V1 Install

Mauserguy27

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Was sitting in this cornfield for what seemed like two weeks when a thought came to mind that I could show off my super basic V1 Hardwire.

Vehicle 2004 Honda Accord
Hardwire kit used was HardTap HT-1096.
TClip was used to splice into the FuseTap.
I used the “ACC” fuse as it comes on when the key is on and off when it is not.
It is grounded to a bolt I found near by the fuse box.

Figure this may help anyone with a vehicle like mine who doesn’t know which fuse to use or how to get started.

Overall it’s a noisey 3.863 V1 but still sniffs out the radar like it is suppose to. Hopefully in two weeks I’ll have a upgraded V1 all things depending.

Thanks guys!
 

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Good looking! Was trying to mount my Pro M in that position, but I am very limited to where I can put it!

How noticeable is it from the outside?
 

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Good looking! Was trying to mount my Pro M in that position, but I am very limited to where I can put it!

How noticeable is it from the outside?
I can't see it from the outside because it is mounted right behind the factory tint trim on the top of the car. If it was any lower i would be able to see it easily, Also if someone looks in the vehicle they would have a hard time spotting it.
 

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That is the best way to run the V1. Have mine in that spot for 20 years now.
The placement is one of the main reasons I will not consider the R7. Buttons on top = No deal.
 

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The placement is one of the main reasons I will not consider the R7. Buttons on top = No deal.
I absolutely love the slim design of the V1 the volume knob is also fantastic and user friendly. It just feels and looks right at home up high on the windshield and the knob lends itself well for this.

The R7 no doubt has good performance however it is relatively large and pretty cheap feeling build quality as a friend of mine owns one. This is only my opinion I would certainly purchase one eventually depending how the long term reliability turns out.
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Absolutely perfect. Exactly how I had mine.
Thank you so much I’m glad I did everything right.
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Great install @Mauserguy27! I like clean installs like that!
Thank you very much my friend. I’m glad you like the install.
 

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That is the best way to run the V1. Have mine in that spot for 20 years now.
The placement is one of the main reasons I will not consider the R7. Buttons on top = No deal.
I completely agree with this logic! It's so frustrating mounting a RD high and tight to then not be able to access the top buttons!
 

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I completely agree with this logic! It's so frustrating mounting a RD high and tight to then not be able to access the top buttons!
Yeah, the R7 wasn't designed for users in banned areas. Buttons on top and mounting up high don't go well together. Not to mention the fairly large footprint, one of the few cases where bigger isn't always better ;).
 

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Yeah, the R7 wasn't designed for users in banned areas. Buttons on top and mounting up high don't go well together. Not to mention the fairly large footprint, one of the few cases where bigger isn't always better ;).
Yea, agree on the button layout. Same for all of ER, Radenso Pro M.

And the most clever V1 remote display. Way ahead of its time.

I liked the pictures the OP posted. I thought it was going to take “two weeks” to get them to download. Internet of something. :) @Mauserguy27, I caught your italics on two weeks wording into your thought. Like that dry humor. Good one.
 

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Great install on the V1! I'd have at least 2 or 3 R7's right now but they are too fat to fit over any of my rear view mirrors! I can overlook the buttons because once I get through filtering K band and band segging it I'd be all good! I don't do lock outs so once I got done setting it up, I wouldn't have to mess with it anymore. I'm so use to all of my detectors being up above the mirror and hardwired that I can't stand one right in front of my face or on a blendmount, but that's just me!
 
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Yea, agree on the button layout. Same for all of ER, Radenso Pro M.

And the most clever V1 remote display. Way ahead of its time.

I liked the pictures the OP posted. I thought it was going to take “two weeks” to get them to download. Internet of something. :) @Mauserguy27, I caught your italics on two weeks wording into your thought. Like that dry humor. Good one.
Yeah, the concealed display was a nice feature for the V1 and definitely worth the extra $$ for VA driving. Nowadays, I have an app for that (thanks Johnboy) :).
 

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