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PapaRocco 12-01-2012 08:41 AM

Ignition-activated power source
 
Can anyone tell me how I can hook up my radar detector to an ignition-activated power source?

wleighton 12-01-2012 04:19 PM

The socket in the front center console between the cup holders is ignition activated.

PapaRocco 12-01-2012 07:32 PM

Thank you for responding but the socket between my cup holders is not ignition activated. It is always on.

lbjgh 12-01-2012 09:07 PM

I believe the socket is deactivated after 8 minutes.

PapaRocco 12-02-2012 01:53 PM

You're right the connection does turn off after a few minutes. Just wondering if there's an immediate disconnect when the ignition is turned off.

snowboardjoe 12-03-2012 08:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PapaRocco (Post 7226905)
You're right the connection does turn off after a few minutes. Just wondering if there's an immediate disconnect when the ignition is turned off.

There are none that I'm aware of. Everything goes to "sleep" in 8 minutes, so that ensures everything is powered down. Should be no problem for a radar detector running for another 8 minutes off the battery--a drop in the bucket.

PapaRocco 12-12-2012 10:38 AM

FYI. I got it to work fine using a fuse splitter in fuse #48 thru the glove box.

Sent from PapaRocco


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