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Hardwiring the Valentine 1 in an E36

I have a Valentine 1 that I've hardwired to my sunroof wires. However, I live in Virginia, where it's illegal. I was hoping to make the installation more stealthy, perhaps with a remote display wired through the dashboard somehow.

However, I haven't the slightest idea how to take apart my dashboard. Find it in Bentley? Figured I'd stick the remote display in the bottom bay under the OBC. So what's the easiest way to get a wire through to there? And where does everyone else stick their stealthily mounted hardwired Valentines?



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hmmm... this is an interesting qusetion. You could run it along the roof of the windsheild and follow the pillar down and behind the dash carefully running it and leaving slack so it will not snag when putting the dash back, then behind the trim on the center console and drill a small hole to put the wire through to that bay... There might be a better way to do it, but you would have to go over the manual in detail. Or if you don't get any other ideas here, try posting in the audio/electronics forum.
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You can buy the Whistler radar detector. It is made to be stealthy. it stays on your dash. but look at the link and tell us what you think. I live in the same area and will buy this one just because of that.

http://whistlerradar.netfirms.com/Ac...1562f214526e84
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You can buy the Whistler radar detector. It is made to be stealthy. it stays on your dash. but look at the link and tell us what you think. I live in the same area and will buy this one just because of that.

http://whistlerradar.netfirms.com/Ac...1562f214526e84

Whistler's performance can't compare to Valentine's. The remote display of the Valentine is equally as stealthy as the Whistler, especially since you can put it anywhere in the car that you'd want.



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