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Old 05-26-2013, 06:28 PM   #1
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Valentine 1 Radar Install DIY

Sorry if this is old news, but I was so happy to learn that Subaru, in a brilliant stroke of genius, placed a power socket behind the glove box. This allows for a super easy wired install of the Valentine (or any other detector I suppose). Here's a video explanation. A whole lot easier than the same install using an add-a-fuse in my BMW daily driver.


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Good stuff. For those with an auto-dimming mirror, there is also ignition-key-switched power available in the headliner. (requires the V1 hardwiring kit, or any other loose-wire to RJ-11 V1 power cable.)
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Nice tutorial for people like me that do not like to hack up wires.
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:09 AM   #4
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Awesome, thanks!
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V1' are awesome, I've had one for years and it's been great. Thanks for the video!
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Thanks for this, because my buddy was askin how I did it for my Girls car. But I did not take pictures at the time. We had our escort set up like that. But then I decided to have it hard wired it with the ignition. We now have it set up so we can leave a phone in the glove box to charge.
We bought a "blendmount" for the detector as well. On hot days the suction cups would fall off sometimes.

sorry the pix came out blurry, but u get the idea


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Can this radar mod be done the same way on the frs?
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Good stuff. For those with an auto-dimming mirror, there is also ignition-key-switched power available in the headliner. (requires the V1 hardwiring kit, or any other loose-wire to RJ-11 V1 power cable.)
Its actually even up there for the cars without the mirror. You just have to fish around for the harness.
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Its actually even up there for the cars without the mirror. You just have to fish around for the harness.
I am going to do this...which is the best radar detector? Oh wait...answered that myself...the V1....
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Very cool!

Make sure you route the cable BEHIND, or on the front windshield side, of the airbag. Wouldn't want the airbag deployment messed up by the power cord.
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Very cool!

Make sure you route the cable BEHIND, or on the front windshield side, of the airbag. Wouldn't want the airbag deployment messed up by the power cord.
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I have seen a Dodge Viper for sale that had the V1 intergrated into the rearview mirror. Don't know how they did it but that would be awesome! Also I know a guy that just spliced it into the dome light.
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MirrorTap, 1000/2000 Series, Radar Detector, Power Cord With Inline Fuse, RJ11 : Amazon.com : Automotive MirrorTap, 1000/2000 Series, Radar Detector, Power Cord With Inline Fuse, RJ11 : Amazon.com : Automotive


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Dang! I didn't know there was a power socket in the glove box!!? Thanks!
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