Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'hardwire'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • GM-Trucks.com Original News & Product Reviews
    • General Motors Product and Industry News
    • The GM-Trucks.com Garage - Vehicle Testing & Product Reviews
    • The Newsroom Archive
    • The Garage Archive
  • Future Vehicle Discussion
    • Silverado / Sierra & Future Vehicle Speculation & Spy Shots
    • GMC HUMMER EV & Future Electric Chevrolet Silverado
  • Fullsize Truck & SUV - 2019 - 2020 - 2021 T1XX Platform
    • 2019-2021 Silverado & Sierra
    • 2020+ Silverado HD & Sierra HD
    • 2021 Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon, Yukon XL & Escalade
  • Fullsize Truck & SUV - 2014-2019 K2XX Platform
    • 2014 - 2019 Silverado & Sierra
    • 2015-2020 Suburban/Tahoe & Yukon/Yukon Denali
    • 2015-2019 Silverado HD & Sierra HD
  • Fullsize Truck & SUV - 1999-2006 GMT800 & 2007-2013 GMT900 Platforms
    • 1999-2013 Silverado & Sierra 1500
    • 2000-2014 Silverado & Sierra HD
  • Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
    • 2015-2021 Colorado & Canyon
    • 2005-2012 Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
  • Midsize Crossover - 2017-2020 C1XX Platform
    • 2017-2021 Traverse, Acadia, Enclave & XT5
    • 2019 - 2021 Blazer
  • Classic Chevrolet / GMC Pickup Trucks
    • 1988-1999 Chevrolet & GMC C/K GMT400 Platform
    • 1973-1987 Chevrolet & GMC Square Body / Rounded Line Pickups
    • 1967-1972 Chevrolet & GMC Glamour / Action Line Pickups
    • 1960-1966 Chevrolet C/K/Apache & GMC 1000-3000 Pickups
    • 1982-2005 Chevrolet S-10/Blazer & GMC S15/Sonoma/Jimmy
    • 1969-1994 Chevrolet K5 Blazer & GMC Fullsize Jimmy
  • Marketplace
    • For Sale/Wanted
    • Member & Vendor Rating Forum
    • Member Product Reviews
  • GM-Trucks.com is supported by
    • Adam's Premium Car Care
    • Agri-Cover
    • Arnott Air Suspension
    • Black Bear Performance
    • GMPartsDirect.com
    • UPR Products
    • Synthetic Advantage
  • The Lounge
    • Off-Topic
    • Automotive Industry & Market Discussion
    • New Member Introductions
    • Meetups, Events, & Gatherings
    • GM-Trucks.com Comment Box
  • Hobbies & Lifestyle
    • Photography
    • Major League Sports, Outdoor Recreation, Firearms, Hunting, OHRV
    • Racing, Strip, & Track
    • Trailers, Hitches, & Towing
    • Garage & Home, Snow Plowing, Landscaping, & Lawn Care
    • Technology, Devices, & Gaming
    • Vehicle Buying, Financing, Incentives, & GM Card
    • Vehicle Builds
  • Technical & Advanced
    • Vehicle Appearance, Care, & Maintenance
    • Ask the GM Technician
    • Performance Engine Tuning
    • Transmission, Suspension, Transfer Case, & Axles
    • Wheels, Tires, & TPMS
    • Audio, Electronics, OnStar, MyLink, Intellilink & SiriusXM
    • How-To
  • Chevrolet, GMC, Buick & Cadillac Crossovers
    • 2013-2021 Buick Encore & Chevrolet Trax
    • 2018-2021 Chevrolet Equinox & GMC Terrain
    • 2009-2017 Chevrolet Equinox & GMC Terrain
    • 2007-2016 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave, & Saturn Outlook
    • 2001-2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy & Buick Rainier
  • Commercial Vehicles
    • 1980-2009 Chevrolet Kodiak and GMC Topkick
    • 1996-2018 Chevrolet Express & GMC Savana
    • 2019-2021 Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD/5500HD/6500HD
  • Black Truck Club's Topics
  • Texas Owner's Group's Topics
  • California Owner's Group's Topics
  • New England Owner's Group's Topics
  • Midwest Owner's Group's Topics
  • South Carolina Silverado Owners's Topics
  • Canadian Owners Club's Topics
  • SCUBA divers of GM-Trucks's Scuba Talk
  • Red Truck Club's Topics
  • Idaho Sierra & Silverado Owners Club's Idaho
  • Colorado Trucks's Exhaust Setups
  • Colorado Trucks's Pics of trucks
  • SEO Paint's seo color ordered
  • NorthSky Blue Club's NorthSky Blue Metallic
  • NorthSky Blue Club's Pics
  • diesel 3.0's Topics


  • Events
  • Birthdays
  • Texas Owner's Group's Events
  • California Owner's Group's Events
  • Midwest Owner's Group's Events
  • Red Truck Club's Events


  • Articles
  • News
  • Reviews
    • Project Sierra
  • Resources


There are no results to display.

There are no results to display.

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start




Website URL









Found 1 result

  1. So mounting the V1 is a simple task but hardwiring it can lead to a bunch of issues as I have found out. However I have come up with a solution that solves all of MY problems but may be difficult for others. Hardware: V1 radar detector Landline Phone jack wire (WHATS A LANDLINE?!) 12V constant power buck/boost converter (amazon) Fuse tap and the actual radar mount https://blendmount.com/aluminum-radar-detector-mount-for-valentine-one-standard-2001r-series-bv1-2001r/ So the easiest way for most is gonna be just using a 12v cigarette lighter port but I hate when wires are hanging down from the windshield like that, so the V1 uses an rj-12(Phonejack) connector for power and accessories. There are 4 pins in total, the two center pins are for 12v power. I used a 4 wire phone cord so that I have the extra two signal wires for any later projects (I did utilize this already). I connected this to the heated steering fuse using a fuse tap, This gives me an accessory power source (only on when the truck is on). This was all a good idea until I started my truck up and the radar turned on and off a few times kind of glitching until the engine finally started, then it stayed on how it should. I figured it was because of the voltage drop while the engine was turning over (brand new truck, brand new battery) so I just thought maybe I could put in a delay relay so that it wont start until 1 second after the engine is started. I did this and it worked flawlessly until... I had an autostop F*CK! same thing the radar glitching on and off until the engine restarted. So I researched the valentine 1 voltage range and turns out its really sensitive to power fluctuations and I think I saw they have some sort of capacitor module to smooth the power, but I cant seem to find it right now. ANYWAY the final approach was to find a device that can accept a range of input voltage and provide a steady 12v output voltage. I ordered a generic one off of amazon, hooked it up and finally everything was perfect, I even put the truck in maintenance mode (everything but the engine on) and let the battery voltage drop past 10v and the V1 was working just fine (it doesn't like anything under 11.3V so I figured the 12v cig lighter port would probably have the same problems as well as the V1 "Savvy" (OBDII Supply) so this was my best solution! Side note, I have other stuff connected in my fuse box but you can see the voltage module in there and how my radar is mounted, Yes the white phone wire is kind of an eye soar but it doesn't bother me too much, ill replace it down the road but it was all that was available at the time. ASK AWAY! any questions you have! Like this post so it bumps it up for others to view!
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.