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    Thread: DIY for Escort 9500ix Hardwire?

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      09-21-2012 01:26 PM #1
      I have seen DIY for this radar on MK4 and 5's but can't find one for our cars... Has anyone done this that cares to share info?

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      09-21-2012 04:35 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by .:R-Newbie View Post
      I have seen DIY for this radar on MK4 and 5's but can't find one for our cars... Has anyone done this that cares to share info?
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...Radar-Detector

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      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...cealed-display

      FYI... I decided to take off the A pillar trim completely in order to zip tie the hardwire cord every 2 inches (OCD) and to ease the fishing of the cable into the fuse area. It was an ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE to get back in. Probably took me 30 minutes. At least I'm certain that it won't get in the way in case the airbag blows, though...
      2012 Golf R - Candy White 4-door (Build Thread)

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      09-21-2012 08:50 PM #3
      Thoughts on the Escort Passport 9500ix Direct Wire Smartcord?

      What mount do you guys recommend to put the Radar Detector under the Rearview mirror?

      Is there a more discrete location to put it?

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      09-21-2012 09:06 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by .:R-Newbie View Post
      1. Thoughts on the Escort Passport 9500ix Direct Wire Smartcord?

      2. What mount do you guys recommend to put the Radar Detector under the Rearview mirror?

      3. Is there a more discrete location to put it?
      1. I think the smartcord got good reviews from what I remember. I got a cord from http://www.safe-n-sound1.com/Escort.html which gives you the option of adding a mute button. Had them put on 2 female spade connectors instead, and made a stealth mute button using this DIY: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ur-MK6-stealth

      2. Blendmount.

      3. No. See above.
      2012 Golf R - Candy White 4-door (Build Thread)

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      10-05-2012 06:37 PM #5
      What Blendmount did you guys get? The one I got seems to be loose on the mirror. I ordered the BlendMount BBE-2002...
      Last edited by .:R-Newbie; 10-05-2012 at 09:49 PM.

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      10-07-2012 02:44 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by .:R-Newbie View Post
      What Blendmount did you guys get? The one I got seems to be loose on the mirror. I ordered the BlendMount BBE-2002...
      I got the BBE-2003 for my Bel/Escort RD. It fits perfectly. If you got the wrong parts, BM will replace them for free. Their customer service is awesome from what I've read.

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