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    Can anyone recommend an installer in the NYC/Tri-State area who could install a Valentine 1 and connect it to a remote display built into the rearview mirror? I already have the rearview mirror display (it's a used car) but not the unit itself. Do I need to buy the unit directly from Valentine or are there installer-retailers who sell it? Thanks very much

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    It's easy enough to do yourself if the display is already mounted in the mirror. You just need to run the wiring if it hasn't been done, and connect to power.

    1. Connect hardwire kit (included with V1) to 12v+ and ground, lots of how-to information already available here.

    2. Stick V1 to windshield.

    3. Run wire to display, run another wire to V1.

    4. Turn on car, drive.

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    Thanks Brick. Although I do think you underestimate what a complete mechanical moron I am

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    any car audio shop should be able to do it for you. if id guess id say theyd charge around 50 for labor. and yes youll want to buy the V1 directly from valentines website. good luck :wink: .


    P.S. what year Navi?

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    Ehh, everyone starts somewhere. I'm sure we can help you through it if you are willing to try. And if you really, really, really don't want to then that's your call.

    I forgot to mention in my earlier reply that the only place to buy a V1 is directly from Valentine. Also, what kind of vehicle is this?

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    2002 Lincoln Navigator -- thanks for your replies

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikkipaulg
    2002 Lincoln Navigator -- thanks for your replies
    very nice :wink:

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    A-Town, can you give him an idea of what's involved in getting power and routing the wires? The procedure for the V1 should be virtually identical to what you did with the X50. He will just have to route two wires: one for the V1 and another for the remote display which will be right next to it.

    Unless he's going for the stealth box kit, in which case he'd be routing stuff through the firewall to the main unit and adding a remote audio adapter somewhere in the cabin, at which point he may as well just get the Bel or Escort remote unit instead of a V1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brick
    A-Town, can you give him an idea of what's involved in getting power and routing the wires? The procedure for the V1 should be virtually identical to what you did with the X50. He will just have to route two wires: one for the V1 and another for the remote display which will be right next to it.

    Unless he's going for the stealth box kit, in which case he'd be routing stuff through the firewall to the main unit and adding a remote audio adapter somewhere in the cabin, at which point he may as well just get the Bel or Escort remote unit instead of a V1.

    Sure. im not sure how much he knows as far as installing but here it goes.

    since your hardwiring it your not going to be just plugging it into the cig plug. so you have to find a 12v source. now for me i already had run a 16 gauge wire directly from the battery along time ago when i had all kinds of lights inside. so i just used that. now for you your going to have to look around a little to find a source. 1 option is to tap into the cig plug from the back, but on Navi's that is tough to do. another option is the stereo head unit. im not sure if you have the factory headunit or an aftermarket one.* a 3rd option is the Fusebox, however i have never hardwired anything for the fusebox ops: so i cannot tell you how to do it, but im sure there are a few people on here that can. AirMoore if you wanna chime in thatd be great :wink: ) If your going to hardwire it from the fusebox then skip down to where ive stated to start. if its the factory headunit, id have to dig up the harness for mine and look at it to see which wire id be. if its aftermarket then the wire should be yellow and say something along the lines of '12v' on it. there is a red 12v wire too but that one is constantly on vs. the yellow which only gets power when the headunit turns on, thus your V1 can turn on and off with you headunit. if you do have the factory headunit it is basically impossible to get it out without a set of 'keys'. as you will see, if you have the factory headunit, it has 4 little indentations on it, 2 on each side. the keys go in there, and 'unlock' it from its mounting. if you dont have the keys yoll need to swing by a car audio shop to have em undo it.

    Ok thatd be step 1 lol. once youve found the 12v source you need to find a good ground (negative source) now there is a great spot right under the dash, just above your feet. theres three bolts that are perfect. theyre just across from the e-brake. if you need a pic i can take one. however if you wire it to the headunit you might as well use the ground from the headunit, itll be the black wire. you just need to go to Radio Shack and get some wire taps.

    After youve connected em youll need to route the wires for a clean installation. I prob shouldve told you this before but in order to get to the headunit you need to take off the trim piece that surrounds it. its the piece that has the vent heads on it. itll just pop off, just take a flat head screwdriver and put it behind it and push off. if you have good nails on your hand you should be able to get it to. now if your Navi is a 4x4 like mine youll want to disconnect the control switch for 4wd which is on that piece, it can get annoying when your working on it. after youve done that, take the trim piece that surround the steering wheel off, it looks like a fat upside down 'U' . now route the wires from the head unit to the left, under the vent and then you should be able to push em through a little opening to get to where the trim piece for the steering wheel is. once you do that, route them around the steering wheel to the left side of it.

    HARDWIRED FROM FUSEBOX, START HERE
    Next, take the fuse box panel off which is on the lower dash, near your left knee. Next, reach your left hand into where the fusebox is, then use your right hand to pass the wires to your left. Next remove the floor trim piece, its the long thin on, it should have the Lincoln logo on it. then pull up the black rubber sealing thats there, pull it all the way up to the top of the dash. then run the wires from under the dash where they are, along the bottom of the dash. it should go infront of/ above the e-brake.

    Then there should be an opening along the side of the dash between the dash and the frame. run the wires through there. Next remove the A-pillar trim piece. Its the piece where the handle is on the passenger side, but your removing the drivers side. run the wires up along the frame there. take a zip tie and zip tie em to the top of the frame so they dont sag and get in the way. then run the wires under the headliner along the windshield to where the V1 is. id put the V1 right next to the mirror but thats just me. then replace all your trim pieces.


    A Couple of NOTES

    - If your going to wire it from the fusebox then just follow the instructions from where i said the fusebox was.

    - I dont know how the Remote display for the V1 works so i cant tell you what to do with the wires beause i dont know whats involved.

    - If you do it yourself then hold off on connecting the 12v wire till youve routed everything. this will insure that you wont accidetally hit a ground and blow the fuse.

    - I know this seems very complicating. If it seems too complicating then please get a professional to do it. You can mess alot of things up if you dont know what your doing.

    - If your not going to hardwire it then tell me where your going to mount it on the windshield and i can tell you where to route the Remote Display wire.


    Good luck. and if you have any questions then please ask :wink:


    Whew that took some time... 8)

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    A-Town,
    Can't tell you how appreciative I am at the effort that want into your reply. Thanks a million. I'll need to decide how heroic/foolish I feel and may conclude that I'm better off paying a pro to do it. Last thing I need is the left turn signal going on every time I change the radio station!!

 

 

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