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Old July 12th, 2007, 06:53 AM   #1
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radar hard wireing?

I want to hard wire my radar to my car's fuse box and have it come on with the ignition

how can i do this ?

i did the search thinie too
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Old July 13th, 2007, 07:43 PM   #2
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If you buy a cigarette lighter socket extender and cut off the female end w/ 6 inches of cord, you can wire up that socket under the dash. That way you can still unplug the radar detector and move it later and you retain the fuse in the power adapter.

In fact, you'll have to use the socket if your radar detector's power adapter is anything other than straight 12V.
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You can splice the socket end and take negative and ground it (screw in my case) and put the positive in a random fuse. I'm kinda tired and don't remember full details but here are the pics.





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Old July 14th, 2007, 07:51 PM   #4
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ain't it recommended to put the radar in the center
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Old July 15th, 2007, 04:57 PM   #5
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ain't it recommended to put the radar in the center
It's recommended. A lot of detectors shoot out like cones. So what's gonna happen is his will hit the side pillar and stop.

So it just decreases visibility some. But it shouldn't be a whole lot.
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ok I figured it out I placed the radar above the inside rear view mirror and routed the wires in the headliner down to the bottom of the cigg. lighter and splice it to that. works like a champ thanks for the input and ideas.
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ok I figured it out I placed the radar above the inside rear view mirror and routed the wires in the headliner down to the bottom of the cigg. lighter and splice it to that. works like a champ thanks for the input and ideas.
i hope you still have a fuse since you spliced your wires. what i did is buy another cigerette adapter. male (radar) to female (cigerrette plug). so the fuse is still attached and also if i want to sell my radar again, i wouldn't have to cut the wires. the fuse will help it from blowing up.
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what radar are you hard wiring?
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Old July 16th, 2007, 09:43 PM   #9
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Grrrr...
Popos use instant-on lasers over here.
Removing my fr license plate and
standing on my brakes saved me
a half dozen times, but I did get a
couple missing fr license plate tickets.
I believe I came out ahead on that.
Except the time I was going really fast...
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Old July 21st, 2007, 11:28 PM   #10
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i hope you still have a fuse since you spliced your wires. what i did is buy another cigerette adapter. male (radar) to female (cigerrette plug). so the fuse is still attached and also if i want to sell my radar again, i wouldn't have to cut the wires. the fuse will help it from blowing up.
Word.

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Grrrr...
Popos use instant-on lasers over here.
Removing my fr license plate and
standing on my brakes saved me
a half dozen times, but I did get a
couple missing fr license plate tickets.
I believe I came out ahead on that.
Except the time I was going really fast...
If you aren't going too fast sometimes "losing" your insurance card will get you no insurance ticket instead of a speeding ticket...which you can get dismissed when you "find" your insurance card. Works here in DFW, at least.

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Old July 22nd, 2007, 06:14 PM   #11
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Grrrr...
Popos use instant-on lasers over here.
Removing my fr license plate and
standing on my brakes saved me
a half dozen times, but I did get a
couple missing fr license plate tickets.
I believe I came out ahead on that.
Except the time I was going really fast...
what does removing front license plate do to help from lasers?
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