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Hardwiring Escort Passport 9500ix radar detector underneath mirror

Hey guys. I'm pretty new to the forum and just got my 15 convertible gt premium about 3 weeks ago. I had an Escort Passport 9500ix radar detector from my previous car, and now I've had it plugged up in my mustang. The problem that I'd like to get rid of is the cable stretching from the windshield all the way down to the cigarette lighter port (or whatever it's called).

I've seen other people (in different cars) with their radar detectors attached to the bottom of the rear view mirror. I'm not quite sure how this works and have never fooled around with anything like this.

Does anyone know if this is a pretty easy thing to do with the '15 mustangs? I'd like to go this route, especially since it's much cleaner, but I have absolutely no clue as to where to even start.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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Go to escortradar.com. They have everything you need to mount your radar. You can get a wire tap and tap into the power on the back of your mirror or get a smart cord and run it around your windshield. They also have the mirror mounts. I'm getting a smart cord with Escort Live installed in my '15 on Tuesday at Best Buy. I'll just let them install it instead of me trying to deal with the heat and humidity.



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Go to escortradar.com. They have everything you need to mount your radar. You can get a wire tap and tap into the power on the back of your mirror or get a smart cord and run it around your windshield. They also have the mirror mounts. I'm getting a smart cord with Escort Live installed in my '15 on Tuesday at Best Buy. I'll just let them install it instead of me trying to deal with the heat and humidity.
Very interesting. Thanks a lot! Going to also check to see if our local best buy store have what I need. If I could get it up and mounted today, that'd be so perfect!!

Thanks again!

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Sorry for the noob question. Would https://www.escortradar.com/store/Bl...ssed-Stem.html be sufficient for a 100% installation? Or would I need to get a wire tap in addition to this? The description of what's included is a little unclear to me, and I'm not sure if "pigtail direct wire for auto dimming mirrors with exposed wire harness" is what I need or not.

EDIT: Nevermind. Makes clear sense now after watching a couple more videos online. Appears that I'll need to get a mirror tap as well

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