I am sending in my STI Driver for the Magnum upgrade today. They are charging me $99 for the upgrade (as expected) plus $79.95 for the Live Cord.
I also ordered a visor clip mount because I can't seem to find a mount to stay on the windshield here in IA in temps from -20 to 120 degrees.
Question about the Live cord - They tell me it can't be hardwired yet because they don't have that capability - it has to be plugged into a 12V adapter.
I asked the tech why I couldn't just hard wire a 12V adapter cord and mount the receiver behind the rear view mirror. He said that was a brilliant idea and no one had thought of it before. I can't believe no one had thought of that already. But I am certainly going to do that and have it switchable with the vehicle's auxiliary key position, unless someone tells me why it won't work.
In my mind, hard wiring the 12V cord seems just fine -- anyone see a potential problem, other than the bulkiness of having the cord bunched up behind the rear view mirror?