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Discussion in 'Model S' started by Romand, Jan 25, 2017.

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  1. Romand

    Romand Member

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    Hey guys I am going to be having a escort max 360 in my tesla model s installed but was wondering if it will work because many people are saying many different things because of the metal windshield and etc? Thank you
     
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    Might need the Max ci
     
  3. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    There is a lot on this in the forum. If your car is new, it will not work if installed inside the windshield. At least not to it's potential. Do some searches and you can learn a ton of info on what to do.
     
  4. Romand

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    I tried can you direct me on where to go and what to do i have a facelift model s
     
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    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I'm afraid that I don't have experience with the facelifted model. I have pasted a brief description of what I did with my Valentine One below for you. You will most likely need to get creative. It took me some time to figure out the installation. I would bet that the new face is transparent to radar. This might be a solution for you. I would love to go with full 360 protection. But it's just not in the cards for me. My solution has worked really well for me. I get alerts all the time and I always use it in conjunction with the Tesla Waze app.

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    I had or bought a total of 3 Valentine accessories. I don't recall their exact names.
    1. Battery junction which allows the V1 and an accessory to connect communicate on a very simple level. Had that.
    2. Remote display with mute. Had that.
    3. Remote speaker with on off. Bought that.

    Shrink wrapped the V1 with my foodsaver. Really.
    Cut a small slit for the cord and siliconed it.
    Mounted the V1 on the top of the front bumper brace behind the nose cone with mega stick tape, just to the left of the frunk release mechanism. A little tight.
    Ran 4-wire phone line (2 won't work) around the frunk, under the cowl, up to under the bulkhead.
    Attached #1 with tape to a cross brace tube (up high to keep away from moisture. Had one fail. Wired it to the fuse box, lighter circuit.
    Ran a cable from that between the fender and A pillar, around and under the door gasket, along the underside of the left dash to the underside of the steering wheel.
    Double sticked #3 to the underside of the column, within hand's reach. Can't even see it.
    Ran a cable from that to 2, the remote display, which is mounted just under the display, tucked in the cubby.

    A very simple install. I originally did it temporarily. But I like the setup so much, that I just cleaned it up and kept it. I can't see any wires or anything and since I had almost all the parts, it was almost free.
     
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