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Old 09-07-2017, 10:39 AM
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Can Valentine 1 be tapped into clock?

I'm sorry if this was answered before but I can't find any information: can I tap into the power from the digital clock on the ceiling?

BTW, how do you remove that clock cover?

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Old 09-08-2017, 02:09 PM
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You have a Gen1 car correct?
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Old 09-08-2017, 02:21 PM
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Yes, 2003 MCS...

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You have a Gen1 car correct?
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Old 09-08-2017, 04:16 PM
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I cannot remember a clock on the headliner with my R53, perhaps it was an option. If the clock is in with the sunroof control I am thinking it has small plastic tabs that push in place. Should be able to pry out with a soft too.
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Old 09-08-2017, 07:31 PM
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But is the clock wiring enough to power the Valentine 1 detector?
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Yes. V1 doesn't draw that much power.
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I tapped mine off a fuse in the fuse box on the left kick panel area using a piggy-back fuse block then ran the wires up the post, under the headliner, and down the front of the mirror. Works like a champ.
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So did you do that because the clock wires can't support the Valentine 1?

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I tapped mine off a fuse in the fuse box on the left kick panel area using a piggy-back fuse block then ran the wires up the post, under the headliner, and down the front of the mirror. Works like a champ.
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So did you do that because the clock wires can't support the Valentine 1?
I'm sure the OEM wiring will support the V1, I just don't like splicing. I cringed when I had to splice into the wiring for my steering wheel stereo control module. Just a pet peeve of mine, and I'm OCD.
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Old 12-16-2017, 03:48 PM
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Just looking at the idea of running my V1 from the fuse panel as well, what did you do for the grounding wire, not much there for selection. A pic or description would be great, I had it all wired but couldnt find a suitable ground for the piggy back and what fuse did you piggy off of?

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use a tap on the dome light power
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Old 12-18-2017, 07:13 AM
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I used those vampire taps: Red/green is the power and grey/brown is the ground...
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Thanks, I would still rather go at it from the fuse panel as I am a bit more comfortable than splicing wires, I just had foot surgery so I have a couple weeks(5-6) yet to mull it over before my way better half allows me to get back to the garage����. Not much room to work but I guess that goes with the overall footprint. Fun to drive so far!
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I would never splice a harness, I use either vampire tap (ok) or a posi-tap (best)
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use a tap on the dome light power
+1

That's what I use. When I open my door my RD powers up, and when I lock the car, it powers down when the dome light goes off.
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