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post #1 of 9 Old 02-07-2014, 07:09 AM Thread Starter
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Hardwiring radar and dash cam

Hey guys,

I ordered a WK2 Limited. I want to hardwire both a Valentine 1 and a dashcam. Has anyone here done it? And if so - do you have any tips?

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post #2 of 9 Old 02-07-2014, 07:19 AM
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I would just pull the radio bezel off and tap into the DC plug wiring in the center stack. The center stack bezel just pops off and quite easily I may add.
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Another alternative for the detector is hard wired to the mirror mount. There were posts on this awhile ago, I believe there is a kit out but dunno if it works for the 2014, don't think they made any changes there. I think a search should pop up some possibilities.

If you ordered the ACC option, it may interfere with the detector unless its been modified or upgraded (or perhaps new). The ACC and cross path radars are in the same spectrum used for speed cameras and most detectors will alarm on it... or reduce its sensitifity.

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No ACC

I saw DYI about hardwiring into the mirror - but I'm not sure if there's space to hardwire both
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post #5 of 9 Old 02-07-2014, 09:32 AM
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I don't know if your mirror has compass/dimming/etc, but I have one of these running my V1. It's clean and simple to install.

http://www.mirrortap.com/
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I'm going to replace my '05 Dodge Magnum with a GC in the next few months. I use a V1 with their SAVVY that plugs into the OBD2 port. http://www.valentine1.com/savvy/

I'm hoping I can use this in a GC as well.
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I would just pull the radio bezel off and tap into the DC plug wiring in the center stack. The center stack bezel just pops off and quite easily I may add.
If I tap it in there, how would I run the wire to the top of the window? Via the pillar?
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If I tap it in there, how would I run the wire to the top of the window? Via the pillar?
Yea. Run up the A pillar.

The mirror option may be your best though.

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Hey guys,

I ordered a WK2 Limited. I want to hardwire both a Valentine 1 and a dashcam. Has anyone here done it? And if so - do you have any tips?
Here's how a guy on the other Jeep forum posted how to do it.

I wired my Blackvue camera according to his instructions and it works as advertised.

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