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      10-18-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
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Just bought Escort 9500ix. Any really good DIY for the e92M3?

Tom I have the whole day to try and hardwire this thing. Any really good DIY that anybody know of or mayb anyone that has done it and can explain exactly ow to do it? I have seen a few on here but dont seem to b exactly for our cars. Thanx guys.
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      10-18-2008, 08:31 PM   #2
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PencilGeek has installed it on his car. You should ask him about it
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      10-18-2008, 08:54 PM   #3
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PG has 9500ci not the 9500xi. I had the V1 but will be installing the 9500ci soon too.
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      10-18-2008, 10:18 PM   #4
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PG has 9500ci not the 9500xi. I had the V1 but will be installing the 9500ci soon too.
why the switch?
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      10-19-2008, 12:33 AM   #5
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I've got the XI as well. My V1 crapped out after a few years. Figured I'd invest in the latest technology rather than spend to fix the V1. I'm glad I did. The XI uses GPS well and really does reduce false alarms - although I'm surprised how much I'm missing the V1 arrows. I'd also be interested in ideas on how to hard-wire the XI in.
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      10-19-2008, 12:38 AM   #6
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I just bought and hardwired a new V1 - based on how many folks on this and other forums swear by them. The install was fairly flawless, with a minor hiccup in the grounding (no 10MM Hex bolt under the CF roof) - but a quick trip to Home Depot fixed that. Works like a charm.

Only a day under my belt with my V1 and I've already been spotting "bogeys" before they ever see me. Nice.
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      10-19-2008, 12:56 AM   #7
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why the switch?
The V1 is an excellent radar but it is very noisy to drive with through the city. Im still going to keep the V1. I had the radar & car for two months and it probably saved me from at least 10 tickets on the highway where I usually went 30-50 over the limit. I did get caught one at 113mph but I got the tickect dissmissed. But I just want to try the 9500ci since it has more features than the V1 (radar/jammer/gps/learns false signals/lknows where speed cameras are located/ect...) I dont think Ill be dissappointed.
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      10-20-2008, 10:14 AM   #8
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I was thinking of the 9500xi as well. Did you hardwire it yet? If so post some tips!
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      10-20-2008, 11:41 AM   #9
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What's the function of the GPS? Do you mark false bogeys and it remembers them?
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      10-20-2008, 12:21 PM   #10
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Do you mark false bogeys and it remembers them?
yes
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      10-20-2008, 10:26 PM   #11
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That's very nice. We don't have photo radar in PA yet. Sounds like I'll have to make the switch if it comes to town. You would have to think Valentine has something cooking to compete in that area.
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That's very nice. We don't have photo radar in PA yet. Sounds like I'll have to make the switch if it comes to town. You would have to think Valentine has something cooking to compete in that area.
I hope so, all the V1 false alarms along my everyday routes are annoying. I prefer the 9500i for everyday use.
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      10-20-2008, 10:50 PM   #13
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Altho I have this radar, I find it a bit useless for my needs. I dont really keep it on my windshield when driving around town, and i know where all the redlight camras are. I took a trip this weekend and i know why everyone loves the arrows. What I might do is sell this and get myself a V1 since all i will need it for is for long trips.
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      10-24-2008, 08:14 PM   #14
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The V1 is an excellent radar but it is very noisy to drive with through the city. Im still going to keep the V1. I had the radar & car for two months and it probably saved me from at least 10 tickets on the highway where I usually went 30-50 over the limit. I did get caught one at 113mph but I got the tickect dissmissed. But I just want to try the 9500ci since it has more features than the V1 (radar/jammer/gps/learns false signals/lknows where speed cameras are located/ect...) I dont think Ill be dissappointed.
yea the ci has been getting good review... i am just so bummed that it costs so much... i think i'll be getting a laser interceptor or laser park pro and just sticking to my 8500 passport for radar... wished the ci was cheaper
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yea the ci has been getting good review... i am just so bummed that it costs so much... i think i'll be getting a laser interceptor or laser park pro and just sticking to my 8500 passport for radar... wished the ci was cheaper
check eBay. I got it off a vendor for 1.1k listed as open box, but was actually brand new sealed in box. I have to figure out how to install it myself to justify the cost.
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      11-22-2008, 12:56 PM   #16
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check eBay. I got it off a vendor for 1.1k listed as open box, but was actually brand new sealed in box. I have to figure out how to install it myself to justify the cost.
it is a pain to install it ... I installed mine LI and it took me a few hours ...
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      11-22-2008, 11:42 PM   #17
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it is a pain to install it ... I installed mine LI and it took me a few hours ...
How did you go through the firewall, and how did you access the rear license plate area?
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