Told you if you can wait until next week I can help you hardwire the V1. Just did one in my buddies 135i the other day and it took about an hour. With two people its very easy. And sweet on the new mods, I have been thinking lately about doing the amber delete as well.
2 tickets = ouch! This is the wonderful thing that happened to mine the other day while it was parked near downtown. My car has a big target on it for this stuff it seems.
I'm just hoping I get it back before the Fall drive next weekend (I should)