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11-04-2012 11:23 PM
Kipp As asked before; what are you trying to accomplish by hooking it to the lights?

Just about anything is possible, just a matter of what it takes to do it.

And also as saide before, radar isn't going to save you from anything. Usually by the time it goes off; you've already been tagged.
10-31-2012 02:37 PM
john m. Get yourself a ZR4 laser shifter they work GREAT in a Focus. If ya dont know what that is just Googl it! I have a Zr4 in my car and wouldnt drive without it!
10-31-2012 08:14 AM
BLRich1 they make brackets that attach to the mirror. your solution is innovative but I think it could have been done cleaner.
10-30-2012 10:51 PM

Here are the pics...Sorry about the delay, Work gets in the way.

10-30-2012 12:42 PM
md11mx 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?
10-28-2012 04:43 PM
Effected Some pics would be great mr gara
10-28-2012 08:20 AM
Slammed_2.0 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 07:20 AM
MrGarabaldi 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.
10-22-2012 04:04 PM
mac.mogul 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?
10-22-2012 02:56 PM
BLRich1 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.
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