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Old January 9th, 2011
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Default ZR4+9500ix with smart wire??

I am the happy owner of 9500ix. I was using direct smart wire with my detector and it worked perfectly for me because it was mounted right above my speedometer. When i am driving I like to listen to very loud music and I never hear my radar detector, and since I have started to use Single Cup Windshield Mount radar detector is closer to me so I do not see the display to good. With my direct smart wire I was all set, because the small light on it was giving me the warnings, and since the light was right in front of me I did not have any problems. Recently I bought zr4 and yesterday people from best buy installed it for my. I decided to connect shifter to my 9500ix, but I found out that installers removed my smart wire. And that solution does not work for me. My question is can I connect back my smart wire to the detector and keep shifter and zr4 work together? I know there are no inputs for that but best buy people told me that they can hard wire cables. However they did not know if it is going to work and they told me to check it with you. So is it possible, or do I have to run shifter and detector work separately? What are advantages and disadvantages of that solution? Will I be able to use both mute buttons (remote from shifter and the one on smart wire)?

And I have been thinking about other solution. My friend has Qi45 and did not install this tiny lamp. Can I hard wire that light to my 9500ix + shifter running together and mount it in front of me and use remote button from shifter to mute detector and shifter? That solution would be the best for me. IS it possible? How is it going to work? Please help, because best buy guys have no clue about it.
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Old January 10th, 2011
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You cannot use both the direct smart cord and the ZR4 connection to the 9500ix. You are welcome to use them separately but then the ZR4 alerts will not go through the 9500ix nor will you be able to control the ZR4 through the 9500ix.

The single LEd you are referring to on yoru friend's Qi45 is called a concealed display. I'm sorry but the ZR4 doesn't have a concealed display LED like the Qi45 and 9500ci.

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