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Installed my first accessory add-ons over the weekend on my 12 day old '13 Crosstour EX-L.

I did not get Factory Navi as I already have a very nice Garmin Zumo 665 GPS that rides with me on my '05 Honda Goldwing motorcycle and came with extra mounts to also be used in a automobile. I saw no need to spend the extra $$$$ on the Factory Navi system. I ordered a Dashmount for the Crosstour from Proclip and ended up with a pretty clean GPS install.

The Zumo GPS has full audio capabilities (XM/radio/traffic/weather and MP3/Audio Books playback) that I don't plan to use while in the Crosstour as the Crosstour can do XM radio built in and my iPod takes care of the Music and Audio books. But I do like the Traffic tied in with the GPS functionality, so I'm looking into a FM Traffic receiver that Garmin sells that is also compatible with the Zumo in lieu of an XM connection. That way I don't also have to move the XM radio "Puck" (as seen on the dashboard) back and forth between the Car and the motorcycle...


I also installed a Escort Passport 9500ix Radar/Laser Detector mounted to the rear-view mirror using a MirrorMountTM Radar Detector Mirror Mount.


(Not my Car)

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MirrorTap, 1000/2000 Series, Radar Detector, Power Cord that taps into the power available on the back of the rear-view mirror is used to power the RD.



All in all I think it made for a pretty clean install...




The dash will be a little cleaner when the XM Puck is gone, replaced with a FM receiver that is part of the power cord for the GPS.
 

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That's pretty slick. Nice work!
 

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Watch yourself! Cops have been trying to Zap me from behind lately. It's nice to have a rear antenna on your radar detector. Worth every penny.
 

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Which pins on the mirror connector did you use?
Here is a picture of my Power Tap installation:



Voltage and Polarity verified using my voltmeter before connecting to the Radar
 

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Love the ProClip mount. I've got it for my iPhone, which I use for my navigation with either Waze or the TomTom app. The other nice benefit is that enough cool air blows on it from the A/C vent there that it doesn't overheat in North or South Carolina in the summer. We've got one in my wife's CR-V as well, they are great.
 

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Did you have to break the back of the clip off? I unplugged mine and all I was able to see was the back, there isn't anywhere to plug red or wire in.
 

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Did you have to break the back of the clip off? I unplugged mine and all I was able to see was the back, there isn't anywhere to plug red or wire in.
What you see in the picture is exactly as it came from the Honda factory. I just slipped the the connectors into place in the plug as shown...
 

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Nice setup. ;)

I really like that power connection for the radar!
Wish I would have known I could buy one of those when i hardwired my belx65 into the wiring. :mad:

How do u like your Passport? Been trying to justify the expense of owing a new one lately...my bel is getting pretty dated.

oh - and while I like your hanging mount, I prefer to hang mine ABOVE the mirror on the driverside, using the oem suction cup mount.
It's a bit less obtrusive, and benefits from staying hidden behind the windshield tinting, so I don't have to remove it each and every time I leave the car (theives). :D

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