- Jul 2, 2013
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- NY Metro
Hey All – It’s been quite some time since I’ve been on the forum. Too much to mention why but I need some help. I currently still have a Beltronics (Bel) STi-r Plus installed and the control pad is starting to fail. I can no longer get to the settings as the VOL button no longer works. Obviously some kind of membrane keyboard under those buttons that must have flattened out or worn out. Two questions are as follows:
- I cannot find a replacement control pad anywhere. I checked eBay, the internet, and even went back to my original installer. He may have one for the old Escort series which I believe had a blue (vs. red) led backlight. I can only find speakers, receivers, and interfaces but not the control pad. Anyone know where I can get just that part?
- I’m sure there are comparison threads somewhere on here but to ask up front, is it work keeping the Beltronics STi-R+ or get the Escort? I don’t need laser shifting since I have ALP’s installed. I think the Escort MAX CI 360 comes with shifters and the Escort IX CI does not? Is the Escort IX CI the same as the MAX CI 360 but w/o the shifters? Either way, the big question is to determine if either one of these is worth the upgrade over the Bel STi-R+.