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Old 02-15-2014, 12:49 PM
leftyneal leftyneal is offline
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Glovebox Fuses Question

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I want to wire a radar detector through a glovebox fuse (using a piggy back fuse clip). Anyone know a good fuse that isn't hot all the time (when the car is turned off)? I tried a couple of fuse slots and the radar detector stayed on when the car was off.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:39 PM
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You wanna start with a fuse tester the one with the light bulb in it so u can tell which fuse come on and off with the ignition. Don't run it on any fuse that draw a lot off current.


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Old 02-20-2014, 06:06 PM
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Yep but the issue is . . .

Yeah - I understand that and did try testing the fuses as suggested. However, any time you open the door the car energizes many functions (dome lights, display, etc.) even without the key nearby. When you open the glove box, the glove box light comes on also. I'm not sure how to tell what fuses are not hot when the car is off and you aren't around the car. All fuses are hot when I'm testing it.
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:14 PM
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Yeah - I understand that and did try testing the fuses as suggested. However, any time you open the door the car energizes many functions (dome lights, display, etc.) even without the key nearby. When you open the glove box, the glove box light comes on also. I'm not sure how to tell what fuses are not hot when the car is off and you aren't around the car. All fuses are hot when I'm testing it.




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Old 02-20-2014, 06:15 PM
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Ok imma test on mine and let you know ASAP. Your basically looking for a fuse that only energizes when the ignition is on correct?


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Old 02-20-2014, 06:19 PM
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Correct.

Help would be much appreciated! Thanks.
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