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Old 10-26-2003, 08:57 PM   #1
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I got a radar detector that plugs into the cigarette lighter and I want to hardwire it to my car above the rear view mirror in my MY04. So I took off my map lights and decided to steal the power from there. Mind you, I have never done any electrical work, but am not afraid to do it. I'll start my project next week.

So I assume it will be sufficent power to run the detector correct? And i just go to radio shack and get something called "t-taps" or something? and just splice the power cord of the RA into the light power source?


Thanks in advance,
jerome
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Old 10-27-2003, 07:48 AM   #2
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Yup, that will do it, at least that is how I did mine. I have not had any problems with the circuit handling the load of my Passport 8500 and ZR3 Laser Shifter.
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Old 10-27-2003, 07:49 AM   #3
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I should clarifiy, I stole power and ground from the wire harness for the compass/mirror. Mine doesn't have the compass mirror so I figured the circuit would be just fine.
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Old 10-27-2003, 12:54 PM   #4
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I should clarifiy, I stole power and ground from the wire harness for the compass/mirror. Mine doesn't have the compass mirror so I figured the circuit would be just fine.
I did this, too. Works well and is switched with the ignition.
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Old 10-27-2003, 04:09 PM   #5
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Were is this harnes located at? Is it easy to find and tap?

Can someone walk me through this? Thanks
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