Nice. Do you leave it there when parked, or take it off and toss it into the glove box? I like hardwiring but I am afriad leaving it there and the heat will damage it.
Also, isn't it kind of hard to reach around the wheel to hit the mute button?
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I really like your hardwire installation. Its nice and neat. I also like how you mounted your V995 above your rear view mirror, and how the V995's front laser sensor (next to its radar horn) sits just below the bottom edge of the window tint. The only thing is that you shouldn't count on is the suction cups holding your radar detector up there for days on end. Eventually they will lose their suction. Check out the following thread where I show how to use Radio Shack's Superlock strips (which include 3M VHB tape) to create a totally secure mounting method for the radar detector's bracket:
A solution/discussion to mounting high (bubble tint strip)
I have had my X-50 mounted in the manner as PWRD for about a year and a half and have never had a problem with it falling down. It has been through a cold winter and a hot summer. About every two weeks, I reach up and push in on the middle of the suction cups and hear a slight snap sound which indicates a release of air accumulated over that period.Originally Posted by MEM-TEK
I suspect that some import windshield glass isn't polished nearly as microscopically smooth as the better glass found on more expensive automobiles. This can lead to a loss of suction over a few to several days.Originally Posted by aradarnut
Thanks for all the feedback.
I have found the placement of the mute button to work extremely well. It's not much effort to reach just forward of my multi-function switch and bump the mute button. I had considered various other placements for it and settled as that being my best option, plus it looks like it belongs there. I'm going to get some ultra-thin tape or removable adhesive to replace the currently used velco, which has actually worked really well.
I rarely take the RD down. It's a fleet model, white Ford Taurus. It doesn't get much attention, period. Also it's pretty well out of sight when you're looking at it. When I go down into Buckhead (Atlanta, GA) I take it down. Hell I take just about anything down there. Aside from that my garage and secured work facility relieve much worries. I also rely on the fact that the average criminal is going to see the other 20 cheap ones mounted on the windshield in plain view and go for them. They don't know a Whistler 1730 from a Bel STi... sad, but true.
I personally have not had a problem with the suction cups. If it becomes a problem I've already bookmarked your reference.