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    Valentine 1 mount

    I have hardwired V1 with remote display in my instrument cluster. The main unit sits right under the r/v mirror. This unit is mounted on the OEM suction cups and wired though the OEM RJ11. I want to hide the main unit or make it easy to remove and reinstall with one hand. I think the second way is preferable because it means, that unit will have better reception while in use. Any ideas on this meter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaster
    I have hardwired V1 with remote display in my instrument cluster. The main unit sits right under the r/v mirror. This unit is mounted on the OEM suction cups and wired though the OEM RJ11. I want to hide the main unit or make it easy to remove and reinstall with one hand. I think the second way is preferable because it means, that unit will have better reception while in use. Any ideas on this meter?
    umm... why dont you use the windsheild mount that it came with? it should have the 1-handed release ability.

    unless im missing some sort of fundamental reason for not using the windshield mount.

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    it is not a one hand release: you also will have to pull the wire out. And you defenatly cannot reinstall it back with one hand. I am thinking about buying some 4 pin connector with lock and glue the V1 to the one part of the connector and attach the second part of the connector to the foot of the rear view mirror.

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    I have the same setup you have. Removing it is no problem uplug the RJ11 and remove throw it in the glove box, quick and easy takes no time. Now putting it back up is a little difficult because sometimes, one of the suctions cups doesn't want to cooperate. I think taking it down is more important because you can always slow down or put it up before you leave. The only complaint I have is the suction cups leave those noticable rings on the windshield. If you do come up with a good idea let us know. I am always looking for something better.

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    something like this picture. I will need to get some kind of four pin connector with locking. One part of the connector will be attached to the V1 main unit and another part of the connector will be attached to the rear view mirror mount. I will use short rj11 cable (yellow) to connect the V1 to my connector. And I will wire the second part of the connector (blue wire) to the V1 remote monitor and power.

    In this case all I need to do is disconnect the four pin connector and then reconect it back. I hope this picture will help.
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    Thought you guys might be interested

    I was browsing around ebay and found this cool rear view mirror/ monitor.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=32826

    some camera / mirror monitor setups... this one turns on when you shift into reverse too.

    http://www.crimestopper.com/securview03.html

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    How hard would it be to build a box around the detector. Use the same material as the headliner. Then just have two holes cut out on either side???? Maybe this is overboard. But it would have the advantage of being hidden from view if and when you get pulled over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaster
    it is not a one hand release: you also will have to pull the wire out. And you defenatly cannot reinstall it back with one hand. I am thinking about buying some 4 pin connector with lock and glue the V1 to the one part of the connector and attach the second part of the connector to the foot of the rear view mirror.
    I have a V1 and I take it on and off with one hand

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    heres my install

    http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...1/fa845c6e.jpg


    If the picture doesnt work check back.

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    There is a rear view mirror with the remote display inbedded in it...

    However that doesn't solve the problem of not wanting the receiver visible...the clearer view the receiver has, the better it is at finding the radar/laser sources.

    Are you trying to hide it from cops...or from sticky fingers.?

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