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The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 09-22-2011, 05:28 PM
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Escort radar mount to the Rear View Mirror

for those who were struggling like me with all crappy Escort and V1 radar mounts i finally found the solution

http://countryjoycrafts.com

our BMW E39 stems are SO SMALL AND TIGHT ( 5/8" )



that all these generic "Blendmount" do not work
this is the perfect match even on countryjoycrafts list you will NOT find E39

the next step is to install a hardware under the roof panel where the homelink control is
enjoy !




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Old 09-22-2011, 08:53 PM
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:10 PM
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That's cool. Does it come down (and go back up) easily if/when traveling through VA?
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sure , you can adjust it as you want
it feels like a tank ... just perfect, exactly what i was looking for
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sure , you can adjust it as you want
it feels like a tank ... just perfect, exactly what i was looking for
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hi there,

i was looking for a mirror mount also, is there any way you can take a pic of the mount from the back, i would like to see how it holds on the stem. since the stem is so small and tiny can you still move your mirror the way it needs?

thanks!
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:19 AM
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I like it.
Is this the Escort Super Z Mini Mount or the Escort Super Z Mount?
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:29 AM
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I was under the impression that since the advent of "instant on radar" that detectors in
general were useless---right or wrong
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:27 AM
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wrong... if you are traveling with a group, the cop will be shooting the cars in front of you. if you are driving down the road at 2am by yourself, then you are screwed.
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hi there,

i was looking for a mirror mount also, is there any way you can take a pic of the mount from the back, i would like to see how it holds on the stem. since the stem is so small and tiny can you still move your mirror the way it needs?

thanks!
lisa
i have couple of E39
for E39 with a rain sensor there is NO issue to adjust the mirror ( my rating is 10 from 10 ), same to picture above
for E39 w/o rain sensor you cant fully adjust it but you will get used to it ( my rating is 8 from 10 )
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I like it.
Is this the Escort Super Z Mini Mount or the Escort Super Z Mount?
yes , nothing match better
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That looks like a very well-made bracket, but it still poses the problem of having your detector hanging down in plain view where it can be seen from a mile away. In many jurisdictions, ONE mph over the limit will get you a ticket if they see you have a detector, and even if they don`t have grounds to write a speeding ticket, they can still give you one for "Obstructed Vision", or a similar bullsh!t charge.
It`s much better to keep the detector tucked way up against the top frame of the windshield, above & alongside the mirror.
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I like it.
Is this the Escort Super Z Mini Mount or the Escort Super Z Mount?

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yes , nothing match better
Don't understand your answer, which mount did you get for the E39 with rain sensor, the Mini or the other one?
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which mount did you get for the E39 with rain sensor, the Mini or the other one?
there is no relation between "rain sensor" and the Escort mount
The rain sensor build into part which hold the mirror
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there is no relation between "rain sensor" and the Escort mount
The rain sensor build into part which hold the mirror
I know that, your not answering the question.
You said...
"i have couple of E39
for E39 with a rain sensor there is NO issue to adjust the mirror ( my rating is 10 from 10 ), same to picture above
for E39 w/o rain sensor you cant fully adjust it but you will get used to it ( my rating is 8 from 10 )"

What I'm asking is which mount fits the E39 that has a rain sensor?
There are 2 different clamps, the Mini and the regular mount.
For 5/8" Adjustable Escort Super Z Mini Mount
For 3/4" Adjustable Escort Super Z Mount
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5/8" Adjustable Escort Super Z Mini Mount

the size 5/8" is mentioned on the first post
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> E39 (1997 - 2003) > Getting an ignition +12v wire at the rearview mirror

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Trying to hook up a dash cam and wiring it in somewhere up by the map lights / sunroof switch panel. I actually found an ignition wire with green / white stripe going to homelink, and different wire (same color) going to the mirror. I tapped both and it doesn't seem to hold enough current to power the camera it appears. The camera works for a second and then keeps power cycling itself and I can see flickering in the illumination for the homelink panel too. Kinda odd, since it's just a crappy little USB powered camera. Anyways, not sure why or if anyone has a better idea to grab a switched +12v connection up there, perhaps one of the sunroof wires can handle more juice? Anyone have any experience with this?
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> E39 (1997 - 2003) > Best location to tap ground and power
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I am just curious what you guys suggest as the best place to tap into for ground and constant 12v in the vicinity of drivers side (LHD) around steering column or kick panel area.

I was expecting to see a common ground piont behind the kick panel but there was nothing. Also had hope to see a power source in that area akso. I wanted to see if anyonr could suggest a better spot or should I just splice into existing wires. Dont wanna run all the way back to the battery.

It's for an immobilizer unit. I am thinking possibly ECU or diagnostic port but I do not want to fry anything.
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