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The tech I use to hardwire the V1 could not find a power source.This is the first car of many he was unable to do it.
In fact while trying he disabled the clutch switch and had to "reboot" the computer by disconnecting the battery for 5 minutes-then reconnecting.
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Tap into one of the 12v plugs in the center console or run a line to the rear fuse box.
 

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Get a hardwire kit from Valentine, called "Direct-Wire Power Adapter Kit" which in their store is Item 00030.
https://store.valentine1.com/store/partsdept.asp

Take the car to the BEST car stereo store you can find. Tell them to patch it into an open port on the fuse box. Be sure to ask for it to be ignition controlled so it powers off with the car.

We've had 6 or more cars done like this migrating our V1's this way each time.

Until the C7 we've always used the Blend Mount which is an elegant solution over the suction cups.
BlendMount Custom Radar Detector Mounts Escort/Beltronics/V1
However, checking their compatibility list, the C7 is not yet there. If everyone submits a request for a solution I'm sure they'll develop one.

I'm very familiar with the Blend Mount solution. It uses a modified clamp to attach to the mirror stem. The C7 mirror stem is quite short but I think may still be doable. One would have to take car to mount it tightly to the center of the stem. And avoid moving the mirror much, otherwise the force could dislodge the clamp and give you a swinging V1.

Why don't each of you join me in submitting a request for solution for a C7 on Blend Mount's website: About BlendMount
 

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As you suggested I have requested a solution from blendmount.
I have had at least 12 cars hard wired for my v1"s by the same Ferrari master tech. However the C7 gave him trouble and he was unable to find a convenient power source without tripping the clutch switch and temporarily incapacitating the car.
Have you hard wired a C7?.I believe the fuse box is in the rear of the car-not too easy a job..
 

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Not the C7... Yet. Waiting for the mount and kit from B2b. Car Toys in Dallas has always done a perfect job for me.
 

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Ive finally lucked out, found a high tech guy who was highly rec from a good friend to install my new V1. First off he was so meticulous i was blown away. The install now that ive watched it first hand was easy. So here it goes

1. Remove all the trunk carpeting snd latch hooks
2. Remove all the covers over the fuse box
Pics are posted below
3 piggy back a fuse to #37 fuse which is on when vehicle is on and off when ignition is off.
4.remove the cover near the sill plate .
5. Remove the visor drivers side and the a cover. This was tricky as ive read in the forum. He disconnected the light to the visor and mic. They clip together so it was no prob at all.
6. Run the hot wire under all the trunk panels by gently pushing them under to conceal the wire, then run the wire near the sill region and connect to the V1 connection kit.
7. Connect the ground wire to one of the bolts near drivers side kick psnel. Sry no pic.
8. Run the included phone wire up thru the aframe cover and tease it under head liner which was easy because ghe visor was removed and there was plenty of room to tease and hode it.
9. Connect to V1 and power up.
WALLAH works perfectly
10. Close up everything and Now i have the perfect install. If you have any questions please feel free to pist or send me a pm. Best of luck. Im so glad its finally done

Thanks Justin from RS1

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Cybervette!!! Thank you so much, as this is perfect! Waiting on my hardwire kit...
 

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Might have to make a quick trip down to your area - drop the wife off at Sawgrass and have your tech guy do mine. Does he take appointments?
 

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Yes he is not really in business to install electronics but i can ask him if he would be willing to help out some forum members. Ill post back later if he says yes. Hes mostly a Porsche guy but did me a favor b/c a friend of mine rec him and he put in a good word for me. Now since hes done it it prob would take him half the time


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I just purchased a V1 "Grand touring package" Came with the SAVVY OBD connector, which auto mutes the Radar locator below a speed you specify.

SAVVY also powers the V1, so it turns on/off automatically. It isn't ignition power, apparently the OBD port sends power when you unlock or open the door. Also it takes a few minutes to shut off power after the vehicle is off.

https://store.valentine1.com/store/closeup_20220.asp

I think the only caveat is that OnStar cannot do a complete diagnostic with something plugged into the OBD port, but that doesn't bother me.

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I just purchased a V1 "Grand touring package" Came with the SAVVY OBD connector, which auto mutes the Radar locator below a speed you specify.

SAVVY also powers the V1, so it turns on/off automatically. It isn't ignition power, apparently the OBD port sends power when you unlock or open the door. Also it takes a few minutes to shut off power after the vehicle is off.

https://store.valentine1.com/store/closeup_20220.asp

I think the only caveat is that OnStar cannot do a complete diagnostic with something plugged into the OBD port, but that doesn't bother me.

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I am considering the SAVVY as well. Does it work well as a power source for the V1?
 

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The Savy works but you might hit it with your leg when climbing in and out of the car. I have it, and almost knocked it off a couple times getting in and out of the car.
 

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Unless something else comes up I will be using the OBD port for my V1. I spoke to Tadge about that & it was the only thing that he did not object to as it did not interfere with the wiring. That is how my ZL1 V1 is hooked up because there was no readily available fuse. I will miss not being able to use my window valet as that is how it is plugged in. As you have said, On Star cannot do a complete report with the V1 plugged in. If there is a concern, you can just unplug the V1 once a month for a short time.

This will be the first time in many years that I have not had my V1 hardwired in a Corvette. It has not been a problem in the ZL1 as I just ran the wiring inside the molding. Being only 5'5" my knees never came near the OBD port.

Janet

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I think the V1 Savvy connector works great in my Laguna Blue 7-spd. I tucked the wire in the headliner, down the pillar, part-way down the door post and under the dash, it was easy and looks clean, especially with the Blendmount mounting bracket. And I'm 5'11" and have no problems with it!


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Thanks Guitar Man, this is exactly what I plan to do whenever my Z06 gets here.
Janet
 
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