A Lot of Support Goes a Long Way
Every relationship guru touts the importance of communication. Without communication, the relationship just doesn’t work.
For those of us in the industry long enough, it’s easy to remember how competitive the whole car audio scene was, and the secrecy that surrounded new vehicles and their electronics systems. Industry stalwarts such as Mike Mineo and Mark Fukuda, to name just a few, kept their award-winning vehicles under vault-like wraps from the general public. These shrouds of secrecy did nothing to promote the industry.
That secrecy carried over to the installation bays of neighboring mobile electronics dealers. Again, there was no communication. As soon as one installer would crack the code on something such as a GM VATS bypass, maybe they would share it with one other member of their team.