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Old 03-20-2013, 03:05 PM
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Hardwiring (escort) radar detector & warranty

Does installing a radar detector which is hardwired affect the warranty?

This escort http://www.escortradar.com/passport9500ci-details.php is a beast

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:27 PM
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Does installing a radar detector which is hardwired affect the warranty?

This escort http://www.escortradar.com/passport9500ci-details.php is a beast

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No.
(Good choice on the 9500, many of us have that unit, or have the "portable" 9500ix hardwired in. Do a Search to find out how.)
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:15 PM
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+1 on the escort passport 9500ix. I have the portable and hard wiring lends to a great set up. This is an ultra-effective detector.
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(Good choice on the 9500, many of us have that unit, or have the "portable" 9500ix hardwired in. Do a Search to find out how.)


Au contraire mon ami!

Warranty's toasted wherever he mods and whenever it has effect. Can't imagine what kind o'claim might be denied.
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Au contraire mon ami!

Warranty's toasted wherever he mods and whenever it has effect. Can't imagine what kind o'claim might be denied.
It would void the warranty on the fusebox with the spare terminal meant for an add-on device? Are you overdosed on your smoking medication again?
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+1 on the escort passport 9500ix. I have the portable and hard wiring lends to a great set up. This is an ultra-effective detector.
+2, have it hardwired and I think it's a great setup. Works awesome, probably helped me avoid a few fines in one way or another.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:42 AM
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It would void the warranty on the fusebox with the spare terminal meant for an add-on device? Are you overdosed on your smoking medication again?

And let's not forget interior panels and trim behind which he's likely to run illegal wire.

Whew! OP, you may as well forget your factory warranty. I recommend, even if you have to pay a very substantial premium, that you seek a radar detector that substitutes its own warranty for the deactivated BMW guarantee.

Thus, the protection of a prophylactic Promise Of Performance will be yours to savor on every drive.

I further recommend that you purchase only from vendors who replace BMW's cancelled coverage with their own.

There.
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OP, I believe that Cal may be using a little hyperbole, exxageration for an effect. We have discussed the "voiding of warranty" question many times, and this thread may have caused Cal to, well, spaz out.
You understand this is only speculation on my part? It's sometimes hard to tell with him.
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yeah had to read his post a few times and I still don't get it. Is he a normal dude?
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And let's not forget interior panels and trim behind which he's likely to run illegal wire.

Whew! OP, you may as well forget your factory warranty. I recommend, even if you have to pay a very substantial premium, that you seek a radar detector that substitutes its own warranty for the deactivated BMW guarantee.

Thus, the protection of a prophylactic Promise Of Performance will be yours to savor on every drive.

I further recommend that you purchase only from vendors who replace BMW's cancelled coverage with their own.

There.


For a second, I thought I had a 'medical hookup' if I ever left the state!
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Does installing a radar detector which is hardwired affect the warranty?

This escort http://www.escortradar.com/passport9500ci-details.php is a beast

Miz
I have both the Escort and a V1 hardwired into the car. I have taken the car in to BMW Manhattan (which is owned by BMWUSA) for warranty claims and there has never been an issue. The only time it should be an issue is if there is a warranty claim for damage that was caused by the installation of the device.

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OP, I believe that Cal may be using a little hyperbole, exxageration for an effect. We have discussed the "voiding of warranty" question many times, and this thread may have caused Cal to, well, spaz out.
You understand this is only speculation on my part? It's sometimes hard to tell with him.

In this instance, I am deadly serious.

There can be no better product than one which replaces BMW's warranty with its own.
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yeah had to read his post a few times and I still don't get it. Is he a normal dude?
No not at all ..... he is exceptional ...... perhaps even extraterrestrial .......

Loved my 9500ix to the beach and back early this week .... even caught the guy standing on the Rumble Road bridge beaming down on the unsuspecting motorists
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No not at all ..... he is exceptional ...... perhaps even extraterrestrial .......

Loved my 9500ix to the beach and back early this week .... even caught the guy standing on the Rumble Road bridge beaming down on the unsuspecting motorists
Off topic: Do you go to the Varsity ATL meetups?
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Off topic: Do you go to the Varsity ATL meetups?
Oh man .... the last Varsity meetup was as a freshman living in Smith Dorm across the Downtown Connector ....... it was called "bird dogging" ....... involved local high school girls ..... some legal ...... enough of that
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op, check escort's website for approved escort installers. In my case i noticed that one of the bmw dealer's in my area (Chicago) is an approved escort installer (motorwerks in barrington, il). I called them and they confirmed they will hardwire. But since iam out of warranty anyway I got it hardwired by indy shop for bit cheaper.
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OP, I believe that Cal may be using a little hyperbole, exxageration for an effect. We have discussed the "voiding of warranty" question many times, and this thread may have caused Cal to, well, spaz out.
You understand this is only speculation on my part? It's sometimes hard to tell with him.

Today is Thursday, DSX....the week grows old....concerns accumulate.

Even so I say: Why so serious? Yo! Li'l wacky terbacky 'way up in the weather there, might spice things up a bit....

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Today is Thursday, DSX....the week grows old....concerns accumulate.

Even so I say: Why so serious? Yo! Li'l wacky terbacky 'way up in the weather there, might spice things up a bit....

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You know better than to take me too seriously.
I thought you overstated, just a tad, the case against the OP hardwiring a benign accessory like a radar detector. Heck, there's a spare terminal on his fuse panel that wasn't put there by accident. Plus, you know that the onus would be on BMW to prove (if push comes to shove) that an accessory like a GPS or radar detector voided the warranty on his defective injectors or whatever. Sure they might 'say' it did, but let's see if that's ever put into writing.
I think the whole 'will it void my warranty' thing is probably the biggest black hole on Bimmerfest. Threads become distorted, suck in forum energy, and emit no detectable knowledge.
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It would void the warranty on the fusebox with the spare terminal meant for an add-on device? Are you overdosed on your smoking medication again?
Considering i have seen the 9500ix at various dealerships (e.g., Ottos of West Chester). Not particularly worried either.

As for hardwiring - I tried getting DSX to install mine on C2C. He refused, so I had to pay someone to do it
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