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Old 10-31-2013, 05:14 PM
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F10 Beltronic STiR Plus radar system and AL Priority Laser defense system

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Old 10-31-2013, 05:17 PM
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Wrapped the custom bezel to match the leather seats.
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:33 PM
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Nice interior installation. Where did you mount the sensors? Why did you pick the AntiLaser?
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:57 PM
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the sensor location

I chose AL PRIORITY because it is the best. It is sold as a parking sensor and you download the software and upload it thur usp port via jump drive or you laptop. This is also how you do the software updates. It has saved my ass 4 times already. Worth every penny ! You can go online and adjust the settings how you want them. http://www.alpriorityusa.com/AL-Prio...ng-System.html
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I bought the system along with the Beltronic StiR Plus at http://www.bestradardetectors.net/AL...ty-System.html. For more info that is not wanted publicized call them and you can hear about all the benefits of the system. They will work with you on the advertized price if you ask. This is where my research lead me for the best price and the best system.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:46 AM
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Really nice install. Do you have more details such as how you routed the wires into the passenger compartment. Once you put the display in the mirror housing does it just show through?
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:44 PM
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mirror display

As for the display install on the mirror dont pay these crazy prices for someone to do it saying you need special glass and procedures because of the auto dimming and rain sensor blabla , just remove the casing that covers the mount that attaches to the glass. They connect in the center. pop it out (pull the left side left and right side right). Then turn the mirror about 1/4 turn , counter clockwise ( I think). It has been many months since I did this. Unplug the connector. Now the mirror is off you can take it somewhere you can sit down and have plenty of light. The bezel (case) that holds the mirror can be a pain to remove so start at the top so if you do damage it a little it will not be seen when reinstalled. If your careful this will not happen or be minimal. Just a precaution. After separated the mirror will come out freely far enough to insert the radar display. There is just enough room in the right corner. Remove the outer casing on the display ( it just pops off). Test fit, glue, put back together. Now before you reinstall.. the casing that your removed first that covers the mount to the windshield needs a 1/4 in hole to run the wire thru . I put my hole right in the center where the connect. It will look and work perfect. Reinstall the mirror, run the wire thru that hole, up under the headliner in the direction of passenger side. Pop the plastic tab off the SRS tab on the windshield pillar. There is a 25 or 30 torx screw behind, remove that, pop off the windshield pillar trim, put the wire behind that (you can try to tuck but I just removed for convenience. Open the pass door if not already open on the side of your dash the is a door that you can remove, It is the same texture of your dash and the same size. Beside the glove box. You can only see it if the door is open. This is where everything will meet.
This is what is needed for the stealth mirror install. Should I continue....
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:50 PM
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pictures

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Old 03-17-2014, 02:35 PM
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thank you couple more questions where did you run the wires through the firewall? you controls in the ashtray look superb what material did you use on the back?
Thanks again looks like this will be my spring project
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:03 PM
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One of the most difficult parts of the install is routing the 3 wires thru the firewall. In the center of the first picture you will see a small hole that had a rubber piece about the size of a quarter. Remove this and use a metal coat hanger. Run the hanger thru the hole down towards the brake petal. Tape the end of ONE wire at a time to the end of the hanger. Tape it good. Pull the hanger from the floor to pull each wire thru. This will take you at least a hour! Once all 3 wires (2 for the AL PRIORITY and one for the BELTRONIC radar) pull all the slack out of the wire so they lay flush along the driver fender. Recover the fender with the plastic liner so the wires will not be visible. Then run the 3 wires behind the the center console (you can use the hanger again if needed).
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