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I've seen the Escort detector mounted below the mirror with the "Z" mount. I seem to recall a mention of mounting it above the rearview mirror. How is this done and doesn't the window tinting decrease sensitivity? I'd love to mount it above if possible but also want it to work well. I got the unit but now am waiting for Invisicord.

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I've seen the Escort detector mounted below the mirror with the "Z" mount. I seem to recall a mention of mounting it above the rearview mirror. How is this done and doesn't the window tinting decrease sensitivity? I'd love to mount it above if possible but also want it to work well. I got the unit but now am waiting for Invisicord.

Terry
Mine is mounted above the rear view mirror (technically it is not above) but it sits just to the left of (driver's side), nice and snug.

As for loss of sensitivity I have not noticed any, but it is one of those things that would be hard to quantify subjectively. It seems to work just fine and has saved me several tickets so far.

I can take some pics if you like. Mine is hard wired to roof console but did give up the remote unit in favor of not cutting holes or running wires into the dash.
 

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Mine is mounted above the rear view mirror (technically it is not above) but it sits just to the left of (driver's side), nice and snug.

As for loss of sensitivity I have not noticed any, but it is one of those things that would be hard to quantify subjectively. It seems to work just fine and has saved me several tickets so far.

I can take some pics if you like. Mine is hard wired to roof console but did give up the remote unit in favor of not cutting holes or running wires into the dash.
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which mount you use and did you use invisacord? if so did you get poer from the back of the mirror, like some have ?
 

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I'm using the standard "suction cup" not sure what it is called (comes with 9500, 8500, etc.) and yes the invisi-cord into the back of mirror.
 

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mine is above the mirror stuck to the section with the little dots. works and looks great. using invisicord also.

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I always make sure my radar detector can "see" through the back window. It has a lens so it can pickup laser from behind. Not usually where it's going to come from, but who knows.

I made my own invisicord, solder paperclips to the cut wire. Works great. Did the same for the m45, except had to use pins and they're impossible to solder on.

I had a passport radar detector until it went stupid and constantly wanted to re-calibrate. I said no more $300, and went with $80 cobras. Works just a well.

Hans.
 

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Anything that reduces signal input reduces unit sensitivity. This includes the tinting (reduces LASER sensitivity) and the "little dots" (reduces RADAR sensitivity).
 
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