yeah behind the black dots is usless I mounted it just below them and ran the wire up the windshield to the mirror wire cover and inserted it in there .MustGoFastR said:Yup, laser pretty much has to be disabled. Always thought laser detectors were pointless anyway, unless you happen to be lucky enough to catch the scatter from a car ahead of you being shot, but 99% of the time, it's just advance notice that you've been nailed.
I don't have one, but helped a friend hardwire his. We put it behind the mirror and black dot windsheild pattern where it can't be seen from the driver's seat (or very easily from outside) and mounted the remote display to the upper right of the instrument cluster on the dash (no real good place to put this where it looks good). If not using the remote display, I'd mount it in the same place, just a bit lower, so you can see it's display just under teh rear view mirror. This'll also move it down from behind the black dots on the windsheild and likely provide a bit better detection, bt also makes it more visible to prying eyes outside the car.
I don't think thAt the V1 hooks up the same as the passport/bell.LarryW said:I bought a pre-cut direct connect wire from a member of the Corvetteforums (TeamSpeed). You can make your own obviously but for 7 bux it was easier for me to just buy them pre-made!
This direct connect wire (pre-cut to about 8 inches or so) will work on V1's too, one end has the RJ-11 style connector and the other end has small pins connected.
Using this direct connect wire, you can wire into the power connector located behind the rear view mirror (black wire is ground and the Black wire w/Red stripe is 12 vDC switched; the Black wire w/White stripe is 12 vDC hot so you don't want to use this one). You simply remove the power connector, push in the two pins from the direct connect wire and reattach the power connector. I had to play around with the pins to get them to seat properly inside the connector but it works very well. The beauty of this install is that it can be easily removed in a matter of seconds.
I have my Passport 8500/X50 mounted to the left of the rear view mirror...
Here's a thread that better explains:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthr ... ge=1&pp=20
well which wire is it? i meant using the little thing the v1 comes with to wrap around the wire-the wire harness.GraFX35 said:I didn't splice mine but wrapped the open wire around the cigarette lighter fuse.
I believe this is what he was saying. I've hardwired a few detectors for people and this is exactly the way I did it. Kind of sloppy, but simple and effective.contaygious said:or wait do you mean you took off the connector thing on the end of the wire, stripped it, and took out the 15a fuse adn wrapped it around, and put it back in?