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Best route to run a cable into trunk?

Trying to get laser deflectors to the rear but the installer is scaring me saying it will take 6 hours to run a cable from cabin to trunk!

is this true?

what needs to be done to get a cable back there? ill do it myself.....
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If mining the copper in the wire is included, then yes, it does take 6 hours.

You're looking at 2 hours to do it a really good job. possibly 3.

By good job, I mean the passenger seat comes out of the car, and right rear panel. 9500Ci controller goes in the floor duct, neat the passenger feet, front sensors and GPS antennat go through th fuse box next to the front battery, into the duct, to behind the grill.

The rear blinder goes through the floor duct, unto the rear pocket area, then fished through to the trunk, along the vacuum lines, then tucked in the trunk neatly, into the lid...

BTW, rear laser shifters are overrated, nobody gets lasered from behind, and if they do, and they're still speeding, they deserve the ticket...
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Thanks for the advice!
pictures if anyone has any!

what do you mean rear goes through the floor duct then rear pocket area? explain more please

Also, I live in GA, the laser capital of the world and its becoming more and more common for police to sit on bridges or on ramps and only shoot you in the rear....

I also live in alpharetta where here and surrounding counties use nothing but laser ( and the new dragoneye as well) (lucky me!)
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trace the seat vacuum line, and run the wire next to it, once you take the seat out and move the carpet over, you'll see how, its very self explanatory...

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Actually, on a second thought, I do have pics from when I was fixing the seat multi-contour pneumatic line

Ignore the text, just run the wire along the vacuum line marked with the arrows, then fish it with a wire fishing rod into the trunk area, again, along the same vacuum line...










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Excellent pics, thanks alot its a big help!

And although im not getting a 9500ci (ALP instead because it blocks the newer guns which happen to be in my area)
where are you referring as to put the controller?

thanks in advance!
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I have a 18 band laser and radar detector,two years old.Never got a ticket.

1999 s320. and 83 300sd quit driving,people make me nervous
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I have a 18 band laser and radar detector,two years old.Never got a ticket.
yes i have an older setup in my lexus with ZR4 deflectors as well and never got a ticket.

But youre in Tenn and im in GA which is a huge difference because all the latest laser guns are here not Tenn......

come to my town and your laser setup may not even set off a warning much less block it
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I have a 18 band laser and radar detector,two years old.Never got a ticket.
You do understand that unless you have a shifter, the laser detector buzzer might as well be replaced with a voice prompt that says: Hello, your speed has just been captured; if speed above limit, congrats, you have just gotten a ticket...

Laser detector "detects" after the fact...

You dont get tickets because you dont speed enough above limit, not because laser detector protects you...

protection against speed traps is not a matter of one solution fits all, it really heavily rely on where you live, what bands are used in your area and state, and what type of targeting, thus some devices excel more than others in one aspect or the other...

Thus, blanket systems, that work well in most cases, have a price tag in the thousands...

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Excellent pics, thanks alot its a big help!

And although im not getting a 9500ci (ALP instead because it blocks the newer guns which happen to be in my area)
where are you referring as to put the controller?

thanks in advance!
Look into the latest generation 9500ci, aka shifter pro, aka 9500ci 2014/2015

This latest version comes with newer, smaller shifters, that currently jam all laser known in the market.

Not to mention, the 9500 has the ability to integrate into your dash, via MidCity engineering modules, for ultimate stealth mode.

The controller can go anywhere the cables reach, this will be decision of the installer, depending on the system being installed, if the cables reach, you can put it in the passenger foot rest area, near the subwoofer, or next to the fuse box in the rear...

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