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Hard wiring radar detector

I know I posted this before, but cannot find it using the search, so I apologize.

I am looking to hard wire my rd. Has anyone done this? CAn you provide details, tips, etc. I have the hard wire kit from the manufacturer, but dont knwo where to splice into, or if there is a better option to go right to the fuse box.

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I hard wired my radar detector in my car and love it. The power cord that came with the detector is coiled so I purchased a straight cord from the manufacturer. I also purchased a power outlet from WalMart. I hooked the power outlet to the upper power outlet using the inline wire splicing gizmos. I ran the RD power cord up under the dash and out of the top of the dash throught the center vents at the base of the windshield.

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After I slept on this, I now realize that I hooked up the power to the radio power source. If I remember correctly, the power outlets in the car are "hot" all of the time. The radio source is not. Its "switched".

I appologize for any confusion.

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Ford did me a favor and wired my Valentine 1 when I purchased their optional auto-dimming/Homelink rear view mirror and had them install it. I wired the Valentine 1 in my old car, but I'm glad I had professional do on the GT.
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