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Unread 11-27-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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First off, sorry if this the wrong thread, I'm new to the forum.

Just bought a Mazda MX-5 2003, and there are two things I would like to upgrade.

1) A wireless system to start the car? From my mobile phone, (something like connect2car, viper) as the car does not have a remote for central locking. I'm in the United Kingdom if this matters?

2) Would like to replace the radio head unit, it comes with a CD/Cassette player. Would like to change it to something that supports A2DP so that I could play songs off my phone.

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Viper makes a great alarm/remote start that has an app for iphone/droid. Not sure on the models available over seas, but im sure they have one. Viper is one of the best in the industry, and is a great investment with a lifetime warranty.

As for the stereo, take your pick. Alpine, blaupunkt, pioneer... Take your pick. Most have bluetooth that will tether with your phone/mobile device to allow streaming music and pandora radio, also they usuall have USB for direct connection and charging as well.

If you need some suggestions on what equipment specifically we would be more than happy to point you in the right direction, we wil just need some links to retailers available over seas, unless you want to order from the states here and have it shipped over.
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...we wil just need some links to retailers available over seas, unless you want to order from the states here and have it shipped over.
And, that will be very expensive.
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And, that will be very expensive.
Not necessarily. Shipping isnt too much more than to the lower 48.
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Hi guys, thanks for the fast reply.

Would the Viper system work in UK? I'm actually using an Android phone (HTC).

Also, regarding the radio head unit, would a single din or dual din matter? I was actually thinking of buying the radio head unit of ebay to be honest.

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Yes it would work in UK. Cars are still 12v, and all alarms/remote start are universal.

Any head unit should be fine, single or double din is totally up to you.
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pbasil1l, thanks dude. Will research more on the head units.

Also, regarding the remote starter, are there any other brands that would allow me to remote start the car with my phone? (only one i've seen is the viper system, but they dont seem to be available in the UK), I would need to start the car from different countries. (Car will be in the UK, but I travel quite a bit)

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hi guys,

regarding the radio head unit, this site seems to have the best price

Double-Din Car Stereos | Car Audio Centre

Looking for something that
- plays music off the phone
- aux input
- detachable front plate? (for security reasons)

Or would I be better off going for a single din Unit? Hopefully I wont have to spend too much on the unit though.

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Not that i am aware of, i think viper is the only one doing it. I did a quick search and it looks like the viper smart start is available in the UK now. As far as hunting it down goes, any viper dealer on your side of the pond should be able to sell them.
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