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2014 Hardwire Radar Detector

Has anyone tried to hardwire a radar detector in their 2014 yet? I want to tap power from the mirror for my V1. It looks like the mirror is different in the 2014, at least on the Overland, so I dunno if the DIYs here will apply. I haven't tried yet but probably will next weekend, it is still damn cold here in Chicago.

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Re: 2014 Hardwire Radar Detector

Need that info as well. What kind of V1 mount are you using?
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Re: 2014 Hardwire Radar Detector

Suction cup mount, works fine in my other car. I ordered an additional one so I can easily swap between cars without having to redo the suction cup part each time. I want to place it just left of the mirror up at the top of the glass.

I'll poke around with it next weekend, maybe even create the DIY unless someone (hopefully) beats me to it.
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Re: 2014 Hardwire Radar Detector

I haven't done one in a JGC but I went the tap-a-fuse route with my 335 and it's worked perfectly even though the mirror is right there. Seemed to be a cleaner and less potentially destructive solution than using the mirror/sunroof.
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I haven't done one in a JGC but I went the tap-a-fuse route with my 335 and it's worked perfectly even though the mirror is right there. Seemed to be a cleaner and less potentially destructive solution than using the mirror/sunroof.
I went through the mirror on my M3 and the cable is hardly noticeable. I'll poke around and see what I can do.

You brought up old memories, I had a 335 before trading it for my M3. Did lots of tuning to that one before I got rid of it, ran a 12.8 quarter mile with 19" street tires. Spent way too much time on e90post...
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Ah, e90post. Those guys are nuts about their cars! I love my 335d but it's completely impractical. It gets goodish fuel economy but the CRD will nearly match it with much greater functionality. Looking forward to finally getting (to order) it.
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I'd love to know how to hardware my V1 as well, on my e46 it was a piece of cake. Hoping it's simple on the jeep too.
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By the time you get the signal and slow down your goose is deep fried no matter how you hardwire it, next thing ya know you're being handed a citation, the slower you go the more you can see the faster you go the worse the tunnel vision gets.
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Re: 2014 Hardwire Radar Detector

Does everyone here drive a 3 series as well ??? LOL

The V1 has bailed me out many times, already paid for itself easily. A good cop can beat a radar detector in some cases but most are too lazy to do it.

I'll give it a try next weekend and report back to you guys.
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Does everyone here drive a 3 series as well ??? LOL

The V1 has bailed me out many times, already paid for itself easily. A good cop can beat a radar detector in some cases but most are too lazy to do it.

I'll give it a try next weekend and report back to you guys.
The V1 has also saved me quite a few times. I don't expect it to really save me if I'm the only car on a long straight road. But the V1 has picked up a signal around a bend and allowed me the time to slow down before the cop actually gets a visual on me. It obviously does it's best when other cars are on the road and the cop is checking speeds on cars ahead of you.

I traded an E46 M3 for the JGC

I used this to tap in to the rearview mirror. I don't believe there were any major changes to the rearview so look for the same wires.

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Re: 2014 Hardwire Radar Detector

I ordered a blend mount and invicord to tap into my reiw view. I also have a 2014 jgc. The parts should be here soon ill fill you in when I'm all done. Btw I am using a passport escort 8500
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Re: 2014 Hardwire Radar Detector

Got it done by tapping the rear view mirror with the invisicord. Really easy to do once you figure out how to put the mirror back on. This was a little different than the DIY that uses the harness in the overhead console. I took some pics and will post my DIY soon.
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