View Full Version : hardwired radar detector?

01-28-2012, 02:57 PM
Has anyone hardwired a radar detector in their 500 yet?

I have both Valentine 1 and Escort units, and I never travel without radar protection.

I've done installs in my last 5 vehicles, but I always had the benefit on an on-line how-to.

Wondering if I'll need to "pay it forward" and be the trailblazer here, or anyone has traveled this path yet?

05-05-2012, 06:56 PM
I'll be putting one in mine shortly and will be making a how to video to be posted on youtube.

05-06-2012, 01:40 AM
I was just thinking about this the other day. Wondering if it's worth spending the bucks on a Bel STi-R Plus or just go with an STi Magnum and have it visible, but portable between vehicles. But I definitely think a Blinder is in my future. Not that I speed a lot, but it happens sometimes.

05-12-2012, 10:23 AM
Can't take the Passport 9500 bumping and rattling against my windshield, suction cups coming off, etc, so I've ordered this:


In theory, it should work. I've successfully used the Blendmount product in a 4Runner and a Mazda 3, but they don't work on mirrors with very short stems. Since the Abarths is short but still a rod, it stands to reason this might be the trick.

05-15-2012, 09:37 PM
Hmm, interesting. I like the mounting concept, but I don't think I'd like having a detector mounted there (too visible, especially from behind). I'm going to have to look around in the car to see if I can figure out a decent mounting location.

09-04-2012, 10:02 PM
Did anyone install Escort Passport 9500ci on Abarth? If yes, where did you mount display and control module?

Thinking of getting either 9500ci or K40...

09-12-2012, 07:03 PM
I'll be putting one in mine shortly and will be making a how to video to be posted on youtube.

that's great. please, share.