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PDF Content Summary: Installation Manual R O T C E T E D • A R E M A C • Y T E F A S • R E S A L • R A D A R N O I T C E T O R P D E L L A T S N I - M O T S U C PASSPORT 8500ci Plus Comes Complete ▶ Read This First Then before installing the other components, plug all of them into the Please read both sides of these Interface and power up the unit to instructions before starting your confirm proper operation. installation. Important Installation Warnings specialists and many car dealers can install your 8500ci Plus for you. 3 If your vehicle is damaged during installation, its safety systems may be 1 It is recommended that you have a compromised, which could cause professional install your new 8500ci 2 Attempting to install this product personal injury or property damage. Plus. Installation of this system requires without expertise in automotive experience and expertise in automotive electronics installation can cause 4 Improper installation may also void electronics. If you are unfamiliar with personal injury or damage to your PASSPORT’s warranty. automotive electronics, car audio vehicle. Performance Warning To get the best possible performance, plastic, laser signals will not. For this the mounting location of the radar/ reason, the receiver must have a clear laser receiver is critical. Although radar view of the road to work properly. signals will pass through some types of Front Radar/Laser Receiver • Miniature weather-proof Radar/Laser Receiver • Universal mounting bracket with stainless steel hardware • Built-in 16 ft. shielded cable with water proof connector • 12 nylon wire ties (“zip ties”) to secure cable GPS • Weatherproof, magnetically mounted GPS Antenna • 30 ft. cable with modular connector • Interior windshield mounting bracket (optional accessory) USB Data Cable • Provides access to software updates via the Internet Installation Instructions While following the steps throughout this manual, please refer to the following recommendations for a professional, trouble free installation. • The best location for the radar receiver is typically under the bumper or inside the front grill of the vehicle. For the best radar performance, install the receiver horizontally, with a clear view of the road. • Entry points to the interior of the vehicle may be located behind the plastic liner in the wheel well, fuse box, or unused grommets. • There are often many existing entry points at the rear of the vehicle as well, including gaskets behind license plates, around illumination lamps, and near trunk lid hinges. Taillight wiring gaskets are often easily accessible and large enough to accommodate cables. • If there are no suitable openings, it will be necessary to drill a hole through the firewall: 1 Thoroughly investigate all locations before drilling any holes. Ensure no wires, hoses, or other vehicle components will be damaged. 2 On vehicles with automatic Important Notes: transmissions, there is often a location • Only an exact replacement for the for mounting a clutch pedal. This is standard connector can be used. Do typically an ideal location to drill. not attempt to cut the wires unless the proper connector and crimping tools 3 Before drilling, cover the surface are available. being drilled with masking tape to prevent damage to the anticorrosion • Connectors cannot be reused. coating in the event the drill bit slips. Interface • Do not cut the cable too short. 4 Drill a 13/32” or 7/16” hole. • When Provide enough cable to route to the • Central module connects to pulling the in-line grommet to the interface and add a couple extra feet to switched 12-volt power and ground entry point, apply rubbing alcohol to a ease installation. • All components plug directly into section of the cable to reduce friction Interface and quickly pull the grommet along • Install the new connector such that • 3M connector taps into existing the length. its locking tab is on the same side as vehicle wiring the color coded stripe on the cable. • Accepts standard 3.5mm mono • The cables of units mounted at the earphone rear of the vehicle can generally be • Do not attempt to cut the cable and Miniature Display Controller routed through the trunk splice the wires together on the compartment and concealed under vehicle’s exterior. • Mounts easily to instrument pod, trim panels quite easily. If necessary, dashboard or console the cables can also be routed under the • When drilling or cutting interior trim • Optional hidden display included vehicle and through an opening in the panels (for instance, when installing • 3M connector taps into existing firewall. Be sure to secure cables away the concealed alert indicator), first vehicle wiring from moving parts and hot surfaces. cover the surface of the panel with Documentation masking tape to prevent accidental • A quality crimper for modular scratches. • Comprehensive Owner’s Manual connectors can be used to cut cables • Installation Manual to length and replace the connector. Warning: Removing the connectors may also Be sure to avoid all air bags. make it easier to enter the vehicle’s interior through existing openings. Concealed LED Alert Display • Indicator is solid green when unit is powered and flashes red during an alert • 6 ft. cable with modular connector • Bezel provided mounts easily to instrument pod, dashboard, or console Built-in Diagnostics • Confirms all components are operational Built-in Diagnostics • Fully compatible with ESCORT Laser Shifters and Bluetooth Kit (optional, both sold separately) ESCORT Inc. 5440 West Chester Road West Chester OH 45069 Service 800.543.1608 ©2012 ESCORT Inc. Escort®, Passport®, AFR®, TrueLockTM, SpecDisplayTM, and ExpertMeterTM are trademarks of ESCORT Inc. SWS is trademark of SWS, L.C. Features, specifications and prices subject to change without notice. Important Notes For the easiest trouble-free installation, install the Interface first, and wire it to a 12-volt switched circuit.







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