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Old 10-31-2009, 03:46 PM   #1
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Invisicord for SS

I recently installed Invisicord for my Escort 9500ix. Here are some tips for those wanting to do this (very basic electrical skills needed). First, take the mirror off the windshield. This is easily done by loosening the one screw located at the base of the bracket. You will need a torq screwdriver (found in any hardware store), size is T20. After removing the screw, pull the bracket up along the windshield to reveal the wire clip. The clip pulls out with a little force. You now have the open wires and bracket to work with freely.

You will find two rows of wires, one row will have a black wire with a pink wire on the same side. This side will also have wires taking up all holes. The other side should have an open pin hole.

Important***You will need to file down the pins on your invisicord to at least half. A simple metal file will do. Some additional filing may be needed.

Next, insert the black sheathed pin (ground) into the black wire hole on the bracket. It may take a little force and a pair of pliers may be needed. The pin should insert up to flared area (close to the black or yellow colored sheath). Next, insert the yellow pin into the pink wire hole. Reattach your bracket to the mirror, slide the mirror back on and done.
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Old 11-01-2009, 06:10 PM   #2
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weird...I didn't need to file down anything.

I used the red wire (+) and the white/black stripe (-).
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Old 11-01-2009, 06:40 PM   #4
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powerfreak, thought it was weird also, but just couldn't get pins to go in. after 30 minutes of trying in the 90 degree florida heat (105 in the garage), decided to file to about half. Was still pretty snug. Sorry ROE, no pics. Too f*ing hot by the time I got it together.
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:44 AM   #5
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What is Invisicord?

What is Invisicord and what do you use it for?

Sorry...total noob to modding here...
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What is Invisicord and what do you use it for?

Sorry...total noob to modding here...
a pre-made power cord for a radar detector...plugs into the wiring harness for the rear-view mirror.
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:01 PM   #8
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What length Invisicord did you use? 8in? 10in? 12in?
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What length Invisicord did you use? 8in? 10in? 12in?
I went w/ 12
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:32 AM   #10
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a pre-made power cord for a radar detector...plugs into the wiring harness for the rear-view mirror.
Cool--thanks! Learn something new every day!
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there was a whole install write-up posted..."search" is your friend.
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Old 12-31-2009, 05:12 PM   #13
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I installed an invisicord today, I also have a escort 9500 ix. The invisord plugged in OK, and I have 12 V running to the cord. I plugged in an RJ11 port and tested it with my meter. But it will not power on my Escort (which works fine with the Cigarette plug) Any ideas. Is there more than one type of invisicord. I bought mine form southern auto parts along with the camaro bracket.
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Installed my Invisicord last night. Works great...no more hanging cord!

Here are a few of pics (sorry about the fuzzy one).
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I installed an invisicord today, I also have a escort 9500 ix. The invisord plugged in OK, and I have 12 V running to the cord. I plugged in an RJ11 port and tested it with my meter. But it will not power on my Escort (which works fine with the Cigarette plug) Any ideas. Is there more than one type of invisicord. I bought mine form southern auto parts along with the camaro bracket.
Phazer,

I got mine from Southern Auto Parts as well. On my wiring harness there were two pink wires (one on each side). One side is full and one side has an empty slot. You want to hook into the side that's full. Yellow to the pink slot, and black to the black. Also, as the OP said, you'll need to make the connectors thinner so they'll go in.
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:21 PM   #16
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yeah i just ordered the 9500ix mount and Invisicord from southern car parts and i had a hell of a time trying to figure out why it wouldn't go in the slots so i will have to get a metal file and try that. thanks for the suggestion guys
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Old 05-30-2010, 03:17 AM   #17
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I recently installed Invisicord for my Escort 9500ix. Here are some tips for those wanting to do this (very basic electrical skills needed). First, take the mirror off the windshield. This is easily done by loosening the one screw located at the base of the bracket. You will need a torq screwdriver (found in any hardware store), size is T20. After removing the screw, pull the bracket up along the windshield to reveal the wire clip. The clip pulls out with a little force. You now have the open wires and bracket to work with freely.

You will find two rows of wires, one row will have a black wire with a pink wire on the same side. This side will also have wires taking up all holes. The other side should have an open pin hole.

Important***You will need to file down the pins on your invisicord to at least half. A simple metal file will do. Some additional filing may be needed.


Next, insert the black sheathed pin (ground) into the black wire hole on the bracket. It may take a little force and a pair of pliers may be needed. The pin should insert up to flared area (close to the black or yellow colored sheath). Next, insert the yellow pin into the pink wire hole. Reattach your bracket to the mirror, slide the mirror back on and done.
Thanks for the DIY! You saved me alot of time. great job! You the man!

I did not have to file down my pins. I specified 2010 Camaro when ordered my Invisicord. I guess he gave me proper pin length. I used the Passport 9500xi with a blendmount. The blendmount was a little pricey, but it is a great piece of workmanship and they send you extra screws, an allen key, plastic ties and padding for your fingers for those hot summer days to protect your fingers if you want to remove the RD.

The invsisicord is probably 30 cents for the materials, but I didn't care to try and make one and you gotta pay a man for his work.
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Thanks for the DIY! You saved me alot of time. great job! You the man!

I did not have to file down my pins. I specified 2010 Camaro when ordered my Invisicord. I guess he gave me proper pin length. I used the Passport 9500xi with a blendmount. The blendmount was a little pricey, but it is a great piece of workmanship and they send you extra screws, an allen key, plastic ties and padding for your fingers for those hot summer days to protect your fingers if you want to remove the RD.

The invsisicord is probably 30 cents for the materials, but I didn't care to try and make one and you gotta pay a man for his work.
Wild Bill, where did you get the blendmount from? Thanks
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Old 06-17-2010, 04:53 PM   #19
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I got my Blendmount here:

http://www.mgtmotorsports.com/

They also sell the Invisicord.
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Thanks Wandering Scott for the link. As soon as my Camaro gets delivered I will be getting one.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:53 PM   #21
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Finished, and ready to go thanks for the tips. Used my wife's emery board for the light filing lol
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:30 AM   #22
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i guess that the inviscord will eliminate your mute button correct?
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On the Passport, the mute button on the unit itself still works with the invisicord. If your talking about the intellicord that comes with the Passport and has a mute on the cord, you can only use either the invisicord or the intellicord. You cannot use both at the same time.
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On the Passport, the mute button on the unit itself still works with the invisicord. If your talking about the intellicord that comes with the Passport and has a mute on the cord, you can only use either the invisicord or the intellicord. You cannot use both at the same time.
OK I understand. i do have a passport 8500 but i forgot about the little red mute button on the face
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