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Old 03-19-2011, 08:33 AM   #1
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Radar Detector Install in Vert - help

Has anyone found a way into the overhead lights by the mirror to hard wire a radar detector??
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:57 AM   #2
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I have always hard wired them off the fuse block and run the wire behind the passanger A-Pillar and windshield molding. I clip the detector on the passanger visor and the wire is right there, out of sight. Make sure you tap a switched fuse.
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Old 03-19-2011, 11:28 PM   #3
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Here's where I mounted mine. It's just above the fuse box so wiring was very easy.
I put a small rubber button the the left front of the radar detector to level it out and a small piece of velcro tape on the from of the radar detector to hold it in place.
This worked great for the year I had my coupe and I did it the same way now on my vert.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:23 PM   #4
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I am radar detector challenged, but aren't they illegal in the state of Florida?
Melbourne, you have my cars twin....
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:39 PM   #5
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I am radar detector challenged, but aren't they illegal in the state of Florida?
Melbourne, you have my cars twin....
They are not illegal in FL.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:44 PM   #6
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Here's where I mounted mine. It's just above the fuse box so wiring was very easy.
I put a small rubber button the the left front of the radar detector to level it out and a small piece of velcro tape on the from of the radar detector to hold it in place.
This worked great for the year I had my coupe and I did it the same way now on my vert.
I like that 'Hard-wired' look. How difficult was it to do?


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I am radar detector challenged, but aren't they illegal in the state of Florida?
I think VA is the only state they are illegal in.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:45 PM   #7
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Illegal only in Virginia and Washington DC.

Military bases also but someone else can confirm that.
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:20 PM   #8
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I haven't seen the Vert Camaro yet- but this might work. If I can ever go the radar detector route this is how I will go on my 2010: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53330
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:48 PM   #9
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Illegal only in Virginia and Washington DC.

Military bases also but someone else can confirm that.
Thats a Roger on the Military bases, I challenged the police here for use only iaw with state law and the SW district Big Navy rewrote the instructions and BACK dated it 1 year. Can no have,Can no use or confiscation Will happen.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:41 PM   #10
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I'm going this way with my Escort 9500ix.

http://www.southerncarparts.com/cama...nt-p-2653.html

There is a cord that can be used to connect into the power on the mirror

http://www.southerncarparts.com/corv...ord-p-601.html
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:17 PM   #11
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This is how I did mine, should be the same for the vert
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:18 PM   #12
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Blitz,

Here's a few pictures of how mine is connected.

I put some rubber buttons I had laying around on the left front and left rear of the radar detector to level is out (see first pic) and put a piece of velcro on the front of the radar detector to keep it in place. With the fuse panel cover removed, the power cord is easily routed down next to the pillar into the fuse box area.

I connected the power and ground as shown in the second pic. Power comes from fuse position F18.

The third pic shows the piggy back fuse connector I used (not sure if that's the proper name). I purchased it at Advanced Auto Parts. Worked great!
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:06 PM   #13
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I'm working on a write up for installing my rear view camera and mirror with lots of pics. Should be up in a few.
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Nice... thanks for the pics. I will definitely do this if I pull the trigger on radar detector. One of the reasons I didn't want one was b/c of the cord dangling down!
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