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Has anyone mounted a radar detector in their Ghibli? I'd like to do as stealth of a mount as possible and tap into the mirror's power supply. I did that on my CTS-V and it worked great.
 

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I think Steve, would be able to answer this. I am looking in for the same solution. But unable to found a good mount for the Ghibli.. Also i want to tap into the mirror power supply... as well..
 

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I mounted my passport max to the very left corner of the windshield - tucked in the lighter cable in the sideliner and under the floor mat to the center console socket. Very tucked in...and good spot. Still detects properly in the upper left corner.
 

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Mine is mounted above the rear view mirror and tapped into the mirror power. I posted pictures on the appropriate thread.
I am very happy with the mounting and it is out of any line of driving site and viewed by glancing above the mirror
 

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So Steve, you tapped into the mirror power, using what cable.?? and what mount did you use for the Passport MAX?


Mine is mounted above the rear view mirror and tapped into the mirror power. I posted pictures on the appropriate thread.
I am very happy with the mounting and it is out of any line of driving site and viewed by glancing above the mirror
 

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I purchased the direct wiring cable from Escort and my installer did the rest. They wired it through the plastic housing attached to the window itself and tapped into the power from there.
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I purchased the direct wiring cable from Escort and my installer did the rest. They wired it through the plastic housing attached to the window itself and tapped into the power from there.
Steve
Can this be reversible? I'm leasing the car and wonder if I could put it all back the correct way at turn-in time. I assume I'd have to remove the exposed part while it's serviced so they also don't notice. Just curious.
 

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Yes, all installations are reversible since they are simply wired threaded and connected under the dash.
When tapping in the mirror power did they had to make holes in the plastic shielding?? Since i dont see any space on how to tap it in there??
 

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Has anyone else hardwired a detector like this? I'm interested in a similar setup for my yet-to-be-delivered Ghibli. If you've done it - was the install easy? I was looking at the "Mirrortap" product, but it's most easily used when the wiring harness is exposed on the back of the mirror and I'm not sure if it is on the Ghibli.
 

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My stereo shop wired it to the fuse box in the center of the dash. Just pull off the bottom piece on the driver's side.


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I've attached my Passport 9500ix with MirrorTap, and velcroed it to the rear view mirror. The plastic housing surrounding the mirror is simple plastic clips, just pull apart and it should separate without breaking. Access to the mirror cannon plug is easy, and I've tapped into the accessory switched wire there.

That being said, I've signed up for Passport live, and will have to re-work the install to accommodate the Bluetooth unit for direct wiring. But will cross that bridge when parts arrive.

The velcro may not be the best mount, but I'm not a fan of the suction cups either. Still a work in process.
 

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I had the 9500ci Installed. Its super stealth they installed the display inside the mirror housing and the little remote inside the center console. You can barely even see the radar deffuisers as well. problem is its a little costly
 

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@CapnJake - I don't suppose you have any details for the mirrortap install, do you? Was it easy? Require any permanent modifications?
No permanent modifications. The MirrorTap has knife edge micro probes which just insert into the back of any plug. There's only one large plug up there, and my multimeter probes were too large to get proper readings to determine which wire was which. But if I recall, I plugged into the black wire (ground) and the purple wire (ignition/switched power). Just insert the tiny little knife probes into the back of the plug to make contact with the metal connector holding the wire into the plug holes, and insure they're snug. Then pass the MirrorTap wire out under the edge of the roof liner, and re-install the plastic housing surrounding the mirror mounts. 5-10 minutes, if you're moving slowly for the first time.

I like the idea of the sticky mount, but after having all my velcro come off in high-heat/hot sun, I'm not sure it'll work. I'll keep researching.
 
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