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So firstly, the rover comes with 2 things I have no clue about.
First is this dial, located to the left of the cluster, I've played it with it endlessly, but no clue what it does.


Secondly, this is on my mirror, if I am not mistaken, these are lights that look the same as Radar Detectors have, If that's the case, where do I plug in the radar detector?


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I tried shifting into the "low" part of the "H" shifter and once I had made it across the middle, the TC light on the dash came on and started flashing along with a beep- as well as the PRND321 flashing along with it. Truck moves forward and reverse in LOW
What gives?
 

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1. It's either a bass volume knob for an aftermarket amp, or something for #2.
#2. Looks like an aftermarket mirror with the innards for a Valentine One. The PO probably removed the brains to it, as they're pretty pricey.
3. When you shift to Low...move the lever over and wait for it to stop beeping. When the dash says it's okay, then shift into gear.
 

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kmagnuss said:
1. It's either a bass volume knob for an aftermarket amp, or something for #2.
#2. Looks like an aftermarket mirror with the innards for a Valentine One. The PO probably removed the brains to it, as they're pretty pricey.
3. When you shift to Low...move the lever over and wait for it to stop beeping. When the dash says it's okay, then shift into gear.
Any idea where the actual unit would plug in? I'd love to buy one and have it wired into it.
No signs of an aftermarket system whatsoever.
 

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I would have to agree with KMag, neither are factory especially given the odd wiring job done to the mirror trim. Since they aren't factory it's anyones guess as to what could be done with them. If I were in your shoes I would be pulling both apart and tracing wires to see what else has been added if this is some kind of kit.
 

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I bet the knob that does not work is for the radar detector. When I got my Porsche from my sister-in-law it had a know that she did not know what it was. It ended up being a K40 radar detector that had a blown fuse. I replaced the fuse and have a radar detector now.
 

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Im trying to rack my brains as to where the actual detector is/can be plugged in? I wonder if they will know at a audio shop or somewhere? It would be super cool if I can have a hardwired detector system.
 

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The mirror only has a remote display in it. Pricy little buggers .

With a remote display the unit itself should be hidden--try looking in the grille or any other forward facing openings with a bright light.

The switch is probably to turn at least the display off so the officer directly behind you doesn't see it.
 

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TerryY said:
The mirror only has a remote display in it. Pricy little buggers .

With a remote display the unit itself should be hidden--try looking in the grille or any other forward facing openings with a bright light.

The switch is probably to turn at least the display off so the officer directly behind you doesn't see it.
Nothing in the grille area, just had it apart recently. The actual unit would need to be plugged in somewhere in the cockpit. I have to pull the plastic under the steering wheel and have a look see?
 

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Wiring to the V1 main unit looks lie a telephone cord.

The V1 has to see out at least to the front but exposed front and back would be better. Higher is better too.

The A pillars are the most frequent route for the wiring.
 

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Turn the knob all the way clockwise and go drive past a Police Station. I'm guessing the knob is the volume control for the detector. If they've done that much work I wouldn't be surprised if there a detector up front maybe in the hood lining and a second sensor/receiver somewhere at the back
 

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rogan said:
Turn the knob all the way clockwise and go drive past a Police Station. I'm guessing the knob is the volume control for the detector. If they've done that much work I wouldn't be surprised if there a detector up front maybe in the hood lining and a second sensor/receiver somewhere at the back
That makes sense. I am going to try yor suggestion, there is a Station 1 minute from my place. However, it is too **** cold here to go tracing any wires.
 

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You'd be better off driving past a grocery store or Target than a PD. At least around here, they don't leave their cars running with the radars on. In fact, it's rare when a cop even has a radar here...they've all gone on to lasers.
 

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JaguarS4R said:
that knob is either for the volume or sensitivity for the valentine 1 radar you have built in the rear view mirror.
Interesting...
Shouldn't it light up or something at least at start up or when we click the knob on-off?
 

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luvs2getmuddy said:
JaguarS4R said:
that knob is either for the volume or sensitivity for the valentine 1 radar you have built in the rear view mirror.
Interesting...
Shouldn't it light up or something at least at start up or when we click the knob on-off?
Only if there is power to it. Have you traced the wires yet to see if anything is actually hooked up?
 

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rrtoadhall said:
luvs2getmuddy said:
JaguarS4R said:
that knob is either for the volume or sensitivity for the valentine 1 radar you have built in the rear view mirror.
Interesting...
Shouldn't it light up or something at least at start up or when we click the knob on-off?
Only if there is power to it. Have you traced the wires yet to see if anything is actually hooked up?

Well it seems silly that all would be installed and not wired up, right?

As for tracing wires, I'd like to, but haven;t had the chance to. It has been freezing here, the truck is at my parents place awaiting tires, and mainly I don't know where to begin with that(electrics are NOT my forte at all).
 

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luvs2getmuddy said:
Well it seems silly that all would be installed and not wired up, right?
Not really - the guts of the system could have been removed to put in their new motor leaving behind the mirror - otherwise they would have to have bought a replacement and if new vehicle was different why remove it and ditto for the switch - would have left an ugly hole in dash.

luvs2getmuddy said:
I don't know where to begin with that(electrics are NOT my forte at all).
You don't need to understand electrics to trace a piece of coloured wire to see where it goes and if connected to anything - just follow from the back of the switch.
 
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