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Old 07-28-12, 07:24 PM   #1
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If have you have which one? How did you do it? What wire did you tap?
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Old 07-28-12, 09:44 PM   #2
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I was going to tap into the fuse box. But I cannot find a place to mount the v1 incognito style.
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Old 07-29-12, 09:59 PM   #3
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In my opinion the only way to do this (which I do in every Lexus truck I have ever owned).

1.) Valentine One
2.) Blend Mount to rear view mirror (google it)
3.) Stealth cord
4.) My Lexus Dealer installs mine for around $50.00 and if they break anything I'm covered
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Old 07-30-12, 05:42 AM   #4
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If have you have which one? How did you do it? What wire did you tap?
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I have an Escort QI 45 with laser diverters installed in grill with the controller mounted on the dash just above the outside door mirror controll. Had the same unit mounted on last three LX's. I pay a local shop to install and uninstall when I trade vehicles. The best part is the laser zappers! They work. Now the motorcycle cop tickets the car behind me, instead of me.
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Old 07-31-12, 03:00 AM   #5
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How does the Distronic cruise control interact with a radar detector? If the Distronic radar is on does it tr radar signal trigger the detector?
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Old 07-31-12, 05:56 PM   #6
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I have an Escort QI 45 with laser diverters installed in grill with the controller mounted on the dash just above the outside door mirror controll. Had the same unit mounted on last three LX's. I pay a local shop to install and uninstall when I trade vehicles. The best part is the laser zappers! They work. Now the motorcycle cop tickets the car behind me, instead of me.
If you don't mind can you post picture or two of your setup in the cabin...
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Old 07-31-12, 06:49 PM   #7
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These are pics of installation in my '11 LX (small pic) & '13LX (large photo- black interior)
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Old 08-02-12, 08:39 PM   #8
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Sid,
not to sound mean but that look unprofessional, did you do that ?
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Old 08-03-12, 05:46 AM   #9
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not to sound mean but that look unprofessional, did you do that ?
He said that he pays a local shop. The picture of the 2011 is smaller, so it's hard to tell for sure, but it doesn't look like they drilled into that one (wire appears to be going into the A/C vent) like they did on the 2013 to get the wire through.
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Old 08-03-12, 01:32 PM   #10
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From the driver's seat the Radar controller looks OK to me. An install I did and have done on all my LX's, was the Override system. attached is a picture of the install, and of the controller (under the Parking Brake) along with a picture of the Driver's view. I had the controller on my '11 LX in the ash tray, but I like where it is better. I did this install and I am sure it will not meet most people's high standards--But works for me! And will not be there when I trade in a year or two. The picture of the dash all torn apart was of the override install. My wife did not think I would ever get this back together, but that was easier than taking it apart. I made her help me.
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Sorry Sid, still doesnt look that professional, I am also not a big fan of the QI45 it is a entree level radar sub-par at best again no offense,
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Sorry Sid, still doesnt look that professional, I am also not a big fan of the QI45 it is a entree level radar sub-par at best again no offense,
You didn't knock my override system or do you know what it is?
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Old 08-08-12, 10:47 AM   #13
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Someone sounds like a Hater SidGriggs!! LOL--looks good !
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From the driver's seat the Radar controller looks OK to me. An install I did and have done on all my LX's, was the Override system. attached is a picture of the install, and of the controller (under the Parking Brake) along with a picture of the Driver's view. I had the controller on my '11 LX in the ash tray, but I like where it is better. I did this install and I am sure it will not meet most people's high standards--But works for me! And will not be there when I trade in a year or two. The picture of the dash all torn apart was of the override install. My wife did not think I would ever get this back together, but that was easier than taking it apart. I made her help me.
The Radar is in a excellent spot, the '13 has a cleaner install because more of the wire is hiding and the override system is in a extremely good spot! The '11 would have been perfect if the the wire was hiding but overall a very good install...
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