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rj11 connector?
Yes I believe thats the type of connector. Its what comes from the factory with the radar unit to plug into the body. I unplug the cord every time I remove my radar from the window with the result of having to replace the cord/connector in less than a year. This is with several brands over the years.
 

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For the record I spent 30+ years as LEO...radar detectors are useless. But you guys drive on think it’s going to help you from getting tickets. Keep deceiving yourselfs
I've spent 15+ years as a speeding driver and have specifically slammed on the brakes on 10+ occasions where my radar detector went off. It brought me down to the speed limit or within 5 mph. As I pass by the LEO, my radar detector is going off at max strength. I drive by peacefully then speed back up. I've also seen over 3 instances where another guy ahead/behind me gets pulled over where I'm fine.


I also fully support LEOs in thinking that radar detectors are useless!!!!!!! Everytime I get away with one I take myself out for a night of celebration or get myself something for the car.
 

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for those that use the blendmount, don't you lose the mute button functionality with the 12v outlet that comes with the Uniden R3?
 

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Radar hardwire

Thanks for the installation instructions. I did hardwire Escort radar detector in macan. I used Add A Curcuit to plug into driver side fuse panel A. Fuse #3 is 5A (maybe 10A) for home link system. Connect ground (black) wire to a silver bolt above fuse box. Run wire top of windshield to A-Pillar. Engine on, radar turns on. Engine off, radar turns off. Total installation time 20 min.
 

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As I live in a police state, radar detectors are illegal ? they won’t work anyway as police here use laser. Check out the new highway patrol car our police have just been given ! Cameras that can read number plates at 1000 paces as you drive by and check if you are registered ?
 

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License plate readers have been around for a long time. We have them all over NY.

I was recently up in Montreal, Canada and detectors are also illegal there. They kill a whole industry.
 

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I have a Passport 8500 radar detector thats 7 or 8 years old. It still works fine but when I drive in the city on occasion the **** laser warning goes off when I use my horn! Its loud and very annoying. Time for a replacement. I hardwired it to the fuse box tucking the wire along the top and down the left side of the windshield using a plastic card. The detector is mounted on the rear view mirror.
 

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I have a Passport 8500 radar detector thats 7 or 8 years old. It still works fine but when I drive in the city on occasion the **** laser warning goes off when I use my horn! Its loud and very annoying. Time for a replacement. I hardwired it to the fuse box tucking the wire along the top and down the left side of the windshield using a plastic card. The detector is mounted on the rear view mirror.
Like that. Yankee ingenuity – a plastic credit card is the tool to press the wire under the A pillar and top window trim panel
 

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License plate readers have been around for a long time. We have them all over NY.

I was recently up in Montreal, Canada and detectors are also illegal there. They kill a whole industry.
On a side note, I'm not sure what those BMW 5 series have under the hood. I'm sure we could take them in a pinch ;)
 

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Please keep this post on topic; hardwiring a radar detector. My question ... anyone try using a 15 inch mirrortap? That is what the manufacturer recommends. Thanks
 

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Escort 9500ci

I have installed the 9500ci with the jammers. Now I know the jammers really don't jam anymore but they alert you to the presence of Lidar still. When connection power always go straight to the battery on a Macan and use a relay or you must use a capacitor that will maintain voltage on a canbus system especially with stop start function or under voltage scenarios will plague you.
 

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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


Same issue on my wife’s 2018 Macan over an hour and found no way to release front left (drivers side) spring clamp. Much, much more difficult than my 991.1


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I just installed a blend mount with a mirror tap cable for my escort max 360. For the longest time I had it mounted with a suction cup, with permanent wire coming from fuse box (well hidden). I decided to try the blend mount and it looks very good. Go to Youtube's Vortex Radar and he has a code that saves you 12.5% of your purchase.

 

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Radar detector install comments

I wired my Escort into the overhead console on our Macan S and mounted it at the top of the windshield immediately to the right of the rear view mirror. The results were excellent, and I’m very happy with the solution. If you are considering doing this yourself, here are my cautions and comments.
This is a difficult job (particularly the wiring) and I’d not recommend it unless you feel very proficient in soldering in tight spaces. Second, the overhead console is held in with spring clips which are easily destroyed in the removal process unless you’re very careful. Third, the power source I used is used for the proximity sensors, so your detector will remain on when the car is locked (unless you “double lock” the car to disable the sensors) If your still game, here goes.
I have always installed my radar detectors to the mirror stem using Blend Mounts excellent mirror mounts. In addition I hard- wired the radar detectors to a switched source. I recently replaced my Infinity FX with a Macan S. My first project was installing my Valentine detector on the mirror stem and wiring it to a switched source. I also wanted the power wire to be unobtrusive which was the most difficult part. The entire project is detailed on my website at.



Not sure I am allowed to post a website link., if against the rule please let me know
 

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I have always installed my radar detectors to the mirror stem using Blend Mounts excellent mirror mounts. In addition I hard- wired the radar detectors to a switched source. I recently replaced my Infinity FX with a Macan S. My first project was installing my Valentine detector on the mirror stem and wiring it to a switched source. I also wanted the power wire to be unobtrusive which was the most difficult part. The entire project is detailed on my website at.



Not sure I am allowed to post a website link., if against the rule please let me know
Welcome to the forum.

Nice write-up and pics. Let me digest this more thoroughly. I'm more interested in dash cams than radar detectors, but there is often useful overlap in such threads.

I could be wrong -- always a possibility -- but I don't believe there's a prohibition against linking to a personal web site, as long as it's not commercial, you're not selling anything, that sort of thing.

I've been a member here going on three years, and have linked to a page on my web site -- e.g., Setting a Tire's Pressure at One Temperature to Achieve a Desired Pressure at Another Temperature -- as well as a few videos on my Vimeo account, etc. For that matter, my signature includes a link to a page on my site, and that has been there almost from day one.
 

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Welcome to the forum.

Nice write-up and pics. Let me digest this more thoroughly. I'm more interested in dash cams than radar detectors, but there is often useful overlap in such threads.

I could be wrong -- always a possibility -- but I don't believe there's a prohibition against linking to a personal web site, as long as it's not commercial, you're not selling anything, that sort of thing.

I've been a member here going on three years, and have linked to a page on my web site -- e.g., Setting a Tire's Pressure at One Temperature to Achieve a Desired Pressure at Another Temperature -- as well as a few videos on my Vimeo account, etc. For that matter, my signature includes a link to a page on my site, and that has been there almost from day one.
Thanks for the website info. Each lists have different rules and I just wanted to be sure.
I purchased the Macan a couple of weeks ago to replace my old Infinity FX and I am so far impressed. (in spite of two trips to the dealer thankfully still under warranty )
 
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