1. I have a volvo s40 2005. On the roof in the middle there is a fin. Im guessing that the GPS reciever is there (which can be used with the optional navigation, which I dont have installed). There is a little plate that comes out a foot or two before the in the car. I pulled it out and tried to reach my hand in to feel for a cord or anything but I couldnt fully reach to where the fin is. Is there a cord? Do I have to take off a lot of the roof interior to reach it? I havent done my PC yet but I was just looking around my car to see what my options are.
2. A few days ago I found this thread that was basically a "how to" on installing some radar detector. I remember the cars interior was beige and a picture on the webpage about the detector had a comparision of that detector vs others. Theirs covers all around the car while others just the front half. I thought it might have been the Valentine but Ive yet to find any thread with the pictures I saw. Im not positive but I think it was the forum. Anyone know what Im talking about?
Thanks thanatos106. Ok its definetly the Valentine I was thinking of bad thats not the right threads. Thats ok, those gave me some ideas
If is an antenna it should have acord somewhere...... search the forum for stock gps antenna
Thanks thanatos106. I just unwrapped a bit of the border on the roof interior and I could see some wires. I didnt see the ends so Im not sure what they are for, Ill have to take off a lot of the roof when I eventually put in the PC.
About that Valentine, its $400 at their site. Is there a store that sells it cheaper? Are there any other comparable radar detectors? I want one that works well but $400 is a bit more expensive than I had expected.
the gps antenna probably terminates either somewhere in the trunk or behind the dash. Which would make for easy connecting. might look for some strange looking blue or red connectors.
I know belive me I want it too........ but I was thinking the other day that i got a ticket for spedding :
I lost time with the cop.
I paid my layer to take me out the problem $100 so if you put the time, the lawyer monet together if my be better get one of those..... just my .2 cents
haha thanatos106 true. My friend has a detector that hooks into the AC Adapter. Its pretty small and says "City All" on it. Im not sure how well it works. Ill have to build my pc and see how much money it costs. I was thinking 1-2 grand total for everything. If I have enough at the end maybe Ill buy it.
Thanks jcdillin Ill have to check out the dash/trunk. I know this thread is turning into more than 2 questions but hey.. How do I go about taking the headunit off? I see theres a bunch of screws. Do I just unscrew those, look around the border to see if anythings holding it down and just pull it our around the border? I know there a lot of technical repair guides that tell you how to do it but I searched for hours the other night and couldnt find a thing.
with 2 grand you can build the car pc and buy the radar and a couple toys for sure.....
Originally Posted by silv3rman
well thats how I took mine out, just be very gentle, most things are held by screws or clips, just watch for things that need to come out first. I had to take out the pen holder and the a/c controls before the radio would come out