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Radar Detector Hardwire

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by yemntftb, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Aug 2, 2009 at 2:11 PM
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    yemntftb

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    Hey,

    Just got my 06 taco w/access cab and I was going to hardwire my radar detector. Anyone have any experience with this? I was looking for information on which sockets to use for powering the rd.

    Thanks,
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  2. Aug 2, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    GotLift37

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    I hardwired mine to the Cig lighter. Like behind it. soldered the wires the the connectors. Might be easier for me though as I did it on my 4runner. Not sure how the tacos come apart around the cig lighters.
     
  3. Aug 2, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    Yeah I have no experience soldering so that may not be the best option for me.
     
  4. Aug 2, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    wrap the wire around the connector. red on red black on black. wrap it in electrical tape. you should be fine
     
  5. Aug 2, 2009 at 2:25 PM
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    I just bought a knockoff "hardwire kit" that had the cig plugin. I was gonna fully hardwire but I couldnt figure out how the Tack came apart so I just have the flatline wired and the plugged in like normal
     
  6. Aug 2, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    What is the "connector" - I was going to just hardwire to the fusebox which is under and to the left of the steering wheel?
     
  7. Aug 2, 2009 at 2:37 PM
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    That will work also. but the connector I was talking about was the one that connects the cig lighter to wires.
     
  8. Aug 2, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    ohh ok gotcha
     
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