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    Question two wires going to auto-dimming mirror w/compass

    Can one of the two wires going to the auto-dimming backmirror w/compass be tapped in, by using the wiring-harness connector supplied w/V1, to power the V1?

    I wasn't going to buy the V1 & instead get some new speakers+header unit but after a close call several days ago I decided I can live w/the OEM stereo for a little while

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    I don't know what the V1 wiring harness looks like - but I tapped those wires for my Escort Passport 8500. Need to solder though for a good join.

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    Andrew

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    Many of us have hardwired our V1's using those wires.
    Pics and instructions HERE.

    Discussion HERE.
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    Yes, you can use the auto-dimming harness for your V1 power adapter. There is a switched 12V and a good ground. I tapped both with those blue crimp-on splices and it works fine.

    Another cool thing you can do is use that silly middle visor to mount your V1. I removed the visor itself which left just the base which is attached with one screw. I used the V1 suction cup mount turned backwards (without suction cups) to mark two spots on the visor base. These two spots correspond to where the center of the suction cups used to be. Next I drilled and tapped the visor base at those spots and screwed the V1 mount to it. Looks great up there.

    Finally as an added bit of trickery, I ran an auxillary cable from the V1 power adapter under the headliner and A pillar trim to the steering column where I have a V1 remote display mounted.
    "A good friend will help you move. A true friend will help you move a body."

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    Like this:
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    "A good friend will help you move. A true friend will help you move a body."

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    And this:
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    Sonic,

    Your install is almost exactly like the one that I did for my V1. The only diff is that I offset my remote display a little more to the left in order to balance the visual with the boost controller and to not block my view of the odometer.

    Nice clean job!

    boxman
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