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Old January 10th, 2017
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Default 9500ix loose in slide in mount

I have the big black single cup suction mount, works great, but it's loose where the metal tab slides into the detector. I can touch it and jiggle it around.

Function wise maybe it's ok, but those micro movements are of course transferred to the antenna, the circuit boards, and everything else.

Not sure how that constant vibration helps the life or the function of the device.

Anyone have a way to "tighten up the slack" in the mount?

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No ideas on this?

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Hi froggy47 -

Sorry I can't provide a suggestion as I don't have the 9500ix.

I am wondering what caused the slack to appear. Do you take the detector down each day/night? If so, this may cause wear over time. And it will be plastic (rather than metal) pieces that wear.

If the mount tongue (part that goes into the detector) is metal, then it's probably the case of the detector that's become a bit worn. I've read about people trying tape or a little bit of paper to sandwich into the detector opening but this makes me nervous.

If it's gets bad enough, perhaps you can have Escort replace the case on the 9500? Before you do this, ask them if the case could be worn and be the cause of the problem. And of course, you'd have to be willing to pay for the new case.

I'm curious - if you're taking it down daily, is it because you're in a bad area and are worried about it being stolen or are you worried about exposing the detector to temperature? As far as temperature, you really don't have to worry. The RD was designed to endure temps in closed autos. I've never experienced a failure in all the time I've used Escort detectors and we're talking 5 or 6 units over 30 years or so. Where I am temps range from low teens in winter to above 95 for a few weeks in summer. My detectors always stay on the windshield. Unless in the rare situation when I might be in a bad area but that's a once or twice yearly occurrence.

The other electronics in your car are exposed to that temperature also. Things like your car stereo and your engine control computer - not to mention another dozen or two microprocessor systems in a typical car. They deal with the heat and cold just fine. So will your detector.

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Thanks for a great response, it's brand new and sits installed in the (garaged) car. It's just a badly designed/manufactured fit I suppose. I thought someone else on the forum might have figured out a fix.


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I recently purchased a sticky cub mount and have the same problem. The slide tongue is not long enough to extend deeply enough into the passport device to allow it to click lock.

I have applied a drop of glue which works well keeping the two devices firmly fixed together. Poor fix for a $30 mount.
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I recently purchased a sticky cub mount and have the same problem. The slide tongue is not long enough to extend deeply enough into the passport device to allow it to click lock.

I have applied a drop of glue which works well keeping the two devices firmly fixed together. Poor fix for a $30 mount.
Yeah,

Mine clicks in with the escort brand mount, just loose, very bad tolerances they built to.

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I've had two of these mounts and both were solid. Perhaps you have a bad example that could be replaced under warrantee.
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