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Old 08-13-2009, 09:32 AM   #1
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V1 Display Install

I'm thinking about installing the V1 hidden display unit in the A Pil lar (why does this word censor?) or where some people have the homelink remote. I like the ashtray idea but I don't want to have to glance down in order to see the display. Has anyone done this before? I'll start on this Saturday most likely.

I just don't like my V1 sitting up by the mirror. You can still see it through the front window...
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:24 PM   #2
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In the A Pillar? You would have to cut and make it look nice to be proper. The V1 still has to be displayed or mounted somewhere and they recommend as high and as centered as possible on the windshield.(Last time I had one that is what the manual said).
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Old 08-17-2009, 04:00 PM   #3
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have fun removing the a pillar the torx screws are long as hell and a pain to take out without stripping
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:42 AM   #4
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Wouldnt it interfere with the airbag that behind the A pillar if you were to ever get into an accident (KNOCK ON WOOD you dont)
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:12 AM   #5
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I'm thinking about installing the V1 hidden display unit in the A Pil lar (why does this word censor?) or where some people have the homelink remote. I like the ashtray idea but I don't want to have to glance down in order to see the display. Has anyone done this before? I'll start on this Saturday most likely.

I just don't like my V1 sitting up by the mirror. You can still see it through the front window...
The V1 near the mirror is the best place for it. It's the best place for any radar detector - it has to have it's sensors exposed so it can receive the signal and warn you. You could put the detector in the very front of the vehicle and keep the remote display unit wherever you want it. However, that would render the rear sensor useless (rear sensor FTW). I kept my V1 right under my mirror, so from a distance it didn't really look like a radar detector, just looked like a huge mirror. I had the remote display in the instrument cluster. My good friend that works at the dealership said most people mount it there, I just velcro'd it.

I don't think putting the remote display in the A Pillar will be an easy task... but I guess anything is possible.

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Old 08-18-2009, 09:19 AM   #6
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I used to love having my v1 all stealthy with my concealed display above my radio in the center console of my e30. I played around with locations for a concealed display in the new e46 and found that no spot was more visible and more convenient to mute than skipping the display all together and mounting the unit on the left side above the mirror with a hardwire kit. I love the display, but there really is no good place for it. My other thought was making a custom air vent that held the display, but its more work than it is worth. I say drive around with just the unit hardwired in your favorite spot for a while and see what you think. im used to it now and its just as good. especially since theres no way of really hiding the unit anyway.
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