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      01-03-2012, 09:04 PM   #1
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How to remove this panel HARDWIRE V1 radar

Anyone know how to remove this panel. I stuck a credit card in between the gap and at the top clips just hold it in. however it appears there is a bolt or something on the bottom of it that i can not see or get to. any help removing this panel would be appreciated as i am trying to hardwire my valentine one with savvy through the obd port.
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      01-04-2012, 01:11 AM   #2
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i had my wire running up under there, and for the life of me i cant remember how i pulled it off. i did have the panel under the dash pulled, and i might of even had the side panel to the lower left pulled... just cant remember.

anyways, maybe pull that kick panel under the dash and poke around... i seem to remember it being only three screws holding it on, although my memory is suspect :O

good luck!
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      01-04-2012, 06:49 PM   #3
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I pulled the one on the passenger side and it was just clipped in. A trim tool set is best for removal.
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Could you please post photos of the finished install? Am considering the V1 with savvy.
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I ended up doing it on the driver's side as I was going exactly what the OP planned. I got a Valentine 1 / V1 Savvy unit, and wanted to run the power wire along the headliner, down behind the A pillar cover, to the OBD port area.

I ended up just pulling at its edges, and managed to pull it out maybe half an inch, to where it felt really tight, and then I stopped to look, before I broke something!

With a flashlight, you can see about 2/3 of the way up, a plastic tab that hooks behind the dash. What I ended up doing was using a flathead screwdriver and feeling my way along the edge until I hit the tab, then pushed on the tab with the screwdriver towards the front of the car, until it disengaged from the dash, then just pried open the cover with my fingers.

There are two other plastic "fingers" on the back of the cover, but they just pop into place. I managed to pull back the cover a few inches this way.

Didn't fully pull it off at that point, as it looked a bit tricky, and I had enough room to get my fingers in there to grab the wire as I was pushing it down from the top.

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