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    Smile Visor Clip Installation [pics inside]

    Hello, and a great thanks to all for helping me choose and install a radar detector. As many of you already know, I settled with a Bel V955 from radarbusters. While pondering over different ways to install my V955 in my '07 Tacoma, I decided that using the visor clip was best for me. In my situation, no single installation method was without faults, so it's a bit of a compromise. In this case, I am unable to use the driver's side sun visor. Which is fine for me, I didn't use it anyway because I have dark tint, driver & passenger window visors, and wrap-around prescription sunglasses with polorized lenses. If anyone here has a pair of driving glasses like these, they know how invaluable they are.

    The visor clip is attached to the headliner itself. Where the "heel" of the visor clip meets the windhield, I used a strip for velcro for extra hold, and to protect the windshield from the metal clip. Its very solid. The velcro also allows for adjustments to level the radar detector. I put a torpedo level on it and it's dead on balls level. The detector is positioned about 98% under the headliner. There is also factory tint, a dark tint strip, ceramic dots, and a folding windhield visor to help keep things cool.

    It's hardwired to the fuse box, and all wires are hidden. The wire runs above the headliner, and down the windshield pillar through the dash. It's key operated and programmed so I never have to mess with it. Settings are; Pilot HWY/Voice On/PwrOnFst/aMute ON/City LoX

    The unit is completely invisable from the outside. I have peered in from every angle and light condition and you cannot see it, period.

    Today is the first day I've used it. About 8 minutes into it's maiden voyage, it picked up a patrol car using KA band loud and clear from about 3/4 mile away. I'm very happy with this setup. Thanks again for all the help!
    Last edited by radar retard; 11-02-2008 at 05:19 PM.

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    Rocket Driver
    Join Date
    Jun 2008

    Default Re: Visor Clip Installation [pics inside]

    Looks good!
    Valentine One (3.858 Ice Cream Truck, 3.812 in Vette)
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    ProLaser II, ProLaser III, Stalker LZ-1, LTI Marksman & Laser Atlanta "R" (looking for an Ultralyte LRB)

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    Radar Fanatic
    Join Date
    Jan 2008

    Default Re: Visor Clip Installation [pics inside]

    Looks good man, the red display blends in nicely.

  4. #4
    Power User
    Join Date
    May 2007

    Default Re: Visor Clip Installation [pics inside]

    So, where did you finally connect the add a fuse in the fuse box?

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    Default Re: Visor Clip Installation [pics inside]

    thanks all.

    7.5 ACC

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    Old Timer
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    New Jersey

    Default Re: Visor Clip Installation [pics inside]

    nice install

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    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Pac Northwest / GWN Eh?

    Default Re: Visor Clip Installation [pics inside]

    radar retard: Nice install. I think your install contradicts your user name LOL...

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    Radar Fanatic
    Join Date
    Sep 2007

    Default Re: Visor Clip Installation [pics inside]

    Very clean install, that is the way they should look. In my truck I am able to slide the visor bracket into the headliner so the visor is still useable.

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    Good Citizen
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Northern California

    Default Re: Visor Clip Installation [pics inside]

    Nice setup man, I was thinking of something similar for my Dodge Ram. Does it work as good behind the tint as it would below it? And I was wondering which fuse to hardwire my RD to, I don't want to lose power to my radio or anything like that.
    Last edited by FortyTillFive; 12-02-2008 at 09:10 PM.

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    Stealthed Like a B-2
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    South Eastern, VA

    Default Re: Visor Clip Installation [pics inside]

    Did the tint interfear with the detection range? Did you try the supermarket trick?

    And for your dodge ram, not a bad Idea, but I would mount the lens below the tint strip just as a precaution.



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