I have a 5-6 year old Escort Passport 8500, which needed to be moved to my new 2008 Acura TL. Before finding time to hardwire it, I tried a temporary install using the coiled SmartCord, only to discover the 8500 would not power on. I tried the cord on another car & it still didn't work. I've finally done the permanent install & the 8500 works just fine.
I've read there is a fuse on the cord, which can burnout, but I can't find it (& I've opened the plug unit). Any suggestions? I suspect this is very out of warranty & I'd hate to spend money on such an old item!
Thanks for your help.