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bookem 02-19-2012 06:36 PM

radar detector hard wire
 
I'm wanting to hard wire my radar detector in me 2911 RAM. If the fuse box was in the dash it would be easy. Ive hears attaching the wire to the rear view mirror wire or to the rear power sliding window but I'm nervous to do that. Im wanting to attach it to the cogs lighter but i have the bucket seat option so i can't figure out what wire it would be behind the dash. Any help and pics would be great. Thanks everyone!

11Express 02-20-2012 10:30 AM

I wired mine up to the overhead console. I just used a multi-meter to find a hot and ground on the rear window switch and hooked it up to that. The overhead console came down easy, just be careful not to crack the trim.

RedRiverRam 02-21-2012 10:22 PM

Check out the Invisi-cord - if you have the powered rear view mirror it's a piece of cake, takes 5 minutes, you just stick two wire leads into the plug at back of the mirror and connect to your detector. There's also a couple different mounts to hang the detector from the mirror shaft --- not sure what you're worried about - had mine in my F150 that way for years and just did same to my new Ram 1500. Super clean look and a snap to do.

sjsleuth 05-04-2012 12:53 PM

Brilliant idea....

Emorris69 05-07-2012 08:07 PM

You need to wire a switch into the loop so you can cut power to the unit. You can be detected using one of these units. I was thinking of putting it behind the garage door opener in the overhead. But it all depends on how hidden you want to have it. The biggest problem people have in Canada with using them out in the open so most people hide them so if you have a nice hidden instal and the power wires inside the consuls you'll be able to use it safely and enjoy the benefits with out the worry of detection

doug713 05-08-2012 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by RedRiverRam (Post 730048)
Check out the Invisi-cord - if you have the powered rear view mirror it's a piece of cake, takes 5 minutes, you just stick two wire leads into the plug at back of the mirror and connect to your detector. There's also a couple different mounts to hang the detector from the mirror shaft --- not sure what you're worried about - had mine in my F150 that way for years and just did same to my new Ram 1500. Super clean look and a snap to do.

What brand of detector do you have? I have the Beltronics 995 and it had 4 wires in the cord. I tried the rear view mirror hook up about a year ago and couldn't get it to work, so I just decided to let the wires show.. The Beltronics I have has the anti detector detector so the police can't detect that I'm using one.

SHADCHA 05-10-2012 06:13 AM

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Hex 05-10-2012 05:01 PM

Bummer cali has a law against radar detectors...

doug713 05-10-2012 08:01 PM

Shadcha,,,, that awesome thanks for the info... This exactly what I had been looking for,, reps to you..:smileup:

Hex,,,, radar detectors aren't illegal in CA, but windshield mounts are, so you just need one of these clips for your detector that SHADCHA posted. Here is a website that shows which states they are illegal in,,,, http://www.1stradardetectors.com/rad...ector-laws.php
Hope that helps...
they illegal in any comercial vehicle in most states and on all military bases...

SHADCHA 05-10-2012 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by doug713 (Post 796515)
Shadcha,,,, that awesome thanks for the info... This exactly what I had been looking for,, reps to you..:smileup:

Hex,,,, radar detectors aren't illegal in CA, but windshield mounts are, so you just need one of these clips for your detector that SHADCHA posted. Here is a website that shows which states they are illegal in,,,, http://www.1stradardetectors.com/rad...ector-laws.php
Hope that helps...
they illegal in any comercial vehicle in most states and on all military bases...

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