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I just got a Cobra radar detector off one of the people at work and was wondering if there's a way to hook it into my rear view mirror because that's got power running into it so I dont have to have the cord running around in my car and so the detector will go on and off with my car?

THis is where I want to plug it


And this is where I think i'll be able to plug it
 

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If I understand u right, u want to hard wire ur radar to ur rear view.

I know a few people that hardwired there radar via the auxillary outlet, but they did not recommend it after they were pulled over lol. Cops dont like when u speed with a radar detector, also, u dont want to just leave it up all the time becuz someone will break in and steal it. Just use it when ur driving and put it away when ur not.

But if u really wanna hardwire, ur gonna have to splice the cord and hook it up to a +, -, and ignition wire. Pretty simple.
 

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Edited with pics of where I think it may work, this may help anyone trying to help
 

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Do u have a wiring diagram of the wires running from the rear view? I think ur best bet would be to run wires thru the roof and down the a pillar and underneath the dash honestly.
 

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No, I dont see a diagram around but there are a few open spots in there
 

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That's alright thanks 4 tryin, you still helped in my other thread. lol. Just wondering how to work this cuz i've been wrestling the cover for the fuse box and it wont come off so i figure first this is less wires second less room for error third i wont have to keep wrestling my fuse box
 

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u dont need to tap into ur fuse box. The white wire with a red stripe down the side is ur auxillary wire. Just splice into that and ull be good.

I have a question tho, why dont u jus plug it into the cig lighter?
 

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I do for now I just dont like the look of the wire there, I'm very picky about those things, they bother me
 

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ok i know how you can test this if you would like to know, first of if there is an all black wire in there, that is usually the ground, and if you have a multimeter then test each of the other wires to see which one has power when the car is off, then test to see which one is powered with the key in the on position. pretty simple
 

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And then what msteeg?
 

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then if your radar has instructions to hardwire it will have the wires listed and what they do, the ground goes to gound, once again probably black. constant power to constant power, and accessory to accessory, now if your radar detector has two wires, just connect the grounds, and then the other wire on the radar to the wire that has power with the key on
 

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What wires do i use tho, the only ones i got are the ones to plug it to the cig. lighter
 

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oh yours didnt come with a hardwire kit... then i dont exactally know, i would have to tear into one to find out
 

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anyone know how to do it without a hardwire kit?
 

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I just cut the cigarette wire and spliced. Went through the roof and down the passenger pillar and connected it to a constant power. All I do now is flip the on/off switch. Simple. And I keep it behind the mirror so it won't be noticeable
 

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Hailcesar, do u think i can put it into the mirror instead?
 
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