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Old 12-04-2002, 04:19 PM   #1
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Default Passport 8500 mounting?

Finally caved and got myself an 8500! My 7yr old 4500 finally died, may it rest in peace. I also got the additional direct power wire cord.

Was wanting to see some pics or get some suggestions as to how you all have mounted your detectors? Any good ninja stealth style ideas or just better than suction cup methods out there?

Also what power lead wire did you tap into for direct power?
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Old 12-04-2002, 04:52 PM   #2
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i just tap into the cigarette lighter fuse with the positive lead with inline fuse, and find a ground spot for the negative lead. has worked well on every vehicle i have owned.

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Old 12-04-2002, 05:21 PM   #3
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Another good place is the clock wires. Some people also use the wires to the map lites and/or the wires that go to the rear view mirror. If you do a search you can also find a number of "how to"
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Old 12-04-2002, 07:10 PM   #4
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This is how I mounted my detector (A V1), but it still applies for the Passport or any detector. My friend mounted his Passport 8500 with the directions and it seems to work well:

Radar install

Hope this helps.

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Old 12-05-2002, 11:25 AM   #5
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right on! thanks for the help.
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Old 12-06-2002, 12:10 AM   #6
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Here's pics of mine.. same idea as above.


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Old 12-16-2002, 11:56 AM   #7
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well got my 8500 looking just like ^^^ that now. i did notice that i'm going to need to get a rubber spacer and a longer screw probably. the rear sensor on the top is blocked by the light fixture there. i figure by lowering it another 1/4" or so i should be able to clear that.

otherwise i'm pretty happy with how it looks and how hard it is to spot the detector from outside the car. stealth radar detector mounting = priceless.
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Old 12-16-2002, 07:48 PM   #8
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Pretty nice job there How long did it take you, and Don't you wish it had green backlighting to go with the rest of the car?
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Old 12-17-2002, 01:45 AM   #9
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The whole thing took maybe 15 mins max to get everything where i wanted it. Super easy install and well worth the effort.

Yea a green display would be pretty cool
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Old 12-18-2002, 10:14 AM   #10
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My install looks a lot like Paul's except:

The V-1 uses standard phone cord and connectors. I fabricated a custom length straight phone cord from the hidden (in the headliner) harness to the V-1. The cord exits the headliner in the plastic cover for the mirror wires and just exits out the side.

I also have the remote display. I ran a fabricated cord from the harness across the headliner and down the A pillar (behind obviously). The cord exits at the bottom of the A pillar and the remote display is tucked into the corner. I have not finalized the location of the remote yet.
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