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post #1 of 6 Old 21st July 2014, 04:06 AM Thread Starter
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This is a quick job, takes about 15 minutes:

1. Remove the light assembly by the rear mirror by pulling down from the mirror area first. There is a hinge at the rear of the assembly, that is why you will need to start at the front. Just pull on it, there are a few metal clips.

2. At the rear of the assembly you will see 4 or 5 wire harness and alot of wires!! You will tap in the the GREEN/white wire on the second to last plug on the passenger side. There are a few large 20 wire harness and a couple small 4-5 wire harness. Mine was black.

3. Plug back the tape to make some room and clip on to that wire.

4. For the ground I just drilled a small hole in the metal frame where there was a flange and screwed in a small bolt to ground the unit.

5. I ran the cord out the top of the head liner. It just pushes throw....it was too easy.

Test to make sure it's on and off with power and you are SAFE again!!
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Nice, now I just need to decide between the ValentineOne vs the Escort. Can these be wired into the dash like prior BMW's or is that why you kept it simply by mounting it there?

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Nice, now I just need to decide between the ValentineOne vs the Escort. Can these be wired into the dash like prior BMW's or is that why you kept it simply by mounting it there?
That spot is the best for radar detection with any detector, you want it as high as possible. The v1 has a remote display you can attach to allow you to mount it anywhere, I believe the older ones had it in the dash through special modules available aftermarket. They stopped producing them and I haven't seen anything similar for the newer cars.
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I've reused my old detector I've had since high school and then couple it with using the Waze app.

325hp '98 BMW 740iL, black on black - Eatin 540's and $hittin 318's
6spd, iron sleeves, L/W Teflon coated & silicone impregnated pistons, 3 angle valvejob, P&P head, perf cams, electric fan, CF intake tube w/aluminium heatshield/wrapped MAF tubing, Magnaflow 94006/14816 w/ notched bumper, Bilstein/H&R Stage II/Powerflex

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