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Radar Detector Install

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by KArnold, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. KArnold

    KArnold Member

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    New 2017 coming soon. I'd like to use my Valentine RD. A visor mount is fine with me. Is there a fuse block in the driver area? Or a recommended 12-volt tap?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. SDRick

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    I believe you can find 12 V switched power in the area above and behind the rearview mirror. Using a Posi Tap or similar device will avoid cutting a wire. A search on the forum will verify the color and location of the wires..
     
  3. Lawsteve

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    Search the forum. Valentine is not going to work or will have limited range because of windshield comstruction. I do not think the situation has changed. If you discover otherwise, please post, as my Valentine has been in a drawer since I originally got my P85 and I did not try it when I upgraded to my P100d.
     
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    There was a similar recent thread with several people posting that the dampening effects of the windshield were improved with the refresh. I tried it preliminarily recently and my V1 worked where I placed it to the left of the rearview mirror. It seemed range was less. I have not tried it at alternative locations on the windshield.
     
  5. KArnold

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    Actually there are several previous posts on this that I missed. Search if you need details. Sorry for the noise.
     
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  6. Naonak

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    The "open" spot is to the RIGHT of the rear view mirror, not the left to my knowledge.

    I know you have a V1, so it won't help you, but I have an Escort Passport Max mount on Thingiverse that I designed to mount that detector in a Tesla so it fits in that exact spot. Works for both Pre and Post AP cars. You can probably adapt it for the V1.
     
  7. KArnold

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    Could you post a pic? Thanks!
     
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