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Hiding the stereo

Hey guys,
My v6/96 just got broken into couple days ago.
Very frustrated, yet still being lucky that they did not take the car,
just the stereo.
Wondering anyone can chip-in some opinion about installing a
new stereo in the trunk, and control it via a wireless remote control?
The guy in BestBuy told me no remote control signal can goes through
the back seat, but he's not very sure (?).
I m not a music enthusiast, but for the least of it, I do enjoy a good sound
system.
I wonder if bluetooth can do anything to help the "control" part possible,
Thanks.

P.S.: perhaps someone can tell me where I can hide the stereo, just enough
exposure to receive remote control signal.
Thanks again.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-04-2013
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Were your stereo aftermarket or stock? Anyway, just buy one of those stereo with removable faceplate and just hide it in the trunk or take it with you after driving your car.


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You can probably go super old school and get a cd changer that mounts to the upper roof of the trunk. Most decent after market stereos come with "remotes" but I doubt they have far signals and the actually function and use of remotes would be hard to know what you're doing without actually seeing the head unit.
Like stated, best to just get a detachable face plate. It's a PITA to keep removing.

In my civic I actually would always remove mine an place it in the case provided and stow it in the arm rest. Someone broke in and tore out the whole dash, and knew exactly where I put the face plate.... They had to be watching me for a while to know where it was exactly. Best bet is to bring it with you if you have no alarm.


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Put the stock HU back in its place. Maybe hide the aftermarket one locked in the glove box. Easy enough to get the wires extended there. Do speakers that dont require name brand covers or tweeters with branded logos. Subs and amps in the trunk...

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Thi is what I did, for about $150 I put a quick release wheel in the car myself, haven't had any problems with break ins even with my gps visible for all to see, my suv was actualle broken into the other day, sitting right next to my car. They look at the wheel missing and assume its set up for racing, not listenin to music...

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I think just getting a new radio with a removeable faceplate would be best, that way you can just take it with you when you go, and thieves may not try stealing your radio if they see it's missing that key component - at least, that's how I see it. Don't think they'd want to go through the trouble of having to find parts for what they steal.

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I think just getting a new radio with a removeable faceplate would be best, that way you can just take it with you when you go, and thieves may not try stealing your radio if they see it's missing that key component - at least, that's how I see it. Don't think they'd want to go through the trouble of having to find parts for what they steal.
Lol you would think but my car was broken in to and the shifter is blocking the radio so they stole the faceplate nothing worse than riding around with a radio and no faceplate

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You could get a video camera and put it either in or facing your car, I had to do that when this guy flattened all my tires and broke my window on my 2 cars... I know who it is but the Oakland police are lazy asses.....

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Years ago, when I installed an aftermarket stereo in my car at the time, I put in my glove compartment. Many people wondered how I got that much sound from the factory am/FM radio that came stock in the car. I just told them it was because it was a blaupunkt. Which it was.

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You could get a video camera and put it either in or facing your car, I had to do that when this guy flattened all my tires and broke my window on my 2 cars... I know who it is but the Oakland police are lazy asses.....
Pretty sure that's police everywhere, though. I know who tried/failed setting my car on fire (long story), since I had JUST pissed them off the night before, but since I didn't actually SEE them the cops basically did nothing.

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