Category Archives: Mazda

More Mazda Car Theft

There was an interesting story on Stuff today about Mazda’s being stolen which you can read here.. I’d like to clarify one or two things, it’s not all Mazda’s getting stolen, and certainly not the current generation of Mazda’s shown … Continue reading

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Mazda MPV Alarm

The 2nd generation Mazda MPV comes with keyless entry and a factory immobiliser but lacks an alarm For those wishing to add an alarm the Cobra AK4615 is highly recommended. It works with the factory smart key and is the only CAN-BUS alarm that … Continue reading

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Mazda 3 Upgrade alarm

The Mazda 3 (Or Axela as it is called in Japan) was first released in 2003. All New Zealand models have a factory immobiliser but some of the early Generation 1 Japanese Axela (BK Shape) imports did not have any … Continue reading

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Mazda Demio Topping Theft Lists

The Mazda Demio (also known as the Mazda 2) has been making headlines as the most stolen car in New Zealand. I’m not going to link to any of the usual over-hyped crap reporting outlets, but it’s a big enough … 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 perfect factory … Continue reading

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Ford Ranger upgrade alarm (Includes Mazda BT-50)

Ford Ranger Alarm Options 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 … 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. It will probably surprise you to know how easy most after-market Nissan … Continue reading

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Mazda 3 Keyless Entry Remotes

Today I installed a KE11 (Keyless Entry System) into a 2010 Mazda 3 (Axela). The KE11 remote controls share the same case (not internals) as some other Mazda cars so look the part. They are also (in my opinion) the … Continue reading

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