Radar Detector and Dash Cam

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Just found out my BlendMount will not work on my 392 with my Escort 8500 and Dash Cam M1. It seems the mirror neck is smaller than my last vehicle and BlendMount has not had any success making one for the 392. Escort does not make one for my setup because of the older detector with the newer dash Cam. I am looking for suggestions Or a work around, please?
 
Just found out my BlendMount will not work on my 392 with my Escort 8500 and Dash Cam M1. It seems the mirror neck is smaller than my last vehicle and BlendMount has not had any success making one for the 392. Escort does not make one for my setup because of the older detector with the newer dash Cam. I am looking for suggestions Or a work around, please?
I mounted my Valentine One (Gen 2) using their suction cup mount to the windshield. I also mounted my dash cam that same way. So far they have both stayed on without a problem. :)
 
I mounted my Valentine One (Gen 2) using their suction cup mount to the windshield. I also mounted my dash cam that same way. So far they have both stayed on without a problem. :)
Been thinking about a dash cam. Any recommendations? What about power? Are you tied into one of the Aux switches?
 
I attached my dash cam into the aux switch cable bundle that is under the passenger side dash. One of the wires in that bundle has 12v constant. My dash cam goes into "parking" mode when the ignition is turned off, and stays on until the battery voltage gets too low and then it turns off.

Cam: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074JT3698/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Wire tap kit: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08JLHGP17/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

You can also buy them direct from ROVE on their website. Sometimes they have sales running.
 
Anyone know if the ACC box behind the mirror impairs mounting at all? in particular, a mount on the mirror stem?
 
Anyone know if the ACC box behind the mirror impairs mounting at all? in particular, a mount on the mirror stem?
I'm wondering if power can be taped into somewhere inside the ACC box and how is it accessed...
 
I attached my dash cam into the aux switch cable bundle that is under the passenger side dash. One of the wires in that bundle has 12v constant. My dash cam goes into "parking" mode when the ignition is turned off, and stays on until the battery voltage gets too low and then it turns off.

Cam: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074JT3698/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Wire tap kit: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08JLHGP17/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

You can also buy them direct from ROVE on their website. Sometimes they have sales running.
Do I need the Wire Tap Kit if I'm going to connect to one of the Aux Switches?
 
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Stopped at the dealer today...I am attaching the mirror diagram for those of you wanting to use a Mirror Tap to connect a radar detector and or a dash cam. Black is Ground, Gray/Pink wire is hot.
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Just found out my BlendMount will not work on my 392 with my Escort 8500 and Dash Cam M1. It seems the mirror neck is smaller than my last vehicle and BlendMount has not had any success making one for the 392. Escort does not make one for my setup because of the older detector with the newer dash Cam. I am looking for suggestions Or a work around, please?
BlendMount is the king and this is not good news!

The suction cup method might be functional but is no comparison so please let me know what you figure out as I will be going down the same path.
 
BlendMount is the king and this is not good news!

The suction cup method might be functional but is no comparison so please let me know what you figure out as I will be going down the same path.
I called Escort, they don’t have a suction cup for the older detectors that will mount the M1. The suction cups for the newer detectors can accommodate the M1. I took my old BlendMount and added electrical tape to it and the mirror and it works for now.
 
You can also purchase on Amazon more industrial-strength suction cup rigs, but they do not have the seamless OEM look of BlendMount
 
You can also purchase on Amazon more industrial-strength suction cup rigs, but they do not have the seamless OEM look of BlendMount
Any suggestions from Amazon?
 
The space above the mirror looks like it would be an idea place to mount radar detector as is would be out of the way and not clutter anything up. Finding a mounting solution for this is another story.......

I've never had a radar detector, but now considering one. You folks are causing me to spend more money with all these ideas for jeep mods. Fun vehicle to mod though. And it is hard to keep this thing under the speed limit on a lot of roads.
 
I'm wondering if power can be taped into somewhere inside the ACC box and how is it accessed...
Just saw this thread, so sorry if I'm behind the power curve on this. I installed my Blackvue DR900X - 2CH last night. For power, I removed the access plate behind the rearview mirror on the small overhead console that houses the adaptive cruise control and collision warning system. I unplugged the connector and, using wire taps, tapped into the reddish (power) wire and black (ground) wire with the connections provided in the dashcam power cable.

The power cable that comes with the DR900X is approximately 4ft. long, so I had to shorten it up a bit. After I connected and tested, I put everything back together and it works like a champ. For the rear camera, I debated putting it on the rear glass, but ultimately decided to mount it on the rear "roll" bar. The cabling for that camera was simply routed along the roofline and under the removable panels.

Here's a couple of pics. I had not routed the rear camera cable yet. Also, when I use line taps, I typically wrap with electrical tape...just in case our resident electricians have a cow...:cool:.

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So, I know there is a big price difference in what I am saying - but... Why not go the laser jammer route? The detector is great, but if we are driving like most of us do - once detected => caught.
 
I attached my dash cam into the aux switch cable bundle that is under the passenger side dash. One of the wires in that bundle has 12v constant. My dash cam goes into "parking" mode when the ignition is turned off, and stays on until the battery voltage gets too low and then it turns off.

Cam: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074JT3698/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Wire tap kit: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08JLHGP17/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

You can also buy them direct from ROVE on their website. Sometimes they have sales running.
I noticed you have a Rove dash cam, is there a mode to make it capable of recording videos on demand of "off-roading action" much like the GoPro?
 
Do I need the Wire Tap Kit if I'm going to connect to one of the Aux Switches?
No. The normal reason for a wire tap kit is to branch off an already used circuit. Something like this:

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The Aux switches are unused from the factory and a simple wire crimp can connect your device to a switch. So you will find the end of one of the wires for the aux switches and connect the positive lead from your device with something like this. The different colors are industry standard for different thickness of wire (gauge). The negative end of your device wire can be connected to any solid metal connector on the body of the Jeep. There are several options including the seat bolts and some dedicated posts in the engine compartment. You will need a crimp tool to do it right.

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Has anyone determined that Blendmount is now making a amount for the 392 for an escort 360 Max C or 360 Redline C? The Blendmouint Website Vehicle Fit Tool is very confusing and inconclusive.

Thank you for thoughts!
 
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