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Old 11-10-2004, 07:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,
I have a 2004 325Ci. I'm thinking of getting my Valentine rader detector hardwired. It really works well. Anyone have any suggestions, reviews, or complaints?

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Old 11-11-2004, 12:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Mount it as high as possible on the windshield (usually near the rearveiw). Pick up power from the sunroof and enjoy.
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Old 11-12-2004, 04:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Mount it as high as possible on the windshield (usually near the rearveiw). Pick up power from the sunroof and enjoy.
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Hi,
This guy has done a great DIY - Loads of piccies and everthing

http://www.bmw330ci.com/DIY_V1.htm


I think if you do a search on e46fanatics, quite a few others exist as well

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Originally posted by fat80b+Nov 12 2004, 04:03 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(fat80b @ Nov 12 2004, 04:03 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Mach 5@Nov 11 2004, 12:52 PM
Mount it as high as possible on the windshield (usually near the rearveiw).* Pick up power from the sunroof and enjoy.
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Hi,
This guy has done a great DIY - Loads of piccies and everthing

http://www.bmw330ci.com/DIY_V1.htm


I think if you do a search on e46fanatics, quite a few others exist as well

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i just got my Valentine hardwired, if you wanna install yourself you have to find a proper 12-voly output from the ignition, dont bother with wiring it to the cigarette power (those stay on and i dont think they are 12-volt). Best thing to do is just buy the modular wire, and go to a shop (cartronics, sounds good stereo, tweeter, etc.) and they'll charge around twenty bucks for the labor, for a nice clean cut job, mine works great, saved me a bunch of times, i'll post some pics 2morrow.
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hey guys
anyone know of the same kinda deal with the passport X50 ? thanks
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I opted for the Escort S2 wireless detector. Runs on two double A batteries. So far I've driven about 3,000 miles in my 2004 325xi with this detector and it works very well.
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