reading

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Mazda CX-5 Upgrade Alarm

The Mazda CX-5 was released in 2012. It comes with a factory immobiliser and Mazda’s smart key with push to start button. There is no factory alarm system so the Cobra AK4615 is my recommended upgrade if you want the … Continue reading

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Musical Sirens!

Following on from my accident five week ago the finger is healing up well. I’m having no problems being back on the tools now, despite a lack of dexterity which was initially slowing me down and causing me to mutter … Continue reading

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Auckland To Wellington in a Electric Van!

Following on from my the post about the new electric van here is my plan on how I intend to collect it from Auckland on Friday. If I wanted a simple life then I’d have it transported down here, but that would … Continue reading

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