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Another Radar Detector Hardwire (Escort 9500 smartcord)

Old 09-23-2016, 02:16 PM
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The wire runs down the a-pillar to the fuse box. There's plenty of space to tuck it in underneath the trim along the top of the windshield.

I also hard wired the radar detector in my 996 C4S coupe. In that vehicle, I tapped into the wiring for the sunroof, so I didn't need to run the wire all the way down the a-pillar. I found a DIY guide with photos here on rennlist that showed which wires to use.
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Old 10-17-2016, 03:06 PM
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Just completed the install this weekend. You guys are right. There is so much space inbetween the windshield and the trim, probably between 1/2-3/4 inch. The wire easily tucked in that space. I had to make a run to the office supplies store for some black velcro since it was black around the trim/windshield and I previously bought beige velcro.

Only problem I ran into was that the ground on the smart wire cord was too small to fit the screw near the fuse box. So what I did was cut the tip of the ground so I could pull the circle wider to fit it around the screw.

Aside from that I somewhat have an issue with the Blendmount. It limits the range of adjustment for my rear view mirror. I didn't hear any reviews of it limiting adjustment...Did I install the blendmount incorrectly? Thinking of returning it and just putting the suction cups on above the rear view mirror.

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to the OP - thanks for this.

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