Installation of Valentine V1 remote display unit
next to clock in center dashboard
the clock console from the top of the dashboard. This is difficult
sometimes. Lift the forward edge (closest to the windshield) first until it
pops free. Then tilt up and simultaneously lift out the rear edge of the
console. It takes a very strong pull to disengage the rear latches.
the clock cable.
the console to your workbench and remove the clock.
down the left side of the clock so it fits flush against the right side of
the V1 remote display unit.
a fine tooth saw, like a jewelers saw or very thin backsaw, saw away the
ribs where the units will sit behind the console, and cut into the back of
the console as shown in the picture, so the units will sit flush. Also,
use a coping saw to enlarge the rectangular clock opening until it is wide
enough to display both units together.
files to square up the corners and generally make the display units fit
- †Get a helper for the gluing step.
you are satisfied the units fit nicely and tight against the edge of the
console opening, so no glue will run into the visible side of things, mix
up some 5-minute epoxy.
some epoxy on the right end of the V1 display unit and press the clock
against it in approximately the right location.
you hold the units in place with your thumbs as shown in the photo, have
your helper dab on some epoxy along the joints between the console and the
two units. Itís best to practice this first before actually mixing the
to hold the assembly immobile while the epoxy sets. Holding it closely
under a desk lamp to add some heat will accelerate the cure. Have your
helper monitor the remaining mixed epoxy to determine when it is safe to
let go of the assembly. Here is how the finished assembly should look:
the assembly back to your waiting WRX.
the telephone cable from the V1 radar detector to the remote display unit,
generally under the edge of the windshield trim, down the door post, and
under the dash.
the V1 remote display and the clock cable.
FOR PROPER OPERATION OF THE V1 AND THE CLOCK!
the console into the opening, engaging the rear edge first (closest to
you), then popping down the other edge last.