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« on: March 17, 2008, 08:03:33 PM »

i have a radar detector and i had it plugged it into the dash power outlet and i got sick of turning it off everytime and if i forgot to turn it off then my battery would die... so i rewired it so that it would turn off when i turned the key off, so much more convienent... i found a fuse that was unused and turned off with the key and then ran a wire from that to the power outlet and cut the power wire and spliced it in... it was really quite simple and an easy mod
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2008, 08:06:34 PM »

That sounds cool.  I have to turn off my GPS, and my add on XM automatically turns off after 60 minutes.  If you wouldn't mind, would you post what and where ( all the little details) for the rest of us.  Thanks
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2008, 08:24:51 PM »

well on the interior/floor fuse panel i used the fuse(labeled #32) that says it is unused and is a 20 amp like theoriginal fuse for the power outlets, i stripped a wire back about 1/2" and wrapped it around the fuse stud that goes in the top side of the panel( the unpowered side so that if the fuse blows it will cut powere) and stuffed the fuse back in... in my aztek the power outlet was broken so i just pulled it out of the hole it mounts in(you might have to take off the center console so you can get to it easier and with out breaking anything) i then cut the power wire which i think was orange'ish, and spliced in the wire that i routed from the fuse panel and put everything back together... i used about 2 feet of wire too

fairly simple for anyone thats worked with wiring before
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2008, 01:00:57 PM »

i realized that i posted this in the wrong area but owe well, a mod can move it if they want..

4 days later and everything is still great, no more forgetting to plug my radar detector in and no more forgetting to unplug it when i get out, if you have any other questions i'd be glad to help out
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2008, 10:06:59 PM »

When I wired my radar detector into my tek I used an add-a-fuse from Auto Zone. Plugged it into my HVAC blend door fuse (since it works in only the ON position, not ACC or RAP) and hooked the positive lead from the add-a-fuse to a 12v plug I got from Radio Shack. Later I just added a splitter off of that 12v plug for my GPS, and it turns off automatically when power is cut (although I have to manually turn it on).
It's nice, hearing the engine start, followed by 8 dings, my amp power on, and the radar detector cycling through all it's different beeps all at once. Really irritating for anyone else. :wacko:
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