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So I have the new V1G2 and I'm using the Uniden hardwire kit that I was using with my old R3. Powers up, comes on, alerts, etc. Using JBV1 and very happy. One thing I've noticed, on the hardwire kit, the orange light that would represent an alert with the R3 constantly flickers on and off with the V1G2. On the V1 itself, either little L or L, and the bluetooth icon, will flicker on and off randomly. On JBV1 it constantly shows voltage from 13.7-14.3. Nothing flickers on JBV1. It sill alerts like normal, picks up all radar sources, JBV1 does it's thing, and it never loses connection. It's in a visor holder as I'm in Ontario.
Any thoughts on why the V1 icons flicker randomly on the unit itself? Should I ditch the Uniden hardwire kit and just the V1 hardwire kit instead? Also, the mute button on the Uniden hardwire kit does mute the V1 every time.
 
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I assume the alert light circuit on the Uniden cord is connected to the serial data stream on the V1, hence the alert light flickering.

I think the safe option would be to just use the hardwire kit included with the V1 and not have to worry about it.
 

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I just got an Android phone delivered today...instead of sitting the garage playing I used the Uniden cord is my desk to power/play. Oddly I got an X band alert after a few minutes.....then a few minutes later it started to false to Ka on the desk. I do not live near any of these sources. I noticed the light flickering as well and immediately pulled the power. Something does not seem right powering it with Uniden cord, I would avoid it!
 

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I have found it is NOT a good idea to use any other cords except for the Rj11 that comes with it. It does crazy things. I fear anyone using any other kind of cord will damage the V1. The Gen1 units were very resistent and not so sensitive to this.
 

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I just got an Android phone delivered today...instead of sitting the garage playing I used the Uniden cord is my desk to power/play. Oddly I got an X band alert after a few minutes.....then a few minutes later it started to false to Ka on the desk. I do not live near any of these sources. I noticed the light flickering as well and immediately pulled the power. Something does not seem right powering it with Uniden cord, I would avoid it!
Thanks for the info. I'm not getting any falses at all. Just random flickering on the hardware itself. Doesn't seem to affect performance though. As soon as this COVID stuff settles, I'm going to go back to the installer and have him take out the Uniden H/W kit, and put in the V1 H/W kit instead. I might even try it myself next week.
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I have found it is NOT a good idea to use any other cords except for the Rj11 that comes with it. It does crazy things. I fear anyone using any other kind of cord will damage the V1. The Gen1 units were very resistent and not so sensitive to this.
It's weird though, some other members are reporting using the V1G2 with Uniden and generic H/W kits, with no issues at all. On the Gen 1 V1 I know the Escort cords were not recommended.
 
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I have found it is NOT a good idea to use any other cords except for the Rj11 that comes with it. It does crazy things. I fear anyone using any other kind of cord will damage the V1. The Gen1 units were very resistent and not so sensitive to this.
It depends on the cord. If it's just power connections, it shouldn't be an issue. If the other two wires go to some mute/alert circuitry from another manufacturer, there could be an issue.
 

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It depends on the cord. If it's just power connections, it shouldn't be an issue. If the other two wires go to some mute/alert circuitry from another manufacturer, there could be an issue.
It does. The Uniden H/W kit includes a mute button. When the R3 would alert, the alert button would light up until the alert was over. There's also a mute button on the H/W kit to mute alerts with the R3. With the V1G2, the alert light on the H/W kit flickers non-stop. On the V1, the little L or L and the bluetooth icon flicker on and off very randomly. No performance issues noted at all, and no falsing with the V1 through JBV1 has happened. I'm going to disconnect the cord and use the V1 supplied cord, and plug it in to the cigarette lighter adapter until I can get it properly hardwired again.
 

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I might even try it myself next week.
I’d say go for it. It’s usually pretty simple. And in this case, wherever it’s wired to, you may not even need to re-run the phone cable up the A pillar or anything, just replace the Uniden portion at the power source with the VR portion. Assuming it’s just an RJ11 cable that plugs into the Uniden portion of course.
 

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I’d say go for it. It’s usually pretty simple. And in this case, wherever it’s wired to, you may not even need to re-run the phone cable up the A pillar or anything, just replace the Uniden portion at the power source with the VR portion. Assuming it’s just an RJ11 cable that plugs into the Uniden portion of course.
Last night at 11:30, I disconnected the Uniden hardwire kit (cable) from the V1, and installed the V1 supplied RJ-11 cable. Ran it in the headliner, down the A-pillar, and across and under the glove box. Connected it to the V1 cigarette power adapter. No flickering with the V1 display screen at all now! Once the new visor holder arrives (much bigger than current one), I'm going to get it properly hardwired. Fixed for now at least, just one unsightly wire hanging around the middle console. Everything else is hidden.
 

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