Category: Car Audio Chick Advice

Porsche Macan Apple CarPlay

Porsche Macan Apple CarPlay

This week in the shop – 2016 Porsche Macan Apple CarPlay installation. Recently a client reached out to us about a problematic radio in his Porsche Macan. He was experiencing issues with the factory PCM Bose radio. It was pretty…

Alpine iLX-F411 Toyota Tacoma

Alpine iLX-F411 Toyota Tacoma

Two cameras – one input This week in the shop we installed an Alpine iLX-F411 in a 2017 Toyota Tacoma. The client did have one concern about the installation. Their vehicle was fitted with a front and rear camera. Why…

2021 F-150 Stereo upgrade

2021 Ford F-150 stereo upgrade

Beautiful truck with a sub par stock stereo This week in the shop we performed a complete stereo upgrade in a client’s 2021 Ford F-150. This client’s truck came equipped with the factory “premium” stereo which features a gorgeous 12″…

Alpine iLX-407 Review

Alpine iLX-407 -back side of radio

This week in the shop I received a couple of long awaited Alpine iLX-407’s. Actually, what I received were the i407-WRA Restyle kits for 2011 – 2018 Wrangler JK. But inside that box was an iLX-407 which I immediately pulled…

Resolving Android Auto Connectivity Issues

On nearly a weekly basis at the shop, I find myself assisting clients with their Android Auto connectivity issues. These hiccups usually occur long after installation and can be incredibly frustrating to resolve. The most common complaint I hear is…

Stinger HEIGH10 Jeep JL Review

Stinger HEIGH10 Jeep JL Review

It seems like every other week at our shop, we have a Jeep in the garage getting a full stereo system upgrade. Recently, one of these upgrades involved the Stinger HEIGH10 Jeep stereo featuring a 10″ touch screen with Apple…

Alpine X409-WRA-JL Review

Alpine X409-WRA-JL Review

The Alpine X409-WRA-JL may seem like a pricey head unit solution for Wrangler JL owners at first glance. However, once you give it chance and get to know it, it’s not hard to see the value in this all-inclusive top…

Jeep Wrangler JL dash kit CES 2020

Wrangler JL dash kit

Metra Electronics announces new shallow mount 107-CH3B for Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator. Here it is folks, the long awaited Wrangler JL dash kit. Many Jeep Wrangler JL and Gladiator owners with the basic 5″ non CarPlay/Android Auto stock radio…