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post #1 of 3 Old Sep 20th, 2006, 9:51 am Thread Starter
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Now I can hear my Valentine

Two days ago I posted a question asking the forum for help on how to get audio from my Valentine into the comm II system.
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14329
I must say I'm truly dissapointed, I got no response not even a [email protected] comment from Joe,
I became extremely distraught but eventually and with a lot of counseling got over it and decide to do something about my dillema.

First I answered my own question by reading some more posts and with a little experimentation I discovered that a 1/8 (mono) audio cable can be plugged into the Valentine remote adaptor
and then into the Aux inlet under the stringray, its just that simple.

However with the setup like that you can only hear the detector when the comm sytem is on
and in Aux mode, add to that the fact that Randy had installed the XM through that mode
and I needed to come up with something else.

Since I already had the tupperware of doing an HID install now is the time.

At Radio Shack I found a "remote amplified speaker" for $31.
I dissassembled it soldered in a different little speaker I had laying around just because it fit better, wrapped the bare amp in foam, wired it up plugged in the 1/8 mono cable from the Valentine remote audio adaptor and......
yes I can hear the Valentine ............anytime,
all the time even with the stereo blasting in my helmet speakers,
it is loud, very loud.
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post #2 of 3 Old Oct 14th, 2006, 10:38 pm
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Lightbulb It may be to late BUT...

read this thread....
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11227

I found a used V1 and the owner had already sent the unit in to J&M for the modification. It plugs in under the left handle bar cover. It gives you power and sound...

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Thanks Tvguy and yes I had already read that thread and several others before these posts.
the handy little aawd wire inside the left handle bar cover isn't there anymore on the 2005 models.
no matter because I absolutely love the way my radar setup works now,
I can adjust the volume from very light to deafening and can hear it with or without earplugs, the stereo blasting and regardless of speed.
It works so well and I like it so much that I think I should patten it.


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