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Old 04-15-2011, 04:55 PM
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Passport Radar Detector mount

Hard wired my passport 8500 into the overhead console.
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:28 PM
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Don't park it in West Philly!
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Re: Passport Radar Detector mount

cornelius, nc to west philly

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probably safe for now

plus he said the hard wired....the detector can still be removed.

is there a rash of wire thefts in philly.....
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Re: Passport Radar Detector mount

Any chance for a write-up?
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Re: Passport Radar Detector mount

Mine woking very good seating on dash, never missed signal. I am using cordless passport anyway
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Re: Passport Radar Detector mount

that is were I placed my beeper at
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Re: Passport Radar Detector mount

The quick 101 on the install.

the hardest part was taking off the center console (at mirror). I had to grab the portion nearest the windshield, pry the plastic down and just keep pulling. eventually it pops off. makes a loud sound, i thought i broke the freaking thing.

pull the 16 pin conductor off the center console. i used the bottom left (i cant remember the color) and criped the radar dector wire to the entry wire into the 16 pin harness.

there is a screw in the center of the console after you remove the plastic that goes into the roof of the jeep. i used that for the ground.

turned power on radar, mounted radar, then finsihed.

i should have taken pictures but didnt think about it until i was finished.
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is there a rash of wire thefts in philly.....
Well, my tongue was firmly in cheek. Yet, junkies there do steal almost anything short of used kleenex tissues. I've lost two prescription glasses and a set of car radio knobs from break-ins, plus a hood ornament pried off and a stolen car. If the wire's copper, they'd probably take it!

That's part of why we live happily in the boonies now, Jeep and all.
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Re: Passport Radar Detector mount

I used a 12" Invisicord and it was the best $16 I've spent in a while. No deconstruction and no tapping into wires. I was going to make my own but the pins on the mirror connector need the thin, flat tab and I didn't have any connectors handy. I tried to use a cord I made with a paperclip end soldered on but it was too thick for this connector.

http://www.invisicord.com/

I use a V1 but here's a pic with the Escort.

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Re: Passport Radar Detector mount

looks good. I got mine tapped into rearview mirror on my WJ and have it on the passenger side. I wish I woulda gotten the invisicord like mjw930, but I ended up splicing into the wires
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anyone know which wires you tapped in to?
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Re: Passport Radar Detector mount

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anyone know which wires you tapped in to?
When I had my Jeep, I tapped it into my D/C outlet that shuts off whenever the car is off.
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