Originally Posted by ChuckBMW3
I have my 8500 mounted low, almost touching the dash. I've thought about placing it up higher as most of you recommend, but I worry that the suction cups will fail (which they often do during the summer months) and it will fall down and either mess up the radar or my dash/center console/etc.
That happens. That's why I have mine partially resting on the RVM. The mirror supports it and if one suction cup comes loose the detector just sort of shifts a bit and I have time to fix it before it falls.
I wired mine like this.
That's for a V1, but the steps are the same except the X50 just clamps onto the power lead directly. You'll see when you get to Steps 6 and 7.