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    Default How to Hardwire an X50?

    I've looked around and havent come across a good step by step way to hardwire an X50 where I want it. I have put the detector where I want it and have included some pictures:


    It's pretty straight in my opinion.



    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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    You can find info by going to google or yahoo and typing in hardwire radar detector or hardwire detector, be sure your in the image section. The easy/lazy way to do it would be to purchase a valentine v1 plug, route the wiring from your detector through the head liner, down throught the a pillar and under your dash to the v1 plug. This way it will appear that the unit is hard wired and it will be a lot easier for you to install! I did this on my wife's car took about ten minutes. 8)

    You can use reg. old telephone cord that has the rj-11 style connector, for your power supply.



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    thanks bud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasRed
    thanks bud.
    Keep us posted on the install, good luck!

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    Im trying to get a discount on a direct wire kit from Roy, so as soon as I get that all straightened out, TALLY HO!

    Ill post pictures when I'm finished, thanks for the luck!

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    Here's a pic of my wife's car, x50 red and v1 plug!






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    Why not just cut the end off that wire and wire it to the back of the cig lighter, then you'd have a much cleaner installation and a spare V1 plug

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmaartAasSaabr
    Why not just cut the end off that wire and wire it to the back of the cig lighter, then you'd have a much cleaner installation and a spare V1 plug
    The locking ring on the cig plug is glued or locktited on and wiring it while it's still in the console would be near impossible. Besides she doesn't care.

    I used the hardwire kit on my cobra and it came out nice and clean, mabey someday I'll install one on her civic.


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    Similarly, if you don't want to modify the wiring of your vehicle but want a cleaner install, you can use an RJ11 coupler
    and a four wire phone cord (order of wires reversed between ends, most are) and go it that route. Smartplug features still work too.

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    Ordered the kit yesterday and its expected to be here before Friday!

    My technically advanced friend agreed to help me out. I'll post pics when I'm done.

 

 

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