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4BUCK
04-15-2005, 03:41 PM
I've hardwired my Valentine V1 into my overhead console and it is always on. I don't mind it on all the time, seeing as I can turn it off if I really want, but does anybody know why this could potentialy be bad? Either for the car or radar detector? I realize I should probably contact Valentine but was just looking for some oppinions first. Thanks guys!

A4_2.8tuner
04-15-2005, 04:51 PM
thats really wierd that yours is always on. why dont you hardwire it to your sunroof motor because then it will only have power when the car is turned on. thats what i did, and it turns off when i turn the car off, and on when the car is on.

OverSpun
04-15-2005, 04:58 PM
yea, mines wired so that it turns off when the car is off... thats how it should be.

jent
04-15-2005, 05:54 PM
that was my sugestion in your LAST THRED.....why would you wire it into your overhead lights when the sunroof is soo easy?

Nguyen972
04-15-2005, 06:09 PM
so where are u guys hard mounting yours ?

Zodiak
04-15-2005, 06:52 PM
above the rear view mirror

ColumbiaDeath
04-16-2005, 06:27 AM
mount it wherever you want, and run the lines across the top, down the a pillar and down under the steering wheel, 75x for power (with inline fuse), and ground on fuse box screw.

4BUCK
04-16-2005, 11:27 AM
Originally posted by A4_2.8tuner
thats really wierd that yours is always on. why dont you hardwire it to your sunroof motor because then it will only have power when the car is turned on. thats what i did, and it turns off when i turn the car off, and on when the car is on.
I tried nearly every wire and couldn't find one that did that. What year is your car and do you remember what color the wire was and where it was? Thanks.