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Going to hardwire a radar up behind the rearview mirror. Probably going to use the white wire that appears to be switched by the day/night rearview mirror. Anyone else tried this or have any pro-cons or better ideas of where to get power. The "grill" behind the mirror in the glass I assume is a small sun block ( I know its not an antenna), I'm hoping that won't block the signal from the radar.

Decided to get the latest Escort, I think the Valentine might have a slight edge in performance, but its soooo ugly. The silver Escort fits in well with my silver "Macura".
 

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This is what I did, your mileage may vary.

I got the cigarette lighter kit from Tim ( www.hondaacuraworld.com )
Installed it, I cut the lighter portion and left the original accesory plug in. I hardwired my Radar detector to the one I cut of course witha inline fuse. Routed it under the kick panel. Remove the A pillar trim routing it there, and under the headliner, you can just shove it in. Then when ever I turn on the car the Radar detector goes on, I always leave it on( the detector that is). Enjoy BTW Now I have a lighted "this is not a ashtray" Tray. :)
 

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Escort/Passport sells a direct, hard-wire kit, complete with Vampire clips to make the installation easy. Costs about $15 online and makes the install very easy. Can also get ignition switch-on power through the dome light relay I think. I have hard-wired the Passport 8500 in a Mercedes SLK, M3 cab, Jag XJ-R, BMW 328is, Jeep Grand Cherokee. My wife drives the MDX with the kids and her right foot is much lighter than mine :p
 

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Going to hardwire a radar up behind the rearview mirror. Probably going to use the white wire that appears to be switched by the day/night rearview mirror. Anyone else tried this or have any pro-cons or better ideas of where to get power. The "grill" behind the mirror in the glass I assume is a small sun block ( I know its not an antenna), I'm hoping that won't block the signal from the radar.
Has anyone successfully done it this way? I am anxious to know the details.

Thanks.
 
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