Thought I'd make a proper introduction thread here. I drive a 2005 Acura TL. Satin Silver Metallic, navi, A-Spec, etc. It's a money pit with all the mods I've done to it.
It's a pretty fun car to drive. I figured it was about time to invest in a radar detector. Earlier this year I was pulled over for 44 in a 30...whoops. Let off with a warning and have been scared ****less ever since (I'd most likely suffer execution from my father if I got a speeding ticket). So I ordered a Solo S3 and asked you guys about it after the fact. Well, lets just say I returned it and ordered a V1 instead.
I couldn't deal with the dangling coiled cord from my Valentine One. So I didn't even use it until I hardwired it. Thought about making this a DIY (there are quite a few members on here with 3G TLs, my username is cjTL on Acurazine) but I quickly realized my iPhone does indeed take nice pics, but not when you're in an awkward upside down position under your steering wheel. So here are just a few pics.
I decided to wire it into the fuse box rather than tapping into the sunroof controls like many people do for reasons that I'll get to in just a second. Airbag cover removal...rather uhh suspenseful to say the least. Airbags are scary.
Wire spliced and fitted into fuse slot 24. Slot 24 is the fuse for the rear passenger window. This is an awesome fuse because A) its switched, obviously. B) power to it can be turned on and off via the window lock switch.
Still playing with location a bit. Might put it a little higher, but even now its not obstructing my view.
Vid of the install in action. Yes I was at Lake Michigan...
And that's all. I haven't even had the chance to drive my car enough for the V1 to go off, but that'll change when I drive 300 miles on Thursday to go back home to Indy. My mom lives in Michigan and I drive up here about once a month or more, so a radar detector is almost a must.