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Old 09-24-2012, 02:41 PM   #51
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No, just pull the black piece straight out (forward)
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:09 PM   #52
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Looks great but my question is about the Amber color. It is still the yellowish color of the other scanners or will this one be the orange color of the halo kits?
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:07 AM   #53
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You can definitely make it way easier to install and run power/ground wires if you pop out the 4 inner most plastic retainer pieces. Gives you room to route and also push the oem mailslot insert piece out.

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Looks great but my question is about the Amber color. It is still the yellowish color of the other scanners or will this one be the orange color of the halo kits?
Gonna be orange. Most all of the newer SMDs from AAC have been coming out orange.

I had the same question for a while after doing several "Amber" Halos for customers only to do scanners later and not have them match. It's a drag!!

These should be the bees knees guys....solid quality and easy peasy install!

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Old 09-26-2012, 12:07 PM   #54
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My scanner is on its way. I will let everyone know how easy it is to install. I installed the UK scanner in less than 15-20 min and this looks to be easier from the pictures is see.

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Old 09-26-2012, 02:47 PM   #55
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You can definitely make it way easier to install and run power/ground wires if you pop out the 4 inner most plastic retainer pieces. Gives you room to route and also push the oem mailslot insert piece out.



Gonna be orange. Most all of the newer SMDs from AAC have been coming out orange.

I had the same question for a while after doing several "Amber" Halos for customers only to do scanners later and not have them match. It's a drag!!

These should be the bees knees guys....solid quality and easy peasy install!

Ivan

That is great to hear! To be honest the color not matching was the only thing holding me back from some of these products. Now Im definately going to have to pick one of these up. Thanks!
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:59 PM   #56
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Thanks for keeping the thread live and answering all of the questions Ivan!
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:42 PM   #57
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This is what I just received and I don't think it's the V2 I ordered
No ends on it, tape on the back and not pre-bent to fit in the mail slot?

Jonathan, Please check your pm and email.

Needless to say I'm a little upset, now I have to wait and send this back and
then wait another week or so to get what I ordered! So much for installing
this weekend.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:29 PM   #58
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This is what I just received and I don't think it's the V2 I ordered
No ends on it, tape on the back and not pre-bent to fit in the mail slot?

Jonathan, Please check your pm and email.

Needless to say I'm a little upset, now I have to wait and send this back and
then wait another week or so to get what I ordered! So much for installing
this weekend.
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This is the email that I responded to:
Frank,

I talked to one of the girls that handles the online sales and you did receive the correct scanner for what you ordered.

If you wanted the new Camaro Mail Slot Scanner it is $129 plus shipping ($126.05 shipped with the Camaro5 discount). You are more than welcome to send back the scanner you purchased and swap it out for the new mail slot scanner. If you wish to do so please include the form attached in this email when you send back the scanner.

If I can assist you with any future purchases please let me know,


Here is the PM that I responded to:
Frank,

I talked to one of the girls that handles the online sales and you did receive the correct scanner for what you ordered.

If you wanted the new Camaro Mail Slot Scanner it is $129 plus shipping ($126.05 shipped with the Camaro5 discount). You are more than welcome to send back the scanner you purchased and swap it out for the new mail slot scanner. If you wish to do so please include the form attached below when you send back the scanner.

http://www.automotivelightstore.com/shippingfaq.aspx

If I can assist you with any future purchases please let me know,
JB


The scanner you ordered was incorrect
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:22 PM   #59
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Thanks Jonathan for helping Me to get this straighten out
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:26 PM   #60
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:31 PM   #61
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You are very welcome.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:39 PM   #62
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I LOVE MY NEW DIRECT FIT RGB SCANNER!!!

However, it is NOT a "no modification required" installation.

The control box is hardwired to the positive negative wires. So, if you want to install this you either have cut the wires before hand or cut a hole for the box to go through.

If you go ahead and cut the wires, then because of the central placement of the control wire on the scanner, you have to drill a small hole, dead center of the slot to feed the wire through.

Too bad the control wire couldn't have been wired in the same place as where the clips are that hold the scanner in.

The scanner also needed connectors on the control box so you wouldn't have to cut the wires for install if you didn't want to cut a huge hole for the control box to fit through.

I did express my concerns and observations to Jonathan at AAC. He did tell me that cutting the wires for the install would not void the warranty.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:50 AM   #63
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I'm getting mine on tues. Anyway you can post a DIY on how you wired yours? Or if anyone can post a DIY on this?
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:45 PM   #64
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Never thought about a DIY pictorial, but here's what you'll need...

Shrink tubing
Wire cutters
Drill w/ ¼ inch drill bit
3M Side Molding Tape for control box
10mm socket
10mm open end wrench
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I'm getting mine on tues. Anyway you can post a DIY on how you wired yours? Or if anyone can post a DIY on this?
Here you go

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Hey, I didn't get a remote with Oracle on it. Mine is plain. I want one.
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Thanks for the DIY. Basically same wiring ad the UK scanner I have (but it works when it wants only now).
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I'm confused as to "need to cut a small opening" for control box to pass through. Installation seems extremely easy, except the cut. The control box is close to 1/2" thick and close to 1" across. To me this is no small opening. Unless I'm missing something.

Looks like I will be cutting the wire to pass it through and splicing it back together. I did test out my light, works great.
I will be up in the morning to look into exactly how I'm going to install it.
AAC, if you read this can you please try to tell/show me if you can what you mean by a small opening?
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I'm confused as to "need to cut a small opening" for control box to pass through. Installation seems extremely easy, except the cut. The control box is close to 1/2" thick and close to 1" across. To me this is no small opening. Unless I'm missing something.

Looks like I will be cutting the wire to pass it through and splicing it back together. I did test out my light, works great.
I will be up in the morning to look into exactly how I'm going to install it.
AAC, if you read this can you please try to tell/show me if you can what you mean by a small opening?
You can cut the wires to pass through the hole in the bumper and re-connect them. This will not void your warranty.
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Jonathan, Thanks for all your help

Got mine installed last night and it looks awesome! But for some reason my remote is acting up occasionally? ( I tried a new battery with same results )

It may work from 30 feet away one time and then the next time it won't work until I'm 2 feet away?

I also have not been able to turn on and off from inside the vehicle?

I installed the remote box for the unit next to the fuse box under the hood.

Do you know a way to wire up the unit so it will scan when the doors are locked and or unlocked, Plus be able to use the remote as usual ?

Again, thanks for your time!
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Jonathan, Thanks for all your help

Got mine installed last night and it looks awesome! But for some reason my remote is acting up occasionally? ( I tried a new battery with same results )

It may work from 30 feet away one time and then the next time it won't work until I'm 2 feet away?

I also have not been able to turn on and off from inside the vehicle?

I installed the remote box for the unit next to the fuse box under the hood.

Do you know a way to wire up the unit so it will scan when the doors are locked and or unlocked, Plus be able to use the remote as usual ?

Again, thanks for your time!
The new scanner uses a IR eye so you will not be able to control the scanner unless you are pointing the remote at the eye in the center of the scanner but from what you are stating it sounds like you ordered the universal 22" scanner?

I do not know a way to wire the scanner for those functions but someone on here may be able to assist you with that wiring.
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Jonathan, Thanks for all your help

Got mine installed last night and it looks awesome! But for some reason my remote is acting up occasionally? ( I tried a new battery with same results )

It may work from 30 feet away one time and then the next time it won't work until I'm 2 feet away?

I also have not been able to turn on and off from inside the vehicle?

I installed the remote box for the unit next to the fuse box under the hood.

Do you know a way to wire up the unit so it will scan when the doors are locked and or unlocked, Plus be able to use the remote as usual ?

Again, thanks for your time!
The Remote is IR or Line-of-Sight (like your TV remote) you have to point it directly at the sensor in the center of the scanner.
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Jonathan, thanks for the info about cutting the wires will not void the warranty. Going to install it in just a bit. Hardest part is going to be putting the radiator cover back in place.
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Jonathan, thanks for the info about cutting the wires will not void the warranty. Going to install it in just a bit. Hardest part is going to be putting the radiator cover back in place.
I look forward to seeing the scanner installed.
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IR eye, that makes sense now. I may have to wire up a switch inside then? I want to be able to turn them on and off from the drivers seat and use the remote to only adjust the patterns. I think an on off switch in line with the power wire may do this?
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