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Old 04-27-2012, 03:40 PM   #1
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Anyone with an Escort 9500ix?

Just ordered mine since I got sick of all the false alarms on my Valentine1. I would really like to wire it to my mirror and mount it right above my mirror like I did with my Valentin, but since it's quite a bit larger than my Valentine, I'm not sure if it will fit in the same spot. Does anyone have their's wired to the mirror or mounted next to their mirror? Please post pics if you have them! I'll post a pic to show you where I'd like to put it.

Please post pics of where you mounted your radar detector so I can get some ideas of where to put it if it doesn't fit.

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Old 04-27-2012, 03:42 PM   #2
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Search for 'Blendmount'... there are kits designed to wire up to your mirrow and clamp to the mirror base so it sits just below the mirror itself.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:44 PM   #3
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http://www.southerncarparts.com/cama...nt-p-3599.html
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:53 PM   #4
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I've looked into blendmount but I'm worried it will cause visibility issues, that's why I want to mount it up next to or above the mirror.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:02 PM   #5
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I mounted mine to the passenger side visor, there is a bracket you can get. Then I ran the remote for it to the dash so I can see the lights. Works well and out of the way. I can post pictures later if you want
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:16 PM   #6
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I mounted mine to the passenger side visor, there is a bracket you can get. Then I ran the remote for it to the dash so I can see the lights. Works well and out of the way. I can post pictures later if you want
Yes please do! That woud be very helpful!
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:25 PM   #7
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http://www.southerncarparts.com/cama...nt-p-2653.html

There are some photos on the link above also showing the visor mount clip.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:45 PM   #8
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something like this..?
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:44 PM   #9
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My 9500ix is mounted to the right of mirror using Escort's "Super Cup" mount.
I've used the super cup about one year in several vehicles without any problems.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:21 PM   #10
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I've looked into blendmount but I'm worried it will cause visibility issues, that's why I want to mount it up next to or above the mirror.
I was worried about the visibility issue too. Bought the blendmount anyway. I don't have a problem with visibility at all. The only downfall is that its over-priced.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:09 PM   #11
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something like this..?
Awesome, thanks for the reference pic!

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I was worried about the visibility issue too. Bought the blendmount anyway. I don't have a problem with visibility at all. The only downfall is that its over-priced.
Well thats good. The price has me set off as well. I think I'll stick to the suction cups that come with it until I figure out a cheaper mount.

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My 9500ix is mounted to the right of mirror using Escort's "Super Cup" mount.
I've used the super cup about one year in several vehicles without any problems.
I'll look into the super cup mount. I have something similar for my GPS unit and it works really well.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:14 PM   #12
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something like this..?
+1 thats how i did mine works great and out off sight when park no need to remove it to run into a store.


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Old 04-28-2012, 12:14 AM   #13
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I mounted mine to the passenger side visor, there is a bracket you can get. Then I ran the remote for it to the dash so I can see the lights. Works well and out of the way. I can post pictures later if you want
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What did wiring installation involve with the visor mount? Was it difficult? So far I've only found one DIY on here and the instructional are somewhat vague, plus all the pictures are broken so its a little iffy.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:14 PM   #14
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I've had the blend mount on the driver's side visor for 2+ years now. I think I found it on amazon and it's wired into the onstar. The instructions that came with it were pretty straight forward and easy, just push the pins into a connector.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:20 PM   #15
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What did wiring installation involve with the visor mount? Was it difficult? So far I've only found one DIY on here and the instructional are somewhat vague, plus all the pictures are broken so its a little iffy.
Super easy... get the invisicord and just tuck the wire inside the headliner and down the drivers A-pillar to the fuse box. Then you can put the mute button on the dash right next to the A-pillar. I should be installing mine for the 3rd time next week and can provide pics if anyone needs.

The visor mount is the only way to go...
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:49 PM   #16
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Super easy... get the invisicord and just tuck the wire inside the headliner and down the drivers A-pillar to the fuse box. Then you can put the mute button on the dash right next to the A-pillar. I should be installing mine for the 3rd time next week and can provide pics if anyone needs.

The visor mount is the only way to go...
Yes please do! I haven't routed wire in a car before so that would be a big help!
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Yes please do! I haven't routed wire in a car before so that would be a big help!
I will definitely get back to you... Probably Wednesday
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:04 PM   #18
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Awesome! My detector comes in tuesday so that will be perfect!
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I have the same mount as shown above thats with the visor. Then ran the cord under headliner, down a piller and in fuse box and then remote next to apiller.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:02 AM   #20
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I have the same mount as shown above thats with the visor. Then ran the cord under headliner, down a piller and in fuse box and then remote next to apiller.
That's similar to what I'd like to do. However, the product I'm planning on getting has the button and light on separate chords and they're much smaller so you can put them in more discrete places: http://www.safe-n-sound1.com/Escort%...at%20Mute.html
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:19 PM   #21
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That's similar to what I'd like to do. However, the product I'm planning on getting has the button and light on separate chords and they're much smaller so you can put them in more discrete places: http://www.safe-n-sound1.com/Escort%...at%20Mute.html
I wish i had seen this thread before i hardwired mine in. I have it in the same place that you had your V1.
No issues. I bought and have installed the mute button that Escort sells directly and it works well.. I have it(The mute button box) Velcro to the side of my 4-pack gauges facing upward so that the alert light reflects off the bottom of the head unit and is not distracting while driving.

let me know if you want pics. Enjoy the 9500!
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I was worried about the visibility issue too. Bought the blendmount anyway. I don't have a problem with visibility at all. The only downfall is that its over-priced.
I'll second that. I like it and the mounting location. I also used the mirror tap cord.

I am still concerned about theft, so I take it down and with me.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:47 PM   #23
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:46 PM   #24
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Wow ^That is REally ! I might have missed this but where/how did you do the carbon fiber/look?
thanks a bunch
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Sorry i believed i just answered my own question. its the "race Version"
still Very Cool!
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