DIY: V1 Radar Detector Install
There are several DIYs available for hardwiring a V1 in many different BMWs, and the X1 install is practically identical to the 1XX. But, I figured I'd provide a write-up for the X1.
This installation is to hardwire a windshield mounted V1 radar detector to an ignition enabled fuse.
Nylon trim removal tools
Wire cutters, strippers, crimpers
Valentine Direct-Wire Power Adapter Kit #00030
WirthCo 30103 Tapa Circuit for ATM Mini Fuse Blocks
Step 1- Lower Trim
Remove the lower trim panel beneath the glove box, held with two screws and one tab. After removing the screws, drop down and pull toward the seat to remove.