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Waste, no one uses radars anymore and anyone telling you they detect a point and shoot laser is selling you fools gold.
 

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Waste, no one uses radars anymore and anyone telling you they detect a point and shoot laser is selling you fools gold.
Thank you so much for your pearl of wisdom.

Numero uno, you are wrong. Numero dos, you are wrong.

Just so happens I detected radar twice today, both times hidden traps. And I received the warning the first time in plenty of time to slow down had I needed to, but I wasn't speeding. Second time the radar was quite weak and I received the warning too late to have slowed down, but once again, I was not speeding.

Your second proclamation, as written, is also incorrect. Even my V1 will instantly detect a laser hit. However, no question it's too late once it does. There are laser jammers to take care of that. Foolproof? Of course not. I personally wouldn't bother with one.

Between Waze and the V1, which usually are quite in sync with one another, it's a game changer. Especially on well traveled roads where there are other Wazers.

Nothing in life is guaranteed. But what is guaranteed is that radar is used in many, many jurisdictions. In fact, on the highways and byways of NY, it's used all the time.

But hey, thanks again for your incorrect assertion. Quite baseless and unhelpful.
 

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Ka band in constant use around here, by both local and state police. My Passport Max and Waze have saved me many times...
 

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Thanks for the answer RHoyle, I know detectors tend to activate whether or not police are around. Many already stated on this thread how 1980s this device already is. He even stated how he got caught by a laser...because they don't work on lasers...and if they do have a jammer, the laser would indicate that a hammer was being used...
Just helping out the next guy considering a radar detector. As far as knowing more, maybe on 1980 detectors used by trolls...
 

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Thanks for the answer RHoyle, I know detectors tend to activate whether or not police are around. Many already stated on this thread how 1980s this device already is. He even stated how he got caught by a laser...because they don't work on lasers...and if they do have a jammer, the laser would indicate that a hammer was being used...
Just helping out the next guy considering a radar detector. As far as knowing more, maybe on 1980 detectors used by trolls...
Enough bickering. Let it go and maybe get your facts straight. I suggest you read RDF Geographical Survey - Radar Detector & Laser Jammer Forum before digging a deeper hole. Going under the presumption you are trying to help and not trolling ...

A. Radar is extensively used in most states. Just look it up. X band is "mostly" dead. K band has a lot of garbage. But KA band is very active. The best thing is a segmented KA band RD. Many counties cannot afford to upgrade from X band to KA band. This stuff is not free.

B. Photo Radar come across on K band and now I seem them taking the photos with Laser. Rest assured, Laser detection absolutely works. However, as @MDJAK said, its too late. But in the case of Photo radar, they already hit you with the K band. Ignore at your own peril. And photo radar can cluster around school zones or construction.

Want to see stupid people? Watch them speed through the photo radars. Then I'm sure they go on forums and complain. Duh. Poor me. I got a ticket because I ignore the HUGE signs.

C. K band is cluttered with garbage, mostly LCA. If you are in traffic, modern detectors can filter some of it out, but not all. Since you are in traffic, its moot. Only the foolish would speed outside the flow of heavy traffic.

D. Radar traps exist. Just open your eyes. Maybe not in your locality but unless you driver in every state, you have no basis for judgement. But just as prevalent and become more common now are photo radar. You would be foolish to not heed a photo radar.

Give it a rest guys. We are a peaceful group and there has been a lot of misinformation in the last few posts. The modern detectors, MAX 2, V1, Redline are excellent, in a league of their own compared to the low end stuff. Look at the youtube comparisons. And as other said, paired with Waze they combo works.
 

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Just to confirm, if we use this type of connection directly to the rear view mirror, we would not be able to use the accessory (bluetooth device LE) since we would be tapping directly to the power source in the mirror...correct? :nerd:
Yes, that's correct, it is directly power and doesn't leave the opportunity to use the accessory devices. I'm sure that it could be "figured out", but I haven't had the desire or need to. It's just a 12v switched power source (switched, so it turns off when the car does, and remains on while the ignition is on). Theoretically you could use those wires to tap with the hardwire kit but the attractiveness of the wiretap was the simplicity and fact you can un-do it without permanent changes.

Good luck. (Oh and sorry for the exceptionally late response).
 

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I paid my Porsche dealer all of $300 to hard wire my Escort Passport 9500IX and install the excellent rear view mirror mount by Blendmount on my 911S. The installation looks great and the unit turns off when the ignition is off. I will do the same when I take delivery of my Macan S going with another Blendmount and possibly the new Passport Max. I applaud your mechanical ability sir but you go through all that trouble and risk but end up with a detector mounted with suction cups. Do yourself a favor and get the Blendmount. It will probably take you very little time to install.
Radar detectors work and in Florida are a must have.
 

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I paid my Porsche dealer all of $300 to hard wire my Escort Passport 9500IX and install the excellent rear view mirror mount by Blendmount on my 911S. The installation looks great and the unit turns off when the ignition is off. I will do the same when I take delivery of my Macan S going with another Blendmount and possibly the new Passport Max. I applaud your mechanical ability sir but you go through all that trouble and risk but end up with a detector mounted with suction cups. Do yourself a favor and get the Blendmount. It will probably take you very little time to install.
Radar detectors work and in Florida are a must have.
The Blendmout works great, and I bought one and used it for an entire 2 weeks before I realized that I was not getting the same number of radar hits. Turns out, if you have the thermal / noise isolating option on your car (as my brother suggested that I just “have to have”) then the only place the signal travels through the windshield is in the left upper corner, and a Blendmount will serve your radar detector fairly useless.

If you don’t have privacy glass, it’s a great idea.

As an aside, if anyone wants to buy a Blendmount for a V1 & a Porsche Macan, I have one for sale.
 

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I paid my Porsche dealer all of $300 to hard wire my Escort Passport 9500IX and install the excellent rear view mirror mount by Blendmount on my 911S. The installation looks great and the unit turns off when the ignition is off. I will do the same when I take delivery of my Macan S going with another Blendmount and possibly the new Passport Max. I applaud your mechanical ability sir but you go through all that trouble and risk but end up with a detector mounted with suction cups. Do yourself a favor and get the Blendmount. It will probably take you very little time to install.
Radar detectors work and in Florida are a must have.
Before you opt for the Max, do yourself a favor and go on YouTube (I have zero connection to it), look for Vortex Radar. The guy is a genius when it comes to detectors. The new Uniden R3 is head and shoulders above any other detector. And I'm coming from the overly chatty V1.

As for $300, it probably took them all of 15 minutes to do, as that's how long it took me, and I'm all thumbs.
 

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I have a 9500ix, and I have liked it for years for the gps radar false signal deletes. I have to say though, there are tons of cars with the radar guidance and blind spot monitoring, and now it goes off, falsely, all the time
 

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I have a 9500ix, and I have liked it for years for the gps radar false signal deletes. I have to say though, there are tons of cars with the radar guidance and blind spot monitoring, and now it goes off, falsely, all the time
You might check for a firmware update. Not sure if it applies to the 9500ix, but Escort has been working on this, and my Max2 is pretty good at filtering out most modern cars.
 

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Radar detector install comments



2. Pull down the console from the rear. This is the tricky part. There are 4 spring clips and two pivot points (at the front edge) holding the console. The rear clips are at the sides near the back edge. As you pull down on the back edge you will see the clips. They tend to get caught and crumple up as you pull down. Use a screwdriver or such to work the clip edge in toward the console so it doesn’t catch. I still managed to bend one, but was able to remove the console and fix it. You don’t need to remove the console (unless you have the clip problem); it will pivot down toward the front of the car.
Hello, so my front clips are pretty F-d.
Tried bending them back, but can't get the console tight to the roof liner.

Another post stated the correct replacement clips are 95B 868 771
https://www.sonnenporscheoemparts.com/oem-parts/porsche-trim-bezel-clip-95b868771
Can anyone confirm if these are the correct parts?
They part diagram looks different.

Thanks
 

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Thanks!

Big thank you's to plimagt3 and ncsu2wfu!

I followed your directions this weekend and successfully wired my Escort 360 max to the blue connector in the overhead console.

It was a bit of work, however. Perhaps the clips are now different in the 2018, but I never could get the forward ones to release. Worked on it for a good hour+. Applied significant force and came at it from 3 different directions: below, above, and rear. No go. The good news is that I had enough room to get in there with needle nose pliers to insert the Mirrortap appropriately to the blue connector. It works perfectly!

I still need to finish tucking the wire from the detector to the headliner, but I have to do a tiny leveling adjustment on the Blendmount first and then will get to that.

For those nay-saying radar detectors, in the NJ/NY area they are golden. Waze is great, but I nearly got snagged a few times from a cop just setting up a location and not being entered yet to the app. Almost all use Ka here (some NY state patrol cars use K in upstate I have found)--and so far none with laser in the 8 years I have lived in the area.

Having it installed for only one full day, it has already saved me.

Cheers!

-John
 
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