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  1. DIY : Audio, Navigation, And Electronics
    Hey guys, this weekend I installed my new radar detector in my 2011 Kia Optima and wanted to hardwire it to turn off and on with the car. After doing some research on what everyone else is doing, there wasn't any write ups on it nor did anyone really say where they had done it (at least that I...
  2. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I currently have the Valentine 1 but it rarely goes off when i see cops:cry: I see them using Lasers all the time around here. I was wondering if anyone has radar detectors and if they work around your area. Worst $400 spent EVER! Also does anyone know what the deal with Laser Jammers? Are they...
  3. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    **** all. I have a Cobra SPX 5300 radar detector and I plan on mounting it to my review mirror using this mirrormount : MirrorMountTM Radar Detector Mirror Mount- Cobra XRS iRadar : Car Electronics Blendmount currently does not manufacture for Cobra so this is the next best) and this...
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Is it possible to power a radar detector with the mirror's power source? I have a feeling all I'm going to find is a thin short harness connected to the mirror, making it hard to splice.
  5. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Can somebody help me with my install. I presently installed a V1 thru my mirrortap and mounted via blendmount to my mirror. Looks great however here is my concern. When I turn on ignition the radar turns on perfectly when I go in reverse he radar turns off and when I go into park or any other...
  6. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Has anybody successfully installed a radar this way. Which wires on the mirror did you tap into? I'm having a problem with mine that the radar shuts down when I go into reverse and the camera comes up. Also if I need to hardwire the unit where did you tap into on the fuse panel and ground...
  7. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    So i thought that my radar was broken so i ordered a new valentine one and used the savvy obd2 adapter to hook it up and mount it. But the radar is still going off constantly, in the garage even. Is there something in kia that sets this off? the rear cross traffic detection maybe ??
  8. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I'm looking into radar mirror mounts but does anyone know what's the diameter of the mirror stem? Also, would anyone recommend some type of brand or a place to get one from? Currently i found a couple on ebay for around $30. Thanks in advance!
  9. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I recently purchased a radar detector and it did not come with a mount so I made my own. Cost me nothing to make. I used a reflector that came off the back of a seat of a bike and a piece of metal that i cut close to match the stock slot on the detector Sent from Free App
  10. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I've installed a rear view mirror bracket and now want to do the wiring through the overhead console. From what I can tell there are two screws holding the console in but after I removed them the console doesn't drop easily and I don't want to use force for fear of breaking something. The...
  11. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Just picked up an Escort radar detector yesterday and I didn't want to use the stock suction cup mount provided or drop $90 on a "Blend Mount" so I was searching the web for an inexpensive solution and found this DYI on the TSX forum. It was very easy to put together and I took my time to make...
  12. DIY Projects
    After I got my car at the end of September I decided to custom install the mute button with the leds in my dash under the temp controls. Just wanted to share. If anyone has any questions feel free to ask. Sent from my iPhone using Free App
  13. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Does anyone have some good suggestions on where I can mount the radar antenna and the control module for an Escort Passport 8500Ci that I'm buying? Since the front grill on the SX doesn't have slits, I'm actually considering mounting the antenna below the front air dam. If anyone has pictures of...
  14. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    The Blendmount radar detector mount has a kit where you tap off the dimming mirror. Was wondering if it would work with our cars? It has a wire with two plug in cables but theres nothing to plug them into behind the mirror. Is there something under the black plastic on the windshield to tap...
  15. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    needing to add a radar detector to the SX. Wanted to see some pics of your set up. :)
  16. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hey guys, I want to hardwire my radar detector onto the moodlight and/or sunroof. I unscrewed the two screwed inside the sunglasses holder, and what to do next? How do I open it? I don't want to break anything so I'm here for some help. Also, how do you open the left side panel by the fuse...
  17. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    hey guys,today is the day of me doing some of my interior mods of my sx. one quick and final question, for hardwiring my v1, i want to tap it to the overhead, what color of cord do i tap in? please help? i don't want to tap the wrong one.Thanks.
  18. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    This seems to be a popular subject so I figured I'd start a how-to thread. I used a Blendmount attachment (found on Amazon) to mount the detector under the rear-view mirror and an Escort SmartCord (also on Amazon) that provides power to the detector as well as lights and a mute button. The...
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