Author Topic: Radar detector won't stay plugged in. Loose fit accessory 12v socket.  (Read 14539 times)

Offline Steve Poff

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I've tried using my Escort 8500 plugged into the accessory socket on the dash but the plug won't stay in place for more than a minute or two.  I've anchored the cord close to the socket but that didn't help.  Has anyone else encountered this problem and, if so, how did you solve it?
« Last Edit: October 09, 2012, 05:31:58 am by VirginiaJim »

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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in.
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2012, 10:55:48 am »
Put a small piece of the fuzzy velcro on the plug, if you need more add another small piece on the other side.

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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in.
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2012, 11:29:41 am »
Or plug the thing in and shove a wooden tooth pick in there to hold it.
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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in.
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2012, 11:39:55 am »
Or plug the thing in and shove a wooden tooth pick in there to hold it.

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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in.
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2012, 11:43:38 am »

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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in.
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2012, 12:03:18 pm »
Had the same problem with my GPS until I hardwired it.  I thought it was just my bike as a defect, but it seems that the basic design is oversized.  I agree with the suggestions already made to "tighten" the fit into the socket.
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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in.
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2012, 12:10:30 pm »
a wrap or two of black electrical tape around the plug where there are no contacts...

....black toothpick..  ::)

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Offline Steve Poff

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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in.
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2012, 04:46:48 pm »
Thanks, guys.  Don't want to hardwire it 'cause I use it in my car.  I'll do the tape thing.

Offline MikeERideWNC

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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in.
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2012, 07:49:08 pm »
Thanks, guys.  Don't want to hardwire it 'cause I use it in my car.  I'll do the tape thing.


OK... I will say it:

How will hardwiring it effect your car... It would work out better. Less crap to move around.
In fact I have my car hardwired, too.
The only issue I could see is if you are using the 8500 X50 Smart cord with your smart phone...
If you only have an 8500, then that is a mute point.
Anyways, this will get you going for 6.99.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Escort-Passport-Radar-Power-Cord-Cable-Direct-Hard-Wire-/160354431302?pt=US_Radar_Laser_Detectors&hash=item2555de7146

The smart cord is a cool feature. You do need an 8500 X50 with Revision 3.6 installed.


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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in.
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2012, 08:51:15 pm »
A black toothpick, right? ;D

Good for an extra 2 hp...  ;)

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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in.
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2012, 04:46:32 pm »
Put a small piece of the fuzzy velcro on the plug, if you need more add another small piece on the other side.


Best way to do it for sure.
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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in.
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2012, 10:05:02 am »
It is amasing how many post whores replied to this exact topic from the same poster on every ZG forum across the net.

If I would have seen this topic sooner on other forums, I would not have wasted the time and effort to give a viable option.

What a waste of time.

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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in.
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2012, 10:12:59 am »
And yet, here you are.
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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in.
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2012, 11:24:18 am »
Added a Powerlet to the blank on the other side.

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Re: Radar detector won't stay plugged in.
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2012, 12:11:35 pm »