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      09-12-2006, 05:09 PM   #23
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DO IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE RADAR CABLE!!!!!!!! hahah
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next weak I'm going to retrofit my radar cable inside the dashboard so I can get the sunglass holder, I'm also thinking of retrofiting a small orange LED on the center console have any of you notice that is the only compartment that does not have one even the front ashtray have one
and maybe a power outlet on the luggage compartment (boot)

I will also post a DIY for that 3 mods
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      09-12-2006, 05:37 PM   #24
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Thanks calvino!

Here is a link to the part (no affiliation...blah, blah, blah):
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...25&hg=51&fg=35
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very nice job. i still would not do it myself, my work stinks.
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      09-12-2006, 05:45 PM   #26
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DO IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE RADAR CABLE!!!!!!!! hahah
I got the cable on ebay allready is not here yet BTW you know there is a DIY for radar detector allready, but is not properly mount, radars should be mount as low as possible that's why I'm going to do another DIY
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      09-12-2006, 05:47 PM   #27
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very nice job. i still would not do it myself, my work stinks.
is not hard at all is like the easiest mod ever
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      09-12-2006, 06:33 PM   #28
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where can i buy the part? what's the part number for gray interior? can I just call my dealer and ask for it?
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      09-12-2006, 06:46 PM   #29
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where can i buy the part? what's the part number for gray interior? can I just call my dealer and ask for it?
http://parts.crownauto.com/ the part # is on the 1st post
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      09-12-2006, 06:58 PM   #30
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So awesome!!! Thanks for the DIY!!



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Great DIY

Calvino

This is a great writeup. I always wanted to add this.



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      09-12-2006, 07:23 PM   #32
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Great DIY....something I think I can handle. Thanks.
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i'm ordering my part tonite. Great addition, esp. with two kids.
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great now somethin else i have to do !
just finished rear fogs!
dam you people..
i love the happy face look

thanks for the diy!
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is not hard at all is like the easiest mod ever
not as easy as this, which is about all i can handle.
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not as easy as this, which is about all i can handle.

touche !!!
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      09-12-2006, 08:51 PM   #38
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I got the cable on ebay allready is not here yet BTW you know there is a DIY for radar detector allready, but is not properly mount, radars should be mount as low as possible that's why I'm going to do another DIY
Calvino - This isn't strictly true, depending on the detector - Valentine recommends mounting as High as possible - gives farther detection range because of over-the-horizon angle. The V1 is also a Laser detector, as well as having rearward facing sensors, so also needs unobstructed view through the rear window.

I've tested mine against known radar locations, and I get an earlier warning with the high mounting point, and low mounting gives me almost nothing from behind. But YMMV, depending on the specific detector you are using.

I do like your DIY for the power ports though. Is there a part number for Gray interior ?
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nice work, I would not want to sit in the back of your car with that face staring at me
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Wonderful job. I dig this. Ordered part.
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Calvino...awesome DIY

Will definitely hit up JD at Crown for these parts as well...more cost-effective/functional euro mods


Admins: Please add this fine DIY to the DIY master list. Thanks.
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Calvino - This isn't strictly true, depending on the detector - Valentine recommends mounting as High as possible - gives farther detection range because of over-the-horizon angle. The V1 is also a Laser detector, as well as having rearward facing sensors, so also needs unobstructed view through the rear window.

I've tested mine against known radar locations, and I get an earlier warning with the high mounting point, and low mounting gives me almost nothing from behind. But YMMV, depending on the specific detector you are using.

I do like your DIY for the power ports though. Is there a part number for Gray interior ?

Radarusters says not to mount the radar high
When an officer targets your vehicle with traffic laser, he normally aims his beam at either your front headlight or your front license plate. When the beam strikes your car its maximum diameter is only 18". This means if the officer is pointing the beam at your front license plate and your detector is high or mid level on the windshield, chances are that your detector will never alert.

If you are using a a radar/laser detector you should consider mounting it as low on the windshield as possible (not obstructed by the wiper blades), to increase your chances of detecting laser.

the part # is on the 1st post I think is the same for all dark int however you can double check here http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...& hg=51&fg=35
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Just a quick update: Parts ordered from Crown. Thanks again, Calvino
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