Windshield mounted detectors are still mostly designed to plug into your 12V "cigarette" port. Some come with a straight cord so you can wire it into your vehicle's 12V system. Basic knowledge of automotive 12V power helps, like location of your fuse panel.
A silent startup sequence option would have been nice!
Edit: I just remembered... YEARS ago with the V1g1, I built this crazy rig that automuted the startup. Once 12V was applied to the detector, a timed relay would tap the mute button via the 4-conductor cable. No I don't remember the pinout...
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