Category Archives: Vodafone Automotive

Vodafone Automotive SCD40

The Vodafone Automotive SCD40 is the GPS hardware used with the MindR Telematics Platform. It can also be used without MindR as both a Theft Recovery System and an Alarm. The SDC40 can work in full CAN-BUS configuration, or as … Continue reading

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Toyota Hiace H200 Upgrade Alarm

The H200 Toyota Hiace has been on New Zealand roads since 2004. Sales stopped in 2019 when it was discontinued and replaced with the H300 Hiace. However, it is still in production in Japan, and used imports are still finding … Continue reading

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Cobra 8510 now with Blue LED option

The Cobra 8510 is a very effective, yet simple immobiliser that I have been installing for years. The only real issue I have with installing it is deciding where to place the touch-key receiver. It needs to be in a … Continue reading

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Vodafone Automotive AK4698/8509 Combo

The Vodafone Automotive AK4698/8509 Combo replaces the Cobra AK4138. It’s a top-of-the-range alarm with 3 immobiliser circuits. The system is designed for older vehicles that lack factory remote locking and immobilisation. From an installation point of view, it is a … Continue reading

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Mercedes Benz C Class Upgrade Alarm

If you own a (W204) C Class Mercedes Benz without an alarm then the Cobra AK4615 CAN-BUS upgrade alarm is as good as any factory-fitted option you could have. It’s also a fraction of the price from what you’d pay … Continue reading

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Toyota Hiace Courier Alarm

Last year I posted about the New Toyota Hiace. I can now add a new Courier alarm solution for the Hiace which I’m quite excited about. It’s the first CAN-BUS courier alarm I have done and possibly a world-first too. … Continue reading

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New Toyota RAV4 upgrade alarm

The New Generation Rav4 (XA50) is another new vehicle that lacks an alarm. It has an immobiliser as standard and all models other than the entry-level GX have SmartKey proximity entry. The Vodafone Automotive AK4615 is the perfect Rav4 upgrade … Continue reading

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AVS Versus Vodafone Automotive

How does an AVS alarm stack up against a Vodafone Automotive? If you ask most of the local Car Audio shops they’ll probably tell you that AVS is better. But I’m more interested in hard facts over uneducated opinions. Time … Continue reading

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Vodafone Automotive Installation

A good Vodafone Automotive Installation involves much more than just the alarm and an installer. These days it’s vital to have access to technical support, vehicle specific information, the latest firmware and custom parts to make the installation top notch. … Continue reading

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Toyota Ultrasonic Switch

Back in 2016, I was given the heads up that the Cobra AK4218 Toyota upgrade alarm was going to have one final production run. I purchased a bulk load of them which has got me through the past couple of … Continue reading

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