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Hard wire Escort Radar detector

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Intruder, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Mar 8, 2016 at 11:12 AM
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    Intruder

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    Is the cig fuse the start on/off fuse to hard wire?
     
  2. Mar 17, 2016 at 3:22 PM
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    Hard wire Escort Radar detector?????
    Looking to do the same ?
    Can I add a fuse to the open spot under dash?
     
  3. Mar 17, 2016 at 3:25 PM
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    EatSleepTacos

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    Are you looking for a switched 12v source?
     
  4. Mar 17, 2016 at 5:09 PM
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    Yes for a radar. Was looking to add a fuse under dash.
     
  5. Mar 17, 2016 at 6:03 PM
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    Best to use the Ignition CB. It will ensure your Escort is on/off with your key
     
  6. Mar 18, 2016 at 4:57 AM
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    Is that a fuse slot? There is one open slot in the fuse box under dash?
     
  7. Mar 18, 2016 at 9:30 AM
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    For the radar detector you could use "T-tap" connectors hooked to the cigarette lighter.
     
  8. Mar 18, 2016 at 1:08 PM
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    Thanks. I was trying to just add a circuit in the fuse box. I did it with a few past vehicles and it was really easy. However, the new Tacoma fuses are low profile under dash.
     
  9. Mar 18, 2016 at 1:12 PM
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    Years ago when I hard wired a radar detector in another vehicle I used an add-a-circuit fuse plug that goes in place of one of the fuses and has its own spot for a fuse.

    http://www.amazon.com/Shipping-Circ...31874&sr=8-10&keywords=Add-a-circuit+Fuse+TAP

    They sell them at auto parts stores which is where I bought mine.

    I just found a fuse slot that was switched with the ignition and plugged it in. Sometimes you can find an unused fuse slot that goes to an accessory you don't have and pop it into that one.
     
  10. Mar 18, 2016 at 1:45 PM
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    Thank you this is what I was looking for.
     

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