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DIY: Escort Passport Radar detector stealth Hardwire
Stealth radar detector hardwire E90
Published by vanondemand
04-20-2012
DIY: Escort Passport Radar detector stealth Hardwire

I decided to hardwire my Escort Passport 8500 radar detector into my E90.
What I used was the 8500, and
Escort's Smart cord to be disassembled.

Started off by removing the front lamp module assembly

Disassembled the unit


Took off the "airbag" cover

Drilled a small hole for the mute button

Hot glued the smart cord in place

Melted a hole on the side so that I could run the cables through

Took apart my 8500 and wrapped it in antistatic bag

Hid the radar unit in the roof liner and reassembled everything

Ran a wire from the fuse box to power the smart cord/detector

You will loose the ability to detect Laser but its works great so far, You wouldn't be able to tell I have a radar detector in my car.
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By nyc3r on 04-21-2012, 07:25 AM
don't you need line of sight for this to work proper?
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By vanondemand on 04-23-2012, 03:37 PM
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No radar waves do not need a clean line of sight, with this you will lose LASER detection which requires it to see the beam. If you were to be hit with laser your already toast.
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By bgill76 on 10-01-2012, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by vanondemand View Post
No radar waves do not need a clean line of sight, with this you will lose LASER detection which requires it to see the beam. If you were to be hit with laser your already toast.
thats why you get laser jammers
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By kiwi29 on 11-17-2012, 02:04 AM
Definitely book marking! Thank you!
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