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Old 12-09-2013, 05:41 PM   #1
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12v Power source Location Escort Radar Detector

Is there a 12v power source near the rear view mirror on a '13 Base model interior? Looking at a RM mount for an escort and want to power without running the jumper to the 12v power outlet.
Any suggestions for mount beyond the stock suction cups.
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there is, I have mine setup that way. I'll pm you tomorrow how once I look at it. I tapped in to one of the wires that comes down to the mirror and I tapped into its ground also. comes on with startup. shuts off with your radio when u get out
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Are you a base model or premium?

I know there is power on the passenger side pillar. I tapped into there for the lighted door sills. I could run to there, but didn't know if the base model has any power to the mirror.
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base, and the mount I have I got on amazon for like $35. mirror mount. it works well, I didn't want to spend the money for a blend mount
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Escort makes a direct wire kit that I bought. I put mine right below the rear view mirror, ran the wire up the mirror to the headliner and then over and down to the fuse box.
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base, and the mount I have I got on amazon for like $35. mirror mount. it works well, I didn't want to spend the money for a blend mount
NICE!
Yeah, the BlendMount looks really good, but they are proud of it.

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Escort makes a direct wire kit that I bought. I put mine right below the rear view mirror, ran the wire up the mirror to the headliner and then over and down to the fuse box.
I know there is 12v at the passenger pillar, so at worst, I will install a 2amp fuse inline and wire it to there. What mount did you use? Thinking of trying this for under $10, if it is crap, will get the BlendMount.
This one uses 3M tape, maybe center it though.

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If you go to escorts website and lookup the supercup windshield mount. That is the one I have. I like how it move the detector forward so it is basically in line with the rear view mirror.
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i tapped into the solid blue wire to the mirror
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Are you a base model or premium?

I know there is power on the passenger side pillar. I tapped into there for the lighted door sills. I could run to there, but didn't know if the base model has any power to the mirror.
Where's the power on the passenger pillar? Is it under the A-pillar cover?
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Couldn't pull power from the hot side of the dome lamp?
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i tapped into the solid blue wire to the mirror
I am thinking his does not have power to the mirror. He finishes his last final on Friday so we will do the install Saturday. He sent me a pic that looks like no power to the mirror??



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Where's the power on the passenger pillar? Is it under the A-pillar cover?
Yes, it is easy to get too and under the pillar. Instructions for lighted door sills have you wire into the 12v on the passenger pillar.

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Couldn't pull power from the hot side of the dome lamp?
Yeah, prob will do that, but I would like power that only comes on when the ignition is on. I think the dome light maybe hot constantly.
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Ended up going with the BlendMount and direct wired to the passenger pillar. Ground taps into the black/yellow wire and the Key On Power is the White/Blue wire in the pillar. Super easy and the inline fuse is easy to get too if it were to blow. 15m install and it looks clean.
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Do you have an overhead mini console? If so, grab the power from the lights in it. I did that for my radar detector power lead. I also bought a lead that had a fuse incorporated into it.
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Do you have an overhead mini console?
Only the map lights & housing. I was already familiar with some of the harness in the passenger pillar due to wiring the door sills there. Easily accessible with no tools.
Turned out pretty clean



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Looks great!
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I also have a Blendmount in my '11GT, they are pricey, but they are awesome as well. I tapped into my fusebox and ran a power wire up my passenger piller and under the headliner- very clean.
I did buy a Supercup mount for my company car as well as my Pickup and that is a much better option than the suction cup mounts that come with Escorts, for sure.
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