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Can I use the rearview mirror to power Radar Detector?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Sg5845, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Jun 2, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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    Sg5845

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    My 2008 Tacoma has the electrostatic rearview mirror (with the on/off switch). I just order the new Passport 9500IX detector and a rearview mirror mount and I want to run a dedicated power cable to it.

    Is there a 12V signal running to the rearview mirror that I could splice into to support the detector?

    As usual, thanks in advance for the help!
     
  2. Jun 2, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    hookedontronics

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    green wire on the far left is 12v power
     
  3. Jun 2, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    Cool, so that green wire plus a ground should do it. Correct?
     
  4. Jun 3, 2010 at 6:17 AM
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    Lurkin

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    Assuming that you don't pull more power then the wire, or the fuse it's on can handle.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2010 at 6:20 AM
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    lookylookitzadam

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    I am powering my GPS off the dome light circuit. Right up in that area is the mirror, compass and maplights. All these can give you a power and ground point to wire in the detector. Just grab a mulitmeter and make sure its switched with ignition or else it will always be on.
     
  6. Jun 3, 2010 at 7:23 AM
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    mach1man001

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    When you get this all done please give the details. This is something that I want to do also.
     
  7. Jun 4, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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    2K6 Taco

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    i have this done to my acura tl. i wired it to the rear view mirror.
     
  8. Jun 4, 2010 at 9:03 PM
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    JTaco386

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    I would like to do the same thing...If you get it installed successfully, post up a DIY please:D

    Thanks in advance!
     
  9. Jun 4, 2010 at 9:04 PM
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    Might want to run an inline fuse...will the detector come with a hardwire install kit (like V1s do)?
     
  10. Jun 4, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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    i did a writeup how to install the rearview mirror and laid out what is switched power and what is ground. It would totally work no problem. It would even turn on and off with your key

    the link is in my sig if you need a guide.
     
  11. Jun 4, 2010 at 9:12 PM
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    I got an inline fuse system setup in my truck and plan on using it for this, I just wasnt sure if it would draw enough power for the radar detector.
     
  12. Jun 4, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    Great write up! I'm looking at a few mirrors on ebay, one came from a highlander and the other came from a sienna. I'm just not sure if it's a trustworthy source to buy from...any opinions?
     
  13. Jun 4, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    Thanks!

    both should be just fine. I think Toyota used the same one for most.
     
  14. Jul 6, 2010 at 3:23 PM
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    i wanna do this too!!
     
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