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Hey guys,<br>first of all, thank you for teaching me how to post pictures.<br>and now, this is my main question. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I have 2004.5 S40 2.4 and trying to install the Passport X50.<br>I did right now but as you can see on the picture, it look really ugly because of the cable.<br>[<IMG SRC="http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k99/minso83/131888285445_3300.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>so I bought this cable from Escort,<br><IMG SRC="http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k99/minso83/131890106117_3300.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>and I opend the middle console, <br><IMG SRC="http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k99/minso83/131887932677_3300.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>but I don't know which is the power cable.<br>do I have to connet to the black or white cable that connects to the v12 socket for the power? and how about ground? where should I wire it?<br><IMG SRC="http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k99/minso83/131887592581_3300.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>and my last question <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> , where should I install my Passport X50? should I leave it as it is or move it to some place where cop can't see it?<p>thank you guys!!!!!!
 

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Re: Install Passport 8500 X50 (funkytony)

I rarely use the radar/laser detector unless I am doing serious highway driving...ie a couple hundred or more miles. I can't help with the wiring as I have a Passport Solo which doesn't use the powercord. However, I place Solo in the corner to the LEFT of the driver at about the same height you seem to use. <p>Good luck...
 

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Re: Install Passport 8500 X50 (funkytony)

My How To: <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=33088#305342" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...05342</A>
 

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Thanks guys<br>I was wondering, sice I have Wiring Harness Connector, I would like to use that instead cut it and open up the fuse box.<br>is there any way I can do that? does anybody know which wire is for the power?
 

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To answer your question in your first post, I believe white is +12v (black is generally ground in DC or (-) in AC). You can easily check with a multimeter by touching the door lock with one probe and the terminals in the wiring harness with the other with the car power on. See which one registers +12.<p>For the ground, you can either use the other wire, or find a screw that goes into the metal frame and wrap your ground wire around that.<p>I used that same location for my wiring. I put the mute button between the E-brake and the seat so that I don't have to look for it to mute it while driving. The unit itself is next to the A-pillar, under that clear clip thing.
 

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Re: (Crashy)

You should mount the detector as high as possible before the windsheild tint to ensure maximum performance.<p>Also, this might allow you to hide the cord under the A-pillar then route it to the electrical output you'll be using.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>NRM8573</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You should mount the detector as high as possible before the windsheild tint to ensure maximum performance.<p>Also, this might allow you to hide the cord under the A-pillar then route it to the electrical output you'll be using.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Exactly, the higher up the detector is, the more warning you will have against the "enemy" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>And I wired my detector through the headliner and down the A post and underneath the drivers carpet to a fuse next to my switches.<p>I might have pics in my signature.<p><br>Hope this helps<p><br>PS: We need to now teach you how to resize photos <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>NRM8573</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You should mount the detector as high as possible before the windsheild tint to ensure maximum performance.<p>Also, this might allow you to hide the cord under the A-pillar then route it to the electrical output you'll be using.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's true but high in the corner means you can't open your sun visors all the way (I had it here at first and yes, you can stuff the wire in the A-pillar), and high in the center is too obvious to me. I'm willing to take the performance hit and have it out of the way in the corner.
 

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99% of detectors have both audible and visual warnings. You could still here the detector with the vizor down, and honestly how often is ones Vizor down?
 

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My visor problem is that the visor hits the detector and won't open any farther, not that i can't see the display. Like if the sun is still pretty high and I want the visor all the way against the windshield.<p>The F4i is great, I love it. Sport-touring ergos with sportbike performance.
 

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Thank you for your opinions!!<br>I will try to move it to higher place but as Crashy said, it's hard to use visor when I install it left corner high since it's passport and it's long....<br>well anyway I will try!!! thank you again guys!!<br>
 

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Yup I do need to know hot to resize the pics!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Install Passport 8500 X50 (CINCYFAN)

Wire the gound loop wire directly to metal that is bolted to the chassis. Thats why it has a loop terminal.<p>You should really pick up a cheap Ohm-meter from Radio Shack for around the house use such as this. Then you can measure which wire has 12volts on it.<p><br>Anyway, anywhere to the chassis metal with a screw in it should make a good ground.<br>THje 12V on a cigarettel lighter is usually the center point at the bottom of the lighter socket. If you pull the white plug it will be the pin in the center. Follow the wire back and splice onto it witht eh splice sleeve provided.<p>BTW, How much was that power wire kit?<p><br>By the way, mount my X50 in the exact same position you have. I have an 8500 in one car and an X50 in the other so I know these are the best detectors out there! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I can have mine down and just lying on the seat with it still on and it will STILL pick up every cop in the area, just not at as much range. I've found no difference with range as long as its on the window like that in some way.<br>With it mounted like that you'll be picking cops up with normal K band radar more than a mile away in many cases if they are using it.<br>The tightest Ka band radars used by many state troopers are harder but on a straight road with hills still not a problem. However if you are on a windy and hilly road such as I have near my house, be carefull as you will get a warning but it will only be a few seconds of time to slow down.<br>Also, nothing helps if you are the ONLY car on the road, speeding and then you crest the top of a hill, or you can't see where the cops are hanging out on the side of the road. <br>My rule of thumb is always find a Rabbit, a car that doesn't care and likes to go fast, then just shadow a ways back with your detector so that you can get the hits and slow down but if it is directed right at your area the car in front should take the attention. :grin: Just remember NEVER to crest a hill at really high speeds with no other cars around unless you are willing to take the ticket that can follow.
 
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