Valentine One hardware
install with remote display
display installed inside of a Porsche 993 tachometer
This DIY will explain the method I used
to hardwire the Valentine one radar detector to my 993 and the location
where I mounted the remote display.
Above is a picture of the Valentine one
package I purchased. It consists of the main unit and the remote
display. Totaling $443 with freight charge directly from the Valentine's
web site. The main unit comes with enough RJ11 wires to hardware
the main unit in a 993 without needing any additional RJ11 wires, the hardwire
kit is also included as part of the main unit. The remote display
unit also came with it's own RJ11 extension wires. (I did purchase
an extra bundle of RJ11 wires as a precaution, but ended up not needing
I tapped the ignition switched power needed
to power the Valentine one unit directly from the sunroof switch.
The sunroof circuit is a 30 AMP circuit which leaves plenty of juice to
power the Valentine even while the sunroof motor is operating. (The
Valentine one hardwire kit also has it's own internal fuse to protect the
Pop the switch cover assembly on the center
console to expose the wiring behind the sunroof switch.
To pull the switch out from under the
sunroof switch you will need to use a flat screw driver to pry the tabs
out while pulling the switch out from under.
Here are the locations of the wires from
under the sunroof switch that needs to be tapped. To help with the
wire tap I pull the prongs out from the switch.
To hardwire the wires from the Valentine
one's hardwire kit I peeled back the insulation from the wires a little
This is a picture of the wires from the
Valentine hardwire kit soldered on to the sunroof switch wire prongs.
I then installed the prongs back into the plug and then closed the cover.
Here is a picture of the Valentine power
wires coming out of the sunroof switch.
Here is a picture of the center console
after I have tapped the wire and installed the plug back into the sunroof
I choose to used the suction cup holder
to mount my Valentine unit, the Valentine one main unit is placed under
the driver's side visor above the rear view mirror.
Campbell sent in an e-mail to recomend running the wire differently,
here is his message:
ran the RJ11 cable down the right side pillar and threaded it into the
same location that the radio antenna plug goes through. I them routed
the cable into the cab through one of the firewall factory openings and
wired it to the appropriate wire.
me this is easier than the way mentioned in the DIY.
The RJ11 wire can be tucked under the windshield
rubber molding, you do not need to pull the molding off to tug the wire
in. I made a little slit at where the wires will hang down.
I ran the RJ11 wire along the windshield
rubber molding all the way down to the left hand side windshield pillar
and down into the left side of the dashboard.
To help tug the wire under the dash board
I remove the cover plate on the left side of the dash board and loosen
the philips screw that holds the dashboard down. Once the dashboard
screw is loosen you can pull the left corner of the dashboard out a little
to tug the wire under there.
I ran the wire in through the left hand
side vent hole. In order to run the wire in you will need to remove
the left side vent cover plate and the vent itself. To remove the
vent you will need to remove the philips screw on the cover plate and pry
the plate up from the corner first with a flat screw driver. And
then the vent itself can be pulled out with your fingers, to do so grab
the vent from the left side with your fingers while you pry it out
from the right side with a flat screw driver. Included above are
also pictures to help you visualize where the tabs are located on the vent
I then ran the wire under the dash towards
the center console, there are plenty of places to wire tie them off under
the dash. To run the wire into the center console I used the "fishing
method". I first ran a steel cable through the center console so
that I can grab it from behind and then taped off the end of the steel
cable to the end of the RJ11 wire and then pulled it through.
Remote display installation
There are a variety of placement locations
for the Valentine one remote display, it would be a good idea to try out
different locations first before you decide to mount the remote display
In my case I decided to mount the remote
display under the speedometer just above the A/C buttons. With my
driving position only very small part of the display is blocked, but I
was comfortable with the placement location.
Here is the location of the Valentine
one remote display from my driving position.
My Valentine one remote display unit didn't
come with enough velcro tape so I had to supply my own.
I ran the wire for the remote display
along the side of the steering column and through a opening access under
the steering column itself into the dash.
Here is a picture of the RJ11 from both
the main unit and the remote display routed into the center console.
Excess wires wire tied off and ready for
Additional V1 installation
This option was contributed by Tony
with the Chevy Silverado truck, he added the additional remote on/off button
and also a switch to switch between the detector mode from consealed to
to DIY menu