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blklgt05 01-16-2011 06:01 PM

5th Gen Legacy Radar Detector Mirror Mount Stealth Wiring Instructions!
 
Parts
a) BlendMount Radar Detector Mount (awesome product, solid detector mount, no vibrations)
b) Direct wire SmartCord (comes with vampire tap and zip ties)
c) Bussmann BP/HHH ATM Add-A Fuse Fuse tap
d) 2x 10A Mini Fuse (low profile mini fuse will not fit into the fuse tap)

1. Follow instructions that comes with the mount and install it, pretty simple. [Figure 1]
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[Figure 1]

2. Remove side and under panels below the steering wheel .
3. Ground the SmartCord ground wire to the bolt (10mm). [Figure 2]
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s...GT/Figure2.jpg
[Figure 2]

4. Connect the vampire tap to the fuse tap wire and connect SmartCordís wire to the vampire tap. [Figure 3]
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s...GT/Figure3.jpg
[Figure 3]

5. Connect the 10A mini fuse to the fuse tap. [Figure 4]
6. Follow the driver side fuse coverís map to locate [CIGAR] 10A fuse, remove it and connect the fuse tap. [Figure 4]
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s...GT/Figure4.jpg
[Figure 4]

7. Connect radar detector, turn ignition to ON to test it. [Figure 5]
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[Figure 5]

8. Zip tie SmartCord RD wires to mirrorís wires. [Figure 6]
9. Remove the plastic mirror wire cover and hide the RD wire behind it. [Figure 6]
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s...GT/Figure6.jpg
[Figure 6]

10. Tuck wire into the roof coverings all the way to the A pillar. [Figure 7]
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s...GT/Figure7.jpg
[Figure 7]

11. Follow [Figure 8], tuck the wire into the A pillar cover and down to the under panels.
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s...GT/Figure8.jpg
[Figure 8]

12. After following all the wires into the under panel, refer to [Figure 9] for the location of placing the SmartCordís mute/warning controller. Zip tie the rest of the wires in the under panel, put everything back together and youíre done!
http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s...GT/Figure9.jpg
[Figure 9]

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starbai 01-16-2011 07:31 PM

Very nice write up. Thanks!

rl2504 01-16-2011 08:06 PM

nice... one

Blizzard 01-17-2011 05:31 AM

Nice write up.

When I put my blend mount on like 3.5 months ago I think I may have done it a little easier though. I used a pre-built cord with a fuse that just taps into the mirrors power.

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bigboy292000 01-17-2011 11:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Post 3239311)
Nice write up.

When I put my blend mount on like 3.5 months ago I think I may have done it a little easier though. I used a pre-built cord with a fuse that just taps into the mirrors power.

I wondered why not use the mirror's power... I guess because of the mute controller? I love this as an idea! I do wonder though if it is a better idea to mount the detector near the dash... especially because of Lidar and how narrow the beam is. I'd think the tehoretical best place for a detector antenna would be the front license plate area, but having the detector low near the dash would be the best for inside the cabin placement from that viewpoint?

Am I just imagining all this? :spin:

NJLGT 01-17-2011 11:46 AM

Nice write up; i have mine in the same spot. Gotta keep it high to get the earliest warning.

Blizzard 01-17-2011 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigboy292000 (Post 3239708)
I wondered why not use the mirror's power... I guess because of the mute controller? I love this as an idea! I do wonder though if it is a better idea to mount the detector near the dash... especially because of Lidar and how narrow the beam is. I'd think the tehoretical best place for a detector antenna would be the front license plate area, but having the detector low near the dash would be the best for inside the cabin placement from that viewpoint?

Am I just imagining all this? :spin:

Yeah he wired it for the escort remote.

Mounting the detector near the dash isn't a good idea, it is better for lidar but most of the time whenever you get hit with laser your screwed anyway (unless you have a jammer). Most people and radar detector manufacturers tell you to mount the detector high for best line of sight with radar.

blklgt05 01-17-2011 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Post 3239817)
Yeah he wired it for the escort remote.

Mounting the detector near the dash isn't a good idea, it is better for lidar but most of the time whenever you get hit with laser your screwed anyway (unless you have a jammer). Most people and radar detector manufacturers tell you to mount the detector high for best line of sight with radar.

Yup, its better to mount it high for that exact reason. Lower is better for laser detection, but till this day I haven't got hit with one, and I don't like mounting on the windshield cuz i have tint and i dont like the dash mount cuz it shakes a lot. I travel from SD to LA and back almost once a week and all the CHP I've ran into shoots out Ka band (I always run into 3-4 of them per trip), but no laser. The day I get a ticket from a laser, I will feel justified to get a $500 range laser jammer.

Oh, and Escort Redline is the sht!! Saved my ass again last weekend on 5 SB. RD detected Ka, I slammed on the brake, the guy that was tailgating me passed me and speeds ahead and ended up getting pulled over!! :lol:

Rogue77 01-17-2011 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blklgt05 (Post 3239855)
and I don't like mounting on the windshield cuz i have tint

You tint your windshield???

Jsmith 01-17-2011 01:53 PM

The windshield comes tinted from the factory down to the AS1 line, any tint below that line is illegal.

blklgt05 01-17-2011 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rogue77 (Post 3239873)
You tint your windshield???

yes

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jsmith (Post 3239882)
The windshield comes tinted from the factory down to the AS1 line, any tint below that line is illegal.

it is illegal, so are the front driver and passenger side windows...

bigboy292000 01-17-2011 05:57 PM

Cool; learn something new every day. :)

dubiousmike 01-18-2011 05:22 PM

Is the Redline better than the 9500ix?

Blizzard 01-18-2011 08:24 PM

9500IX = GPS, M3 Antenna
Redline = Magnesium Case, Better Range from improved M3 Antenna

10legacy 01-19-2011 05:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blklgt05 (Post 3239957)


it is illegal, so are the front driver and passenger side windows...


Tint laws vary by state, in some states driver and passenger side windows are legal to tint.


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