Hey guys... I posted this in a different thread a couple months ago but thought I'd pass long here as well.
I "hardwired" my Bel RX-65 from the outlet in the passenger footwell. I actually modified the Bel's cig lighter plug-in adaptor and then ran the wiring around the footwell to the door seal, up the A-pillar, and underneath the headliner (see below for some pics).
I actually chose this solution so that I didn't have to "mod" any of the vehicle wiring (tap into wires, etc.). Works great and it was pretty easy.
I've actually had my Bel in three separate vehicles and my experience has been VERY positive... nice balance of simplicity, functionality, and form (Plus it's saved my arse more than a few times!).
Let me know if you have any questions!
2012 328i Sport Line
- Jet Black/Black Dakota, Adaptive M Susp, Sport Auto Trans, and that's it (does anything else really matter? )