Has anyone considered mounting the detecter between the seats on the shielf and have the display placed in the rear view mirror?
That's right. Locations other than the windsheild area of these cars will reduce the radar/laser signals coming in. I found some good false alarms (door openers, neon signs) and sat a couple of hundred feet away, moving my detector around the cabin. Came away disappointed and limited to windsheild area.Ive considered trying to mount mine to the roof directly above the luggage bar. This car doesn't led itself well to stealthy installs but I think there it may be pretty much out of the way.
If you do that you have to have the remote display and probably the remote audio to control the loudness.
My only concern with either place are the items that block the path. Luggage rack install - too low and dash may obstruct the signals. Center roof - maybe too high or maybe the mirror interrupts the signals.
As above, I sat stationary, about 200' from a front source, and moved my V1 around my cabin, noting signal strength. Signal strength definitely dropped off as I moved away from my current high windshield-mounted location. My guess is it has something to do with the sheet-metal roof/cabin. I came away dissappointed. Rear signal may well improve - but I was only studying the front signal, as most threats come from there. I'm sure it will still work where you have it - and I like the remote display.I tested it on the windshield for a week before i set it up in the middle and the sensitivity seems to be the same. Picks up same false alarms at same distance and nails cops as well too. plus it doesnt make sense that it would lose sensitivity since the rear radar detector is always far from the rear of the car when mounted on the windshield.
Hid the wires in the trim and had it hardwired. I think it look "ok" not great or professional install but it does the trick.
Really....:hilarious:I think it look "ok" not great or professional install
If mounted on the bar the v1 doesn't have clear view of rear window. It will sit to low.If I were going to mount it in the back I think I would have placed it on the bar with some kind of bracket. Than have the display in the mirror. I just placed mine on the windshield next to the RVM.