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Old 03-26-2018, 10:39 PM
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Great write up! I have a blendmount on my GT4 but love your idea of the high windshield mount. Iĺll be looking to do this on my next car. Would you mind posting the links to the mirror tap and the windshield mount you used? Thanks!


Here is the link to the vendor on ebay. There are other ebay vendors that sell what appears to be the same mount.

Link to MirrorTap website Porsche section. You can see in the picture I provided the version I purchased is the MTX-1015.
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Mirror tap also at Amazon.
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Old 03-27-2018, 02:56 PM
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That's where I bought mine.
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Old 03-27-2018, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by go.illini View Post
Here is the link to the vendor on ebay. There are other ebay vendors that sell what appears to be the same mount.

Link to MirrorTap website Porsche section. You can see in the picture I provided the version I purchased is the MTX-1015.
Thanks!!
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Old 03-30-2018, 12:56 PM
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As a Michigan grad, I was a bit tormented inside with the thought of following an Illini fan's instructions, but I swallowed my school pride and forged on.

go.illini's instructions were perfect.

Only difference, mine is a targa, and with that comes a bump in the headliner where the targa top anchoring mechanism is housed, which made it a little challenging to get the credit card to slide in flat to release the spring hooks. Also different from your picks above, my middle section of the light housing is the anchor that the targa top latches down into. That said, all I did was to partially drop the top enough to get the bump out of the way, and was able to tackle it just like the instructions after that. Even with the middle section of the light housing cut out, the spring hooks were in the same place as your pics above.

I currently have mine mounted in basically the same spot as yours, but using the double suction cup mount as my 3M adhesive mount has not yet arrived. That will be the last step, but very happy with the install in that location.

Thanks for the great instructions.

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Old 03-30-2018, 02:22 PM
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When tapping, sometimes its better to have a few more inches than the job requires.
Hahaha, well said indeed..
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Old 03-30-2018, 04:34 PM
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Default BlendMount Retrofit.

Has anyone attempted to modify a BlendMount BMX-2021 designed for an Escort Max to accommodate a Uniden R3? I don't mind the acquisition cost of a R3 design specific device it's the installation hassle I dread?
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Old 03-30-2018, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Shotgun View Post
Has anyone attempted to modify a BlendMount BMX-2021 designed for an Escort Max to accommodate a Uniden R3? I don't mind the acquisition cost of a R3 design specific device it's the installation hassle I dread?
If you aren't successful modifying it, you can get the blendmount folks to send you just the lower-most piece of the mount versus paying for an entire new one. I know that's one some of the guys on the bimmer forums have done when upgrading their detectors.
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Old 03-30-2018, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Al.Fresco View Post
As a Michigan grad, I was a bit tormented inside with the thought of following an Illini fan's instructions, but I swallowed my school pride and forged on.

go.illini's instructions were perfect.

Only difference, mine is a targa, and with that comes a bump in the headliner where the targa top anchoring mechanism is housed, which made it a little challenging to get the credit card to slide in flat to release the spring hooks. Also different from your picks above, my middle section of the light housing is the anchor that the targa top latches down into. That said, all I did was to partially drop the top enough to get the bump out of the way, and was able to tackle it just like the instructions after that. Even with the middle section of the light housing cut out, the spring hooks were in the same place as your pics above.

I currently have mine mounted in basically the same spot as yours, but using the double suction cup mount as my 3M adhesive mount has not yet arrived. That will be the last step, but very happy with the install in that location.

Thanks for the great instructions.

Go Blue!!!
Glad to hear it worked for you. I'll just leave this...

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Old 03-30-2018, 11:28 PM
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Received the correct kit and did the install today. Your instructions made it a piece of cake.
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Thank you for the excellent idea to order only the lower section of the BlendMount!
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Old 03-31-2018, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by vudores View Post
Received the correct kit and did the install today. Your instructions made it a piece of cake.
Looks great. I considered using the sticky cup but decided I wanted the detector as high as possible.
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:23 PM
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Awesome instructions. Did mine today, agree need the 15ö

I would add for older eyes and fat fingers:

1) High lumen flashlight you can position to shine directly into the work area
2) Reading glasses 2x your normal magnification
3) Hemostat forcep or similar very thin precise needlenose to grasp wires and cable ties being fed through various small openings
4) Use the CC to compress the springs clips to reinstall the mirror cover per the removal process

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Old 05-03-2018, 08:01 PM
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Just joined the forum and I wanted to give you a big thanks. Mirror tapped my detector (360c) today and it worked perfect. The second to smallest size worked perfectly in my situation, the smallest was a little too loose for my liking. Followed your instructions step by step. My cabriolet has the roof attachment point in the middle similar to the targa and only difference was my plug I tapped was blue and not yellow. It seems you figured out what appears others were having issues with for getting the power properly.
So fresh and so clean!
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:30 AM
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Getting a Uniden later this month. Excellent post and thank you for saving me many frustrations.
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