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Hey guys I bought a radar and wired in behind the dash and into the fuse box to avoid sloppy wires hanging all over the cabin. I am Just wondering why I can't find a fuse that will turn on and off with the ignition. I have it on the radio fuse now which obviously doesn't run unless the key is turned. However, when I turn the car off, radar stays on. I want it to go on and off with the key.

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The fuse for the radio is hot all the time, the radio is turned off by the ignition switch, look for the hot wire that plugs into the back of the radio so you can disrupt power with shutting off ignition,in other words you are wired on the wrong side of the ignition switch to do what you want.
 

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The fuse for the radio is hot all the time, the radio is turned off by the ignition switch, look for the hot wire that plugs into the back of the radio so you can disrupt power with shutting off ignition,in other words you are wired on the wrong side of the ignition switch to do what you want.
Is there a certain fuse that I can use that will corespond with the ignition on/off?
 

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Before you change anything, are you sure the circuit you tapped isn't
just on the 10-minute convenience timer? Some stuff (like the windows and radio)
are active for 10 minutes after you turn off the car, or until you open
the door.
 

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Before you change anything, are you sure the circuit you tapped isn't
just on the 10-minute convenience timer? Some stuff (like the windows and radio)
are active for 10 minutes after you turn off the car, or until you open
the door.
Oh good point. It is on that. What fuse would I use that isn't on that?
 

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Oh good point. It is on that. What fuse would I use that isn't on that?
It's not obvious from thumbing through the wiring diagrams what's
on the convenience timer and what isn't. There are several things
that say they're on in "acc or run" that clearly are on the timer,
but it isn't mentioned. So, if the way you have it now, if the radar
unit goes off when you open the door, that might be your best bet,
otherwise you might end up having to test a lot of different circuits
to find one that does what you want.
 

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the radio will always be hot though because of the clock and to save your radio presets and what not.....try like a running light or something if you use the auto lamps
 

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the radio will always be hot though because of the clock and to save your radio presets and what not.....try like a running light or something if you use the auto lamps

Thanks guys!! I'll leave it for now. When I have time to go out with the tester, I'll find one.
 

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I tapped into the body control module fuse in the passenger footwell with an add a tap for my escort 8500. On and off with the key.

Works perfectly.
 

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Thanks!

I tapped into the body control module fuse in the passenger footwell with an add a tap for my escort 8500. On and off with the key.

Works perfectly.
That's exactly what I needed. Thank you! I'll be doing that tomorrow. :gringreen
 
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