Hey guys. I've been reading this forum for a few days now. I just bought X50 (red) but have a few questions about how I should set it up and thought someone here could help.
First off, I know most people don't agree with this mount position, however I want to either suction cup mount it on the botton-left of the windshield, or dash mount it in the same spot there. In order for it to be in that position I need a new setup, because the included coiled smart cord barely stretches that far. If I bought a straight direct wire cord with a lighter plug, would it reach that far? (I didn't see a length on any website).
My fuse box is right there when I open my driver's side door, so if I got it hardwired it in, would that be simple enough for a technician to do? (there is no way I'm going to mess with fuses or hardwiring because I'm useless at that stuff). Do I need to buy a special wire for the technician to do this hardwiring, or should they have all that stuff there? Is there any way to still have a remote-type mute button if I hardwired it in?
Also, does anyone else find the power light on the smart cord to be distracting and way too bright? Is there anyway I could disable the green power light somehow, and leave the alert red light entact without messing up the circuitry or wiring?
(This really isn't a concern at all to me really at this point, but just curious- how do I tell the version of my hardware?)
I look forward to hearing back from all of you. If everything works out I'll post pictures later on of the set up. Thanks a lot guys.