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Old 05-06-2006, 02:51 PM   #1
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i finally got my radar detector and it came with a hard wire kit and im wondering if anyone else has hardwired theirs and if so what fune spot did u use and what ground. i know how to do it but i figured id ask and maybe save a lil bit of time searching for a good ground and power source.
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I am assuming that your poer wire for the unit are going to run along the top of the dash to either the driver or passenger side?
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im not sure yet i want it all conseled(sp) i dont want it visible.
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I did mine. I ran the wire up the few inches to the top of the windshield where it meets the headliner. I then tucked it gently under the headliner to the left, and down the driver'* side a-pillar. I just tucked it in there, if it'* loose, wrap black electrical tape (sticky side out) to give it some diameter and stickyness. I then ran it down on the inside of the door jamb type thing. It'* hard to describe, but when you get to the bottom of the a-pillar, just go down. Then I used add-a-circuit (google it, available at autozone and stuff), used a 3(?) amp fuse, and fused it on the radio fuse. once that is all wired up, turn the car to ign/accessory, and touch the bare lead of the ground wire to screws and bolts under where your feet are. when the detector turns on, you have found a good ground. Mine was (I beleive) to the left of the brake pedal, up towards the firewall side. Good luck!
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i got it all done now. it came with this sticky but non stick (if that makes sense) pad and i just put it on the dash and it stick their i drove around town today and it didnt move an inch, even on the all brick roads(very bumpy). maybe ill get a pic tomrrow.
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Look forward to seeing how you hardwired it in. I've been thinking of doing that in my car, but have not gotten that far. I mounted mine just right of the steering wheel. It'* high enough to not be obstructed, and I have a clear view of the lights.
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