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Are there any radar detector mounts for the Model Y?

2021MY

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Apr 1, 2021
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I'm going to run a cable from the radar detector into the center console cig outlet

With software updates its difficult to find any place that doesn't stay hot aside from the 12v cig outlet. Some people got the mirror or the fuse on the left driver but sometimes it stays hot even after leaving the car. The cig outlet solves all those issues and is fairly easy to install.

Gonna do a video so should be done soon
Awesome. Please post or DM link to vid when done. Thanks!
 

everydaychris

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Sneak peak.
 

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everydaychris

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So a few quick updates.
Installed in the cig outlet in center console. Turns on fine. However, the car won't go to sleep now and the 12v plug stays on. I left the car alone for at least 2 hours at home, NO sentry mode, and normally when I open the app, the car has to wake up. However, when I check the 12v plug, the red LED still shows it's on.

The radar detector DOES auto turn off after about an hour to save battery life but I thought plugging it into the cig outlet would allow the car to sleep and turn off the 12v like it says so in the manual.

Even with the detector OFF and the plug still in, the car isn't sleeping.

There's literally nothing else I did besides plug that in. Just unplugged the outlet so we shall see if it the car goes to sleep.

As an FYI, I have a USB charger plugged into the 12v in the trunk and the car still sleeps like it normally does.

Maybe the car needs a shutdown and restart so I'll wait and see!
 

kbpl24

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Apr 23, 2021
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Has anyone installed a radar (Escort Passport 9500ix) without hard wiring it? Ideally want to use the 12v outlet but be able to hide the cable.
 

101dals

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Has anyone installed a radar (Escort Passport 9500ix) without hard wiring it? Ideally want to use the 12v outlet but be able to hide the cable.
I am going to mount the detector to the back of the screen with a cell phone mount. Not an ideal situation but I don’t think there’s going to be much of a choice. the wire will run under the trim and plug into the armrest. I’ll upload pictures when I get the install done
 

everydaychris

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It's easy to trim. Just need a dremel. Working on the video.

12v outlet was able to hide into the center console.

The detector turns OFF when the car goes to sleep but does not turn off when in sentry mode or when plugged in.
 

kbpl24

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Apr 23, 2021
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I am going to mount the detector to the back of the screen with a cell phone mount. Not an ideal situation but I don’t think there’s going to be much of a choice. the wire will run under the trim and plug into the armrest. I’ll upload pictures when I get the install done
Agreed, I'm thinking of doing something similar. Pictures would be great. Thanks!
 

dn325ci

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Feb 26, 2021
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FWIW, I posted this info in a similar, earlier thread:

Resurrecting this old thread to maybe help somebody, because I didn't see the Model Y hardwire threads were converging on an easy-to-wire positioning. My approach & results:

1. I'm finding the MYP is too fast and too quiet not to have a radar detector in it!
2. I don't like mounting options that block my view. While I think the Blendmount below the mirror or the mounts that position the RD above the screen can look beautifully integrated, both those approaches position the RD in the narrow eyeline below the mirror and above the screen. My preferred location is up and to the left of the mirror/camera placement. I just use the normal suction cup mount, which others seem to have trouble with, but I find if you clean the glass and use new suction cups before installing, it will literally stay there for many years until the suction cup rubber yellows/hardens. If it's a super hot day, I'll pull it out of the mount and put it in the armrest anyway, hoping to not cook it too bad. I have two regular V1G2 mounts with two direct wire kits for the two vehicles I move back and forth between. To me that's the most sleek solution, and keeps all my passengers from having to so obviously stare at it all the time.
3. I use a V1G2 + JBV1 combination, and my goal was to run a direct wire across the top of the windshield and down the driver's side A-pillar to the driver foot well. It turns out you can easily do that without removing the headliner or A-pillar trim.

The key point is at the footwell, is there an easy place to pick up switched 12V power? This Model 3 video was intriguing to me, because it shows where to tap into the 12V accessory port (cigarette lighter socket) in the center console without having to go all the way to the console and take that apart. Same wire in a far easier access location.


What seemed to be an open discussion was whether this 12V power source was switched or not? The answer is yes, but it stays on for several minutes after you leave the car, so to some installers it looked like it was not switched. It is in fact switched in the Model Y, and presumably the Model 3.

I just used a normal wire tap in Valentine's direct wire kit with this wire and it is working perfectly.
 
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