[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]

Re: Radar Detector Installation

>From: Lee Levitt <wheelman@shore.net>
>Date: Tue, 11 Feb 1997 15:24:50 -0500
>Subject: Re: Radar Detector Installation
>>From: dan_masi@MENTORG.COM (Dan Masi)
>>On Feb 11,  1:21pm, Mark Blum wrote:
>>> I would like to hard-wire my Bel 745 radar detector on my A4.  I
>>> seem to  recall someone posting instructions for wiring into the
>>> sunroof control a  few months back, but I can't find anything in
>>> archives (have you ever tried to find anything in the archives?).
>>I wrote something quite a while back about it, but I wired into
>>the fuse panel.  You'd be much better off wiring into the sunroof/
>>dome light area, though... I only wired to the fuse box because I
>>already had the a-pillar off and was wiring my cell phone in at
>>the same time.
>>Somebody on the list did wire into the sunroof area, I forget
>That would be me. I'd advise against it. When I operate the s/r motor, the
>current drops to the detector and it resets (going into test mode). One of
>these days (and it's been two years now this way <g>) I'm going to take the
>cover off and rewire it, probably into the light switch if that is
>appropriately switched with the ignition. If not, I'll probably just live
>with it.

I also reported my wiring of a V1 into the overhead panel on the
UBERWGN (95.5 S6 wagon).  I patched into the hot wire to the light
switch.  I have had no problems such as those reported above, I can
operate the sunroof without affecting the detector.  I ran the wire
through the alignment hole for the tiny center visor and out from under
theat visor's mounting plate, and I suction cup'd the detector to the
window above the rear view mirror.  Works very well, has a very high
placement (i.e., good horizon), can see out the back just fine (the V1
has front and back antenna) and is almost invisible from outside.

== "When you believe in things you don't understand, then you suffer" ==
=============== Steveland Morris (a.k.a. Stevie Wonder) ================
Ed Spire                                  Voice: 847-781-6940 ext 6943
The Workstation Group                     Fax:   847-781-6973
1900 N. Roselle Road, Suite 408           Email: ets@wrkgrp.com
Schaumburg, Illinois  60195  USA          Web:   http://www.wrkgrp.com