Reviving an old thread. Sorry.
I can follow the DIY to hardwire the radar. I just wonder about the placement as I don't want it in the middle of my windshield. That being said, does anyone have issues with not getting a good signal (from rear) when mounting on the passenger side, up close to the head liner, almost behind the rear view mirror (not so the mirror is blocking it obviously). The 9500ix will be in night mode and the hardwire kit has the smart cord so I don't need a need a visual.