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Escort Direct Wire SmartCord

Hardwire kit for most Escort windshield radar detectors (Red display)

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by Dominic Devito
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Planning on making a permanent home for your Escort radar detector in your car, but want to keep the 12-volt outlet free for charging your portable electronics? This handy Direct Wire SmartCord from Escort lets you hardwire your compatible detector to your vehicle's dash-based fuse box so you can keep your 12-volt port unoccupied. The straight cord runs easily along your windshield or dash to keep your car's interior tidy.

Escort's convenient SmartPlug module features a mute button for when you want to keep things quiet, plus LED indicators for alerts and power. You can mount the plug near the steering wheel for easy operation and quick viewing, even if your detector's in dark mode. The Direct Wire SmartCord works with most current Escort windshield detectors.

Highlights:

  • hardwire kit for most Escort windshield radar detectors
  • SmartPlug module includes green power-on light, red alert lamp, and a mute button
  • warranty: 60 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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  • SmartCord MuteDisplay (with attached input/output cords)
  • Wire connector
  • Velcro strip
  • Instructions

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Features

Compatibility: The SmartCord MuteDisplay works with special circuitry built into the Passport 9500ix, 9500i, 8500 X50, 8500, 7500S, 7500, 6800, Escort C65, and Solo S2.

Module: The SmartCord MuteDisplay's module includes a power-on indicator, a bright alert light (Red) that warns of radar or laser, and a mute button. The module can be mounted in any convenient location with the supplied hook & loop fastener.

  • Module Dimensions:
    • Width: 1.625"
    • Height: 0.875"
    • Depth: 1.4375"

Connections: The SmartCord MuteDisplay comes with a power/ground harness to hook directly to your car's electrical system, and a signal cable to route to your detector.

  • Power input:
    • 12 volt: 47" (with in-line 2 amp fuse)
    • Ground: 47"
  • Connection to Detector:
    • RJ-11: 10'
 
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5 out of 5

Escort direct wire blue kit

Written By scott w, salisbury nc on Thursday, March 20, 2014
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install really easy directions was great. Shipping was fast and prompt
Pros:
the directions were very complete the kit came with everything I needed.
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5 out of 5

Escort direct wire smart cord

Written By Ks, San Antonio tx on Saturday, February 08, 2014
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Great product, easy for any car shop to install, clean finish, remote is really convenient too. No reason to use the cigarette lighter adaptor cord when this is such a cheap alternative
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5 out of 5

Escort Direct Wire SmartCord

Written By olelaker, Rockford, Il on Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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Great addition to the escort 9500ix, it nice to be able to remove the spiral cord and hide the wiring so I can have a clean install.
Pros:
completely replaces spiral code
Cons:
none, other then the time it takes to hard wire and run the wires
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Nice Clean Install

Written By This Guy, Saugerties NY on Thursday, October 25, 2012
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Nice unit. Easy to install. I only gave 4 stars because it uses a glass fuse instead of a mini blade. What is this? 1973?
Pros:
Clean install, no wires dangling.
Cons:
Glass fuse. I should have ordered the red one. The Blue power indicator is REALLY bright. Brighter than the alert indicator led.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Hard wire cord

Written By jeff, pasadena tx on Sunday, August 26, 2012
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easy to install, works grear
Pros:
works great
Cons:
none
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Blue Escort Direct Wire SmartCord

Written By RedSea, Chemung County, N.Y. on Friday, April 20, 2012
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I bought both my blue Passport 8500 X-50 and later on, this SmartCord from Crutchfield as well as a Nuvi GPS. Both were mounted high up by the rearview mirror. This keeps them almost totally out of view from potential thieves. It also gives a completely clear shot of front and back for the radar detector. The problem though, is two cords hanging down that I had tied together. It just looked sloppy to me. So I removed the the GPS cord as it seems to hold a charge forever. That cord I keep in the glovebox. Now I had a friend mount the SmartCord directly into the fusebox and he groud it near there too. It took him five minutes. The cord runs under the top lip of the windshield and behind the left column by the door. He used the supplied velcro to mount the tiny receiver on the dash all the way to the left of the sterring wheel. It is barely visable except to me. The blue and yellow lights are very bright and the mute button is easily accessible. The detector is dead reliable up to this point as is the GPS unit. Crutchfield as usual is great to deal with also. A very good buy.
Pros:
See Above
Cons:
None
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Escort Direct Wire SmartCord

Written By Kevin, Jacksonville,fl on Sunday, February 05, 2012
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Love it being hard wired into the vehicle. Off and on with the ignition. The mute button it where I can reach easily.
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