Oracle Lighting’s Fiber Optic Dash Kits Now Available

METAIRE, LA, Aug. 17, 2020 – ORACLE Lighting (, the market leader in innovative LED lighting solutions for the automotive aftermarket, is proud to announce the launch of its new fiber optic dash kits. Available in both ColorSHIFT ® ($39.95) and single-color ($9.95) options, both systems are now shipping.

“Our new Fiber Optic Dash Kits are the perfect way to accent a vehicle’s interior in a clean and seamless way,” said Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of development. “The special side-ring fiber optic cables have an integrated edge to make installation easy on any vehicle. This integrated edge is inserted between interior body panels in your vehicle including door panels, dashboard, headliner, console, and more. The fiber
can even be stitched into fabric on custom upholstery. This is a universal product and is simple to install in most cases.”

The fiber optic is end-lit by a LED light head. The light travels through the fiber and lights up smoothly along the way for a very clean and understated appearance. The integrated edge is designed to hold the fiber optic cable tightly without the use of any adhesive. The single-color kit is available in six options (white, blue, red, green, amber, and ABL). Specialized fiber optic cable is also required for install ($4.95), which can be cut with scissors and be re-used.

Having celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2019, Metairie, LA-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today’s world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

For more information on Oracle Lighting and its full product line, please visit, call (800) 407-5776, or email

The Great American Crawl

Oxnard, Calif. (August 17, 2020) – Rockstar Performance Garage (RPG), collaboration between Rockstar Energy Drink and LDRSHIP designs to build the first Lifestyle Garage, and Scosche® Industries are bringing the wheeling to you. Since the start of the year, events have been getting canceled and enthusiasts have been left with little to enjoy.

The Great American Crawl (GAC) kicked off last weekend in Missouri at the Southern Missouri Off-Road Ranch (SMORR). Enthusiasts showed up over the two days of wheeling had traveled from across the country to wheel with popular influencers like @GRDLOC, @MISCHIEFMAKERJKU and @LITEBRITESTUDIOS they follow on social media platforms.

GAC is a series of trail rides that brings members together in specific off-road destinations across the country. These destinations are highly popular bucket list off-roading spots that are challenging with trails from mild to wild. Members show up to wheel in stock Jeeps, trucks and utv’s to fully built off-road rigs and bouncers capable of climbing the rock ledges
that adorn these parks and trails.

“We are excited to get out and meet the enthusiasts on the trail. It’s a great way to get out and have fun from the safety of your own vehicle. Enjoy a cold Rockstar Energy on us and come hit a trail with us” -Nicholas Ashby owner, Rockstar Performance Garage

There is no cost to be a part of the group or to wheel with the group. Some parks have a daily access fee around 20-25 dollars. Joining the Group offers huge discounts from partner companies supporting the trail rides, meeting new friends that share the same hobbies and the safety of not wheeling alone.

Trying to cover all the destinations we could we consulted with different industry people and enthusiasts and built a great list of locations.

● 8/7-9 EVENT #1 SMORR MO
● 8/21-23 EVENT #2 WINDROCK, TN
● 9/4-6 EVENT #3 AOP
● 10/2-4 EVENT #5 WOLF CAVES, TX
● 10/8-11 EVENT #6 TRAIL HERO, UT
● 11/6-8 EVENT #7 MOAB, UT
● 11/27-29 EVENT #8 HUMP & BUMP NV

Rockstar Performance Garage and its fleet of Ambassador Rigs are attending all the rides and capturing photos and videos of each trip at no cost to the enthusiasts attending. You will find all this media on their website, social channels and recap videos on Youtube.

AAMP GLOBAL announces the opening of its Industry-first, MECP Certified Technician hotline!

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, December 2nd, 2019 –

As a result of AAMPs strong commitment to the MECP certification program, AAMP GLOBAL announces the opening of its Industry-first, MECP Certified Technician hotline!

By opening a dedicated technical support line for AAMP products to MECP technicians, AAMP will now provide a quick way for certified installers with difficult problems to quickly get technical assistance, without having to go over basic troubleshooting items that should be checked before reaching out to tech support. AAMP recognizes that techs who are MECP certified have developed a certain level of professional troubleshooting skills, and employ these skills when installations get tricky.

When calling the MECP hotline, callers will be asked to provide their CEA Certificate number, which is readily available right on the MECP certificate. Once cleared, they will receive technical assistance from one of two MECP Master Certified technical support representatives, one of which is an Honorary Master, the highest level of certification one can achieve in the MECP program.

AAMP’s Technical Services Manager, Ernie Hartman says: “We recognize the value of time in today’s busy world. AAMP is very excited to provide a technical support path for MECP certified technicians that allows them to “bypass the line” so to speak, avoid all the simple questions, and get right to the matter at hand.”

“AAMP Global and it’s employees have long supported the MECP program, and they recognize the dedication and focus required to achieve certification,” says Kris Bulla, MECP Consultant. “It’s nice to see a tangible benefit tied with our certification program.”

Not only does this number support calls, but also text messages! Starting today, MECP certified techs can call or text their issues to 727-263-1617.

Crux releases It’s New Bluetooth Handsfree + 4 Channel Audio Streaming + Auxiliary Input for Select Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep Vehicles | BTCR-35X

Chatsworth CA – December 2, 2019 – The BTCR-35X facilitates the integration of Bluetooth Handsfree, 4 Channel Audio Streaming, and Auxiliary Input. It allows for ease of use when navigating through calls, tracks, and music. It’s programmed to pause and resume when incoming calls are present.

Key Features:

  • Adds Bluetooth Handsfree Calling to the OEM radio.
  • Adds 4 channel Bluetooth Music Streaming.
  • Adds an auxiliary audio input.
  • Automatically pauses BT Streaming when a call is received and resumes when the call is ended.
    • Allows utilization of Steering Wheel Controls to navigate through calls and tracks
  • DSP and Echo-Cancellation allows for clear conversations on both sides of the phone call
    • Automatically mutes any source as soon as call is received, resumes when ended.
  • Allows previously paired mobile phone to automatically re-connect to Bluetooth
2006 – 2008 | Caliber
2005 – 2007 | Charger
2005 – 2007 | Dakota
2004 – 2007 | Durango
2005 – 2007 | Magnum
2006 – 2008 | RAM Truck
2005 – 2007 | 300
2006 | Aspen
2006 – 2008 | PT Cruiser

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2007 – 2008 | Compass
2005 – 2007 | Grand Cherokee
2007 – 2008 | Patriot

Tint World Opens New Olathe Location

OLATHE, KS (10.21.2019) – Tint World Automotive Styling Centers has announced Tint World of Lenexa, under the ownership of local entrepreneur Austin Gurba and co-owners Evan Gurba and Bob Peel, has moved to a larger location in Olathe following years of business success.

“I have a passion for all types of cars and spent many years going to car shows with my own vehicles,” Gurba said. “I wanted to turn my passion into a career, and Tint World provides a great path for success in this industry. They have streamlined the process to give you all the support you need to reach your business goals.”

Tint World Olathe, Kansas will provide a full range of automotive styling and safety services including automotive tint, automotive paint protection film, mobile electronics, advanced driver-assistance systems, car stereo upgrades, and residential and commercial window film.

“Austin is a young entrepreneur who has invested in his passion and seen it pay off,” said Charles Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “He leaned into his sales background and put a lot of love into the Lenexa store. Now, six years later, the trio has purchased a larger building and completed a full renovation to accommodate the demand in the area.”

The all-new Tint World Olathe, Kansas store is located at 1301 E Santa St, Olathe, KS 66061. For more information, call 913-815-8468.

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AudioControl Introduces New LGD for Late Model OEM Interface Applications

Seattle, WA, October 10th, 2019 – AudioControl ( makers of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets has announced two new Load Generating Devices (LGD’s) that enable technicians to add aftermarket audio components to a wide range of newer vehicles from Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep and Maserati, as well as a wide range of post 2005 vehicles with both standard and premium factory sound systems.

Two New LGD Models

Most new vehicles use a class D amplifier platform in their factory sound systems. These factory amplifiers can become unstable when they are connected to aftermarket equipment, causing system noise and overall compatibility issues. In order to maximize the upgrade opportunity for 12-volt retailers, AudioControl engineers created the LGD series of solutions, which seamlessly interfaces these newer OEM systems with aftermarket amplifiers. The AudioControl AC-LGD20 was designed specifically for Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Maserati audio systems without an amplifier. The AC-LGD60 provides interface capability for these same vehicles that feature audio systems with an amplifier. “The new LGD’s open up significant opportunities for our dealer base, enabling them to effortlessly deliver the audio performance their customers demand in these late model vehicles,” stated Chris Bennett, National Sales Director – Mobile at AudioControl.

The Ultimate Upgrade Solution with Two New 5-Channel Amplifiers

AudioControl has also introduced two new 5-channel amplifiers, both offering 125 watts into 4-channels RMS at 4-Ohm (200watts RMS X4 at 2-Ohm) and 500 watts into 1-channel at 2-Ohm along with eight speaker level inputs with selectable summing capability. The D-5.1300 delivers onboard DSP control of all amplified outputs and a pair of low-level outputs as well. The DSP interface is managed by the highly intuitive DM Smart App designed for all of AudioControl’s DSP amplifiers and processors. The LC-5.1300 offers the same outstanding specs and performance without the DSP features. These new models are schedule to become available at the end of Q4, 2019. 


Metra Electronics Introduces a New Product Line for Trailer Lights and Installation Accessories at SEMA Show

Holly Hill, FL – October 10, 2019 – Metra Electronics, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket automotive solutions, is introducing Heise High Performance Trailer Lights and Accessories under their existing Heise LED Lighting Systems brand. Aftermarket trailer customization presents a growing opportunity for installers due to the growing number of non-commercial drivers purchasing trailers to haul their ATVs, UTVs, boats and other cargo, in addition to commercial drivers looking to upgrade their fleet vehicles. Metra is meeting this demand with a new product line tha includes products ranging from universal trailer LED marker lights, clearance lights and lightbar brackets to work lights, lighting connection accessories and more. iBEAM commercial-grade safety products designed for large vehicles are also available in this lineup and new hardware from The Install Bay offers a convenient “one-stop-shop” for installation professionals to order everything they need from one place. New products will be on display with Metra Electronics at the 2019 SEMA Show and in a new trailer catalog, available at on the opening day of the show.

Heise Rear Trailer LEDs Lights
To illuminate the rear of the trailer, Heise has 6-inch oval trailer lights with 14 LEDs, with and without rubber grommets that are sonically sealed and weather resistant. The 6-inch oval trailer lights with the rubber grommets are available in red (HE-TR6001), amber (HE-TR6002) or white (HE-TR6003) LED colors respectively for vehicle braking/turning/taillight, turning or backup functions. The 6-inch oval trailer lights without the rubber grommets also come in red (HE-TR6005), amber (HE-TR6006) or white (HE-TR6007) LED colors respectively for vehicle braking/turning/taillight, turning or backup functions. For oval trailer lights that include LED stop/turn/taillight and backup lights, Heise offers the HE-TR6004. This 6-inch oval backup light, without grommets, has 10 red LEDs for the stop/turn/taillight functions that surround 4 white backup light LEDs and are sonically sealed and weather resistant.

To add more options for the rear of the trailer, Heise offers 4-inch round trailer lights with 14 LEDs with and without rubber grommets that are sonically sealed and weather resistant. These 4-inch round trailer lights with the rubber grommets are available in red (HE-TR4001), amber (HE-TR4002) or white (HE-TR4003) LED colors respectively for vehicle braking/turning/taillight, turning or backup functions. The 4-inch round trailer lights without the rubber grommets also come in red (HE-TR4005), amber (HE-TR4006) or white (HE-TR4007) LED colors. For round trailer lights that include LED stop/turn/tail and backup lights, Heise offers the HE-TR4004. This 4-inch round backup light, without grommets, has 10 red LEDs for the stop/turn/taillight functions that surround 4 white backup light LEDs and are sonically sealed and weather resistant.

For more visible braking, turning and backup lights, Heise’s new HE-TR1501 thinline light LED bar is only 1-inch tall but features 13 bright LEDs. With 10 red LEDs for the stop/turn and taillight functions that surround 3 white backup light LEDs, this lightbar cannot be missed on the road.

Heise Marker Lights
Heise’s new rectangle marker lights with reflectors function as both a clearance light and a side marker light when properly mounted. In red (HE-TRRF01) and amber (HE-TRRF02), these lights have the 2 LEDs and reflectors combined in one.

Heise’s marker clearance lights also come in 2.5-inch round marker lights with 9 LEDs, with and without rubber grommets. The 2.5-inch round marker lights with the rubber grommets are available in red (HE-TR2501), amber (HE-TR2502) or white (HE-TR2503) LED colors. The 2.5-inch round marker lights without rubber grommets are also available in red (HE-TR2504), amber (HE-TR2505) or white (HE-TR2506) LED colors.

In addition to the 2.5-inch round marker clearance lights, they also come in 2-inch and .75-inch sizes. The 2-inch round marker clearance lights are available with 6 LEDs in red (HE-TR2001), amber (HE-TR2002) or white (HE-TR2003) LED colors. The .75-inch round marker clearance lights come with 3 LEDs in red (HE-TR7501), amber (HE-TR7502) or white (HE-TR7503) LED colors.

Heise Work Lights
Heise’s existing lineup of work lights are idea for trailers and commercial heavy equipment vehicles. They come in black die-cast aluminum housing in 4.75-inch diagonal, 3.625 by 2-inch and 3.625 by 1.75-inch sizes. Each working light is rated IP67 with stainless 316 hardware and integrated-epoxy encapsulated electronics.

Vehicle Safety and Connection Accessories from iBEAM

Reducing blindspots in large trailers or commercial vehicles is a growing priority for drivers. iBEAM has several commercial wireless monitors and cameras designed for larger vehicles where running
wires isn’t possible or easy. iBEAM also has several heavy-duty cameras with night vision designed specifically for larger commercial vehicles. These existing solutions are included in the new trailer line and new camera connection accessories will be introduced at SEMA.

To allow drivers to quickly power, connect and disconnect the cameras when hooking or unhooking from trailers and other electrical devices, Metra is featuring a new quick disconnect cable and pair of brackets from iBEAM. The new TE-TCEX-1 is a quick disconnect cable with water-resistant seals that has 32 feet of cable to run through the truck to the monitor with a maximum of 10 additional feet of extendable coil at the hitch. The new TE-TRBRKT is a pair of trailer quick disconnect brackets. They are made of heavy-duty metal and have an open slot on the mounting bracket for the disconnects that makes running the cable much easier. These products work together to make connecting and disconnecting the camera from the trailer easier and safer for everyone involved.

Trailer Wiring and Installation Accessories from The Install Bay
New trailer wiring will include a variety of options for installers to provide everything needed for integrating electrical aftermarket parts. New products include, all copper hook-up wire, trailer connectors (with copper internals), all copper trailer wiring plugs (for basic hook-up of the 3 lighting functions), all copper trailer harness (for custom harness applications), all copper trailer wire (for RVs, boats and utility trailers), copper and all copper jacketed primary wire (for auto/truck/construction and light marine), and finally bulk trailer wire colors (for electrical usage in fleet vehicles).

Additional accessories range from connectors, terminals, cables and tubing, to hardware kits and tools. Two featured must-need accessories are the Brake Light Flasher (IBBLF) for use with non-LED third brake lights and the Strobe Flash Controller (IBLEDBLF) for use with LED third brake lights to flash the third brake light for extra visibility. With a wide range of installation accessories from Metra’s 12volt brands, Metra’s new line of trailer accessories is a one-stop-shop for lighting, safety and aftermarket installation projects. Metra Electronics will showcase these new products at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas from November 5th – 8th at booth 37017 in the South Hall Upper Level with their off-road, truck and powersports products. They will also be at Metra’s main booth 11639 in the North Hall.