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Old 03-24-2013, 08:43 AM   #1
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Valentine V1 install

I just picked up a 2010 9-5 Aero and I want to hardwire my V1. (I was pulled over within 4 hours of leaving the dealer).

It really don't feel like going through the fire wall to the fuse box. Has anyone wired any radar to the power going to the rear view mirror or any other switched power?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:42 AM   #2
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I just picked up a 2010 9-5 Aero and I want to hardwire my V1. (I was pulled over within 4 hours of leaving the dealer).

It really don't feel like going through the fire wall to the fuse box. Has anyone wired any radar to the power going to the rear view mirror or any other switched power?

Thanks for the help.
For the radar detector to be wired to rear view you will need to find the hot and ground wires. if you have a multi meter you should be able to get it no problem. just tap the wires and your good. Otherwise maybe google the procedure for one of the 9-5's GM chassis siblings as I assume the wiring would be the same. just an assumption not fact.


IMO just took apart my step brothers Acura TL to hardwire v1 and remote display and although its kind of a pain. Modern dashes snap together and are easy to figure out how to undo. it'll be a 3 hour job but once its done your good to go


Note about 2 hours 45 taking and replacing panels and 15 min to feed wire lol
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:27 PM   #3
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I don't have a meter, that's the problem. It takes less then a minute to gain access to the wiring around the mirror just need to know which color is which.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:55 PM   #4
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Well I did a internet search and couldn't find any vehicle specific instructions. This tutorial will give you a pretty good indication of what you need to do.


If someone hasn't done it yet just buy a hayes manual or a multi meter. It'll be easier than you think and one or the other will be under $20.

Good Luck I unfortunately do not think it'll be as easy as you want but definitely not as hard as you may potentially fear.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:31 AM   #5
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I just picked up a 2010 9-5 Aero and I want to hardwire my V1. (I was pulled over within 4 hours of leaving the dealer).

It really don't feel like going through the fire wall to the fuse box. Has anyone wired any radar to the power going to the rear view mirror or any other switched power?

Thanks for the help.
I did not realize there was a fuse box behind the storage compartment. Very easy to tap into fuse #7 which is the switched power outlet. Took all of 20 minutes to install.
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