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hard wire radar detector to 2008 Accord EX

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Old 03-25-2008, 01:44 PM
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What you can do is unclip the front of the headliner and the drivers side plastic pillar cover and run it down through there and then feed to to the fuse box in the footwell. If I were you I'd just pay a car alarm shop to do it since the car is brand new.
 
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:01 PM
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I've taken my headliner down before and it's not fun. Just try pushing the cord into the crack between the headliner and windshield. The pillar cover just snaps off but be careful. I haven't seen an '08 up close yet so I can't really help you with the details.
 
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:16 AM
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Get the piece that you plug the fuse into that gives you a blade to pull the power from. The blue clip that comes with the hardwire kit pierces the insulation to make a connection, but it doesn't work that well. On my Accord, I wrapped the lead around a fuse blade and soldered it tight (to itself, not the fuse) for the X50 and used the clip off of that for the G-Timer. The G-Timer would lose power momentarily and have to restart due to the bad connection. You can look at my pics for where I placed the unit and mute button. I installed it fairly low between the wiper blades, ran the wire around the base of the windshield down the driver's side and under the steering wheel and dash. I placed the button near my right knee and continued the power lead to the passanger side fuse panel. The install took me about a half hour. The G-Timer came later. All that you can see is about 5" of wire from the dash to the unit.

Be careful mounting the unit too high because you have to be able to see the rear detector eye clearly through the rear windshield. The eye is the raised black thing on the top left side of the unit.

EDIT: Also, the detector should be mounted level.
 
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:04 AM
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The remote button is one of the best features of the escort units IMO. Where I placed it, you barely have to move to silence the detector. To mount it, I used Velcro Extreme after repeated tries failed using mounting tape. You can cut the velcro so that it is completely covered by the button.
 

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