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I hope that this is the right way to post this question:

I just got my "new" 2007 Porsche Boxster S. Driving from Seattle (our primary home) to Palm Springs (second home) I managed (not hard to do) to pick up a ticket from the CA HP. Surprisingly, he suggested that I get a radar detector. I just received an Escort 9500ix. I'd like to mount it in as inconspicuous a place as possible, yet get the full results so I don't add to my tickets (not hard to do in this fast "begs to be driven" car).

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I assume you mean inconspicuous to the police (as opposed to people looking to break-in to your car) . . . anyway I think that the least conspicuous spot in a Boxster would be low on the far left side of the windshield (to the left of the driver) using one of their new Single Cup Suction Mounts which would allow it to sit back a little from the windshield (assuming you can get it angled properly) or Velcro it to the dash. It is also an easy run to hardwire it into the fuse box from there. If you wanted to be particularly clever, you could even put some sort of decal on the outside of the windshield to conceal the suction cup.

I would consider that with my 8500, but the 8500 display is angled the wrong way, and I already have it wired up along the front edge of the headliner, and sitting under the passenger sun visor.
 

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KS-CS, thanks for the reply. That may be the best way (though I'm wondering about hard-wiring it, too).

Actually, I meant inconspicuous to the police and the general "viewing" public. I've been amazed at the number of glances and outright stares I get. I should say my car gets (I'm almost 65, silver hair, and doubt that the babes care, though a number of guys have asked me about the car).

I appreciate the fast response! :)
 

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I have mine hardwired in my CS. I clipped the Escort to the passenger side visor right of the rearview mirror. It has been working in this location fine. It is out of the way of prying eyes and police.
 

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I have mine hardwired in my CS. I clipped the Escort to the passenger side visor right of the rearview mirror. It has been working in this location fine. It is out of the way of prying eyes and police.
CS Blues: I checked your car and see that you have the same Escort as I. that helps to know relating to "footprint". I like this idea, however as I drive a Boxster, when the top is down, which is often in Palm Springs (and hoping for a lot of sun in Seattle this summer...hey, we had a lot last summer ;)), that location may present a problem, unless I'm not fully understanding exactly where on the visor you mean...?

Also, if on your visor, where do you have the wiring for the hardwiring "running" (I may be very naive on this)?

Thoughts?

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I have the visor positioned at an angle that is horizontal with the ground. The unit fits just left of the hinge attached to the visor; right of the rearview mirror. The hardwire is in this location. Thinking further for a Boxter there would be two issues that I can see. With the top down then the unit will be exposed to whom ever walks by. Also with a passenger needing to use the sun visor would render the Escort useless because it would not be pointing at the proper position.

I noticed that you have a home in Palms Springs. We are actually closing on a house this week in that area for a seasonal home. Looking forward to fun in the sun come next winter.
 

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You might check/search the electronics forum or may have been an ariticle. Someone used a reporposed a mount intended for a bicycle handlebar to mount a detector like this over the rear view mirror. A location I'd expect to work top up or down. And about as unobtrusive as something stuck in the windshield can be.

Try this: http://www.planet-9.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=313&cat=5
 

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You might check/search the electronics forum or may have been an ariticle. Someone used a reporposed a mount intended for a bicycle handlebar to mount a detector like this over the rear view mirror. A location I'd expect to work top up or down. And about as unobtrusive as something stuck in the windshield can be.

Try this: DIY RVM mount for 9500ix using bicycle parts - Articles
Greywolf, Thank you, muchly! Your link is very helpful in seeing how it might look in that spot. Clearly it would be effective, and I think not obtrusive. I might consider a using a different mounting system.

After reading yours, CS Blues, and KS-CS posts, I realize that no spot will be perfect, but that's okay. I'm getting better ideas. I'm going to try to avoid going above 9 MPH over the speed limit (My wife, Fran, laughs) until I make a final decision, and other thoughts and ideas are welcome and encouraged until I do (in probably a week). I'm certain that if I'm struggling with this, other Boxster Owners must be, also. I really appreciate such fast responses to a real "Newbie" on this stuff.

I can say with no equivocation, that I am having more damn fun than I've had in years! :cheers:
 

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Or this.Amazon.com: BlendMount Your Beltronics / Escort Radar Detector. High Quality Custom Mount: Automotive

But what ever you choose leaving the top down when parked might invite some mischief.
Blues, I'm glad you posted that. My wife and I have been having a bit of a disagreement. She thinks it's no problem to leave the top down when gone for an hour, as the alarm is set. I think that giving anyone the opportunity to grab something in 30 seconds is a mistake. From now on, the top goes up when we are gone. It only take about 15 seconds to put it up, fer cryin' out loud!

Gracias, CS. :cheers:
 

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I have mine hardwired in my CS. I clipped the Escort to the passenger side visor right of the rearview mirror. It has been working in this location fine. It is out of the way of prying eyes and police.
I think that this is the method I'll try using today. I'm going to use it with the detector connected through my "cigarette outlet". Let ya know how it goes.
 
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