I am buying a radar detector to use on a couple of cross country trips. I am not really considering hardwiring because of the difficulty in doing so and because I will be using the detector infrequently on ling trips. So my option is to use the 12v power socket and run the detector cable to it through front console under the cup holders to the power socket console. I was hoping that I could drill a 1/2" hole to allow me to run the cable inside the consoles from front to back. My questions are: How dumb is this idea? Do I need to be concerned that I will drill into some important circuitry or component? Is connecting a radar detector to this power supply the most efficient way to do this? What could go wrong? Also I will be mounting the hopefully connected detector low on the windshield. I know that this is not optimal bu I hate to have wires hanging in my line of sight. Any comments? And finally, any opinions on which is best: the Uniden R3 or the Radensa XP?