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Hey. I need some thoughts here.

I might have some longer term solutions, but I am wondering about short term.

Can you suction cup the V1 to the windshield and run the electrical cord to the outlet? Does it get in the way?

Any way to use the V1 remote on this car without any fabrication?
 

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For the short term, I'd think that what you describe, using the suction cup mount, would work just fine. You'll probably want to use the straight, not coiled, power cord in this case.

I hope to mount my V1 between the seats and use the remote display module, but I think the biggest challenge there will be finding a way to route the cable - so much exposed aluminum, so few places to cover the cable!
 

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Whats a V1?

iPod version 1?
Some sort of GTech related thing?
A radar detector?
A cellphone?

What the heck are you guys talking about?
 

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I wonder what it would take to mount the V1 to the rear glass. You can't do it with the supplied bracket and suction cups. That would allow the detector and power to be behind me.


Since the remote is wired with standard phone cable... it would be easy to run it along the center console around the shifter and then up to the dash area, if I could figure out an easy way to place the remote on the dash or in that tray.
 

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Not really sure. DCNSX's Passport has a bracket that bends a bit. I've seen detector's that bounce up and down like they have suspensions, so I wonder if this is the same.

<img src="http://www.elisetalk.com/forums/attachment.php?s=&postid=42594"/>

We may have to fabricate something or I could ask Mike himself what he recommends/thinks about the situation.
 

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I'm thinnking of mounting the remote either on the little shelf or someplace on the dash or in the instrument pod. I'll have to look more closely the next time I am in an Elise.

Arno said there is no removable "A" pillar trim so I plan on suction cup mount to the windshield up high and route the cord down the passenger side using phone line clips (they stick on) to route the line as close to the edge as possible. I am thinking there must be a good wire to tap into running through the center console back to the 12V power outlet. I figure to tap into that and hide the block with the two plugs under the dash.

All just guessing at this point, but someone who has a car should figure this out! I could not imagine driving the Elise without my V1.
 

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All just guessing at this point, but someone who has a car should figure this out! I could not imagine driving the Elise without my V1.
Don't worry, we will! My car will be here in August, and I'll be seeing if I can design an aluminum shelf to hold the detector, plus a bracket for the remote display module to be used.
 

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Ahh.. I have at least a temporary solution to the mounting of the unit to the rear window. Using a clamp mount from that cool company ChaseCam, I can pretty much it around as I wish.

Duh.... I should have earlier thought of solving this. :)
 

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LOL. That's a rather chunky mount. I bet it won't fall off anytime soon. Of course remember to mount it the correct direction!

I think I'm just going to mount it on the windshield no matter what, even after an elegant wiring solution is found. Might be overestimating how much windshield space the driver has available.
 

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It is a bit chunkified for this purpose. Now that I know I can use a standard tripod, I can look into some other options laying in the ChaseCam lab. :)

My main concern was how to quickly mount it for the drive home. :)

And... no... I won't be mounting on the outside of the window pointed outward like that.
 

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V1 install tip. A nice stealthy type of phone wire to use is the flat ribbon wire they sell for laptop use. Usually it rolls up into a reel. It's *much* thinner than the stock junky wire Valentine provides. Works just fine and can be hidden in narrow spaces easily.

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Are those radar detectors and laser “jammers” or “diffusers” legal in the USA?

Here in most European countries they are not and the driver can be done for “perverting the course of justice”.

Nevertheless some of us feel that such jammers are fair game considering the cobs are reverting to hiding behind hedgerows to "get you".

In this situation detectors and jammers have to be installed in a very discreet manner because when the cobs discover such high tech device the driver does not only risk a heavy fine and his driving licence but in some countries the car may even be confiscated.( Brits coming over to France can tell you.)

Therefore if needed European Elise drivers might give you very useful advice concerning installation. Best you ask in a forum where you can find postings of “Anonis“.
 

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Are those radar detectors and laser “jammers” or “diffusers” legal in the USA?
Detectors are legal in all but two states. I have seen some mixed opinions on jammers, but I believe they are illegal. Their effectiveness is questionable anyway.

The police is increasingly using laser. While the good detectors have laser alarms, most people say that it's too late when you detect it, it basically means that they got you. I have gotten laser alarms about three times, slowed down immediately, and didn't get a ticket, so I think there's still a (small) chance.
 

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Nevertheless some of us feel that such jammers are fair game considering the cobs are reverting to hiding behind hedgerows to "get you".
They're just now figuring that one out? Wow. 'Round here, if there's any obstruction (overpass, bushes, billboard, anything), it's safest to assume there's a cop behind it. "Best" I've seen was one sitting up at the top of an overpass entrance ramp to the highway - no way to see him until he was in your rear view mirror.

Remember, just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean they really aren't out to get you.
 

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Maybe it's already been discussed, but can you mount the V1 on the back window (backwords, of course)? I'd imagine 12v power would be easier to come by and sneak around the window frame.

Is the range/view less good?
 

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Randy,

I believe Derek has one mounted in his elise:

http://www.elisetalk.com/forums/attachment.php?s=&postid=72075

Perhaps you should ask him how well it works there.
Good eye MW! I have since rear mounted it on the back window. Haven't quite figured out how to remove the plastic sill covers yet. Anyone have a scan of the shop manual to show how this is done?

I will take some pictures to show my progress.
 

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Derek, how did you mount it? Any pics?

I need something that I can do in the long term, but also something I can do immediately for the trip home from the dealer.
 
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