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Escort Smartcord Direct Wire

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Any suggestions how to connect the power cord for an Escort smartcord direct wiring kit to the drivers side low profile mini fuse block? Add a circuit after market type is only for mini fuses.

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Professional installers sometimes use spade-type adapters that they push (i.e. force) into a fuse recepticle right next to the fuse itself. That's how an installer powered an aftermarket (non-portable) fixed phone he installed in my first LS way back in 1990.

Depending on how many amps your Escort draws, you might be able to tap into the wires leading to the cigarette lighter or accessory power port - that's what I did to power the portable GPS I mounted on a bracket by the radio in my current LS. My LS has a power port in the center console so tapping into the wire leading to it was particularly quick and easy.

Depending on where you are going to place your Escort, you might also be able to tap into the overhead light cluster - doing that seems fairly common.

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mini tabs don't work well with low profile minis I've been told. Thanks for the time though.

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mini tabs don't work well with low profile minis I've been told. Thanks for the time though.

Then use another method. I've given you other options and you will find more if you do some research.

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