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Just wanted to share some pics/install tips from my V1 radar detector install. This is meant to help out the regular guys that want a cleaner look, but don't want to spend a fortune on a complete stealth unit. Feel free to comment/critique and share tips for doing it better than I did.

First I bought a tap a fuse from here:
One Qty 1 ATM Fuse Tap Add A Circuit for Mini Blade Style Fuses | eBay
Add 16ga wire to it (enough to reach the passenger foot well
Start by pulling the rear wheel cover panel back a little to allow the carpet to come up a little. Start in the back right corner and pull the carpet up. In the middle, you'll see the rear fuse panel

Using the guide from the netwelding.com website, remove fuse 37 (20A) and buy another 20A and add to the tap a fuse, and insert back into spot 37

Run the wire under the panels on the passenger side. This is very easy to do, and did not require any tools. It tucked under there very easily. I ran it all the way to the right corner of the passenger footwell.

Using the V1 hardwire kit, connect this wire to the 12v (red) wire. I took more wire and connected to a bolt on the opposite corner of the passenger footwell. This is the ground wire, which I fed through the plastic paneling under the footwell area and connected to the ground wire.

Then I bought a rear view mirror mount from here
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This uses the V1 visor mount bracket and mounts the V1 under the rearview mirror



Then, I ran the wire along the windshield glass and tucked under the headliner. A spudger tool helped with this.
I know some people ran it along the glass down the A pillar, but I didn't see how to get it from the front of the glass down to the footwell. Instead, I tucked it under the headliner near the visor

I then tucked it under the paneling and it allowed me access to the outside edge of the A pillar, which seemed much easier access to the footwell

I used the spudger to tuck it behind the trim and rubber seal, then down and across, under the plastic paneling to the corner of the passenger footwell. Plug into the hardwire kit, and you're done.
 

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Thanks for posting! I just bought a V1 and have been waiting for someone to do the ground work. ;)
 

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thanks for posting! This is exactly what I need. A few questions though, how did you get access to the fuse box? Was it though to open up the carpet? Also the mount your purchased? Does it wiggle? I'm afraid since it's held on by double sided tape, on a hot day it might just fall off!
 

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To get to the fuse box, pull the rear wheel cover panel off a little. It is held on by clips. Then, start at the right corner of the carpet, and pull it up. The fuse box is in the middle. I didn't get a whole lot of room, but enough to do the job. If you want to get full access to the fuse panel, you'll need to remove both wheel panels and all the clips to remove the carpet.
The mount does not move at all. The 3M tape is strong, and won't fall off.
 

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Nice job jokerdev and write-up. Thanks for posting. :cool:
 

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Nice write up! Will help with install when I decide which radar detector to go with.
 

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Thanks for the great post and detail. I am a new owner of a 2014 C7 Z1and looking to install my Valentine One and have a couple of questions. First are you happy with the bracket and the adhesive tape that attaches it to the mirror? Second the fit around the glass seems very tight how did you get the wire under the trim? Thanks again for sharing.
 

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Welcome to our forum JJBCorvette and congrats on your C7!
 

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Thanks looking forward to a great experience on the Forum and in the car.
 
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