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Hi,

I would like to direct wire my new ESCORT 9500ix Radar Detector to my 2010 DTS. Where is the fuse located for the radio?

Thanks.

Matt
 

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I placed my Escort 9500 on the lower left corner of the windshield, just above the speaker. I wanted the remote mute button in an easy to tap place, so i chose in the corner of the dash just above my right knee. I just tucked wires out of sight. the only panel i removed was the left access panel just to the left and fwd of the hood release. I fished the wire going to the detector out first and tucked it behind trim neatly and out of sight to the unit. I then used " extra wire" I had in the tool box and to lengthen the Pos and neg cables. i removed the back seat bottom to find two fuse boxes i looked in the left box and chose the rear seat warmer because it is not hot all the time only when the ignition is on, but if you want one is hot all the time just pic one that is. I striped about 3/8" insulation back on the hot wire and pulled the 20 amp fuse, wrapped the exposed wire around one lead and replaced the fuse. I stripped 1" of the neg wire and and backed off the rear seat back bolt and used this for the ground. I tucked the wires in the trim ed that goes along the entry all the way to the front then up to the remotes pos and neg attached both and insulated with elec tape. works great all wires are hidden. I keep the remote in place with super strong 2 sided tape. HOWEVER I plan to move the remote to left side so I can use my left hand to mute. NOTE: The detector is not in the windshield wiper sweep area. When its raining I simply raise it up the windshield AND if on a long drive I raise it some to help improve reception. I was going for inconspicuous and think I have.
In some thread I have read guys are wanting them near the rearview and wire it to a hot wire going to the mirror. i just dont think that is a great spot for it.
One more thing...the entire project took 30 min from start to finish. Tools used. flat head, volt meter, extra wire, wire stripper, wrench for the the rear seat bolt for ground and elect tape.

Please excuse the typing...jello shots is to blame.
 
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