Does anyone know how hard this would be? I can't seem to find a guide anywhere
10-22-2012 02:56 PM
You want the radar detector to come on when you turn your head lights on? It would just be a matter of hard wiring it to the correct circuit.
just a disclaimer: Please don't go cutting into your electrical system unless you have a basic knowledge of what you are doing.
10-22-2012 04:04 PM
Wouldn't it be better to wire it into the ignition? or anything that is receiving current while the car is on and not just the lights?
10-28-2012 07:20 AM
I tapped into my overhead console with a quick connect. I also fabricated a long skinny piece of sheetmetal, put a bend in it to allow the the radar detector mount, then moved the visor, removed the viser clip, drilled a hole in the fabricated sheetmetal. I then ran the screw for the viser clip through the sheet metal and and the visor clip acted like a stop. I will take a pic later on today when I get off work. This installation allows for a clean install, and with the placement of the radar detector inside the tint strip, nobody sees it. including the cops;) Rader detectors are line of sight devices, so the higher it is, the longer your effective range is, the less chance of you getting nailed for speeding:) the flipside is that if the cops use LIDAR, you are toast. They can only use LIDAR while they are standing still. If they are moving, it is RADAR.
10-28-2012 08:20 AM
Technically radar is only accurate when at a stop too.
All I can say is don't always 100% trust your radar. Just don't speed.
10-28-2012 04:43 PM
Some pics would be great mr gara
10-30-2012 12:42 PM
PLEASE do not take this wrong. What do you want??? Do you you want your cluster to flash when your detector catches a signal from an offending black & white?
10-30-2012 10:51 PM
Here are the pics...Sorry about the delay, Work gets in the way.