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What radar detector are you running?

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Valentine 1 for me for the last 10 years or so.
 

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I'm a V1 man myself. I've had mine since 1999 and it's been great ever since. I had two times recently where it didn't go off and the cop said he clocked me, but he didn't prove it. I've since sent it in for an update and haven't had any issues.
 

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V1 for the last 15 years, updated twice over that time. Actually we have 2, one for my car and one for the wife. Once you get used to the directional arrows and bogey counter it's hard to go with something else.
 
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Ive had Cobra XRS 9970G for few years. It uses gps technology (including red light cameras) & touch screen. Have been very happy with it.
 

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I am using the new Passport Max with their live cord set up that interacts through your iPhone or Android (Samsung in my case), has GPS, red light camera data base, displays current posted speed, etc. I have been using Escort/Passport detectors almost since they started making them. This Max is the best I have ever had on a number of fronts- it is super fast and far in terms of when it picks up radar, with the live cord you get instant updates from others such as "speed trap ahead, 1230 feet, 22 minutes ago", and I really like it tells you what speed you are at when you get that first ping. It has clearly saved my butt a number of times when I might have been exceeding the speed limit ;) ;).:cool:
 

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Im a V1 person since 1998. Now I dont know what to do b/c i cant figure out where to connect this radar detector to. I hope somebody comes up with an answer soon. I dont want to get the battery operated passport
 

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Im a V1 person since 1998. Now I dont know what to do b/c i cant figure out where to connect this radar detector to. I hope somebody comes up with an answer soon. I dont want to get the battery operated passport
Cigerette lighter power port use the power wire from it.
 

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V1 also has a cool new OBD power adaptor. It's handy if you move it between cars or trade often. It also has a cool feature where you can set the speed for an automatic mute. So you can set it for auto mute anything below 25 mph :)

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V1 also has a cool new OBD power adaptor. It's handy if you move it between cars or trade often. It also has a cool feature where you can set the speed for an automatic mute. So you can set it for auto mute anything below 25 mph :)

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Nice! Good looking out! Have you tried it out?
 

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Yeah it works great! I've probably bought 5 or 6 hardwire kits of the years and this elements that for the time being. Not to mention the set speed auto mute is super nice.
 

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V1 also has a cool new OBD power adaptor. It's handy if you move it between cars or trade often. It also has a cool feature where you can set the speed for an automatic mute. So you can set it for auto mute anything below 25 mph :)

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I am obviously missing something here. Why would you opt for an OBD power adaptor rather than simply plug into a cigarette power outlet?
 

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Because you can hide the wiring as if it were a hardwire kit, the power always turns off and on with the ignition and it has the mph auto mute. Oh and you can easily move it to another car where you can't with a hardwire and you don't have the coiled cord dangling.
 

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I am obviously missing something here. Why would you opt for an OBD power adaptor rather than simply plug into a cigarette power outlet?
To get the added MPH sensitive mute feature. Great idea to mute the damn thing in parking lots and stop and go traffic.

Or what 4Nines said, he typed faster than me :)
 

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Because you can hide the wiring as if it were a hardwire kit, the power always turns off and on with the ignition and it has the mph auto mute. Oh and you can easily move it to another car where you can't with a hardwire and you don't have the coiled cord dangling.
I understand you can't move any hardwired car to car, but when you use this OBD power adapter don't still have a power cord from it to your V1?
 

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Yes, but it's the straight and flat phone cord which you can install behind the A-piller and dash and leave there. That way you don't see any cords and you can just move the OBD plug and V1 from car to car.
 

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Yes, but it's the straight and flat phone cord which you can install behind the A-piller and dash and leave there. That way you don't see any cords and you can just move the OBD plug and V1 from car to car.
Thanks for clarifying. :cool:
 

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Thanks for clarifying. :cool:
I'm a V1 gal myself. Always had it hardwired to my other cars, but am not seeing how to do it in my C7. I guess I'll go ahead and order it, but how do you see out of the front windshield... won't it block the view? I'm so confused! I prefer having it hard wired... don't like the suction cups!
 

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Im not giving up hope. I really want to hardwire my unit but it seems nobody has figured it out yet. Im sure once its done properly we are all gonna scratch our heads!!!
 

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Im not giving up hope. I really want to hardwire my unit but it seems nobody has figured it out yet. Im sure once its done properly we are all gonna scratch our heads!!!
In the interim where are mounting your unit?
 
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