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Old 02-09-2004, 09:29 AM   #1
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Best(most convienient) place to use a vampire crimp to get power? Anyone used the compass mirror?? or dome light?Thanks.
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:34 AM   #2
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hey, STIRS and i we routed our V1's throught the dome light! its easier to see more of the road. the V1 is placed close to the top of the windshield so the wire is almost non existant!!! easily connected too!!
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Old 02-09-2004, 12:21 PM   #3
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Thumbs up V1 Hookup

Thanks,which wire(s) did you tap in to and how do you like the V1, I've been getting alot of false laser alarms? I think its the onstar in other cars setting it off?


Thats actually where I initally wanted to tap the power from but wasnt sure I'd blow a fuse with the increase power(be it minute)draw!
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Old 02-09-2004, 02:11 PM   #4
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You don't need to vampire anything if you use the mirror/compass plug. I did mine a long time ago and it works like a champ.

False alarm in laser are usually from red LED taillights like those on the new Trailblazers...my '95 vintage Passoprt falses on those if I'm behind a Trailblazer at a light.
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Old 02-09-2004, 04:02 PM   #5
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you can always use the cigarette lighter wire behind the dash (not like subaru gave us the lighter anyway) and run the wire up behind the molding and then underneath the roof molding to the radar. Its easier to hide the fuse behind the dash (just above the fuse terminal block is a nice wide open space). Only a little piece of the wire with the phone jack adapter is seen through the window, but mines blocked from view via the e-z pass.
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Old 02-09-2004, 05:00 PM   #6
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Lightbulb wiring advice

The only problem tapping into the map light id its a constant power so I'll have to manually shut the radar off everytime I turn the car off,I'd rather not trust myself in doing so. I'd rather it be an ignition powered/switched supply. My friend wired it from the cig lighter but it seems like such a far way to go and I was trying to avoid removing the a pillar cover..etc..

Thanks for the input,and I wasnt aware the LED taillights would send a false alarm to my $400 V1?? Its pretty annoying ,especially when your over the speed limit!
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Old 02-09-2004, 06:21 PM   #7
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The mirror/compass plug is switched
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Thanks,thats exactly what I was looking for!! You da man!



AWESOME LINK!!!

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Old 02-11-2004, 07:44 PM   #10
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If you want you can tap into the black wire in the harness with the ground from the V1, since its the ground wire for the optional mirror.
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You don't need to vampire anything if you use the mirror/compass plug. I did mine a long time ago and it works like a champ.

False alarm in laser are usually from red LED taillights like those on the new Trailblazers...my '95 vintage Passoprt falses on those if I'm behind a Trailblazer at a light.
thats probly b/c its a passport. . . but the false lasers do occur on mine aswell, not very often though! i tried my laser pointer it didn't set it off!
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I don't have a compass mirror. Which wire should I tap?

Thanks!
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I don't have a compass mirror. Which wire should I tap?

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The plug is there for the compass/mirror is there even if you don't have the compass/mirror...A simple circuit tester will tell you which wire is hot.
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Thanks for the input,and I wasnt aware the LED taillights would send a false alarm to my $400 V1?? Its pretty annoying ,especially when your over the speed limit!
hehe, well hopefully if you're going that fast, you aren't all that close to brake lights! The only times my V1 has done a laser alert while I'm driving, not parking at a traffic light, there has been a cop waiting for me. Good thing I wasn't going too fast at the time
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Can anyone provide a working link for this roof install?
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Can anyone provide a working link for this roof install?

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