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I've got an Escort 9500ix that's windshield mounted with a coiled cord hanging down to the cigarette lighter. I'm going to hardwire it with the remote 'Direct Wire Smart Cord' and trying to figure out exactly where to mount the detector and where to mount the remote.

How have you all done this? Any advice/suggestions?
 

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Just wire it into the map lights. That power is always on but I never leave my V1 hanging there temping people to smash my window.
 

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Try this...



Apple or Android. Tells you where the cops are and more....
 

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Try this...
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Apple or Android. Tells you where the cops are and more....
I have that as well. It relies on someone having already seen the cop. If I'm the first to see him, I'm caught without the detector. Caught going the speed limit, of course.
 

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My detector is mounted on the passenger visor. I have an app for the muting and remote radar display that overlaps Waze.
 

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"radar" detectors are virtually useless these days. They pulse you, and by the time your detector tells you a cop is reading your speed, he's got you.

The best solution you have is your eyes, keep them open, look for the sneaky spots they like to sit, and keep it within 10mph of the limit.

Oh, and if you do get pulled over, tell the truth. They have heard every story you can think of. If they sense your honesty, there is a good chance you'll just get a warning.
 

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I have that as well. It relies on someone having already seen the cop. If I'm the first to see him, I'm caught without the detector. Caught going the speed limit, of course.
Been using it for years, don't think I was ever the first on scene. Still, a more effective tool than a radar detector (esp with instant on radar) and you don't have to worry about legality from state to state.
 

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To be fair, guys and gals, I've already got the radar detector, and have been using it for some time. This isn't a thread about the practicality or usefulness of a detector, it's just asking how people who also have one have them mounted?
 

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Mine is mounted center windshield under the rearview mirror. Max range and accuracy that way. Power cord zip ties to the rearview mirror stem, headliner, A pillar, passenger footwell, power.

Waze can only supplement, but not replace a radar detector.

"radar" detectors are virtually useless these days. They pulse you, and by the time your detector tells you a cop is reading your speed, he's got you.

The best solution you have is your eyes, keep them open, look for the sneaky spots they like to sit, and keep it within 10mph of the limit.

Oh, and if you do get pulled over, tell the truth. They have heard every story you can think of. If they sense your honesty, there is a good chance you'll just get a warning.

Everything about this post is amateur-hour.

First, I've yet to ever see a cop using instant-on. Cops are majority lazy...they want to park up and leave their radar constant-on and listen for it to beep telling them someone is speeding. Even if you find the one cop who isn't useless and he's using I/O, he'll either be marked in Waze or your radar detector will catch him hitting someone else before he hits you.

Second, if a cop is actually trying to write tickets instead of slowing down traffic, he'll park where you won't be able to see him with your eyes until it's too late. It isn't his first rodeo.

Third, admitting guilt is what they want you to do. Makes their job easy, makes the prosecutor's job easy, makes it so you have 0 means of defending yourself later in court. Hell maybe they'll even get lucky and you'll talk your way into another ticket for breaking a law you weren't even aware of.
 

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"radar" detectors are virtually useless these days. They pulse you, and by the time your detector tells you a cop is reading your speed, he's got you.
Thats what the police wants you to think :lmao:

I have plenty of saves. I feel very nekid driving without a radar detector.

What do you mean that overlaps waze? How does that work?
There is a 3rd party app for Valentine 1 radar units/bt dongle called YaV1 for android only. Waze is my main window, there is a tiny box that pops up with frequency and arrow directions when there is an alert. I can mute from my Android device.
 

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There is a 3rd party app for Valentine 1 radar units/bt dongle called YaV1 for android only. Waze is my main window, there is a tiny box that pops up with frequency and arrow directions when there is an alert. I can mute from my Android device.
Blast. Another temptation for android. The iPhone 6 had better be awesome.
 

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Android has always been ahead in customization and how open it is. I've gone with iPhone last 4 years for my personal cell phone since I don't need Android's advantages on it. Tablet however, android all the way.
 

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Everything about this post is amateur-hour.
LOL

First, I've yet to ever see a cop using instant-on. Cops are majority lazy...they want to park up and leave their radar constant-on and listen for it to beep telling them someone is speeding. Even if you find the one cop who isn't useless and he's using I/O, he'll either be marked in Waze or your radar detector will catch him hitting someone else before he hits you.
I know PLENTY of cops using instant on. Though I'm sure not all do.

Second, if a cop is actually trying to write tickets instead of slowing down traffic, he'll park where you won't be able to see him with your eyes until it's too late. It isn't his first rodeo.
They want to see you, so its on video. Yeah, they have their hiding places, so you slow it down a bit until you go by that spot, very simple.

Third, admitting guilt is what they want you to do. Makes their job easy, makes the prosecutor's job easy, makes it so you have 0 means of defending yourself later in court. Hell maybe they'll even get lucky and you'll talk your way into another ticket for breaking a law you weren't even aware of.
Cops are so sick of bull shit stories, they actually appreciate you being honest, and tend to give you a break for being honest. Again, find a cop out of uniform and ask them.

I almost always drive 10-20 mph over the limit, and at the risk of jinxing myself, I haven't had a ticket in almost 10 years. And yes, I have been pulled over numerous times for speeding. Amateur-hour or not, your eyes work better than you think if you use them.

Sorry to jack the install post.
 

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ill take a picture of mine tonight if I remember, hardwired with telephone wire into tap a fuse on the foot panel fuse box. Wires tucked, cant see the radar from inside. But as others were saying.. WAZE app is the way to go, radars are not as useful as they were like 10 years ago.
 

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Thats what the police wants you to think :lmao:

I have plenty of saves. I feel very nekid driving without a radar detector.



There is a 3rd party app for Valentine 1 radar units/bt dongle called YaV1 for android only. Waze is my main window, there is a tiny box that pops up with frequency and arrow directions when there is an alert. I can mute from my Android device.
Didn't know there was another V1 app out that wasn't useless like the stock one Valentine provides. I installed it before lunch and tested it up during...seems pretty nice except for some random crashing when navigating menus. I like the lockout feature...freaking finally I don't have to mute over and over the same stuff I always drive past.

Also bought one of these while I'm at it:
My Nexus 7 doesn't support GPS + GLONASS so now it will have it and be able to have instant acquisition since I'll just leave it always charging in my car.
 

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"radar" detectors are virtually useless these days. They pulse you, and by the time your detector tells you a cop is reading your speed, he's got you.

The best solution you have is your eyes, keep them open, look for the sneaky spots they like to sit, and keep it within 10mph of the limit.

Oh, and if you do get pulled over, tell the truth. They have heard every story you can think of. If they sense your honesty, there is a good chance you'll just get a warning.


Says you. Radar detectors have saved me hundreds of dollars over the years. I now have a Passport 9500ci remote mount. Not much to look at though, a small set of buttons, and small display . This is the best one I've had yet, with laser shifting too.

I ran it along with my old 8500 and it works better, quicker reaction, fewer false alarms. My 8500 would go off around just about every BMW, MBZ, or Audi

 

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I just used the little round velcro circles and sport it on the dash :thmsup:

 

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Everything about this post is amateur-hour.

First, I've yet to ever see a cop using instant-on. Cops are majority lazy...they want to park up and leave their radar constant-on and listen for it to beep telling them someone is speeding. Even if you find the one cop who isn't useless and he's using I/O, he'll either be marked in Waze or your radar detector will catch him hitting someone else before he hits you.

Second, if a cop is actually trying to write tickets instead of slowing down traffic, he'll park where you won't be able to see him with your eyes until it's too late. It isn't his first rodeo.

Third, admitting guilt is what they want you to do. Makes their job easy, makes the prosecutor's job easy, makes it so you have 0 means of defending yourself later in court. Hell maybe they'll even get lucky and you'll talk your way into another ticket for breaking a law you weren't even aware of.
+1, I agree with everything you said. I hate when people who spout off in ignorance about how useless radar detectors are. Mine has saved me more times then I can count and was the best investment I've ever made. Not to jinxs myself, but I've been driving with a radar detector for 12 years and have never had a speeding ticket, nor have I ever even been pulled over.
 
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