Category Archives: CAN BUS Alarms

CAN-BUS can be found on most modern vehicles. More details can be found here…

Ford Ranger upgrade alarm (Includes Mazda BT-50)

With the Ford Ranger outselling the Toyota Hilux it’s about time I covered what alarm options there are for it. Interestingly the 2015 Facelift model actually comes with a factory installed “Volumetric Alarm System”. In other words an alarm with … Continue reading

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VW Scirocco Upgrade Alarm

When it comes to CAN-BUS alarms I really do love working on German cars. Today I installed a Cobra AK4615 into a Volkswagen Scirocco. My favourite part of the job handing the keys back to the customer and explaining just fool … Continue reading

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Toyota Rav4 Upgrade Alarms

The Generation 4 Rav4 has recently received a clean new look for the fourth generation model (XA40) getting a facelift late in 2015. Last month I finally got my hands on one so thought it would be a good time … Continue reading

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Nissan NV200 and NV350 Alarm options

Neither the Nissan NV200 Vanette or the NV350 Caravan are sold as new vehicles by Nissan New Zealand. Thinking about it Nissan NZ don’t sell any vans right now so the chances are if you have one it’ll be a … Continue reading

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Nissan Navara NP300 Alarm

The new  NP300 Nissan Navara comes with a factory fitted alarm system in all models apart from the entry level DX variant which I’ll explain later in the post. All models including the DX have an immobiliser. The Top of … Continue reading

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Toyota Yaris Alarm Upgrade

Update 17/03/2017 The Yaris has just had another face-lift. Today I installed a Cobra AK4218 into one and discovered that it looks quite different from the previous version. I’ve now updated my notes to cover the updated specifications. The AK4218 … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Golf CAN-BUS alarm

My first CAN-BUS alarm install was well over 10 years ago when I still lived in the UK (I’ve lived in NZ since June 2005) and it was on a Volkswagen Golf. The alarm was a Cobra AK4908. Things have … Continue reading

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BMW 3 Series (F30) Alarm Install

There are some jobs that I really get a kick out of doing. Last week I had a 2015 BMW 3 series (F30) to install an alarm into, and whilst I always aim to get things as close to perfection … Continue reading

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AVS C5 CAN-BUS alarm update….

In November last year I reviewed the AVS “C Series” CAN-BUS alarm and expressed my concerns about how poor their so called digital battery back-up siren was. I contacted AVS to ask them if the siren really was digital as … Continue reading

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Nissan CAN-BUS alarms

If you own a late model Nissan (2005 onwards) and are considering a CAN-BUS upgrade alarm then I suggest you keep reading. Not all CAN-BUS alarms are equal and it will probably surprise you to know how easy most after-market … Continue reading

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