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Old December 28th, 2017
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So, I have a Redline Ex and use the windshield mount. I live in MD so no issue, but I do travel to VA and DC. So, I was looking at the BlendMount but my '06 Accord Hybrid does not have a power mirror so a MirrorTap is not available to use.

So, if I have to run the power cord up the windshield anyway for power, seems to me a BlendMount is not going to be useful for me.

So, now it comes down to not using the detector in VA and DC, or finding some other way to mount it that is not visible, or at least not easily visible.

Any suggestions welcome.
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So, I have a Redline Ex and use the windshield mount. I live in MD so no issue, but I do travel to VA and DC. So, I was looking at the BlendMount but my '06 Accord Hybrid does not have a power mirror so a MirrorTap is not available to use.

So, if I have to run the power cord up the windshield anyway for power, seems to me a BlendMount is not going to be useful for me.

So, now it comes down to not using the detector in VA and DC, or finding some other way to mount it that is not visible, or at least not easily visible.

Any suggestions welcome.
Thanks
steve
I use the Blendmount with my Redline EX along with the direct-wired Smartcord. I tapped into the fuse box below the dash, routed the wiring up the column of the windshield, and dropped the wire from the headliner above the rear view mirror. No loose wires, and it looks clean and professionally installed.

If you don't want the Smart module, you can also get a straight direct wire cord and do the same thing.
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Same. Blendmount with a directwire to the fusebox. Works, and looks great.
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Old December 31st, 2017
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I use the Blendmount with my Redline EX along with the direct-wired Smartcord. I tapped into the fuse box below the dash, routed the wiring up the column of the windshield, and dropped the wire from the headliner above the rear view mirror. No loose wires, and it looks clean and professionally installed.

If you don't want the Smart module, you can also get a straight direct wire cord and do the same thing.
Thanks for the idea. So, since I have no idea of how to tap into the fuse box, any chance you send me pictures of how you did this, including how you affixed the cord to the headliner and how you mounted the smartmodule?

Thanks if you can, and if not I understand. I am pretty handy and build computers and home wiring, but this sounds a bit complex.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

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But seriously. It's not too hard to do. The parts can be found on Amazon or eBay pretty easily. Search for a fuse tap. But make sure you get the right kind for your fusebox. Regular, mini, blade, etc...

I didn't use the Smartmodule with mine. Just a directwire. Finding a mounting place for the Smartmodule, then routing the wiring behind the dash in order to get it there is probably the most difficult part of the job. Double sided mounting tape can be used to secure the Smartmodule. But there are probably ways to hard mount it, too.

I like having mine 'sorta' out of sight. It's still visible hanging down from the rearview mirror, but not as visible as affixed to the windshield with the suction cup mount.

One word of caution, though. If your vehicle has an airbag behind the A-pillar, be careful with how you run the cable behind the pillar cover. For my vehicle without A-pillar air bags, it was easy to just push it behind the cover. For my second vehicle with A-pillar airbags, I actually removed the cover, then zip tied the cable to the mounts behind the airbag. That way, if it does deploy, it won't take the wiring with it and possibly fling the radar detector at me in the process. I'm sure if the airbag deploys, I'll have bigger problems than a Max 360 projectile, but still... don't need to add to my problems...

If you run into any issues/questions. I don't mind helping out. Shoot me a PM or post your questions here. Plenty of smart folks on this forum.

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Where’s the cheapest place to buy a blendmount?


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