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Old 08-19-2018, 08:06 PM
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2018 TLX A Spec Radar Install

Has anyone mounted a radar in a 2018 TLX A Spec yet? If so, can you post pics of where you mounted it on your windshield.
I'd like to mount one and hard wire it but I'm not sure how it would work if it were mounted on the black dots near the rearview mirror.
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Old 08-19-2018, 10:36 PM
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I use a blend mount attached to my review mirror and an escort muting power cord hardwired with an add-a-fuse.
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I used BlendMount also but used the SAVY ODB2 plug for my V1 so I didn't have to wire anything. Best method yet I feel for a quick and clean install.
Dont forget to add filters to some of the radar bands so your blind spot, cruise etc dont give all day long false alarms.
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Do you guys have any pics of your setups? I want to see how the Blendmount looks installed.
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Originally Posted by Carnage719 View Post
I use a blend mount attached to my review mirror and an escort muting power cord hardwired with an add-a-fuse.

Where did you find the trim removal instructions to hardwire the power cable? Iím interested in doing this as well but havenít seen how to remove the trim pieces.


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Originally Posted by Carnage719 View Post
I use a blend mount attached to my review mirror and an escort muting power cord hardwired with an add-a-fuse.
Do you know which blendmount model you used for the TLX ASPEC mirror? Their customer service is telling me they donít have one that would fit.


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Blendmounts don't fit. I just returned one they said worked for us.
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Blendmounts don't fit. I just returned one they said worked for us.
my blenmount fits just fine on my 18 ASpEC TLX with V1
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Originally Posted by GotdatTSX View Post
Has anyone mounted a radar in a 2018 TLX A Spec yet? If so, can you post pics of where you mounted it on your windshield.
I'd like to mount one and hard wire it but I'm not sure how it would work if it were mounted on the black dots near the rearview mirror.
I mounted mine at the top of the windshield on the driver's side. I used a modified Blendmount mirror tap cord.





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Where did you find the trim removal instructions to hardwire the power cable? Iím interested in doing this as well but havenít seen how to remove the trim pieces.


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Levell
Sorry, I'm not on that often and I didn't see your questions. From your recent setup, it looks like you have everything you need. However, to answer the question, my radar detector is powered with an add-a-fuse in the fuse box, not with the Blendmount mirror tap. Therefore, I didn't need to remove any trim pieces around the mirror.

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Do you know which blendmount model you used for the TLX ASPEC mirror? Their customer service is telling me they donít have one that would fit.



I purchased a Blendmount model BBE-2031 radar mount with an Escort brand clip mount.
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That's weird.......when I mounted mines it wouldn't stay secure. I called them and they stated that it won't fit since our rearview mirror is the same design as the MDX. Temp_A-Spec.....can you post pics of your setup?
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[QUOTE=Carnage719;16364726]Sorry, I'm not on that often and I didn't see your questions. From your recent setup, it looks like you have everything you need. However, to answer the question, my radar detector is powered with an add-a-fuse in the fuse box, not with the Blendmount mirror tap. Therefore, I didn't need to remove any trim pieces around the mirror.

Carnage719.....which fuse did you tap into?



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That's weird.......when I mounted mines it wouldn't stay secure. I called them and they stated that it won't fit since our rearview mirror is the same design as the MDX. Temp_A-Spec.....can you post pics of your setup?
It's a tight fit on the rear view mirror neck because of the plastic shroud, but it does fit. Maybe you recieved a defective one.

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Sorry, I'm not on that often and I didn't see your questions. From your recent setup, it looks like you have everything you need. However, to answer the question, my radar detector is powered with an add-a-fuse in the fuse box, not with the Blendmount mirror tap. Therefore, I didn't need to remove any trim pieces around the mirror.

Carnage719.....which fuse did you tap into?
I have to look, but, as you know, you have to contort yourself in the driver's footwell to get to the fuse box, so I can look this weekend when I have the time. I have written down on a note fuse locations 5, 12, 26, and 37, all 7.5A. All are only powered when the car is in accessory mode or on.

Also, I currently don't post pictures because I'm not signed up with an image hosting site. It was a long time ago when I used to post regularly on a motorcycle forum, so if there's a way to post pictures without using an image hosting site, let me know.
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