M45 and V1 ...help?

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M45 and V1 ...help?

Postby PtM03m45 » Fri May 23, 2003 12:30 pm

Hey guys I have a V1 detector that was hardwired in my audi TT dome lite (i actually did it myself) and it worked great cuz the TT has the lighter outlet in the ash tray and I did'nt like a hanging wire. Anyways I want to do it in the M45 but.....ain't no way in hell I'm attempting to bypass that voice recognition box. The lighter outlet is in the center console...so thats out.No one will help me (electronics guy) cause they did'nt sell me the V1 so I now have a V1 I can't use. What should I do or does anyone know a way to hardwire it?Thanks Pete


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Postby PalmerWMD » Fri May 23, 2003 12:30 pm

Try our stereo and electronics forum.

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Postby DAEDALUS » Fri May 23, 2003 12:30 pm

Had the same problem with my Q. I couldn't pull a current from the sunroof without the darn thing opening for some reason...very weird. Anyway I ran a hot wire spliced in behind the stereo, up under the dash, under the pillar trim, and under the headliner. Used the power plug that came with the V1 and just grounded it to the frame. Nothing visible except the 4" telephone wire hanging down to the V1 which is mounted right next to my mirror.

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Postby PtM03m45 » Fri May 23, 2003 12:30 pm

Oh my god..I'm so not capable of that!! I'll wire it and when a cop hits me with radar my horn will go off and my doors will open!! LOL Well maybe I'll try that new cordless escort...I luv my V1 tho

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Postby DAEDALUS » Fri May 23, 2003 12:30 pm

From what I've read, the cordless ones are in a different (worse) league. Just what I've read...if you agree, then maybe best to have a stereo shop install a line for the V1. It really isn't that hard, but experience helps to determine what pops out and what unscrews. I figure 2 hours max for that, maybe at $40/hour? I would think that you could pull a lead off the fuse compartment, which is closer to the pillar, but I liked having the extra room to work behind the stereo, and I already knew exactly which wire to splice into.

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Postby Jberger » Fri May 23, 2003 12:30 pm

Skip the cordless, the only way they can make those work is by turning off the reciever 90% of the time. In the era of instant on radar, that's a REALLY BAD idea.

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Postby Q451990 » Fri May 23, 2003 12:30 pm

Mine is wired directly to the wires feeding the cigarette lighter - works great since it's switched with the ignition and designed to handle a large current load. You have to remove the glove compartment, and the a-pillar cover on the passenger side to route the wires around - then you can tuck them under the trim around the visors where it meets the windshield.

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