Hardwire Radar into 2018 Mirror w/rain sensor

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    Can you post a picture of the R7 mounted as described? I have the older R3 with a mirror mount and wires hanging down that needs cleaning up. CA forbids windshield mounting anything. :headbang:
    And Thanks to the OP for posting
     
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    #17 Dano, May 10, 2019
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    Based on the information in this thread (Thanks GTFURY and Enzo), I bought a Uniden R7 and the MirrorTap MTX-1010 kit and did the install.

    A few thoughts:
    • Removing the cover was initially a little disconcerting, like you were going to break something. Just go for it. As the pic above shows, there are clips and the cover snaps off no problem with a little effort
    • The mirror tap kit has multiple tips that plug into the harness that account for installation in different cars. This was a little tricky getting the right one to fit and not be too loose.
    • I found the actual mirror tab cable with the RJ11 connector to be a tad short. Another couple of inches would have been better. It works, and will work better when I get the blend mount, but for the suction cup mounts it doesn't give you a lot of options (see picture below).
    Here are some not so great pictures of the install.
    Hope this helps others.
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    Mount view from below.jpg
     
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    How do you like that radar? Have you had a Valentine One before?
     
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    I‘Ve never had a radar detector before. I pretty much stick to the speed limit plus the allowed 5 to 10 mph over.

    I really got this for road trips and doing local mountain runs. Still waiting for better weather to settle in here in Colorado.

    So far I really like the R7 and it features and ease of use, but I don’t have anything to compare it to, and haven’t spent enough time with it to make any serious judgements.
     
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    The R3 is great. Save my but a few times. But it is only forward sensing so a R7 is in my future and the R3 will go in my other car.
     
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    What length mirror tap did you use?
     
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    Can't speak for the OP but the one I used (and that the J28 website will guide you to if you filter on S550 Stang) is a 10". For me it's a perfect length for where I have my detector, up high next to the mirror. If you want to use a blend mount another inch or two I think might help depending on your detectors power input location because you lose a few inches inside the housing once you reconnect and install everything. IMG_8064.jpeg
     
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