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I have always wanted to hardwire the V1 gen2 but most YouTube or link on how to are from 650s. Tried the fuse block but wasn’t sure which one to tap as it has a different fuse block. Threading the long cable is a PITA as well. Watched the mirror tap from the blend kit but it’s a holiday so no time to order and blend kit doesn’t say it’s compatible. So using whatever is in the V1gen2 box. Finally all done. By the way to remove the mirror housing, pull it laterally or sideways It is held by two trim clips top and bottom.


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Once the trims are removed, I wounded both brown and outer yellow(per previous DIY) and checked as well with a volt meter.
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cut the wires from the hardwire kit.
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wrap the brown(ground) to the black wire and the yellow(live) to the red of the hardwire kit.

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here is the driver side cover. Notice the trim clips.
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it goes here.

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Trying to fit the hardwire kit is a PITA but no problem.

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you have to tape the whole long wire to flatten to fit.

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Done! I noticed that the yellow wire is not an accessory power but after turning off the car I have to manually turn off the detector.

addendum: I guess I didn’t wait long enough. The wiring is correct. It turns ON when you turn ON the car and it turns OFF after you lock it. Perfect!
 

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How do you like the V2?
 

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That's great. I just ordered a V2. I have my older radar detector mounted on a BlendMount. You should consider it. It is a quality unit and very stealth.
 

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How do you like the V2?
i have a redline as well and tried both. I thought the V2 provided a lot of falsies but it was the redline giving a lot of beeps. Either way, I like hypersensitive detector than a quiet one. I read the blendmount kit but you can see it below the rear view mirror which is very obvious. I like it close to the ceiling AKA stealth.
 

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i have a redline as well and tried both. I thought the V2 provided a lot of falsies but it was the redline giving a lot of beeps. Either way, I like hypersensitive detector than a quiet one. I read the blendmount kit but you can see it below the rear view mirror which is very obvious. I like it close to the ceiling AKA stealth.
I suppose I agree. I think it may perform better down lower. I did have an escort custom install protector in a Porsche I had. That was super stealth with the in mirror display and everything.
Did you order the V1 recently? I am wondering what the Rona did to their shipping times.
 

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I suppose I agree. I think it may perform better down lower. I did have an escort custom install protector in a Porsche I had. That was super stealth with the in mirror display and everything.
Did you order the V1 recently? I am wondering what the Rona did to their shipping times.
I had to wait awhile for the V2 but they’re shipping it already.
 

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I got my V1 gen 2 and I am getting a constant laser alert. The instructions say it can be the nav screen or rain sensing wipers. Did you experience anything odd?
 

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Nothing like that. Maybe there is some lasers in your vicinity? Outer yellow wire and brown is the one I used. Maybe garage door?
 

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I sent the unit to Valentine and they returned it, repaired, promptly. The detector I was using is a Escort Passport Max. It gave a lot of warnings. In its day it was a good one but I don't think it deals well with collision detection radars other cars put off.

In my three 20 mile rides with the Valentine I got 3 alerts. They were all police well in advance and one could have been a bad situation. I bought an app that connects the detector, my phone and the car so alerts are given through the audio system. It also enables it to use GPS and memorize false signals.

Overall could not be more pleased.
 
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