Went to Pep Boys and bought an "add-a-circuit" for $9.49. I had to cut the female connector off of it and replace it with a different female connector that would accept the male plug from the Escort Hardwire kit.
The "add-a-circuit" works simply like this:
1. cutt off the female connector supplied with the add-a-aicuit and crimp on a female connector that will accept the hardwire kit's male end.
2. Unplug the 10amp fuse from the radio terminal in your fuse box.
3. There are terminals for 2 fuses on the "add-a-circuit". Plug the 10amp fuse into the proper terminal on the add-a-circuit, and a *2amp*(aka accesory fuse) into the other--Don't worry, the directions with the add-a-circuit tell you which terminal gets the original 10amp, and which gets the 2amp fuse.
4. Obviously connect the male end of the hardwire kit into the (now modified, see step 1) add-a-cicuit.
5. Plug the add-a-cicuit into the terminal from which you pulled the 10 amp stero fuse, test your radio and RD, button the fuse box up, and go!
So far things work great, My ONLY concern is if the RD needs more than a 2 amp fuse--anybody know this?