Escort Passport 9500ix Radar detector Hardwire Install How-to Thread - Page 2
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 16 to 30 of 30
Like Tree1Likes
2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Escort Passport 9500ix Radar detector Hardwire Install How-to Thread in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Yes, Blendmount works great w/9500ix, as does Invisicord. I had the Country Crafts mount on my SRT, it's a decent ...
  1. #16
    cdog533's Avatar
    cdog533 is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 2010 CTS-V
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    539

    Re: Escort Passport 9500ix Radar detector Hardwire Install How-to Thread

    Yes, Blendmount works great w/9500ix, as does Invisicord. I had the Country Crafts mount on my SRT, it's a decent mount but not as trick as the blendmount.

    If the 9500 is on (and on your mirror), and the nav screen goes up for the first time, it will beep. It thinks the nav screen is a laser gun. Just hit mute and it stops after a few secs. I've never had it do it besides the first time the screen goes up when I turn the car on. Normally, it's fine with the screen up.

    They are supposed to come up with a way to use Escort Live for guys that have direct wired setups; unsure on how they will do that. I also have a Blackberry, so my interest is academic at this point.

  2. #17
    CTS-V Dragon Wagon's Avatar
    CTS-V Dragon Wagon is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2011 CTS-V Wagon
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    141

    Re: Escort Passport 9500ix Radar detector Hardwire Install How-to Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by cdog533 View Post
    Yes, Blendmount works great w/9500ix, as does Invisicord. I had the Country Crafts mount on my SRT, it's a decent mount but not as trick as the blendmount.

    If the 9500 is on (and on your mirror), and the nav screen goes up for the first time, it will beep. It thinks the nav screen is a laser gun. Just hit mute and it stops after a few secs. I've never had it do it besides the first time the screen goes up when I turn the car on. Normally, it's fine with the screen up.

    They are supposed to come up with a way to use Escort Live for guys that have direct wired setups; unsure on how they will do that. I also have a Blackberry, so my interest is academic at this point.
    I will get the BlendMount and for the time being just use the regular coiled cord. I have heard that Escort will be coming out with a direct wire option for their Escort Live product/service any time now. Once that is available I will have the 9500IX wired directly and can still use the Escort Live service.

  3. #18
    bbang is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2012 CTS-V Sport Wagon
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    107

    Re: Escort Passport 9500ix Radar detector Hardwire Install How-to Thread

    Great write up and lots of effort given on the pics. I know it's more money but the escort 9500ci is invisa everything. Al and Ed's installed mine for 1700 dollars for unit and professional install. Works great and no one knows it is even there....

  4. #19
    Jpjr is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): Cadillac
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    717

    Re: Escort Passport 9500ix Radar detector Hardwire Install How-to Thread

    As someone mentioned adding one of these to the fuse box makes ignition power a no-brainer.


  5. #20
    surfsalot is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 2009 CTS-V/ 2007 Escalade
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Coastal North Carolina
    Posts
    12

    Re: Escort Passport 9500ix Radar detector Hardwire Install How-to Thread

    I am using the Invisicord with a blendmount. The invisicord plugs directly into the back of the rear view mirror. You have to take the back of the plug off located behind the mirror to insert the prongs. Here is a link to install pics.
    http://forum.grrrr8.net/showthread.p...=radar+install

  6. #21
    SecretWeapon is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2009 Sedan, M6, Silver/Ebony
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Spring, Texas
    Posts
    457

    Re: Escort Passport 9500ix Radar detector Hardwire Install How-to Thread

    I have just done this install and it works pretty good. I just used Velcro to attach the mute button to the side of my steering column instead of putting it into the small tray in the center console. Other than that pretty smooth. The blend mount works ok, but the detector has to hang down a ways to be able to reach the buttons and is somewhat hard to get out of the Blendmount once it is in there. I am worried that by handing down so low it will be easily seen and become a target for a smash and grab. Anyway, a big THANKS to the OP for a very good writeup.

  7. #22
    Wannago's Avatar
    Wannago is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2009 CTS-V, Black, Auto
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Calgary, Alberta
    Posts
    344

    Re: Escort Passport 9500ix Radar detector Hardwire Install How-to Thread

    You guys drive Caddies! Spend some money and buy a custom-installed model. My Bel STi-R Plus display is mounted on top of my rear view mirror, and the control panel is mounted on my overhead panel by the garage door opener buttons. Everything else is invisible.

    (Good job on this install, by the way!)

  8. #23
    cdog533's Avatar
    cdog533 is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 2010 CTS-V
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    539

    Re: Escort Passport 9500ix Radar detector Hardwire Install How-to Thread

    Man, I don't trust some 19 year old kid to install one of the intergrated models from Escort/Bel, and that is exactly who would be doing it. Plus, I change cars a lot, so I'd be doing this all the time....

    It's not a money issue. I'm big blingin' over here dog.

  9. #24
    SecretWeapon is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Automobile(s): 2009 Sedan, M6, Silver/Ebony
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Spring, Texas
    Posts
    457

    Re: Escort Passport 9500ix Radar detector Hardwire Install How-to Thread

    I will give you my PayPal account information if you want to buy me one for my birthday.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wannago View Post
    You guys drive Caddies! Spend some money and buy a custom-installed model. My Bel STi-R Plus display is mounted on top of my rear view mirror, and the control panel is mounted on my overhead panel by the garage door opener buttons. Everything else is invisible.

    (Good job on this install, by the way!)

  10. #25
    V locity's Avatar
    V locity is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2011 CTS-V Sedan A6, 730 RWHP Stock airbox & stock exst
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Katy, TX
    Posts
    1,059

    Re: Escort Passport 9500ix Radar detector Hardwire Install How-to Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Wannago View Post
    You guys drive Caddies! Spend some money and buy a custom-installed model.
    You mean like this???

    DSC01760 (Medium).JPG
    DSC01492 (Medium).JPG
    Lilujesh and Lilujesh like this.

  11. #26
    rangerrob's Avatar
    rangerrob is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): 2011 Black Diamond CTS-V
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
    Age
    32
    Posts
    739

    Re: Escort Passport 9500ix Radar detector Hardwire Install How-to Thread

    in a 2011 auto, the wire in pin 1 is yellow, not pink... pin 2 is also yellow. does anyone know if either yellow wire will work for misc ignition, or is it a different pink wire on the X200? Any help is appreciated as I am stuck without a repair manual or a voltage tester.

  12. #27
    Vkeeper is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): CTS-V
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Age
    41
    Posts
    5

    Re: Escort Passport 9500ix Radar detector Hardwire Install How-to Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by rangerrob View Post
    in a 2011 auto, the wire in pin 1 is yellow, not pink... pin 2 is also yellow. does anyone know if either yellow wire will work for misc ignition, or is it a different pink wire on the X200? Any help is appreciated as I am stuck without a repair manual or a voltage tester.
    Sorry to drag up an old thread but like rangerrob I am stuck. I have a 2012 and the wire for pin 1 is not pink. I tried the yellow pin one but RD indicated low voltage. Anyone know which wire is misc ignition in the X200 on driver side dash?

  13. #28
    mpouls1's Avatar
    mpouls1 is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Automobile(s): '09 V 11.99@118mph, '11 Tahoe LTZ, '03 Silverado, '00 Jetta
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    iatethebones
    Posts
    586
    There is a V1 hardwire (maybe blendmount) thread that IIRC discusses the change in wire colors from 2009 for the rearview mirror for wiring radar detectors. Try a google search it may pop up. Not sure about the dash could be the same color.

  14. #29
    Vkeeper is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): CTS-V
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Age
    41
    Posts
    5

    Re: Escort Passport 9500ix Radar detector Hardwire Install How-to Thread

    Thanks mpouls1. I went with the pink wire which is pin #3 and so far so good. Right voltage and powers on and off with ignition.

  15. #30
    nzdougnz is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): Vagon on Order
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    California
    Posts
    22

    Re: Escort Passport 9500ix Radar detector Hardwire Install How-to Thread

    Does the A Pillar cover just pull of once you remove the door rubber?

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting