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Crestwood1001 07-21-2011 03:08 PM

Installed My New Valentine One!
 
So a few days ago I finally decided on what radar detector would work best for me, the V1. I made my order and paid extra for 2 day air so that it would get here today (thursday) so I could install it before working my normal B shift (friday, sat, and sunday 6am to 630pm).
I went out early this morning and took out the old one, and got all the wiring ready, I wired the V1 to a switch on my center console, its always on but the switch acts as a kill switch. As you can see in the picture, there is a red switch above it, I wired that to my dash mounted LED blue lights for emergency response.
It finally came and I tore into it and got everything in pretty quickly, I am gonna pick up some parts so that I can mount it to the dot matrix, but for the time being this works fine. I mounted the little box that comes with the hard wire kit in a spot under my dash, and then soldered the connections to the pre-existing wires for the switch, ran the wire up the A pillar, along the top of the windshield and to the V1.
So far im very happy with it, cant wait to try it out on the highway tomorrow on my way to work
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6141/...643350f3_z.jpg
IMG-20110721-00136 by WTVFD1001, on Flickr
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IMG-20110721-00137 by WTVFD1001, on Flickr
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IMG-20110721-00139 by WTVFD1001, on Flickr
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IMG-20110721-00144 by WTVFD1001, on Flickr
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IMG-20110721-00145 by WTVFD1001, on Flickr
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IMG-20110721-00147 by WTVFD1001, on Flickr
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IMG-20110721-00148 by WTVFD1001, on Flickr
That box contains the plug for power to the detector and another port for the optional concealed display which I may look into in the future.

robpp 07-21-2011 03:32 PM

Re: Installed My New Valentine One!
 
looks great/

NHWK05 07-21-2011 04:20 PM

That's awesome! I want one so bad but my little target special cobra will have to do for now.

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Crestwood1001 07-21-2011 05:29 PM

Thanks guys! I love it so far.

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macmac 07-21-2011 07:22 PM

Re: Installed My New Valentine One!
 
where did u get it.. and how much

TheAngryMinnow 07-21-2011 08:08 PM

Re: Installed My New Valentine One!
 
blue lights....emergency response.....are you a cop?

DaBigBone 07-21-2011 08:08 PM

Re: Installed My New Valentine One!
 
Be sure to tell us how accurate it is!

robpp 07-21-2011 08:14 PM

Re: Installed My New Valentine One!
 
my v1 mount

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/IMG_0331.jpg

Crestwood1001 07-21-2011 08:54 PM

Re: Installed My New Valentine One!
 
Rob can you give me more details on that? And no the blue lights are for emergency response, im a volunteer fire fighter. I ordered it from valentine for a total of 421$. So far its very accurate, I know a few guys who are counter measure buffs that im meeting up with on tuesday to test it out.

robpp 07-21-2011 09:04 PM

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http://greatlakestrophies.com/shoppi...HATC=No&HPP=No

Crestwood1001 07-21-2011 09:10 PM

Re: Installed My New Valentine One!
 
Holy 30$ lol are you still able to angle it up and down? And dosnt that block its view of the rear window? Im gonna get some good double sided tape and a small plastic rectangle and mount it on the dot matrix for now

SvenskaJeepGuy 07-21-2011 09:20 PM

Re: Installed My New Valentine One!
 
you have a busy windshield now haha............. you spent 421 so whats another 30 :lol:


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