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  1. #1
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    Default Blinder Installers in Chicago Area (Western Suburbs)?

    I just got my M20 X-treme (ordered from Radar Roy) and need to get it mounted on my VW R32. I could slog through the installation myself, but I'd prefer to find someone to install it. Any recommendations for a shop in the western suburbs of Chicago? I'm in Naperville, so somewhere relatively nearby would be helpful. Generally, what's a reasonable cost for installation?

    I have an additional question about installation. I'm currently running a Valentine One and, while I plan to retain the Blinder's status/warning light (LED), I'm prefer to eliminate the buzzer. Is there any problem with simply cutting the wires and running without it? I understand that, in theory, I might be depriving myself of an audible alert if the Blinder finds the LIDAR first, but that's a small risk, whic I'm willing to assume as long as I have a visible alert.

    Thanks.

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    DO NOT GET RID OF THE AUDIO! Your Valentine will not always pick up laser, especially if you're hit at 500 feet.

    Blinder M20's are hard to find at retail stores, so it's hard to find an audio store that knows what you're talking about. All you have to do is call up your local car audio centers and ask if they install ESCORT products like the ZR3. Chances are the dealer has installed a ZR3 and that is great because Blinder M20's are much easier to install then a ZR3. For the newbies reading this the Blinder M20 is much better then the ZR3.

    Chris

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    Oh, and I think your warranty and ticket guarantee through Blinder is void if you don't get the Blinder installed by a professional. Spend the extra $150.00 for installation. It's worth the piece of mind you didn't mess up.

    Chris

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    I installed my Blinder myself, took me about 1hr. Hardest part was getting the RJ cables through the bulkhead, the hole was 1.5cm in dia, and already has a big ass audio power cable going through it.
    As for the buzzer, at first....Man is it loud! I actually taped it up with gaffer tape and that really turned it down. Too much so.
    So now I've just taped up the buzzer with normal 3m clear stuff. Much easier on the ears and atleast you can still hear it over the stereo.

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    I had mine installed for $40.00 with a 20 dollar cash tip for the price being so low. I would recommend you keep the audible alert just put a piece of tape over it. Or, what I did was take the head of a cotton tip ripped it off then put a piece of tape over it to quiten it down

    staton

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    I live in the Chicago area....Car Botique stores will install it.

 

 

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