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Unread 11-13-2014, 12:26 PM   #1
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Radar detector setups?

Amazon had a great deal on an Escort 9500ix last night so I picked up it. I wanted to hardwire the detector and use a blendmount with it also. Just wanted to see if anyone had pics or quick write up on this. I'm sure it's easy enough but there's always that thing that if I had know..it would cut down an hour.

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Unread 11-13-2014, 01:45 PM   #2
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I also have the 9500ix. The setup is easy in theory - but it did take me a while to get everything setup. When you remove the rearview mirror, you will likely have an extreme difficult time mounting it back to the glass. i highly recommend removing the large black cap from the rear view mirror so you can see everything. Also disconnect the rearview mirror power cable before you try to mount the mirror back on. That is the only way i was able to mount it back on - then simply reconnect the power cable. It was a very frustrating experience, but worth it. it's sleek and powers on when the car turns on



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detailed info and photos: (replace number "33" with "ee" in the link) http://www.j33pgarage.org/f75/wk2-ra...tap-57544.html
BlendMount: http://store.blendmount.com/blendmou...004-p2159.aspx
MirrorTap: https://store.nexternal.com/mgt/mirr...004-p2156.aspx

my order total was : $139.48
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Unread 11-13-2014, 02:16 PM   #3
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I used the suction cups and used the stealth cord plugged right into power of my mirror. It took me about 5 minutes once I researched the correct wire colors to plug into. I have the same detector. They are awesome.
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Unread 11-13-2014, 08:24 PM   #4
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I used the Escort remote mute cord. I patched into the back of the 12v port in the cubby in front of the shifter. It's easy to get to - just pop the carpet panel loose on the passenger side of the center console. I ran the wire up the center stack and stuck the mute button on the side of the radio, below the left vent for easy fingertip access from the steering wheel. The trim around the radio (with the vents) just pops out for easy access. I then ran the rest of the cord up the A pillar and across the top of the windshield and down to the detector on it's suction cup mount.
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Unread 11-14-2014, 09:10 AM   #5
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This is how I set mine up as I like it better at the bottom. The cable is connected to the cigarette lighter behind the small door at the bottom of the dash.

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Unread 11-14-2014, 10:47 AM   #6
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I prefer these ebay mounts. They are solid, and I mount them high -- and out of the way. Oh yeah, they are fraction of the cost of Blendmount. I've used these mounts for ~3-4 years, on several vehicles. I would never go back to suction cups -- even the supercups. (I would never drill a hole in my dash either).



I'm using Escort's direct wire kit for my 9500i -- ran up, and tapped into dome light on my 200:

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Unread 11-14-2014, 06:33 PM   #7
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Mine look and are mounting just like the above but with suction cups. I ran my wire along the mirror and tapped into that. Powers on when the car turns on and doesn't block my view like the blend mount does.

Where did you get those non suction cup mounts from eBay? Do they stay stuck on with extreme heat?
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Unread 11-14-2014, 10:01 PM   #8
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Mine look and are mounting just like the above but with suction cups. I ran my wire along the mirror and tapped into that. Powers on when the car turns on and doesn't block my view like the blend mount does.

Where did you get those non suction cup mounts from eBay? Do they stay stuck on with extreme heat?
They are permanently stuck with heat or cold, and even on the dot matrix. In fact, they are quite difficult to remove when trading. I've removed a few times, and they can be re-installed with 3M outdoor grey (H/D?) double-sided tape. You can buy the exact tape he uses, at Home Depot. They come from Canada -- but shipping was pretty quick. All of $11.49!:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Permanen...item2a2ea8c592

I do wish the actual metal mount was a little thicker. There is some "play", but it depends on your detector, and windshield slope.
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Unread 11-14-2014, 10:25 PM   #9
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Glad to hear your results with that adhesive mount from eBay. I have Passports in all the cars and I've gone through so many of the suction cup mounts, I'm ready for something better. The included dual-cup mount that comes with the Passport is crap - I had to replace the cups at least once a year. Then I bought the single-cup mount from Escort and it didn't last - the rubber cup ripped where the lever attaches. I ended up making my own single-cup mount using the one from an old Sirius radio mount (the radio that looked like a radar detector). It's lasted for years, but once or twice int he summer, I find the thing on the dash. The kid's car has an Escort single cup that's about the break and the wife's uses the dual cup that needs new cups. I think I'll try these adhesive mounts.
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Unread 11-15-2014, 05:07 AM   #10
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Interesting. I've never seen those and yes..not big on spending 90 for the blendmount either. Thanks all for the info.
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Unread 11-16-2014, 11:57 AM   #11
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I ordered the ebay mount and the OEM smartcord. In my passed vehicles I always had a fuse panel to tap into. Apparently, not in the Jeep. How do I tap into power of the mirror? I've got the Laredo E with bluetooth so I'm sure there's power in the mirror but what do I use to tap into it?
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Unread 11-16-2014, 05:28 PM   #12
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I ordered the ebay mount and the OEM smartcord. In my passed vehicles I always had a fuse panel to tap into. Apparently, not in the Jeep. How do I tap into power of the mirror? I've got the Laredo E with bluetooth so I'm sure there's power in the mirror but what do I use to tap into it?
On my 2013 Trailhawk which I am such is the same Green/pink is the acc hot wire. Black is the ground. I used the stealth cord that had the pins and poked them right in to the harness. Easy peazy.
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Unread 11-16-2014, 07:02 PM   #13
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radar detectors are not allowed here. thinking about a stealth cord and a sun visor pocket.
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Unread 11-17-2014, 09:43 AM   #14
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One note about the ebay mount, clean the spot with rubbing alcohol, and heat it up (it's friggen cold here) before applying. I guess the same would apply for any mount. I tried the Passport Supercups (old style), and would fight with them all winter.
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Unread 11-19-2014, 07:23 PM   #15
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Great call on the mount. Got it and it came right away. I love it. Thanks.
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