Originally Posted by taylorpetie
Hardwiring a radar detector should be the same, whether it's V1 or Escort. I installed an 'add-a-circuit' mini fuse (purchased mine at parts-express.com) to the fuse box (located in the glove compartment). Fuse #48 worked for me. You'll also need a 'direct wire' from Escort (their website escortradar.com has it). For general overview of direct wiring, Youtube has lots of 'how to' for direct wiring the Escort. Hope this helps.
Which Escort do you have? I had all sorts of problems with my 9500ci in my 2008 535xi. Pulled it out last week when I returned the car and am waiting for my f10 to come in. Hope to make sure my installed does it right this time.