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    I have just bought a Passport SRX and was thinking about getting a carshop to install it for me, but i havent got a quote of less than $400. As a result, i have thought about installing the detector myself, but i wanted to get some insight from people on here who may have already done that. I have an Audi A4 just fyi. I have done some work on my car before so i am not completely new to messing about with cars and electronics, but my main concern is how hard is all the wiring from the display unit to the modual etc... any help would be very great, and installations guides (if they are out there) would do wonders. Thanks in advance!

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    Everything just snaps into the module via phone type push-in connector.The only hard part is mounting the front sensors and antenna.The rear sensor just mounts on the top of the plate with the same screws that hold your plate on.Make sure that the sensors and antenna are straight and level.Best thing is to sit and do your layout in your head visually while looking at your vehicle.Hold the antenna where you would like it to go and see if anything will be in your way,then do the same with each front sensor.

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    The only hard part is routing the wiring into the cabin. The rest is plug and play. Remember to mount the sensors so they have a clear view of the road, are pointed straight ahead and level and you will be good. The 3M mounting tape works great.
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    thanks for the quick reply's guys! Yeah i figured that the hardest part is going to be routing the wiring to the cabin. My friend has this installed on his S4, but had it done by some guy and has the display mounted right under the top of the dashboard of the speedo display. I figure that the only way to do this is my pulling off the display and passing the wire through there. I have seen another guy who also got it done professionally mount it in his ash tray (in the center console for audi) which is really nice because he can just close it to conceal it, but i think it would be really difficult to do this as the whole center console would have to be removed to do this.

    I know the SRX comes with a guide as to how to install it, but does it say where to hook it up to for power and so it starts automatically when the car is turned on? Sorry for all the questions, i just want to make sure i know how to do pretty much everything before i start installing it and find out that i dont know how to do s***! I know how to run the wiring for the front 2 laser detectors and antenna as i have run wiring from the engine bay through the firewall before, so thats not the problem. More worried about having everything hook up properly.

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_man1000 View Post
    thanks for the quick reply's guys! Yeah i figured that the hardest part is going to be routing the wiring to the cabin. My friend has this installed on his S4, but had it done by some guy and has the display mounted right under the top of the dashboard of the speedo display. I figure that the only way to do this is my pulling off the display and passing the wire through there. I have seen another guy who also got it done professionally mount it in his ash tray (in the center console for audi) which is really nice because he can just close it to conceal it, but i think it would be really difficult to do this as the whole center console would have to be removed to do this.

    I know the SRX comes with a guide as to how to install it, but does it say where to hook it up to for power and so it starts automatically when the car is turned on? Sorry for all the questions, i just want to make sure i know how to do pretty much everything before i start installing it and find out that i dont know how to do s***! I know how to run the wiring for the front 2 laser detectors and antenna as i have run wiring from the engine bay through the firewall before, so thats not the problem. More worried about having everything hook up properly.

    Thanks again!
    I was in the same boat for my LI/9500ci install. I probably could've done it myself, but I decided to use a pro instead of getting it 95% right and messing up the power. You really can't mess up the actual head wiring - just label your extensions and it's plug and play. The power was the tricky part for me. I got quotes between $200 and $600 for my install; check with BestBuy if you have one with mobile installation near you - they gave me the best quote, but I wasn't impressed with the guy that would be doing the work.

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    ya thats the problem. there is a best buy near my house, but i went to them to do an audio install on my old car ('97 ford explorer) and i wasnt very impressed with their job. they messed up the door cards on my passenger and driver sides doors and the job just wasnt very clean or well done, which i dont want to be done on my car, which is why i really want to try and do it myself. could anybody out there give me help with the power part? thats all im really concerned with. like where i hook up the power supply to etc. or could give me a walk through of what to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_man1000 View Post
    ya thats the problem. there is a best buy near my house, but i went to them to do an audio install on my old car ('97 ford explorer) and i wasnt very impressed with their job. they messed up the door cards on my passenger and driver sides doors and the job just wasnt very clean or well done, which i dont want to be done on my car, which is why i really want to try and do it myself. could anybody out there give me help with the power part? thats all im really concerned with. like where i hook up the power supply to etc. or could give me a walk through of what to do

    The power supply is the easiest part, get an add a fuse and hook it to the fuse box, then ground it and you are done.

    As for Best Buy, they are the worst for any install, most of the installers are on site trained with very little experience. Circuit City had better installers for the most part. I would go to a local speciality car audio shop and ask questions to get an idea if the installer knows his sh*t.

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    I know there are some empty fuse slots in my car, but how would i tap into it per say or get power from it to the radar? sorry i have never tried tapping into a fuse. also how big of a fuse do i need, like what power rating?

    As for best buy, yeah they are not very good quality installers and wont every go back to them again. I have never been to circuit city but i heard they were pretty decent when they still had stores open in the atlanta area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_man1000 View Post
    I know there are some empty fuse slots in my car, but how would i tap into it per say or get power from it to the radar? sorry i have never tried tapping into a fuse. also how big of a fuse do i need, like what power rating?

    As for best buy, yeah they are not very good quality installers and wont every go back to them again. I have never been to circuit city but i heard they were pretty decent when they still had stores open in the atlanta area.
    You can't use an empty one. You need to use a live one. I used the one for the radio, that way the SRX will turn on and off, whenever the radio does.

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    o ok cool thanks man, appreciate it. Its these little bits of info that i really need to prepare myself for the install. the minor details!

 

 

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