I finished installing the Valentine1 radar detector into the van today. The hardest part was finding a spot to ground the negative wire in the cramped area under the dash. These are the steps I followed.... First, for power I like using a piggyback fuse connector like the one pictured below. It's made by the Littelfuse Company and it's called Add-a-Circuit. Because I simply took out the hard-wire kit that I was using in the Subaru, everything was all set to go. This allows me to connect into power without having to splice into any wires. I like being able to remove it easily. The driver's side fuse panel is fairly compact and it was easy to fish the wire behind the panel so that it would look nice and clean: DO NOT DO WHAT I DID IN THE PICTURE ABOVE and put the radar detector with the RADIO (#5), or the INTR LIGHT (#6), or the BACK UP (#7), or the DAY LIGHT (#3). I tried each one of those locations, looking for a spot that would give me switched power. Surprisingly, each o
You inspired me to buy a Honda Odyssey, you can't rid of your's now! What am I going to do?ReplyDelete
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We've got one, great ride, not a ton of room - hence the Honda Odyssey purchase today. We traded in our 07 Mazda3. Daughter #2 is coming this Saturday, wife wanted more room. Anyway, I've been enjoying your blog, great stuff.
Congrats on Daughter #2--Very exciting!
The Odyssey is definitely a great vehicle. I've been comparing it with different vehicles and no other one has as much storage space and comfort--it actually makes it hard to give it up. It just confirms to me that we made the right choice when we got it. You won't be disappointed. The Odyssey really handles well, too, so the other day after a bit of "spirited" driving, my wife simply said, "You don't have to get rid of the Ody for a sports car, you can just drive the Ody like a sports car!" :LOL:
The only reason why we're considering getting is new vehicle is to try to become a one vehicle family. It's hard though because we don't want make too many compromises.
I heard that Honda might come out with a diesel engine for the Odyssey--that might be something for us to consider.
Anyway, I appreciate your comments and all the best to your family!