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I have a Passport Escort 8500. I had it wired into my former 98 Trans Am, and installation on that was a breeze. However, I'm not sure how to go about wiring it in to the Vette without damaging anything.

On my TA, I just removed the stereo head unit, and tapped a pink wire behind the radio, hooked up the ground wire to a bolt on the firewall, and ran the wiring to the RADAR detector unit through the windshield defog vent.

To remove the head unit on the vette's stereo, it looks like I have to take out the whole console? It looks like one big piece.

Any suggestions as to the easiest/cleanest way to do this installation?
 

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There is an extra

...switched, hot lead (for cell phones, detectors etc.) underneath the front passenger carpet. Pull it back from the top and it is at the top along the firewall, sometimes tucked underneath and has electrical tape on it. If you do a search there is a thread to the V1 wiring installation.
 

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I just hardwired my V1 in last week. It's essentially a breeze. Pull the carpet back and pull out the kick panel from the top first. It has velcro on the upper corners and small plastic hooks in the lower corners.

There is a set of three wires (orange, yellow, black) taped together in the upper left-hand corner just on top of the big shiny silver body control module. It's a good idea to disconnect your battery before pulling these wires out, especially if you're going to pull the tape all the way off. I just separated the yellow (ignition) wire out and clamped into that. Then I pulled out the ground wire (black) and spliced it to the ground wire on my V1 adapter. That's it.

The hardest part for me was putting the passenger side A-pillar molding back on. It's not very flexible, but it does manage to snap back in after some manipulation.

I ran the wire from the detector just tucked in along the headliner by slightly loosening the visor screws. I found an easy place to run the wire from the A-pillar into the footwell where the wires are. Place a shoplight or other light on the passenger floor. If you look down into the dash through the windshield from outside the car where the A-pillar meets you'll see a small space going straight down to the carpet. I had to tape the detector wire to a long piece of masking tape rolled lengthwise to make it stiff enough to thread through the opening. Very simple and clean. Voila'!
 

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Great Link! My V-1 is on its way here:guiness:
 
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