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The Eagle Eye visibility would definitely be on the bottom of your list for factors in deciding where to mount it.

I think you’re doing right by where you’ve mounted it based on what you’ve shared. Front visibility, unobstructed, and as high as possible. When you have a directional radar detector such as the Max 360/c or an R7, rear line of sight out your back window is also good where possible

For non-directional detectors, it isn’t a high priority. I would always make sure the forward facing is my primary focus with an emphasis in mounting it as high up as possible and as level and center focused as possible. It helps to get out of your car and look at the detector while standing center near your front bumper as this will help you see the direction you have it pointed more accurately. I find if I don’t do this, then my detector ends up being angled more to the right than center. What I’ve thought was center aligned turned out to be unaligned and only noticeable once I got out of my car and looked at the detector from outside.

Hope this helps. Welcome to the forums!
Thanks, @sdrawkcaB! I actually have been doing that.. getting out of my car and looking at my radar straight on to see if it's centered. I'm sure my neighbors thought I was nuts when I first installed it, since I was constantly getting in/out of the car after making adjustments lol.
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Nearly the same set-up as my 2012 Camry. Nice job.
Thanks, @DChiJEllis!
 

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joshdaut,
Just joined specifically after reading your post. I just picked up my 2018 Camry SE yesterday, this will be my 3rd Blendmount but have never used the pintap, i have always hardwired my previous vehicles. However after seeing how clean yours was I am going to just order a wire tap. Can you tell me what length you went with and WHAT PINS or power did you use? I have homelink auto diming mirror in my SE. Thanks in advance....
 

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joshdaut,
Just joined specifically after reading your post. I just picked up my 2018 Camry SE yesterday, this will be my 3rd Blendmount but have never used the pintap, i have always hardwired my previous vehicles. However after seeing how clean yours was I am going to just order a wire tap. Can you tell me what length you went with and WHAT PINS or power did you use? I have homelink auto diming mirror in my SE. Thanks in advance....
Hey Fireman,
Thanks for reaching out. I purchased the 15-inch power cord from BlendMount's website which comes with multiple sized taps. Power Cord, MTX Series, Patented, 15 inches long, RJ-11, 2 Amp Inline Fuse with Military Grade Taps

I then used this post [2018 Camry LE HV - 12V Tap for Radar Detector] to find out which pins I needed to tap into. Everything has worked perfect since installation.

Hope this helps!
 
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One thing to make this install more pro - clip that zip tie flush. Poorly cut zipties are a mark of poor workmanship (and in some situations, can draw blood... Fuckers hurt!)
 

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Nice install, where or what source did you use to find the correct wires for tapping in?
 

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Sometimes, wire colors can change in the same year depending on production date, but looks like it all worked out for you which is great!
 

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My bad. Uniden didn't specify that it was for 360° Laser Monitoring Radius. View attachment 114142

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I've always heard that an unobstructed view to the rear is best. On top of the R3 is a tiny clear piece of plastic called the "Eagle Eye" that provides a 360° monitoring radius. It's circled on both pics. View attachment 114115View attachment 114116

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wondered what that was for....
 

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Pretty basic, but just figured I'd share. Uniden R3, Mirror Tap, and Blendmount :)


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Nice and clean man. Love this. Didn’t know about the mirror mount. Will definitely be doing something like this. How far does it drop down from the clip if you don’t mind me asking?

I have a thinkware dashcam am right beneath the dotted area near the windshield an want to eye measure for fitment lol
 

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Nice and clean man. Love this. Didn’t know about the mirror mount. Will definitely be doing something like this. How far does it drop down from the clip if you don’t mind me asking?

I have a thinkware dashcam am right beneath the dotted area near the windshield an want to eye measure for fitment lol
Thanks man, I appreciate it! To be honest, I'm not sure of the exact dimensions. The mount is completely adjustable, so you can have your detector sitting as low or as high as the mount permits. You might get a better understanding if you watch some YouTube video's on Blendmounts, or checkout their website BlendMount Rear-View Mirror Mounts | Made in USA #1
 

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Thanks man, I appreciate it! To be honest, I'm not sure of the exact dimensions. The mount is completely adjustable, so you can have your detector sitting as low or as high as the mount permits. You might get a better understanding if you watch some YouTube video's on Blendmounts, or checkout their website BlendMount Rear-View Mirror Mounts | Made in USA #1
Awesome. I will look into that. Thanks!
 

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