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Old 12-23-2004, 11:27 AM   #1
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Default Stealth Valentine 1 Remote Display Install

I have a Valentine 1 and with it I got the remote display, I didn't like advertising to the folks behind me that I had a radar detector and what it was doing. The problem was where to install the remote display so that it didn't stick out like a sore thumb.

The solution, remove the clock and put the display in where the clock was, (the green face looks like crap anyways with the other gauges all done in red for the 2005 sti.)

Just pull out the clock holder from the dash, remove the clock from the dashboard piece, put the remote display in there, wire it up and you're done.

It even matches the rest of the dash at night and it's not really visible from behind.
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Old 12-23-2004, 01:29 PM   #2
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The solution, remove the clock and put the display in where the clock was, (the green face looks like crap anyways with the other gauges all done in red for the 2005 sti.)
Thanks another creative solution. I have mine in the DIN pocket because i also have the remote on/off module (volume control module). Plus a few other goodies.
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Old 12-23-2004, 06:06 PM   #3
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There was a guy over at bimmerforums.com that used to install the remote displays in self-dimming mirrors. It was an awesome setup.
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Old 12-23-2004, 06:13 PM   #4
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Having the display in the mirror is cool, but it my opinion it defeats the purpose. My V1 is mounted right above my rear-view mirror, where everybody behind me could see the display. Why would I move it 2 inches lower where everybody behind me could still see it?

My remote display is mounted on my steering column, so in the event of an alert I can check my display and my speed in one glance. It's functionally optimal, but it does "stick out like a sore thumb".
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Old 12-23-2004, 09:51 PM   #5
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I had the remote display on the steering wheel same as you described before in my 2002 WRX. It was OK, but the big problems were I had to remove it quick if pulled over, (twice even with it, it couldn't have saved me either time, only one ticket,) and I had to hide the wire. I had an officer comment on it once when it wasn't hidden well not good, I got a ticket I would have gotten out of otherwise.

In the clock you'd have to be REALLY sharp with perfect vision to spy it when the detector is off. Also it doesn't block any idiot lights, it's still right in the line of vision, same as checking a mirror and I can leave it in the car without worrying about someone seeing it and deciding to poke around to see if the radar detector is in the car. For me it was a great solution.

I think the autodimming mirror works because the headlights of someone behind you, (who could read the display,) cause the mirror to dim out, blocking the display. It's an interesting solution.

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